We promote research and education on metabolism and nutrition

We promote research and education on metabolism and nutrition

The Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance, LIMNA, is a joint research initiative created by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (FBM-UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), and the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). LIMNA aims to promote research and education on metabolism, nutrition, aging and all associated diseases, such as obesity, diabetes or cancer, in the Lemanic area.

about metabolism

Metabolism, a complex set of chemical reactions that occur with the cells to sustain life.

It involves processes such as breaking down food to extract energy, building and repairing tissues, and managing waste products. Metabolism is crucial for maintaining the proper functioning and balance of the body’s biological systems.


Metabolism can be studied through various scientific approaches and techniques that allow researchers to investigate the complex biochemical processes involved in the conversion of nutrients into energy, as well as the synthesis and breakdown of molecules within living organisms.

about nutrition

Nutrition permit living organisms to obtain & use substances to grow, maintain & function.

In the context of human health, nutrition primarily refers to the intake of food and its subsequent digestion, absorption, and utilization by the body. It involves obtaining essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, to support various physiological functions.
A balanced and adequate nutrition is essential for overall health, growth, and the prevention of nutritional deficiencies or disorders.