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.


"Renal metabolism in health and disease"

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

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

Where: Auditorium Mathias MAYOR, CHUV main building, Rue Bugnon 46, Lausanne

(Remote participation to the morning symposium will be possible; webex link tba)



  • Fabienne Rajas (INSERM U1213, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1, France)
    Links between metabolism and chronic kidney disease

  • Andrew Hall (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    4D imaging of protein metabolism in the functioning kidney

  • David Legouis (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
    Renal Gluconeogenesis in the Acute Kidney Injury

  • Dmitri Firsov (Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
    Role of the circadian clock in renal function and metabolism

The meeting is free of charge, but registration necessary here prior to November 1, 2021. 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 (



"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)