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Lipids are Cool Again!

The Lipidomics Webinar #1 | with Kai Simons

Lipid metabolism homeostasis is essential for life, but the ongoing obesity pandemic threatens it. Blood lipidomics profiles may help stem the obesity affliction. Lipids are coming back.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm Europe/Berlin
Duration: 35 min + Q&A
Media: Zoom App
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Before the DNA revolution the lipids were center stage in cell membrane research and also important players in metabolic research. But then they slowly disappeared into the background, being relegated to a boring matrix for proteins in membranes. This is now changing.

Lipids are coming back on all fronts. They regulate the functions of cell membranes essential for life. The lipid composition in cells is tightly regulated to allow cell metabolism to function as a coordinated whole. This homeostasis is today under threat because our lifestyle is out of sync, causing an obesity pandemic with deadly consequences.

We developed a mass spectrometry-based platform with unprecedented precision and have used this technology to analyze and establish multi-parametric lipid signatures that measure health and disease. Our data suggest that the blood lipidome reflects the metabolic status of the body. These lipidomic profiles could provide a navigation tool to stem the obesity affliction.

Here is what you can learn

  • Recap of the research history of lipids
  • Introduction to lipids and lipid metabolism
  • Methods for analyzing lipids
  • Predictive power of lipidomics data

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Date and Time

September 21, 2021
5:00 pm Europe/Berlin

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Recording will be available
7 days after the webinar

Your Hosts

Dr. Helena Jambor, moderator of the webinar series The Lipidomics Webinar.

Dr. Helena Jambor
Scientist, Data Visualization Expert at University Clinic Dresden

Helena got a PhD in RNA biology at EMBL. She is experienced in genomics and life science data visualization. Helena holds lectures in bioinformatics and acts as a consultant for visual communications.
Prof. Dr. Kai Simons, Founder And CEO of Lipotype, Speaker at The Lipidomics Webinar "Lipids Are Cool Again"

Prof. Kai Simons
Founder and CEO of Lipotype, Emeritus Director of MPI-CBG

Kai's research focuses on cell membrane organization and function, and he has pioneered the concept of lipid rafts as a membrane organizing principle. Kai is the Founder and CEO of Lipotype GmbH.

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