Singapore Lipidomics Incubator

Once viewed simply as a reservoir for carbon storage, lipids are no longer cast as bystanders in the drama of bio­logical systems. The emerging field of lipidomics is driven by technology, most notably mass spectrometry, but also by complementary approaches for the detection and characterization of lipids and their biosynthetic enzymes.

SLING is a major global magnet for collaborating parties in lipidomics—from academia and industry—delivering new technologies and intellectual capital. Our centre offers cutting edge facilities and a diverse base of investigators and students, anchored at the National University of Singapore, a leading global University centred in Asia.

The future of lipidomics

In recent years, lipidomics has emerged as a new scientific discipline. Professor Markus Wenk describes the importance of this field in terms of developing therapeutic targets for diseases. Read more.