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).


Monday 3rd April 2017

> Nicola Zamboni
The journey from metabolites to mechanisms
Nicola Zamboni Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Host: Kristina Schoonjans
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For the first LIMNA travel grants call in 2017, three young scientists were awarded:    - Albert Giralt Coll , postdoctoral researcher in the lab of the Prof. Lluis Fajas, CIG, Unil, for the Keystone Symposia on Tumor Metabolism: Mechanisms and Targets, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, March 5-9, 2017.   - Elena Katsyuba, PhD student in the lab. of the Prof. Johan Auwerx, EPFL, for the conference "Mechanisms of Metabolic Signaling", Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA, May 16 - 20, 2017.   - Christine Pich, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of the Dr. Lilliane Michalick CIG, Unil, for the Cell symposia: Cancer, Inflammation, and Immunity, San Diego, USA, June 11-13, 2017.   Congratulations to all of them !!!!
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