Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance


Thursday 1st June 2017

LIMNA SYMPOSIUM "Metabolism Research in Switzerland"

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.

Poster Prizes:

  • Shimobayashi Mitsugu, Biozentrum,University of Basel for his poster:

Insulin resistance promotes inflammation in adipose tissue

Authors list: Mitsugu Shimobayashi, Verena Albert, Ralph Peterli, Bettina Woelnerhanssen, Irina Frei, Diana Weissenberger, Nicolas Clement, Suzette Moes, Marco Colombi, Jerome Meier, Marta M. Swierczynska, Paul Jenö, Christoph Beglinger, and Michael N. Hall.

  • Davide Basco, Center for Integrative Genomics, Lausanne, Switzerland for his poster:

Critical role of alpha-cell glucokinase in glucose-regulated glucagon secretion

Authors list: Davide Basco, Quan Zhang, Albert Salehi, Andrei Tarasov, Wanda Dolci, Xavier Berney, Pedro Herrera, David Tarussio, Patrik Rorsman, Bernard Thorens. 


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.


The symposium was sponsored by: