Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance

About

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).


The next LIMNA symposium will be held on June 1st 2017, at the SwissTech Convention Center of EPFL, Lausanne.

This symposium will focus on all aspects of metabolism and will bring together Swiss scientists who have interests in metabolism, nutrition and aging as well as all related diseases.


Invited speakers: Dr. Carles Cantó (NIHS), Prof. Roberto Coppari (UNIGE), Prof. Lluis Fajas (UNIL), Prof. Michael N. Hall (UNIBAS), Prof. Wilhelm Krek (ETHZ), Prof. Jean-Claude Martinou (UNIGE), Prof. Umberto Simeoni (CHUV & UNIL), Prof. Markus Stoffel (ETHZ) and Prof. Christian Wolfrum (ETHZ). More information: HERE 

Events

SYMPOSIUM
Thursday 1st June 2017


LIMNA SYMPOSIUM "Metabolism research in Switzerland"
A LIMNA symposium will be held on June 1st 2017 at the SwissTech Convention Center of EPFL, Lausanne. This symposium will focus on all aspects of metabolism and will bring together Swiss scientists who have interests in metabolism, nutrition and aging as well as all related diseases. Organizing Committee: Prof. J. Auwerx, Prof. B. Desvergne, Prof. L. Fajas, Prof. F. Pralong, Prof. B. Thorens, Prof. K. Sakamoto and Dr. L. Descamps. Invited speakers: - Dr. Carles Cantò, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland “Mitochondrial dynamics in the control of brown adipose tissue thermogenic function” - Prof. Roberto Coppari, Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland. “Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?”   - Prof. Lluis Fajas, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. “cdk4 signaling in growth and metabolism” - Prof. Michael N. Hall, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland. “ mTOR signaling in growth and metabolism” - Prof. Wilhelm Krek, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. “HIF signaling, alternative splicing and fructose metabolism in cancer ” - Prof. Jean Claude Martinou, Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.  “The mitochondrial pyruvate carrier in neurons and cancer cells: to carry or not to carry?" - Prof. Umberto Simeoni, DOHaD Lab & Division of pediatrics, DFME, CHUV & UNIL. “Developmental origins of metabolic diseases: between genome and early environment" - Prof. Markus Stoffel, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. “Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism" - Prof. Christian Wolfrum, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. “Brown and brite fat - how do they contribute to metabolic control” The agenda and the abstracts are available HERE.   The symposium is sponsored by:                 
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