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Virtual seminars

Lipid Research Division seminar series

The LRD seminar series on Lipids and Lipid Signaling, which offers graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to present their work even while in-person meetings are suspended, takes place at 12 noon (U.S. Eastern time) on Wednesdays. You can register here for the whole series. 

Here are a few upcoming session titles. The December schedule will be announced soon!

Nov. 18 – A focus on ether lipids
Conserved Functions of Ether Lipids and Sphingolipids in the Early Secretory Pathway | Noemi Jiménez-Rojo, University of Geneva

Plasticity of ether lipids promotes ferroptosis susceptibility and evasion| Yilong Zou, Broad Institute

Missed a week? You can browse a list of past webinars and access recordings here.


Sphingolipids in physiology and pathology

Mondays at 4:00-5:30 PM (London, Lisbon) | 5 PM (Geneva) | 11 AM (New York) | 10 AM (Chicago) | 8 AM (Los Angeles)

Christopher Clarke (Stony Brook Medicine), Giovanni D’Angelo (EPFL) and Liana C. Silva (Universidade de Lisboa) have organized a webinar series focused on sphingolipids, with support from LIPID MAPS and Avanti Polar Lipids. To attend an upcoming lecture, click on the title link to register. You can view past webinars here.

November 30

January 25

  • Anne-Claude Gavin, University of Geneva, Switzerland | TBA


LIPID MAPS lipidomics webinar series

December 8 | 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST

January 26 | 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST

February 23| 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST

March 9| 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST

  • Title TBD | Wiebke Arlt

March 9| 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST

June 16| 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST


In-person conference calendar

Many conferences have been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most up-to-date information on whether a conference will take place as planned, please contact the meeting organizers. The calendar below was last updated on July 28, 2020.

June 30-July 2, 2021

European workshop on lipid mediators

(Stockholm, Sweden) 

Rescheduled from June 2020, this biennial workshop is focused on bioactive lipid mediators. Plenary lectures will be given by Bengt Samuelsson of the Karolinska Instituet and Garret Fitzgerald of the University of Pennsylvania.

July 4-7, 2021

ISSFAL 2021 | Lipid dynamics: from molecular species to health and disease

(Nantes, France)

Rescheduled from 2020, the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Fats and Lipids will take place in July 2021. Check back for details in June, 2020.