This is an exciting time for the emerging field of lipidomics. With the development and evolution of sophisticated mass spectrometers linked to highly efficient liquid chromatography systems, individual molecular species of lipids can now be isolated and identified, allowing us to begin to understand lipid metabolism and the treatment of lipid-based diseases (e.g., heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease). Recent awareness that each category of lipid consists of thousands if not tens of thousands of individual molecular species requires sophisticated informatics to ensure consistent databasing and annotation of the numerous lipid molecular species and analysis of tremendous quantities of experimental data. The goal of this meeting is to bring together biological scientists in a wide range of fields to share new findings and methods in the broader lipidomics field and to explore joint efforts to extend the use of these powerful new methods to new applications. Presentations will provide an excellent introduction for scientists new to these methods, and are sure to be of interest to lipidomics veterans to learn about latest techniques and research results.
Poster sessions will take place on both days of the meeting. The reception and dinner Wednesday evening (included in the registration fee) are an opportunity for stimulating discussion and networking.
Please register as soon as possible, as space is limited and registration is on a first-come basis. Registration will remain open as long as spaces are available; early registration has ended. The regular registration fee is $150; for graduate students and postdoctoral associates the registration fee is $75.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting meeting!