The LNS is a public institution, managed by a Board of Directors. The management of the Laboratory is entrusted to a director assisted by the executive Executive committee and a scientific council.
The LNS’s multidisciplinary emphasizes excellence, quality and professionalism at all levels so that it can fully assume its role as national reference laboratory serving the population as defined by law. The LNS provides scientific diagnostics and expertise, carrys out analytical tests, functions as a reference laboratory, analyzes health hazards, provides genetic counseling, supports local authorities and engages in education and research. The passionate, highly qualified and multidisciplinary team that makes up the staff of the laboratory places the patient and his health at the center of all his priorities. It is by innovating that we carry out our public health mission.
The board of directors is the managing body of the LNS. It defines the general policy, organization and functioning of the laboratory in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and conventions.
President: Prof. Simone P. Niclou
Delegates from the Ministry of Health
Delegates from the Ministry of Justice
Delegate of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Delegate of the Ministry of Economy
Delegate of the Ministry of Finance
LNS staff representative
From left to right: M. Xavier Poos, Mme Josiane Entringer, M. Serge Hoffmann, Dr Françoise Liners, M. Frank Maas, Prof. Simone P. Niclou, M. Georges Oswald, Dr Lucienne Thommes, Dr Marc Schlesser, PharmD Cynthia Oxacelay and M. Luc Reding. Dr Jean-Claude Schmit is missing on this picture.
The executive committee, composed of the heads of department and the director, meets at regular intervals to coordinate the activity of the institution.
From left to right: Dr Andreas Schuff, M. Thomas Lentz, PharmD PhD Patricia Borde, Prof. Dr Friedrich Mühlschlegel, Prof. Dr An van Nieuwenhuyse and Prof. Dr Michel Mittelbronn.
Missing: Dr Barbara Klink and Joël Mossong, PhD.
The scientific council, composed of five members chosen from among national and foreign scientists, is responsible for contributing to the scientific quality of the institution, gives its opinion on the draft multiannual agreement on objectives and means, decides on the general guidelines for the complementary activities of the laboratory. The scientific council gives its opinion on all matters falling within the area of competence of the institution which the Board of Directors or the Minister shall submit to it.