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.



"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

Where: CHUV Lausanne, main building BH08, Auditorium YERSIN (and livestream)


Talk program:


  • Cancelled! MRI applications for assessing cardiovascular disease: structure, function and metabolism
    Bram F. Coolen, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
  • New: Flow MRI applications for assessing cardiovascular structure and function
    Eva Peper, QIS Lab, University Hospital of Berne, Switzerland
  • Advanced image acquisition and image reconstruction techniques for cardiac PET-MR imaging
    Camila Munoz, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London, UK
  • Advances in translational optoacoustics: From vascular to vasometabolic imaging
    Angelos Karlas Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Center Munich and Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Multienergy CT in cardiovascular diseases
    Monica Sigovan, INSA‐Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, UJM-Saint Etienne, CNRS, Inserm, CREATIS Lab, Lyon, France

The meeting is free of charge, but for organization purposes please register by filling the form ( prior to May 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). For additional information, please contact Dr. Ulrike Toepel (




"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


Université de Lausanne Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)