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).

In a TV report, Johan Auwerx and Laurent Mouchiroud from EPFL, appeared in the program  "A bon entendeur" on RTS1. Clicking on the link below, you will see them talking about the role of pomegranate as promising anti-aging fruit (interview in French).

NEXT LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Tuesday, May 15 2018 - CHUV Auditorium César Roux, Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee.

Invited speakers:

- Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

- Prof. Katrien De Bock, Laboratory of Exercise and Health, Institute of Movement Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

"Metabolism is the muscle microenvironment"

NEXT LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Thursday, November 8 2018 - Olympic Museum, Lausanne


Topic: "Central regulation of metabolism and feeding"


Invited speakers:

- Daniela Cota, Bordeaux University, France

- Sabrina Diano, Yale University, USA  

- Ana I. Domingos, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

- Miguel Lopez, CiMUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

- Serge Luquet, University Paris Diderot, France

- Martin G Myers, University of Michigan Medical school, Ann Arbor, USA 

- Sophie Steculorum, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany


Thursday 1st March 2018

> Mahdieh GODAZGAR
alpha subunit dependent and independent Na+ current inactivation behaviour in insulin-secreting cells
Mahdieh GODAZGAR Post-Doc Candidate Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford  Host: Prof. Bernard Thorens  
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Visit of the CIG of students from the Bachelor "Nutrition and Health" program of the Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

28 students from the Bachelor "Nutrition and Health" program of the Wageningen University, the Netherlands, will visit the Center for Integrative Genomics on Wednesday February 8, 2018 from 2 pm to 5 pm. The program will include presentations of LIMNA and CIG, as well as several presentations done by PhD students and presentations of scientific plarforms of the University (Genomic and proteomic, Metabolomic, Mouse Metabolomic facilities and mouse sleeping studies).
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