A joint study between UNIL, NIHS and EPFL shows that exercise enhances super complex formation in the mitochondria of human muscles
Francesca Amati, associate professor at the Department of physiology and Institute of sports sciences of Unil and her team, show the beneficial moldecular effects of exercise on metabolism in healthy, sendentary older adults. This study was done in collaboration with the Prof. Johan Auwerx from EPFL, and the Dr. Carles Cantò from NIHS.
It shows for the time that exercise affects mitochondrial supercomplex formation and reveal a new adaptative mechanism for increased energy demand and thus that the human skeletal muscle respiratory chain is profoundly affected by 4 months of endurance exercise (see article).
Link to Unil webpage.
Link to EPFL webpage.
Link to NIHS webpage.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN : FRONTIERS IN METABOLISM 2017 - "FROM SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY TO PRECISION MEDICINE"
The symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from October 24 to October 26, 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Swiss Tech Convention Center (STCC).
Key issues regarding metabolism and society will be addressed on the 1st half-day. The 2nd and 3rd days, will be devoted to novel findings that link basic concepts emerging from the fields of cell biology, signaling, metabolomics, physiology, genetics/genomics, and aging with the pathogenesis and management of the metabolic syndrome, a major medical challenge.
The fees for the 3 days include conference and poster session participation, booklet with full abstracts of talks and posters, lunches, coffees at breaks, poster session drinks and cocktails-buffet.
The super early bird ends on January 31, 2017.
Conference website http://lss2017.epfl.ch.
DOCTORAL COURSE TRENDS IN METABOLISM AND PHYSIOLOGY - SPRING 2017
Metabolism and physiology are two closely related topics affecting multiple organismal processes. This doctoral course offered during the Spring semester 2017, will be focused on the metabolic and physiological aspects of nutrient utilization in health and disease. Capitalizing on the recent LIMNA - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance initiative by FBM-UNIL, EPFL, CHUV and NIHS, the course will bring together PhD students and renowed speakers in the field of metabolism, nutrition, aging, and associated metabolic pathologies, to expose students to the current trends and topics in this field and improve education in the area of metabolism and nutrition.
Registration is open. Program available HERE.
Only 24 students (EPFL and Unil students) will be accepted and the registration is based on a first-come-first served procedure.
PhD students can register the course by writing to the EPFL EDMS doctoral school administrator: Ms. Tatiana Dubi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please indicate the course number in your request : BIO-682.
Important: Please note that the credits indicated in the EPFL webpage are for EPFL students.
For Unil students, the evaluation of the number of ECTS is be done by the Doctoral School: here 2ECTs.
LIMNA TRAVEL GRANTS - THIRD CALL 2016
For the third LIMNA travel grants call in 2016, three young scientists were awarded:
- Gwenaël Labouèbe , PhD in the lab of Prof. Bernard Thorens, CIG, Unil, for the conference Homeostasis Versus Motivation in the Battle to Control Food Intake, San Diego, USA, November 2016.
- Magda Zachara, PhD student in the lab. of Prof. Bart Deplancke, EPFL, for the conference Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology, Keystone, Colorado, USA, in January, 2017.
- Federica Gilardi, assistant, in the lab of Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, CIG, Unil, for the conference, Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology, Keystone, Colorado, USA, in January, 2017.
Congratulations to them !!!!
Johan Auwerx wins the 2016 Marcel Benoist Prize
Johan Auwerx, Professor at the EPFL School of Life Sciences, has been awarded this year’s Marcel Benoist Prize for his work on mitochondria and their role in the metabolism.
Link to the EPFL news web page: HERE