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.
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).
Bernard Thorens received the EASD's Claude Bernard prize at the EASD 2017 meeting in Lisbon, September 2017.
This prize is the EASD's highest award in recognition of an individual's innovative leadership and lifetime achievements in diabetes research.
Link of the news on FBM-Unil website: HERE
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.
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 : http://lss2017.epfl.ch/.