Wednesday 26 April - Wednesday 31 May 2017 08:30 - 17:30 Swiss Tech Convention Center


By A wide range of experts in the domain
Dr. Carles Cantó, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland.
Prof. Roberto Coppari, Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Prof. Lluis Fajas, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prof. Michael N. Hall, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Prof. Wilhelm Krek, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Prof. Jean-Claude Martinou, Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Prof. Umberto Simeoni, DFME, Division of Pediatrics & DOHaD Lab, University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland.
Prof. Markus Stoffel, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Prof. Christian Wolfrum, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT MANDATORY. Number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: May 4, 2017 (
PROGRAM (See also enclosed flyer):
08h30 Welcome and distribution of badges
09h00 Opening: Welcome
09h10 Markus Stoffel: “Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism”
09h45 Roberto Coppari: “Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?”
10h15 Coffee Break
10h35 Michael N. Hall: “mTOR signaling in growth and metabolism”
11h10 Lluis Fajas: “cdk4 signaling in growth and metabolism”
11h40 Wilhelm Krek: “HIF signaling, alternative splicing and fructose metabolism in cancer”
12h10 Lunch
13h10 Poster session
14h10 Christian Wolfrum: “Brown and brite fat - how do they contribute to metabolic control”
14h40 Carles Cantó: “Mitochondrial dynamics in the control of brown adipose tissue thermogenic function”
15h10 Selected talk
15h25 Selected talk
15h40 Selected talk
15h55 Coffee Break
16h15 Jean-Claude Martinou: “Role of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier in cell metabolism”
16h45 Umberto Simeoni: “Developmental origins of metabolic diseases: between genome and early environment”
17h15 Concluding remarks and poster prizes distribution


Organization Lausanne Integrative Metabolism & Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) Organizing committee: Prof. J. Auwerx, Prof. B. Desvergne, Prof. L. Fajas, Prof. F. Pralong, Prof. B. Thorens, Prof. K. Sakamoto and Dr. L. Descamps.

Contact Laurence Descamps (LIMNA Project Coordinator):         /

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