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.
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).
Johan Auwerx was awarded on Sept 19, 2017 the 5th Helmholtz Diabetes Award in Munich.
Thereby Johan joins the rank of the 4 previous prestigious awardee’s Jef Friedman, Ron Kahn, Bruce Spiegelman, and Steve O’Rahilly.
Link of the news on EPFL website: HERE
Bernard Thorens received the EASD's Claude Bernard prize at the EASD 2017 meeting in Lisbon, September 2017.
This prize is the EASD's highest award in recognition of an individual's innovative leadership and lifetime achievements in diabetes research.
Link of the news on FBM-Unil website: HERE
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.
Organizing committee: Prof. J. Auwerx, Prof. Bart Deplancke, Prof. B. Desvergne, Prof. L. Fajas, Prof. Nelly Pitteloud, Prof. B. Thorens, Prof. K. Sakamoto, Prof. K. Schoonjans and Dr. L. Descamps.
Guest organizers: Judit Castillo Armengol (UNIL), Caterina Collodet (NIHS), Mukul Girotra (UNIL), Mary Gonzalez Melo (CHUV), Elena Katsyuba (EPFL), Anita Nasrallah (UNIL), Olha Novokhatska (EPFL), Tanja Sonntag (NIHS), Anna Surowska (UNIL), Laura Velazquez (EPFL), Vera van der Velpen (UNIL).
NEXT LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Thursday, November 8 2018 - Olympic Museum, Lausanne
This will be thematic symposium: "Central regulation of metabolism and feeding"