New translational research laboratory officially inaugurated at the CHU UCL Namur - Godinne

On the 17th of June 2022, a new laboratory for translational research was officially inaugurated at the CHU UCL Namur. Located at the hospital of Godinne, it aims to be a technical and intellectual platform supporting clinician-researchers engaged in biomedical research projects and doctoral theses. The facility includes a cell culture room and a room dedicated to non-sterile activities. Adjacent to the Biobank of the CHU UCL Namur, the laboratory is the ideal place to design and conduct research experiments using human biological materials.

Another objective of the laboratory is to further develop collaborations with academic and industrial partners, and in the frame of NARILIS, to welcome researchers from the UNamur. The structure is indeed open to host UNamur master students and PhD students. This research laboratory in the heart of a clinical environment has obvious benefits for our basic research scientists. In addition to being able to rely on the clinical expertise of hospital clinicians, basic researchers will have hands-on access to human samples and have the opportunity to handle these on-site. Undoubtedly, the establishment of this laboratory will further strengthen the longstanding partnership between UNamur and CHU UCL Namur and reinforce NARILIS institute!

Interested to discuss ideas for new collaborative research projects?

Please contact Dr. Morgane Canonne, coordinator of the translational research laboratory ( and Dr. Fabienne George, coordinator of the Biobank of the CHU UCL Namur (