The LCSB is a new systems biology research centre, sponsored by the government of Luxembourg. It is part of, but also independent of, the newly founded University of Luxembourg (est. 2003). Its aim is to study Systems Biology in general, but more specifically to focus on health and medical issues, especially systemic, multifactorial conditions and diseases such as neuroinflammation and, in particular, Parkinson's disease. The LCSB has established a close link with the ISB in Seattle to promote collaboration and knowledge-transfer between the two institutes. My 2-year visit to Seattle will help to develop this close collaboration.
I am scheduled to start working in Seattle in the beginning of December. Stay tuned!