University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg (UNILU) is a multilingual, international and research-oriented university founded in 2003 and hosts the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), an interdisciplinary centre that accelerates biomedical research by closing the link between systems biology and medical research. It aims to understand the principal mechanisms of disease pathogenesis for developing new tools in diagnostics and therapy with a particular focus on neurodegenerative diseases, metabolomics and disease network analysis. The Bioinformatics Core at LCSB, led by Prof. Reinhard Schneider, is responsible for the efficient data flow between the experimental groups and the theoretical and medical oriented groups. The group focuses on the development of (clinical) data management and storage systems and sets up cost- and time-efficient data analysis pipelines. To this end, the group also develops new algorithms in various fields like data mining and visualisation to help understand and interpret the data. LCSB hosts the ELIXIR Luxembourg Node (ELIXIR-LU) focusing on long-term sustainability of tools and data for translational medicine.

Role within BIOMAP

UNILU will be responsible for the data integration and data curation tasks including development of the Data Management Plan, the BIOMAP Glossary (project centric standard terminology), the Virtual Biobank and data hosting in a GDPR-enabled secure data and computing environment. Furthermore, UL will develop a disease map for the inflammatory skin pathways.