About us

Aims

  • 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

Objectives

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

Diversity

As of June 18th, 2020, the ILS has the following dsitribution among its members:

  • Representatives from 20 countries
  • Gender balance; Males – 51 (65%), Females – 28 (35%)
  • Students; 8 (10%)
  • Postdocs; 10 (13%)
  • Regular; 49 (62%)
  • Corporate Basic; 6 (8%)
  • Corporate Premium; 6 (8%)

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 2020
Composition of ILS IG steering committees, as of June 18th, 2020

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.

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Benefits

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
  • Get priority access to our Lipidomics IT Infrastructure (under development)
  • Get a seat in our Industrial Advisory Board (corporate members only)

Participation

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

Xianlin Han

Secretary

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

Harald Köfeler

Treasurer

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

Michal Holčapek

VP for Conferences

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

Kim Ekroos

President

Lipidomics Consulting Ltd.,
Esbo, Finland

Gerhard Liebisch

Deputy President

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

Robert Ahrends

VP for Digital Communication

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

Markus Wenk

VP for Publications

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

Erin Baker

VP for Education

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

Associates

Nils Hoffmann

Head of Digital Operations

Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V.,
Dortmund, Germany

Do you have any questions?

Please contact us directly! We are happy to help!