Luc Tappy and Philippe Schneiter group

Our research group is dedicated to basic and clinical research in humans. It is targeted at:

  • Identifying environmental (diet, physical activity, toxins…) factors involved in the development of metabolic diseases
  • Making the bridge between basic cellular and animal research and human pathologies
  • Assessing the effects and efficiency of novel treatment for metabolic diseases (drugs, functional nutrients)
  • Implementing novel approaches for the prevention of chronic diseases through physical activity

For our studies we rely on standard functional metabolic tests (oral glucose tolerance tests, hyperinsulinemic/hyperglycemic clamps, etc) together with indirect calorimetry, kinetic evaluation of substrate metabolism with the use of stable-labeled isotopes, in-vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional evaluation of brain function using tridimensional EEG recordings, and genomic /proteomic approaches on tissue biopsies.

Our studies are done in close collaboration with:

  • The Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CHUV, Lausanne
  • The Metabolic Center of the Hôpital Intercantonal de la Broye, Estavayer-le-Lac
  • The Department of Clinical Research and Radiology, University of Bern and Inselspital, Bern
  • The Laboratory of Investigation in Neurophysiology, CHUV, Lausanne
  • The Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine, Lyon, France
  • The Laboratory of Air Pollution / Environmental Technology at Empa, Duebendorf
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Luc Tappy

Group leader

Phone : +41 21 692 55 41


Philippe Schneiter


Phone : +41 21 692 55 69

Rue du Bugnon 7 - CH-1005 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 55 00
Fax +41 21 692 55 05