iSLS 8

8th International Singapore Lipid Symposium

March 18–20, 2020

National University of Singapore
Organizer: Prof. Markus R Wenk

The Singapore Lipid Symposium (biennial, since 2006) has rapidly evolved into a key event to keep up to date for novel developments in lipidomics in Asia Pacific. Based on past experience, we are expecting participation of approximately 150-200 from around the world and representation from a wide range of areas in the life sciences across academia and industry.

Information relative to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak:

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 7th February, Singapore has elevated its national disease response framework to level orange in relation to the novel coronavirus 2019. This will put in place a number of measures to prevent and reduce the impact of infections.

At the National University of Singapore, these include daily temperature declarations, temperature screen stations on campus as well as more restricted access to buildings. Furthermore, and of particular relevance for ISLS8, we are to postpone or cancel events with more than 50 participants.

We therefore have not much other choice than to abandon ISLS8 in its current form. This has been a difficult decision and we are sorry to have to convey this message. We shall get back to you with precise dates for ISLS8 in March 2021 instead.

Meanwhile, we are communicating with plenary speakers in an effort to organize the conference online with a modified program to accommodate the different time zones of those who decide to contribute.

We will keep posting updates.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Best wishes,

Prof. Markus R. Wenk

on behalf of the SLING organizing committee


Download the poster here

Download the Preliminary Program here.
We are now working on an updated webcast program.

Registration will be back soon, once we have finalised the webcast program.

Abstracts submission

Please submit your abstract to [email protected] using this form

(Abstracts send to any other e-mail address may not be considered. If you encounter any problem, please email Amaury at [email protected]).

Deadline for abstract submission is February 15th 2020.
Up to 6 abstracts from young scientists will be selected for a short talk

Program details

Plenary Speakers

Makoto Arita, RIKEN
Erin S Baker, North Carolina State University
Matthew Chang, National University of Singapore
Hyungwon Choi, National University of Singapore
Rosario Domingues, University of Aveiro
Russ Grant, LabCorp
Rebecca A Heusler, Columbia University
Timothy Hla, Harvard University
Philipp Khaitovich, Skoltech
John McLean, Vanderbilt University
Peter Meikle, Baker Institute
Gero Miesenböck, University of Oxford
Antonia Monteiro, National University of Singapore
Long Nguyen, National University of Singapore
Anna Nicolaou, University of Manchester
Dan Ory, Casma Therapeutics
Andrej Schevchenko, Max Planck Dresden
Jentaie Shiea, National Sun Yat-Sen University
Ravinder Singh, Mayo Clinic
Tore Skotland, University of Oslo
Sarah Spiegel, Virginia Commonwealth University
Shankar Subramanian, University of California San Diego
Jennifer van Eyck, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Yu Xia, Tsinghua University

Day 1 and Day 2 (Mon 16 – Tue 17):  Thematic half-day satellite workshops
Thematic half-day satellite workshops are planned for March 16 & 17 on the following topics:
(detailed program of each satellite will be available shortly)

– Lipidomics A-Z (Day 1, AM) (Program)
– Computational Mass Spectrometry (working title) (Day 1, AM) (Preliminary Program)
– Placental & breast milk lipids (Day 1, PM)
– Nutrition and maintenance of optimal health (working title) (Day 1, PM)
– Data quality to downstream stats – practicum in R language (Day 1, PM) (Program)
– Lysolipid transport (Day 2, AM) (Program)
– Metabolomics in Human Health Population Studies (Day 2, AM) (Program)
– Clinical Mass Spec: from R&D to Implementation and Valuation (Day 2, AM) (Program)
– Microbial lipids (Day 2, PM) (Program)
– Lipid mediators of host/microbe interactions (Day 2, PM) (Program)
– Genomic-lipidomic interface (Day 2, PM)
– High-throughput Measurements (Day 2, PM) (by invitation only, Program)

Participants will be asked at registration which session they would prefer to attend.

Modular breakout sessions
In addition, there will be 1-hour modular breakout sessions in the morning as well as the afternoon on each day of the main symposium.
These parallel blocks are diverse and include:
(detailed program of each module will be available shortly)

– Short plenary talks (everyday from 8.30 to 9.30AM and from 3.30 to 4.30PM, 36 in total, invited and selected from submitted abstracts)
– Engagement with clinician scientists
– Global Plasma Lipidomics Initiatives
– NUS-Agilent Hub for Translation and Capture
– Precision medicine Initiatives (Program)
– International Lipidomics Society
– Vitamin D case studies
[email protected]
– PRISM (Program)
– Exhibitors Forum (Program)


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