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 Medecine 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).


Monday 28th November 2016

The secret life of mobile DNA in bacteria
Jan van der Meer Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Host: Liliane Michalik
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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.
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