Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance


The Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance, LIMNA, is a joint research initiative created by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (FBM-UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), and the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). It aims to promote research and education on metabolism, nutrition, aging and all associated diseases, such as obesity, diabetes or cancer, in Lausanne area.

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), supports LIMNA initiative as official sponsor (More information). 

With this initiative, we want to create synergies between teams that work on different research subjects that have metabolism as the common keyword. We also aim to promote the translation of fundamental to clinical research and encourage the collaboration between laboratories of these three institutions. LIMNA also offers a limited number of travel grants to students/postdocs within LIMNA network (More information).

NEXT LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Tuesday, May 15 2018 - CHUV Auditorium César Roux, Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee.


Organizing committee: Prof. J. Auwerx, Prof. Bart Deplancke, Prof. B. Desvergne, Prof. L. Fajas, Prof. Nelly Pitteloud, Prof. B. Thorens, Prof. K. Sakamoto, Prof. K. Schoonjans and Dr. L. Descamps.

LSS 2017

LIMNA supports the "Metabolism, Diseases, and Aging session" during the EPFL Life Sciences Symposium (LSS 2017), that will be held on October 24, 25 and 26, 2017 at the SwissTech Convention Center of EPFL, Lausanne.


NEW: 2 days of continuous education have been accredited by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers to the 2.5 day symposium.


Programme & registration :


Thursday 26th October 2017

Frontiers in Metabolism - From systems physiology to precision medicine
• Programme & registration :     ​• A symposium to discuss novel findings linked to the pathogenesis and management of the metabolic syndrome as a major medical challenge.   • 30 talks/speakers given by worldwide leaders in the metabolism field.   • Cell biology, signaling, metabolomics, physiology, genetics/genomics and aging will be covered to foster innovative ideas.      
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Four young scientists were awarded following the second LIMNA travel grants call for 2017 :    - Roel Bevers, PhD student in the lab of the Prof. Bart Deplancke, EPFL, for the European Drosophila Research Conference EDRC 2017, September 22-25, 2017, Imperial College, London, UK. -  Svenja Groeneveld, PhD student in the lab of the Prof. Etienne Meylan, EPFL, for the conference "Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment & Metastasis, October 10-14, 2017, Cold Spring Harbor, USA. -  Daniel Mauvoisin, researcher in the lab of in the Prof. Felix Naef, for the Gordon Research Conference Chronobiology, Circadian Regulation Across Physiological Systems, Lifespan and Pathological Conditions, July 16-21, 2017, Stoweflake Conference Center, Stowe, USA. - Nadège Zanou, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of the Prof. Bengt Kayser, Department of physiology and Institute of sports science, Unil, for the EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course, Mitochondria in life, death and disease, 09-13 October 2017, Brindisi, Italy. Congratulations to all of them !!!!
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