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.
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
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.
FIFTH LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - APRIL 25th, 2016 -
NIHS official sponsor of LIMNA
We are glad to announce that the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), supports LIMNA as official sponsor (More information).
Metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, induce long-term complications that increase morbidity and mortality. The incidence of these pathologies increases in developed and developing world, but today there is no therapeutic approach available to prevent or treat these diseases effectively. The mechanisms underlying the development of these diseases are still not fully understood, but it is well established that they are progressive and multifactorial, involving, genetics, nutrition, physical activity and aging.
This sponsorship will contribute to the creation of a pole of excellence for research and education on metabolism, nutrition and ageing and to support students and young scientists in their research projects.
Kei Sakamoto, Head of Diabetes and Circadian Rhythms at NIHS, is now a guest member of LIMNA’s Direction Committee.