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.

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 LIMNA symposium  "Central regulation of metabolism and feeding" was held on November 8, 2018 at the Olympic Museum Lausanne.



The best poster prize was given to Laia Morato Fornaguera and the best talk prize to Sophie Croizier, congratulations !


Wednesday 7th October 2020

Suspended - Thematic LIMNA symposium: Lipids as mediators of cellular and organismal function
Due to the increased uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, LIMNA board of directors has decided to suspend the symposium "Lipids as mediators of cellular and organismal function" to be held on October 7, 2020, and to reschedule the event to next fall 2021.
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Covid-19: Travel grant suspended for next semester

The current pandemic of Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) is affecting many aspects of a researcher life at the moment: acces to the lab is restricted, there is now time to read all those papers that have piled up on our desks, to learn and teach ourselves new methods, to develop new ideas. Nevertheless, the most interesting conferences are either cancelled or moved to virtual settings, which implies renouncing to the great interactions and networking that LIMNA wishes to foster by the means of travel grants. Moreover, it is yet unclear if and how people will be able to travel and leave the country in the next months. I thus regret to inform you that next LIMNA travel grant call (concerning conferences and meeting happening during second semester of 2020) is reported to the end of the year - new deadline will be November 30, 2020 for conferences and meetings happening during the first semester of 2021.
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