My background is in molecular biology and I have been working as a project manager for some years, supporting clinical research. Since 2019, I have been working at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg as a programme manager for the Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study (NCER-PD). NCER-PD aims to understand the mechanisms of Parkinson’s to enable earlier diagnosis and develop better treatments. These ambitious goals require a collective effort from scientists with different backgrounds. As programme manager, one of my most important roles is connecting these experts and coordinating their efforts to speed scientific breakthroughs to defeat Parkinson’s disease. I not only have to understand the big picture of the programme with all its many different parts but also to maintain a link with the study participants.
NCER-PD strives to give back to patients and their families. Through communication campaigns and close collaboration with patient associations in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, we inform patients and the general public about the disease, its treatment options and the current state of our research. I am glad to be part of this study that aims to make a big change in many people’s lives.