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).


Friday 1st July 2016

> Philipp Scherer
The Multifaceted Roles of Adipose Tissue : Therapeutic Targets for Diabetes and Beyond
Prof. Philipp Scherer University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Touchstone Diabetes Center, Dallas Host: Prof. Kei Sakamoto
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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
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