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).


Monday 29th August 2016

> Dr. Giovanni Sorrentino
Metabolic control of YAP and TAZ by the mevalonate pathway
Dr. Giovanni Sorrentino  National Laboratory CIB, Area Science Park Trieste (Italy)  Host: Prof. Kristina Schoonjans  (*) IMPORTANT NOTICE: All external participants have to pass through SV Reception/Welcome Desk to be able to access to AI 1153. Contact person to call at arrival at SV Reception Desk: Johan Auwerx 30951 /Administrative Assistant: 39522.  
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For the second LIMNA travel grants call in 2016, three young scientists were awarded:      Laura Alejandra Velazquez Villegas, post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Kristina Schoonjans, EPFL,  for the conference Physiology 2016, Dublin, Ireland, July 29-31, 2016.          Andrea Komljenovic, PhD in the Laboratory of Prof. Robinsin-Rechavi,  Unil,  for the conference Cell symposia : Aging and Metabolism à Sitges, Spain, July 10-12 2016.           Isabel Lopez Mejia, pos-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Prof. Lluis Fajas, Unil, for the conference « The 9th International Symposium on AMPK », Xiamen, China, November 11-16, 2016.  
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