Preliminary congress program*

*please note that the current program may be subject to change

Program Schedule

 Date Time Description

Tuesday, Oct. 05, 2021


Registration opens

09:00 – 12:00

LIFS Training session pt. I

LipiTUM Workshop

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 15:00

LIFS Training session pt. II

ILS Meeting pt. I - Interest Group Presentations

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17:00

LIFS Training session pt. II ctd.

ILS Meeting pt. II - Lipidomics Standardization Update and Discussion

17:00 – 18:00


18:00 – 19:00

Opening Keynote Lecture: Membrane Biophysics

Membrane lipidomics at the nexus of biophysics and cell physiology
Ilya Leventhal

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Mixer

Wednesday, Oct. 06, 2021

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1 – Lipid Metabolism

Keynote: Beyond "good cholesterol": Lipidomic analysis of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)
Anatol Kontush

Early Career Females in Lipidomics
Ontogeny of plasma lipid metabolism in pregnancy and early childhood: a longitudinal population study
Satvika Burugupalli, Metabolomics Laboratory, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia

Intra-tumoral heterogeneity of lipid metabolism in glioblastoma
Sweta Parik, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, VIB, Leuven, Belgium

What is the lowest common denominator of the mammalian lung lipidome? A cross-species study.
Daniel Krause, Division of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Session 2 – Clinical Lipidomics – Technologies

Keynote: Lipid class separation - mass spectrometry workflows in high-throughput lipidomic quantitation
Michal Holčapek, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Using reference materials to generate biological reference ranges in lipidomics
Federico Torta, NUS, Singapore

Early Career Females in Lipidomics
A novel lipid droplet specific LC-MSn workflow for investigating therapy-resistance mechanisms in human colon cancer
Katharina Hohenwallner, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Accumulation of dihydrosphingolipids and neutral lipids are related to steatosis and fibrosis damage both in human and animal models of NAFLD.
Oscar Pastor, UCA-CCM, Servicio de Bioquímica Clínica, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal-IRYCIS, Madrid and Grupo de Lípidos, Servicio de Bioquímica Investigación, Ramón y Cajal-IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain

12:30 – 14:00


13:30 – 14:00

Lunch Workshop
Innovative tools for rigorous profiling and
confident annotation of the lipidome
Anas Kamleh, Thermo Fisher Scientific

14:00 – 15:30

Session 3 – Shotgun Lipidomics

Keynote: Update on multi-dimensional mass spectrometry-based shotgun lipidomics and its biological/biomedical applications
Xianlin Han, Barshop Institute, UT Health, San Antonio, TX, USA

Flexibility of a mammalian lipidome — Insights from mouse lipidomics
Christian Klose, Lipotype GmbH, Dresden, Germany

Lipidomic signatures of NAFLD progression
Olga Vvedenskaya, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany and Spectroswiss, Lausanne, Switzerland

Computational stratification and subtyping on NAFLD liver lipidomics
Tim Daniel Rose, LipiTUM, Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:30

Session 4 – Clinical Lipidomics – Current Applications

Keynote: Plasma ceramides as biomarkers of cerebrovascular disease and dementia
Michelle Mielke, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Comprehensive lipidomic profiling along the clinical patient journey by laser assisted rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometry - from cancer screening to MS-guided surgery
Zoltan Takats, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Altered Plasma, Urine, and Tissue Profiles of Sulfatides and Sphingomyelins in Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients
Robert Jirásko, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Fingerprints and footprints of sebum associated with profiles of abundance of epidermal lipids in the stratum corneum: relevance in skin physiology and in atopic dermatitis
Emanuela Camera, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute - IRCCS, Rome, Italy

17:30 – 18:00

Remote Poster Presentations

18:00 – 21:00

Poster Session & Beer

Thursday, Oct. 07, 2021

09:00 – 10:30

Session 5 – Structural Lipidomics

Keynote: Integrating Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography, Trapped Ion Mobility, and Isomer Resolving MS/MS Enables Fast and In-Depth Lipidomic Profiling
Yu Xia, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Mapping of alkyl and alkenyl ether lipids in RP-LC-MS experiments
Jakob Koch, Institute of Human Genetics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

HILIC meets MS imaging: CCS values obtained by chromatographic separation coupled to trapped ion mobility-MS for unequivocal assignment of phospholipids in MALDI-MS-imaging
Ansgar Korf, Bruker Daltonics GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen, Germany

Identification and quantitation of glycolipidic rhamnolipids by supercritical fluid chromatography-mass spectrometry and charged aerosol detection
Anna Lipphardt, Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Session 6 – Sphingolipids Signaling/Health and Disease

Keynote: Ceramides and the two phases of lipotoxicity?
Scott Summers, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

A reference map of Sphingolipids in murine tissues
Sneha Muralidharan, Singapore Lipidomics Incubator, Life Sciences Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Probing the platelet lipidome and identifying key lipids critical for platelet activation by comprehensive lipidomics
Robert Ahrends, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Gangliosides Characterization and Isomer Separation using SLIM-based High Resolution Ion Mobility (HRIM)-Mass Spectrometry (MS)
Komal Kedia, MSD, West Point, PA, USA

12:30 – 14:00


13:30 – 14:00

Lunch Workshop
Lipid Characterization with EAD using the ZenoTOF 7600 system
Christian Baumann, Accurate Mass Workflows, SCIEX

14:00 – 15:30

Session 7 – Bile Acids and Lipid Signaling

Keynote: Bile acid signaling and the regulation of metabolic control
Christian Wolfrum, Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Short chain fatty acids and bile acids in human faeces are associated with the intestinal cholesterol conversion status
Silke Matysik, Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg

CRISPR/Cas-9-mediated inactivation of soluble epoxide hydrolase N-Tle domain, a lipid phosphate phosphatase, promotes thermogenesis through peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma
Thomas Duflot, Normandy University, UniRouen and Department of Pharmacology, Rouen University Hospital and Laboratory of Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology and Pharmacogenetics, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France

Assessing membrane fluidity of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using an RPLC-IM-MS method for isomeric phospholipid separations
Kelly M. Hines, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:30

Session 8 – Lipid Biomarker

Keynote: Lipidomic-Based Insights into Disease Mechanisms: A Targeted Lipidomics Discovery Pipeline for Network Analysis
Irina Alecu, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Multiomics of synaptic junctions reveals altered lipid metabolism and signaling upon environmental enrichment
Cristina Coman, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Modified lipids and lipid-protein adducts as pro-inflammatory markers in obesity and related complications
Patricia Prabutzki, Leipzig University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics, Leipzig, Germany

Early Career Females in Lipidomics
Chemical cartography of localized lipidomic alterations during infectious diseases
Laura-Isobel McCall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, USA

19:30 – 23:00

Conference Dinner - Please access the ConfTool Agenda for location details!

Friday, Oct. 08, 2021

09:00 – 10:30

Session 9 – Standards and Tools for Lipid Data Processing & Analysis

Keynote: Lipid molecular timeline profiling reveals diurnal crosstalk between the liver and circulation
Christer Ejsing, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark and EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

LipidCreator workbench to probe the lipidomic landscape
Dominik Kopczynski, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Integration of lipid specific fragmentation rules into SIRIUS
Kai Dührkop, Department of Bioinformatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

SmartPeak Automates Metabolomics, Fluxomic, and Lipidomic Data Processing
Douglas McCloskey, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Session 10 – Data Integration

Keynote: LION/web: a web-suite for lipidomics data analysis
Martijn Molenaar, Alexandrov Group, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Automation of Large-Scale Lipidomics Workflow Management, Data Processing, QA/QC and Reporting
Bo Burla, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The LIFS tools and workflows for mass-spectrometry based lipidomics
Nils Hoffmann, Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), Bielefeld University, Germany

Investigating Global Lipidome Alterations with the Lipid Network Explorer
Nikolai Köhler, LipiTUM, Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics, TUM School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

12:30 – 12:45

Presentation of ILS 2022

12:45 – 13:00

Award Ceremony:
Poster and Presentation Prizes

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and Departure


University Regensburg, Grand Lecture Hall (Audimax)


  • Total session length: 1h 30 min
    • 30 min (25 min + 5 min discussion) Keynote speaker
    • 3 x 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion) Short talks selected from abstracts

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