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Virtual seminars

LRD 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:


Sept. 30 — Phospholipases and disease

Structure of phospholipase Cε reveals an integrated RA1 domain and previously unidentified regulatory elements
Angeline Lyon, Purdue University

Phospholipase D1 ablation disrupts mouse longitudinal hippocampal axis organization and functioning
Tiago Gil Oliveira, University of Minho


October 7 Signaling to lipids in flies and worms

Olfactory specificity regulates lipid metabolism through neuroendocrine signaling in C. elegans 
Sena Mutlu, Baylor College of Medicine

Innate immune signaling in Drosophila shifts anabolic lipid metabolism from triglyceride storage to phospholipid synthesis in an ER stress-dependent manner
Brittany Martinez, University of Virginia


October 14 — Lipids in viral infection (part 2)
Title TBA – Fikadu Tafesse, Oregon Health and Sciences University

β-Coronaviruses Use Lysosomal Organelles for Cellular Egress
Nihal Altan-Bonnet, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute


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


Sphingolipids in physiology and pathology

Every Monday 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.

September 21
PhD student contest winner (Speaker TBD)

October 5
Jin-Ichi Inokuchi | Homeostatic and pathogenic roles of GM3 ganglioside

October 19
Ilya Levental | TBA
Aurelien Roux | The unique ESCRT-III mechanics that drives membrane remodelling

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.

September 27-30, 2020

Gerli Lipidomics Meeting

(Bordeaux, France)

This meeting has been postponed until 2021.

September 29-October 2, 2020

European Lipidomics Meeting

(Regensburg, Germany)

This meeting will take place online, with an in-person meeting slated for 2021.

This lipidomics-focused conference will include discussions of the transition to clinical lipidomics, current work on signalling lipidomics, and the global effort to harmonize lipidomics measurements. Click here for more details.

October 18-20, 2020

ICBL 2020 | Lipid dynamics: from molecular species to health and disease

(Utrecht, Netherlands)

This meeting has been postponed to 2021.

December 13-16, 2020

National Lipid Association | Scientific Sessions

(Chicago, Illinois) 

This clinically-focused meeting has been rescheduled from June 2020 and will take place in Chicago in December.

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.