CVM Mini-Symposia

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The CVM Mini-Symposia are divided into a morning session with 4 speakers and an afternoon session where each speaker discusses research articles with PhD students in the form of a workshop. The morning session is generally open to all researchers of the UNIL, CHUV, EPFL etc.

Students attending the morning session of the mini-symposium can validate 0.25 ECTS. Students attending the morning and afternoon sessions can validate 1 ECTS.



"Communication between peripheral tissues and the brain: key to keep a normal bodyweight and glycemia"


Organizer: Virginie Mansuy-Aubert, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Lausanne (DSB-UNIL)


When: 09 December 2022 from 9:00 – 13:00

Where: CHUV, Auditorium MAYOR


Talk program:

  • Targeting the enteric nervous system with enterosynes to treat type 2 diabetes
    Claude Knauf, INSERM U1220, Institut de Recherche en Santé Digestive (IRSD), Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
  • Tanycyte layer as a blood-hypothalamic interface regulating energy balance
    Fanny Langlet, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Lausanne.
  • Impact of pre-natal stress in offspring metabolic disorders onset
    Lionel Carneiro, IRSD, Université de Toulouse, INSERM, INRA, ENVT, UPS, Toulouse, France.
  • Molecular Mechanism Underlying a Gut/Brain Communication in Obesity
    Virginie Mansuy-Aubert, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Lausanne.


The meeting is free of charge, but for organization purposes please register by filling the form here prior to December 1, 2022. The UNIL-FBM doctoral school attributes 1.0 ECTS to PhD students who present a signed participation form for the mini-symposium (0.25 ECTS morning session, 0.75 ECTS afternoon session).



"Imaging techniques in cardiovascular and metabolism research: Hot topics and challenges"


Organizer: Jessica Bastiaansen, Department of Radiology & Translational Imaging Center, University and University Hospital of Berne, Switzerland


When: 20 May 2022 from 9:00 – 13:00



"Renal metabolism in health and disease"

Organizer:  Dmitri Firsov (Department of Biomedical Sciences,  UNIL)

When: November 26, 2021 from 9:30 – 13:00



"Adipose tissue metabolism and cardiovascular diseases"

Organizer: Francisco Verdeguer, Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, University of Zurich

When: October 19, 2020 from 9:00 – 12:30



"Model organisms for the study of aging and disease"

Organizer: Alejandro Ocampo, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lausanne
When: 26 April 2019 from 8:30 – 12:30
Where: CHUV Lausanne, main building BH08, Auditorium Tissot



"Stem cell regulation and metabolism"

Organizer: Marlen Knobloch, Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne

When: 21 November 2018 from 8:30 – 12:30

Where: CHUV Lausanne, main building BH08, Auditorium Mayor


“Bioinformatics for Personalised Health”

Organizer: Rory Johnson, Laboratory for Genomics of Long noncoding RNA and Disease, University and University Hospital of Bern

When: 14 May 2018 from 8:30 – 12:30
Where: CHUV Lausanne, main building BH08, Auditorium Yersin



"Genetics of Cardiac Diseases"

Organizer: Dr. M. Z. A. Bhuiyan, Directeur du laboratoire de diagnostic moléculaire, Service de Médicine Génétique, CHUV

October 6, 2017, 8h30-12h30

"Adipose Tissue and Metabolism"

Organizer: Prof. Lluis Fajas Coll, Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG), UNIL

When: June 8, 2017, 8h30-12h30



"Long non-coding RNAs at the heart of development and disease"

Organizers: Ana-Claudia Marques and Samir Ounzain

September 16, 2016, 8-12h00



"Microbes and metabolites: implications for cardiovascular and metabolic health and disease"

Organizer: Prof. Benjamin Marsland

December 3, 2015, 9-13h15

“Cellular and molecular basis of vascular diseases”

Organizer: Prof. Jacques-Antoine Haefliger

July 3, 2015, 8-12h15


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