This Spring School will focus on theoretical and practical aspects of lipidomics, using state-of-the-art approaches. There will be a major focus on the underlying biology and biochemistry of lipids, including their roles in health and disease.
There will be 20 + sessions over 5 days, topics include neutral lipids, fatty acids, eicosanoids, sphingolipids, sterols and bile acids.
An introduction to MS-based lipidomics will cover all aspects from sample preparation, storage, chromatography, instrumentation, and identification using databases including LIPID MAPS. There will be a dedicated session on novel technologies, such as iKnife, REIMS, imaging, and new standards for quantitation. This will be alongside practical tutorials on software and informatics tools for lipidomics.
An introduction into data integration using biostatistics and systems biology, to include lipid biology/ biochemistry, MS-based lipidomics and quantification using targeted methods.
There will be about 50 attendees and the following invited speakers.
LIPID MAPS Spring School will talk place in Cardiff City Centre. Cardiff is the Capital City of Wales, and offers a range of unique attractions, entertainment and shopping. It is a compact, thriving city just over 2 hours by train from London and Birmingham; with excellent transport links, both bus and train.
The Spring School will be held in the Park Plaza Hotel, which is central to all the city centre amenities.
The Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the train station and 2 minutes from Cardiff Castle.
Cardiff city centre has a variety of places to stay from 5 star luxury to beds on a budget.
Please use the map to see some examples/links that you might find helpful when booking your accommodation.
For further options please visit www.visitcardiff.com, or please do get in touch with us for any advice that you need before booking your accommodation.