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  

- Ted Dinan, University College Cork, Ireland

- 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 8th November 2018

Thematic LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Central regulation of metabolism and feeding -
Organizing committee: Prof. Johan Auwerx, Prof. Bart Deplancke, Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Prof. Lluis Fajas, Prof. Nelly Pitteloud, Prof. Bernard Thorens, Prof. Kei Sakamoto, Prof. Kristina Schoonjans and Dr. Laurence Descamps.   INVITED SPEAKERS:  - Daniela Cota, Bordeaux University, France "Bile acid signaling as novel mechanism in the central control of energy balance" - Sabrina Diano, Yale University, USA   "Central mitochondria dynamics and metabolism" - Ted Dinan, University College Cork, Ireland "Gut microbe to brain communication: implications for psychopharmacology" - Ana I. Domingos,Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Lisbon,  Portugal “Sympathetic Neuroimmunity in Obesity" - Miguel Lopez, CiMUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain "Targeting hypothalamic AMPK for the treatment of obesity" - Serge Luquet, University Paris Diderot, France "Triglyceride sensing in the mesolimbic system and the control of food reward" - Martin G Myers, University of Michigan Medical school, Ann Arbor, USA  "The CNS control of blood glucose- Insights from leptin" - Sophie Steculorum, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany. "Novel regulators of the central control of feeding and systemic insulin sensitivity" The symposium is sponsored by: Our LIMNA sponsor:
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