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).

The LIMNA symposium  "Central regulation of metabolism and feeding" was held on November 8, 2018 at the Olympic Museum Lausanne.



The best poster prize was given to Laia Morato Fornaguera and the best talk prize to Sophie Croizier, congratulations !


Tuesday 29th October 2019

THEMATIC LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Emerging Topics and Technologies in Metabolism
The LIMNA symposium on Emerging Topics and Technologies in Metabolism will gather speakers using “next-generation” approaches (systems genetics, omic, computation) to study metabolism-related processes and tissues.   Confirmed speakers: Karine Clément, INSERM/Sorbonne Université, NutriOmics,  Paris, France Where the study of adipose tissue transcriptome in obesity has brought us? Jorge Ferrer, Cente for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain Genetic mechanisms underlying diabetes: insights from the noncoding genome Arvand Haschemi, Medical University of Vienna, Austria Exploring Metabolic Configurations of Single Cells in Situ Zoltan Kutalik, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Disentangling the causes and consequences of metabolic diseases using large scale genetic studies Susanne Mandrup, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Transcriptional networks and epigenomic mechanisms driving lineage-determination of human mesenchymal stem cells Samuel Nobs, Weizmann Institute of Science, Reẖovot, Israel On the microbiome and precision dieting Ganna Panasyuk, Necker Enfants Malades Institute (INEM), Paris, France The novel mechanisms of metabolic control by class 3 PI3K   Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. New! Flash poster presentations: In a very short time (less than a minute), contributing authors will highlight their main findings, in order to raise the visibility of posters and stimulate symposium attendees to visit them during the poster session. All poster presenters are kindly requested to prepare and display their abstract in this format, too. 2 prizes for best poster presentation! Special, for PhD candidates: There will be workshops with symposium speakers in the morning of October 30 between 10:00 – 12:00h. The Cardiovascular and Metabolism (CVM) program of the UNIL Life Science Doctoral School attributes 1.0 ECTS for PhD students who participate in the LIMNA symposium on October 29 AND in one of the workshops on October 30 (equivalent to a "mini-symposium credit" for CVM candidates). Please first register to the symposium, and then indicate your workshop preference via the link here.   Deadline for abstract submission extended to 15.09.2019 Deadline for registration only : 01.10.2019 We have reached the maximum number of participants (capacity of the auditorium). Shall you nevertheless be interested in joining the symposium, please send an email to to be added to the waiting list. Organizing committee: Prof. Francesca Amati, Prof. Carles Canto, Prof. Roberto Coppari, Prof. Bart Deplancke, Prof. Lluis Fajas, Prof. Nelly Pitteloud, Prof. Bernard Thorens, Prof. Kei Sakamoto, Prof. Kristina Schoonjans and Dr Marta Bellone With the kind support of the Fondation Rolf Gaillard pour la recherche en endocrinologie, diabétologie et métabolisme & further sponsors:   LIMNA sponsor:
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