On Tuesday October 15th, IBBL welcomed a group of pupils from the Lycée Michel Rodange high school for a guided visit of its state-of-the-art facilities in Dudelange.
A group of 8 pupils from the ‘biotechnology’ course at the Luxembourgish Lycée M. Rodange arrived at IBBL for a visit of the biobank.
During the guided tour, the students had the opportunity to understand more about IBBL’s operations, from sample collection and storage, to the sample processing and biospecimen research activities that characterise its integrated offer. Specifically, the visit included a general presentation on biobanking, with particular reference to IBBL’s Luxembourg research projects and partners, followed by a tour of the biorepository and biorefinery departments. In addition, the pupils attended a demonstration of IBBL’s digital pathology service, which allowed them to visualise healthy versus cancer tissues as well as nuclei and cytoplasm directly on a screen.
“We are always happy to welcome high-school pupils to our facilities. It is part of our mission to regularly host and participate in outreach activities. Not only does this increase the understanding of our work and its impact on patients among the general public, but it also contributes to educating the next generation of young Luxembourgish scientists”, says Arnaud d’Agostini, Head of Marketing and Communication at IBBL.
The Lycée M. Rodange had already visited IBBL in 2018 as part of that year’s ‘biotechnology’ course.