About us


  • The International Lipidomics Society (ILS) is a scientific non-profit organization representing and promoting lipidomics through worldwide cooperation.

  • ILS aims to foster the development of new technologies, techniques, resources, skills and training through international collaborations.

ILS Roadmap and Events 2019 - 2021
ILS network of international partners


The ILS strives to

  • Be the point of contact for lipidomics research, development and commercialization
  • Foster global collaboration and transparent communication in lipidomics projects by gathering leading international laboratories from a wide range of disciplines
  • Organize annual international meetings, workshops and training courses
  • Foster the translation of lipidomics data to biological meaning in all aspects
  • Support large-scale inter-lab lipidomics projects
  • Foster and coordinate communication among funding agencies and industry partners with the lipidomics community and coordinate the activities of groups and organizations interested in ILS’s scientific initiatives and Interest Groups


As of June 18th, 2021, the ILS has the following dsitribution among its members:

  • Representatives from 26 countries
  • Gender balance; Females – 52 (42%), Males – 71 (57%), Unknown / not provided – 1 (<1%)
  • Students; 11 (9%)
  • Postdocs; 17 (14%)
  • Regular; 89 (72%)
  • Corporate Basic; 5 (4%)
  • Corporate Premium; 2 (2%)
  • Academic Basic; 1 (<1%)

The ILS as a society is committed to actively work towards becoming more diverse, equal and inclusive by proactively contacting and encouraging prospective and existing members at any level of their career to take an active part in shaping the society, its interest groups and interest group steering committees, its processes, as well as representing the society and contributing to it on every level.

We promote diversity and inclusivity among our members, interest groups and boards and both encourage and enable participation universally for all our members. This also means that ILS expects its members to follow and promote the same principles.

If you want to get involved more actively, please contact us or the interest group directly.

ILS members inferred gender and geographic diversity by affiliation, as of June 18th 2021
Composition of ILS IG steering committees, as of June 18th, 2021

Please note that the above figures are only an approximation. ILS does not require its members to disclose their gender, their nationality, ethnicity or age. For registration purposes, we only request your name, E-Mail address, affiliation and professional status. For bookkeeping and tax purposes, we may store a billing address connected to your payment.



If you join ILS, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Participate actively in shaping the future of the Lipidomics Community
  • Expand your network and find new collaborators
  • Shape your own science by getting involved interest groups
  • Access to the latest guidelines and protocols
  • Free or reduced fees for our upcoming ILS conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Apply for our ILS Early Career Travel Awards to support young researchers to attend conferences
  • Get priority access to our Lipidomics IT Infrastructure (under development)
  • Get a seat in the steering committee of one of our interest groups (corporate or academic premium members only)


If you join ILS, you can shape the future of the field by engaging in one of our interest groups:

    • individual IGs plan their activities and goals independently
    • they report their activities and events on the ILS website
    • they are coordinated by steering committees including at least 1 board member
    • all IG members can actively participate and shape the future plans of their IGs
    • ILS members are welcome to join any IG and participate according to their interest
    • collaboration of different IGs is welcome and actively encouraged

If you plan to join an Interest Group you can subscribe to them on their page or contact one of the IGs steering committee members directly.

Who are we - The Current Board



Lipidomics Consulting Ltd.,
Esbo, Finland


Deputy President

Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine,
University of Regensburg, Germany

Xianlin HAN


Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies,
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA



Core Facility for Mass Spectrometry
and Lipidomics,
Medical University of Graz, Austria


VP for Conferences

Department of Analytical Chemistry,
Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic


VP for Early Career Representation

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

Since Jan. 2024


VP for Education

Department of Chemistry,
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


VP for Digital Communication

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


VP for Diversity and Inclusion

Department of Chemistry,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


VP for Publications

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

Since Jan. 2024



Head of Digital Operations

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Past Board Members

Candice Z. ULMER

VP for Early Career Representation

Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Until Dec. 2023

Markus WENK

VP for Publications

Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING), Department of Biochemistry, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Until Dec. 2023

Do you have any questions?

Please contact us directly! We are happy to help!