Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance


Tuesday 29th October 2019
Olympic Museum - Quai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne

THEMATIC LIMNA SYMPOSIUM - Emerging Topics and Technologies in Metabolism

The LIMNA symposium on Emerging Topics and Technologies in Metabolism will gather speakers using “next-generation” approaches (systems genetics, omic, computation) to study metabolism-related processes and tissues.


Confirmed speakers:

  • Karine Clément, INSERM/Sorbonne Université, NutriOmics,  Paris, France
    Where the study of adipose tissue transcriptome in obesity has brought us?

  • Jorge Ferrer, Cente for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
    Genetic mechanisms underlying diabetes: insights from the noncoding genome

  • Arvand Haschemi, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Exploring Metabolic Configurations of Single Cells in Situ

  • Zoltan Kutalik, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Disentangling the causes and consequences of metabolic diseases using large scale genetic studies

  • Susanne Mandrup, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    Transcriptional networks and epigenomic mechanisms driving lineage-determination of human mesenchymal stem cells

  • Samuel Nobs, Weizmann Institute of Science, Reẖovot, Israel
    On the microbiome and precision dieting

  • Ganna Panasyuk, Necker Enfants Malades Institute (INEM), Paris, France
    The novel mechanisms of metabolic control by class 3 PI3K

Short talk:

  • Reyhan Sonmez Flitman, UNIL
  • Dassine Berdous, CIG, UNIL
  • Ana Rodriguez Sanchez-Archidona, CIG, UNIL
  • Nele Gheldof, NIHS

New! Flash poster presentations:
In a very short time (45"), contributing authors will highlight their main findings, in order to raise the visibility of posters and stimulate symposium attendees to visit them during the poster session.
All poster presenters are kindly requested to prepare and display their abstract in this format, too.

2 prizes: best poster presentation and best short talk!

Special, for PhD candidates:
There will be workshops with symposium speakers in the morning of October 30 between 10:00 – 12:00h. The Cardiovascular and Metabolism (CVM) program of the UNIL Life Science Doctoral School attributes 1.0 ECTS for PhD students who participate in the LIMNA symposium on October 29 AND in one of the workshops on October 30 (equivalent to a "mini-symposium credit" for CVM candidates). Please first register to the symposium, and then indicate your workshop preference via the link here.


Deadline for abstract submission extended to 15.09.2019
Deadline for registration only : 01.10.2019

We have reached the maximum number of participants (capacity of the auditorium). Shall you nevertheless be interested in joining the symposium, please send an email to to be added to the waiting list.

Organizing committee: Prof. Francesca Amati, Prof. Carles Canto, Prof. Roberto Coppari, Prof. Bart Deplancke, Prof. Lluis Fajas, Prof. Nelly Pitteloud, Prof. Bernard Thorens, Prof. Kei Sakamoto, Prof. Kristina Schoonjans and Dr Marta Bellone

With the kind support of the Fondation Rolf Gaillard pour la recherche en endocrinologie, diabétologie et métabolisme & further sponsors:


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