Adina Michael-Titus
Simon Dyall
Peter Clough

Lipid Analysis, Biology and Health

The inaugural 2019 International Lipid School was held 17-19 June at the University of Roehampton in London, UK. The school introduces scientists at postgraduate and postdoctoral level to the diverse fields of lipid biochemistry and analysis, and the roles of lipids in biology - in health and disease. The school brings together a panel of outstanding international experts discussing topics of relevance to those studying or working in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, nutrition, cardiology, neonatology, or wider healthcare.

This residential summer school, hosted by the University of Roehampton in 2019, provided participants with a solid foundation in the principles of lipid analysis, and the biochemistry and physiology of lipids. Topics covered include Lipidomics and Mass Spectrometry, Pregnancy and Development, Cardiovascular Disease, Immune Function, Specialised Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators, Neurological Disease, and the Endocannabinoid System.  

The limited class size allows participants to freely interact with the internationally renowned speakers in an informal setting. The International Lipid School provides an intensive two and a half days of interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and networking. The   final afternoon was spent exploring the practical aspects of lipidomic analysis in the laboratory of Dr Jes Dalli, at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.