|Photo: Michel Brumat / Université de Luxembourg|
As the University of Luxembourg's Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) just revealed, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie recently agreed to become the patron of their student laboratory. Together with her husband, the Hereditary Grand Duchess officially opened the "Scienteens Lab" in February this year. The laboratory gives Luxembourgish high school students the chance to participate in research workshops in the fields of molecular biology and bioinformatics for a day.
The LCSB's director, Prof. Dr. Rudi Balling commented: “It is a wonderful signal to all school students that such a prominent figure and great role model has become involved in our project. And it is a special honour to every employee at LCSB to know we have Princess Stéphanie on our side.”
This patronage is Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's second patronage after becoming patroness of the Amis des Musées d'Art et d'Histoire Luxembourg in March last year. Those familiar with the Grand Ducal Family will now the Luxembourgish royals do not take up as many patronages as some other international royals. However, they usually regularly and privately attend events of their patronages without it becoming public knowledge.