Lausanne, Switzerland – June 1st, 2017. Metabolic diseases are becoming more prevalent across the world. Conditions such as obesity and diabetes cause long-term complications that increase morbidity and mortality, yet there is very little by way of therapeutic interventions available to prevent or treat these pathologies effectively. The mechanisms underlying their development are still not fully understood. What we do know is that they are progressive and multifactorial diseases involving genetics, nutrition, physical activity and ageing.
LIMNA is a joint research initiative created by the University of Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), the Cantonal University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV) and recently Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) joined as a sponsor. Its aim is to promote research and education on metabolism, nutrition, ageing, through organizing scientific seminars and symposia and facilitating collaborations and networking between different laboratories.
On June 1st, LIMNA organized a symposium “Metabolism Research in Switzerland”, which aimed at creating a “hub” for robust scientific discussions and expanding network on metabolic research across Switzerland. Several world-leading scientists from Geneva, Basel, Zurich and Lausanne presented their cutting edge science on molecular and clinical aspects of metabolic control and its related pathologies and approximately 180 people participated.
Kei Sakamoto, Head of Diabetes and Circadian Rhythms at NIHS and a guest of LIMNA’s Direction Committee commented: “We hope this symposium creates synergies between laboratories working on metabolism, nutrition, ageing beyond Lausanne and further expands network of scientists and students for their collaborative activities and career development”.
NIHS is a biomedical research institute, part of Nestlé’s global R&D network, dedicated to fundamental research aimed at understanding health and disease and developing science-based, targeted nutritional solutions for the maintenance of health. To achieve its aim, NIHS employs state-of-the-art technologies and biological models to characterise health and disease with a holistic and integrated approach. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to develop knowledge that can empower people to better maintain their health through nutritional approaches, especially in relation to their molecular profile and lifestyle status.
About LIMNA: http://www.limna.ch/
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Laura Camurri, Communications, NIHS