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Research Projects

As part of its responsibilities, the LNS develops research activities in collaboration with ad hoc partners in Luxembourg and abroad and regularly produces research results in its fields of competence with internationally recognized excellence.

Research at the LNS is based on competent teams working with public authorities, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), public research centers and the University of Luxembourg as well as with international academic and research institutions.

Here you can find a selection of current research projects. Good discovery !

PiPaPo

Analysis of samples collected during popular festivals

Goal: Drug research in samples submitted by drug users in order to raise awareness and to have a better overview of the drugs consumed in Luxembourg.

Unit: Technical platform for analytical toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry

Duration: 2017-2018

Partners : 4motion, Police Grand-Ducale, Justice, Ministère de la Santé

Funding: Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

Link to the projet : http://pipapo.lu/

Drugs in Wastewater

Dosage of drugs in Luxembourg’s wastewater

Goal: Research and dosage of certain drugs (amphetamine, methamphetamine, cannabis metabolite, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin metabolite) in various water treatment plants in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Unit: Technical platform for analytical toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry

Duration : 2017 – 2018

Partners : Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technologies – LIST

Funding: Fonds de lutte contre certaines formes de criminalité

Characterization of hemp produced in Luxembourg

Goal: Assay of different cannabinoids (THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa, CBG, CBGa, CBN) and terpenes (a-pinene, b-myrcene, linalool, b-caryphyllene, humulene, guaiol, limonene) in hemp at different stages of maturation of plants.

Unit: Technical platform for analytical toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry

Duration: September 2016 – September 2018

Partners : Cannad’Our

Funding: Cannad’Our

Drug screening and dosing in the waters of the Vosges

Goal: Collection of samples during 3 campaigns and dosage paracetamol, desloratidine, ivermectin, arbamazepine

Unit: Technical platform for analytical toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry

Duration: 2017 – 2018

Partners: Association pour l’optimisation de la qualité des soins – ASOQS

Funding: ASOQS

Hypocamp

Sources of infection to environmental Campylobacter in Luxembourg.

Goals: To study the contamination of surface waters by Campylobacter in Luxembourg. / to develop a sufficiently discriminating molecular typing scheme for the real-time detection of micro-epidemics and identification of potential sources of infection. / To type clinical, food, veterinary and environmental strains isolated over 2 years (2011-2012) and compare their genotypes. / To assess and quantify the various routes of transmission of campylobacteriosis in Luxembourg.

Unit: Epidemiology and microbial genomics

Duration : 2010-2013

Partners : Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technologies – LIST, Luxembourg Institute of Health – LIH

Funding: Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

Links to :
https://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12866-014-0205-7 /
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep20939 /
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135416303955

Papillux

Impact of human papillomavirus vaccination on cervical cancer in Luxembourg

Goal: Measuring the impact of the HPV vaccination program on cervical cancer.

Unit: Epidemiology and microbial genomics

Duration : 2015-2018

Partners : Planning Familial, Inspection Générale de la Sécurité Sociale, Direction de la Santé, Institut de Santé Publique WIV-ISP (Bruxelles), Université de Gand

Funding: Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

Link to : http://www.dmidjournal.com/article/S0732-8893(16)30089-X/abstract