University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003 as the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a multilingual, international and research-oriented university. Its Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is 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. At the LCSB, the Bioinformatics Core group is responsible for the efficient data flow within and between experimental, theoretical-computational and medical oriented groups. The group focuses on the development and deployment of (clinical & translational) data management and storage systems as well as cost- and time-efficient automated data analysis pipelines in close collaboration of computer scientists and biologists covering a broad spectrum of disciplines. To this end, the research in the Bioinformatics Core evolves around a better accessibility and interpretation of the ever increasing but often messy data. The group develops algorithms for data mining and visualisation and works on methodologies to make data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Since 2016, LCSB hosts the ELIXIR Luxembourg Node (ELIXIR-LU) focusing on long-term sustainability of tools and data for translational medicine.
Role within ImmUniverse
UNILU leads work package 4 and is responsible for establishing and operating the ImmUniverse virtual biobank platform and the data and analysis portal. UNILU is also leading the implementation of ulcerative colitis and atopic dermatitis disease maps and the data security tasks.