The article Identification of key lipids critical for platelet activation by comprehensive analysis of the platelet lipidome was recently published in the international journal Blood.

In this paper, Bing Peng and co-workers report the first quantitative analysis of dynamic platelet lipidome modulation, revealing key lipids being altered in platelet activation. They further identify SMPD1 as a powerful modulator of the platelet lipidome and its activation via regulation of lyso-sphingomyelin.

Read More

LipidomicsForum Banner 2018 regOpen

We are very happy to announce the 4th International Lipidomics Forum in Dortmund (ISAS) between 11th and 13th of November 2018 ( This symposium is the 4th meeting of an annual series of conferences on lipid biology and lipidomics. The forum provides a platform for interaction of international acknowledged scientists, students and young researchers. Specifically, we encourage young researchers to participate by poster presentations and short talks allowing them to receive advice from experts in the field. This symposium series will not only cover research highlights but also will offer tutorials on selected medical and methodical topics, which are in the focus of the Special Interest Group Lipid Analytics and Lipidomics of the DGMS. Students will be financially supported by travel grants of the DGMS. The registration and abstract submission platform is open and will be closed for early birds at the 30th of August. We are very excited to present this meeting and looking forward to lively discussions and many interactions.

The registration is open; we warmly welcome you to the ISAS Dortmund and looking forward to your visit and contribution.

The Organizers

Robert Ahrends (ISAS), Nils Hoffmann (ISAS), Dominik Kopczynski (ISAS), Nicolas Gisch (RCB) and Dominik Schwudke (RCB)


The lipidomics standards initiative and LIFS will participate in the HUPO-PSI Spring Meeting 2018, April 18th - 20th, Heidelberg, Germany.

A session on Friday will be dedicated to requirements for lipidomics data standardization. Please get in contact, if you would like to join either in person or via Google Hangouts: Join the session.


Meet the LIFS consortium members at Analytica 2018, April 10th - 13th, Munich, Germany.

We will present our latest advancements in the Multiomics and BIG DATA Tools for OMICS tracks, focusing on the integration of Lipidomics and Proteomics data.

See you in Munich!

During last week's 7th International Singapore Lipid Symposium, organized by Prof. Markus R Wenk, the Lipidomics Standards Initiative (LSI) was officially launched by Dr. Kim Ekroos and PD. Dr. Gerhard Liebisch.

The aim of the LSI is to define standards for protocols, reporting and data exchange formats in lipidomics.

Stay tuned for more information on the LSI and how to get involved during the next months.