Bernard Thorens will manage the RHAPSODY project
The stated goal of RHAPSODY is to define a molecular taxonomy of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) that will support patient segmentation, inform clinical trial design, and the establishment of regulatory paths for the adoption of novel strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment.
The Prof. Bernard Thorens from the Center of Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Member of LIMNA board of director will manage the project.
More information on RHAPSODY available HERE.
DOCTORAL COURSE TRENDS IN METABOLISM AND PHYSIOLOGY - SPRING 2017
Metabolism and physiology are two closely related topics affecting multiple organismal processes. This doctoral course offered during the Spring semester 2017, will be focused on the metabolic and physiological aspects of nutrient utilization in health and disease. Capitalizing on the recent LIMNA - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance initiative by FBM-UNIL, EPFL, CHUV and NIHS, the course will bring together PhD students and renowed speakers in the field of metabolism, nutrition, aging, and associated metabolic pathologies, to expose students to the current trends and topics in this field and improve education in the area of metabolism and nutrition.
Registration is open.
Only 24 students (EPFL and Unil students) will be accepted and the registration is based on a first-come-first served procedure.
PhD students can register the course by writing to the EPFL EDMS doctoral school administrator: Ms. Tatiana Dubi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please indicate the course number in your request : BIO-682.
Important: Please note that the credits indicated in the webpage are for EPFL students.
For Unil students, the evaluation in number of ECTS is be done by the Doctoral School: here 2ECTs.
LIMNA TRAVEL GRANTS - SECOND CALL 2016
For the second LIMNA travel grants call in 2016, three young scientists were awarded:
Laura Alejandra Velazquez Villegas, post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Kristina Schoonjans, EPFL, for the conference Physiology 2016, Dublin, Ireland, July 29-31, 2016.
Andrea Komljenovic, PhD in the Laboratory of Prof. Robinsin-Rechavi, Unil, for the conference Cell symposia : Aging and Metabolism à Sitges, Spain, July 10-12 2016.
Isabel Lopez Mejia, pos-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Prof. Lluis Fajas, Unil, for the conference « The 9th International Symposium on AMPK », Xiamen, China, November 11-16, 2016.
NEXT LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 "MUSCLE STEM CELLS, METABOLISM and AGEING"
The next LIMNA symposium will be held on September 27, 2016 at the Olympic museum of Lausanne on the theme of "Muscle stem cells, Metabolism and Ageing".
Francesca Amati, Department of Physiology and Institute of Sports Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Jérôme Feige, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pascal Maire, Institut Cochin, INSERM U1016, CNRS UMR 8104, Université Paris Descartes, France
Rémi Mounier, Institut NeuroMyogène, CNRS UMR 5310, INSERM U1217, Université de Lyon, France
Pura Muñoz-Cànoves, ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF, Barcelona) and Cardiovascular Research Center (CNIC, Madrid), Spain
Mario Pende, Inserm U1151, Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Michael Rudnicki, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
A poster session will be organized. Some abstracts will be selected for short talks.
Regsitrations are open.
Glucose-responsive neurons of the paraventricular thalamus control sucrose-seeking behavior
The team of Prof. Thorens from the Center for Integrative Genomic (CIG) of the University of Lausanne (Unil), in collaboration with scientists of the center for psychiatric neurosciences of the Catonal University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), identified a new population of neurones implicated in the glucose regulation mecanisms that may play a key role in diabetes and obesity.
Link to Nature Neuroscience
Link to Unil news webpage