Swansea Medical School hosts Fifth European Lipidomic Meeting

Swansea University’s Medical School will host the Fifth European Lipidomic Meeting next week, from September 2-4, at the Singleton Park Campus. It is the first time the meeting will be held in the UK.

Lipidomics is the study of lipids, more commonly known as fats and oils.  Lipids are essential molecules for life and they are present in all cells of the body and are important for energy storage and communication between cells.

Scientists from across Europe, Asia, and the USA will attend the meeting to present their latest research results.  Among the exciting discoveries to be highlighted in the meeting will be the involvement of lipids in immunity, cancer, and neurodegeneration, particularly how cholesterol derived molecules have anti-viral effects, suppress tumours, and are neuroprotective.

The European Lipidomic Meeting series was established in Graz, Austria, in 2009 as the “Styrian Conference on Lipid Mass Spec”. The series is designed to bring together scientists working in the fields of lipidomics and lipids and provide them with a forum to present their data; discuss their results and developments in the field; and to stimulate potential collaborations.

For more information on the Fifth European Lipidomic Meeting, visit http://www.griffiths-wang-lab.co.uk/lipidomic-meeting/, and on Swansea University’s Medical School, visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/