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).


Tuesday 27th September 2016

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".  Speakers: 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 is organized. Please submit your abstract here.  Some abstracts will be selected for short talks.  DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: September 2, 2016 Link to the AGENDA    Sponsors:
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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.  
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