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.


"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

Where: CHUV Lausanne, main building BH08, Auditorium Auguste Tissot
(remote participation via videoconferencing possible; contact for late registration)

Talk program:

Isabel Lopez-Mejía (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland) The SR protein Srsf2 modulates lipid metabolism in white adipose tissue

Jose Javier Fuster (Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid, Spain) Contribution of somatic mutations in blood cells to cardiovascular disease

Patrick C.N. Rensen (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands) Brown adipose tissue in lipid and glucose metabolism in health and disease
Francisco Verdeguer (Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, University of Zurich) Transcriptional and metabolic control of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis

The meeting is free of charge, but please register here prior to October 1.  Participation to the mini-symposium will be accredited by the Direction of veterinary affairs and their inspection (DAVI), section Lausanne, as a half day of continuing education.

For PhD candidates: There will be workshops with symposium speakers in the afternoon following the symposium between 14:00 – 16:00h. The UNIL doctoral school attributes 1.0 ECTS for PhD students who present a signed participation form for the mini-symposium (0.25 ECTS morning session, 0.75 ECTS afternoon session). Please also use the registration link here and indicate your workshop preference.

The detailed program incl. talk abstracts is available below:



"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


Université de Lausanne Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)