Interest Groups

The International Lipidomics Society (ILS) is a scientific non-profit organization representing and promoting lipidomics through worldwide cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques, resources, skills and training.

Lipidomics Standards Initiative (LSI)

LSI aims to create guidelines for the major lipidomic workflows in a community-wide effort. The guidelines/standards include the various analytical steps in a lipidomics workflow, guiding how to (i) collect and store samples, (ii) extract lipids, (iii) execute the MS analysis, (iv) perform data processing, including lipid identification, deconvolution, annotation, quantification, and evaluation of quality […]

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Clinical lipidomics

The main goal of this interest group (IG) is to help with the transition of lipidomic research from academia to clinical laboratories for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The first issue is the identification of bottlenecks in this process, and how to overcome possible difficulties in the method transfer. The typical clinical laboratory processes a large […]

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Applied bioinformatics

The applied bioinformatics task group within the International Lipidomics Society aims at facilitating the development of bioinformatics tools and workflows to foster the exchange of quantitative and qualitative lipidomics data. This will be achieved by providing standardized data formats for data exchange between vendor software, the research community, bioinformatics applications, and public data repositories. Moreover, […]

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Reference materials and biological reference ranges

The main aim of this interest group is to aid the process towards determination of the biological variation of lipids. Knowledge of the upper and lower concentrations boundaries of lipids forms the basis for scientific advances as well as technology translation in the field of lipidomics. A reference material is a homogeneous pool of unprocessed […]

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Lipid Function

The aim of this interest group is to define the function(s) of individual lipid species. Lipid species act as single molecules and as a collective to structurally and chemically regulate cell membrane dynamics, store energy and/or serve as precursors of bioactive metabolites. The structural differences among individual lipid species is enormous, differing in such as […]

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Instrumental and Methodological Developments

The aims of this interest group are multifactual. The main ones include, but are not limited to, (1) developing novel lipidomics methods; (2) standardizing existing analytical methods; (3) exploring new methods and applications when a novel type of instrument becomes commercially available; and (4) making suggestions to the manufacturers for new instruments which could have […]

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Lipid Ontology

The International Lipidomics Society aims to consolidate scientific activities to establish controlled vocabulary and ontology that is sufficient for describing chemical space of lipidomes and its integration into established gene ontology terms. We will serve the research community by constantly improving the terminology for lipid ontology in the public data repositories. Basic conceptual work is […]

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