La Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal

dans le cadre de sa réunion plénière ordinaire de l’année 2015

ensemble avec

La Section Historique de l’Institut Grand-ducal
La Section des Sciences Médicales de l’Institut Grand-ducal
La Section de Linguistique, d’Éthnologie et d’Onomastique de l’Institut Grand-ducal
La Section des Arts et Lettres de l’Institut Grand-ducal
La Section des Sciences Morales et Politiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal


L’Académie Lorraine des Sciences
L’Association Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg
L’Association Luxembourgeoise des Ingénieurs-Architectes et Industriels
Les Amitiés Italo-Luxembourgeoises d’Esch-sur-Alzette
Le Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
La Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication de l’UL
La Société Luxembourgeoise d’Andropause et de Ménopause
Le Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle
Le Syndicat des Pharmaciens Luxembourgeois
La Société des Naturalistes Luxembourgeois

invite à la conférence publique en langue française

« Les plantes qui nous soignent :
de la tradition à la médecine moderne »


Monsieur le Professeur Michel FRÉDÉRICH
Chargé de cours
Maître de recherches honoraire du F.R.S. - FNRS
Département de Pharmacie
Université de Liège

La conférence aura lieu

Lundi 23 février 2015 à 19h00
à l’amphithéâtre du Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, 2-4, rue Barblé à Luxembourg-ville

Electro-Bobinage Paul Zwick – Paris 2014

Electro-Bobinage Paul Zwick – Paris 2014

Lëschte weekend war eng Grupp vun 22 Jonk Fuerscher op d'Cité des sciences et de l'industrie zu Paräis. Um Programm stoungen och eng Visite vum Quartier Montmartre an een Tour mam Bateaux-Mouches. Mir soen eisem Sponsor Electro-Bobinage Paul Zwick e ganz grousse Merci!

Les Grands Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal

Les Grands Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal




 Samedi 15 novembre à 17h00
Auditoire de la Chambre de Commerce du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi à Luxembourg-Kirchberg  


 Accueil musical des invités

 Allocution d’accueil par le Professeur émérite Pierre SECK, Président de la Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal

 Paroles de bienvenue de Monsieur Carlo THELEN, Directeur Général de la Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg

 Hommage à Paul METZ par le Professeur Dr Michel GOEDERT du Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (UK)

 Interlude musical

 Présentation du lauréat du Grand Prix par Monsieur l’ingénieur diplômé en sciences chimiques Robert ELTER, Membre et Vice-président de la Section des Sciences 

 Remise du Grand Prix au Professeur Dr François DIEDERICH

 Conférence du Professeur Dr. François DIEDERICH (en langue allemande): 

  « Wie profitiert die Medizinische Chemie vom Verständnis der zwischenmolekularen Wechselwirkungen? »       

 Message de Monsieur Marc HANSEN, Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Enseignement supérieur et à la Recherche

Clôture de la séance

 Interlude musical

 Réception offerte par la Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal  avec encadrement musical de MM. Maxime BENDER et Laurent PAYFERT

Photos par M. Vic Fischbach

Accès libre à la séance académique dans la limite des places disponibles

 Merci de confirmer votre participation à avant le 1er novembre 2014.

26th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

26th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

Despite the Airfrance strike, our 2 Concours Jeunes Scientifique laureates, Elise Meys and Rebecca Klapp (Atert-Lycée Redange) arrived well at the 26th European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Warsaw.

After setting up their stand they enjoyed the cultural welcome event at the Czersk Castle with medieval spectacles.

Today they will get to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish President Lech Wałęsa.

29th CASTIC - China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest

29th CASTIC - China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest

Here are some images of Alexandra Heuschling and Jennifer Servé from the 2014 China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest in Beijing.

This award, sponsored by the Fondation Nicolas et Jean Paul Lanners was given to the two laureates of the Concours Jeunes Scientifiques 2014 for their project:  "Wie lädt man seinen Handyakkumulator mit Hilfe eines Dynamos auf" - How to charge your mobile phone with a help of a bicycle dynamo.

The Luxembourgish team was awarded a third prize at the international science fair!

Global Village Week 5

Global Village Week 5

Dear Sponsors,

On Saturday, the five weeks Global Village will be over.

I will definitely remember this as one of the best five weeks in my life. Overall it was very vibrant and at phases hectic. Many things happened and I got so many new ideas. I never developed so quickly as an individual than here at the Global Village.

My conclusion about Global Village is above all, that it doesn't teach a skillset, but a mindset. I didn't learn how to make a business plan or how about accounting and finance. But, I learned about project management, team formation, friendship, leadership and a lot about myself. Therefore it is more a mindset that I got taught in the Global Village and how to be a better person. I think it is the mindset of a future elite of business people who are united by this experience of the five weeks at Lehigh University. This was part of the Vision of Lee Iacocca. In fact I will now enter the Global Village Alumni Network and I will be an Allumni of Lehigh University, one of the best universities in the US.

As I mentioned in my motivational Letter, I would give my best at Global Village and that is what I did. Together with a friend from the Ukraine, I shared my experiences in Outdoor Hiking and personal development. I wanted to do this additional step to share my experiences. It was great to do it as a collaboration and interesting to hear about his experiences too.

The consulting project is also finished now and tomorrow we will present it to the client. I think the consulting project had two major aims. Fist to introduce the interns to the real live work world and give hands on experience what it is like. Second we learned by example how to form and perform in a team. These experiences will be very useful in any job.

Please find here enclosed a picture of me in the World Bank in Washington.

This is my final Update from the Global Village. I would really like to thank each and every sponsor for supporting me to have this great experience. I especially thank Carlo Hansen and the Committee of the Young Scientists from 2012 who chose me to take part at this exceptional program. If you want to talk to me in person, please let me know. I will be in Luxembourg from 28.08 to mid September.

I will now embark on the second chapter of this massive journey. I will head with a friend from the Global Village to Virginia where I will hike for 2 weeks mostly on my own and with people I meet on the Appalachian trail in the Shenandoah National Park. After that I will visit the same friend at his home and we will go Jet skiing and fishing at a remote part of the Great Lakes.

Like one of the interns said: "You become a better version of yourself."

All the best from Bethlehem!

Charel Wohl

Global Village Week 4

Global Village Week 4

Dear Sponsors,

This is the fourth update from the Global Village. The hot phase of the program is starting. We will have much more to do now and some sleepless nights are ahead.

Next week is the deadline for the submission of the consulting project. My team is doing a great job and we spend a lot of time together. This really taught me of the importance of teambuilding. So next time you are chatting with your co-worker about something private, keep that in mind. :)

Let me also talk about the trip to New York which was last weekend. I visited Thompson Reuters, the news company. The visit was nice. They prepared a workshop for us and we could visit their offices which are located in a skyscraper on times square. It was definitely memorable.

Moreover, I want to tell you that I am very lucky. My name got pulled to go fishing with the director of the program Dick Brandt. It was a great day outdoors fishing on his boat. Mr.Brandt has a sonar detector, which detects fishes, but we didn't catch anything. Nevertheless it was a great opportunity to spend a day outdoors and networking with this great man.

Furthermore I would like to let you know that I will lead an intern led session about "Outdoor Personal Development". I will give a small course (45min) on how outdoor activities promote personal development in front of the other interns. Please let me know if you want the power point slides. They will include many pictures from my last year's adventures in the British Mountains.

I am making the most of the precious time I have here at the Global Village.

Charel Wohl


Global Village Week 3

Global Village Week 3

Dear Sponsors,

It is already week 3 of the Global Village and I am half way through the program. Somehow this makes me feel sad.

This time I want to tell you more about the more social side of the Global Village, because after all GV is a fun learning experience.

The reason why so many people want to get involved in GV is the spirit and the international atmosphere. Indeed I think this is what lasts for a lifetime and this is what I will not forget. I am very inspired by the other people.

One of the things I have learned through the diversity is that people may be different in behavior, culture and costumes. But deep down they are all the same i.e. we aspire the same dreams and share passion and enthusiasm. This is a very important observation if you want to travel or you want to do international business, because you don't fear your business partner anymore, but you trust him. This is the fundament of every business relationship.

I also want to tell you about the magic of Global Village. One of our Villagers comes from Nigeria. He had a tuff life as he was kicked out of the house when he was 14 and had to sleep on the street for a few years before a family hired him as a household help and enabled him to go to school. He had a hard life and fought a lot to come to the Global Village.

On the other hand, there is a rich boy from India. He has a cricket team in Mumbai and a tennis team in Dubai. His family owns 90% of the houses to be rent in Mumbai.

Both of them are on my project team and are best friends. They go for dinner together and the Indian boy pays the Nigerian his meal. Just the other day, they went shopping together and the Nigerian now has a new fancy Jumper. I think this is only possible in the GV bubble, but it will change the way both of them think over long term. This is the GV magic, that everyone is equal and we are more than best friends.

The picture shows my project group. From left to right, you see me, Rohil from India, Alexandra from Puerto Rico, Roberto from Italy and Auwal from Nigeria. The next one in the row is our client from the company Bridgeway Academy and Gulia from Kyrgistan who is our project Leader. Dario, form Croatia is our project mentor.

As you see, I enjoy myself very much.


Charel Wohl


Global Village Week 2

Global Village Week 2

Dear Sponsors,


Global Village just made a running start. Every day we attend courses, panels, executive sessions, company visits and Key Note speeches from eight till six o'clock. In order to increase your knowledge about GV, let me tell you what these things are.


- Courses can be imagined like a lecture in a smaller group of about 25 people. The courses can be chosen and are tailored to the interest of the intern.

- Panels are discussions and question and answer sessions with executives from different companies. It can talk about how they run their business or what is their secret of success.

- Executive sessions allow you to be in a group of about 10 people and talk to one executive. You get the chance to interact even more with the person.

- During company visits, you visit a company and you get shown their facilities. In one hour I will visit Orasure, who developed a very fast Aids test.

- Key Note speeches are attended by all of the GV interns. It is a big speech from one person. Those are usually very inspiring. On Monday, Marsha Ivins gave an inspirational talk about her time as an astronaut and what life in space is like. I nearly reconsidered my career choice. :)


At the same time we have to prepare a country presentation and introduce one executive to our Villager friends. Moreover everyone is part of a team who has to prepare a consulting project for a real company. The consulting project alone takes 100 hours. Attached is a picture of my consulting team at the Lehigh love sign.


You see that the Global Village is a very busy time and not a paid holiday. I learn a lot, but fun never comes too short. In the evenings the parties usually go until two, leaving no time for rest or even sleep. Overall I think I learned a lot from the other interns, because they are very inspiring and eye opening.


I sent warm greetings from Bethlehem, PA and a huge thank you that you made this possible for me.


Charlie Wohl

Global Village Week 1

Global Village Week 1

Dear Sponsors,


I arried safely at the Global Village and it has already started. I really enjoy the diversity of the group with people from all over the world. For example my rommate is from Spain and the moslems in the group just started ramadan. 


Yesterday was the opening ceremony. It was very emotional and they gave us a warm welcome at Global Village. Mr.Brandt gave an introductory speech in which he highlighted the conveluted ways of how people qualify for GV. One of the cases he highlighted was mine. He mentioned me as a person and that I have been fundraising for 2 years to take part at this event. He also mentioned the lovely evening we had at Cercle Munster to fundraise. Moreover he mentioned Carlo Hansen (President of Youg Scientists Luxembourg) and John Frank (Director of Tower Training Centre) and their excellent work which allows me to be here right now.


In the annexe you find a picture of me in the "traditional" dress of a Global Villager i.e. the characteristic Polo shirt and plack throusers.


I would like to thank the sponsors, that you believe in this idea of the Global Village and that it can change the world and people's lives. Without you I also couldn't be here right now.


Greetings from Bethlehem, PA.


Charel Wohl