Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance


The LIMNA Symposium "Metabolism Research in Switzerland" was held on Thursday June 1st, 2017

The LIMNA symposium was held on June 1st 2017 at the SwissTech Convention Center of EPFL, Lausanne.

This symposium focused on all aspects of metabolism and brought together Swiss scientists who have interests in metabolism, nutrition and aging as well as all related diseases.

Organizing Committee: Prof. J. Auwerx, Prof. B. Desvergne, Prof. L. Fajas, Prof. F. Pralong, Prof. B. Thorens, Prof. K. Sakamoto and Dr. L. Descamps.

Invited speakers:

Dr. Carles Cantò, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Mitochondrial dynamics in the control of brown adipose tissue thermogenic function”

Prof. Roberto Coppari, Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

“Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?”  

Prof. Lluis Fajas, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

“cdk4 signaling in growth and metabolism”

Prof. Michael N. Hall, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland.

 mTOR signaling in growth and metabolism

Prof. Wilhelm Krek, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

HIF signaling, alternative splicing and fructose metabolism in cancer 

- Prof. Jean Claude Martinou, Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. 

“The mitochondrial pyruvate carrier in neurons and cancer cells: to carry or not to carry?"

Prof. Umberto Simeoni, DOHaD Lab & Division of pediatrics, DFME, CHUV & UNIL.

“Developmental origins of metabolic diseases: between genome and early environment"

- Prof. Markus Stoffel, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

“Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism"

Prof. Christian Wolfrum, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Brown and brite fat - how do they contribute to metabolic control

The agenda and the abstracts are available HERE.


Davide Basco, post-doctoral Fellow, in labotatory of Bernard Thorens (CIG, UNIL), for his poster "Critical role of alpha-cell glucokinase in glucose-regulated glucagon secretion".


Shimobayashi Mitsugu, Research Associate in laboratory of Michael N. Hall (UNIBAS) for his poster "Insulin resistance promotes inflammation in adipose tissue"




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