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The 4th Australian Lipid Meeting

28th to 30th November 2018 – the Camperdown Campus at the University of Sydney.

Beyond their role as membrane components and as an energy store, lipids and lipid-derived signalling molecules are major regulators of cell biology and physiology. Many of the most successful pharmaceuticals target lipid signalling molecules (an obvious example being the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Rapid technological and methodological advances are now giving us access to the full lipidome and empowering new studies into disease biomarkers and the role of individual lipids in cell biology and physiology.

The 4th Australian Lipids Meeting aims to bring together lipid researchers from different fields to discuss their work,  current technology, and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Program Overview
Plenary Speakers
Accommodation and Transport
Further Information
Australian Lipid Meeting Organising Committee

Program overview

Wednesday 28th – Half day (PM) including Welcome Reception

Thursday 29th – Full day with catered coffee breaks, lunch and conference dinner

Friday 30th – Half day conference

Planned topics to be included;

Lipids in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases Lipid metabolism and cancer
Clinical applications Lipids in plants and microbes
Lipids in neurological diseases Integrating lipidomics with other platforms
Lipid Imaging Technical advances

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Plenary speakers
Mika Ala-Korpela, Professor in Systems Epidemiology, Baker IDI Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Short Biography


Kent Chapman, Director, Biodiscovery Institute, and Professor, University of North Texas, Texas, USA.

Short Biography


Judith Storch, Distinguished Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Short Biography


David Silver, Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Short Biography


Leanne Hodson, Associate Professor, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.

Short Biography



Registration Opens – July

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Oral Abstract submissions close Saturday 1st September and Abstract authors will be notified of acceptance late September.

Poster Abstract submissions close 1st November.

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Special issue of Metabolites

Authors will have the option to prepare full research papers, arising from complete bodies of work presented at the meeting, for publication in a special issue of Metabolites. The publication fee will be waived for the first six papers accepted for publication in the special issue.


The 4th Australian Lipid Meeting acknowledges and thanks the following sponsors for their support.

Our Platinum Sponsor

Our Gold Sponsors





Our Silver Sponsor

Agilent Technologies

Media partner


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Venue details

Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney University

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Visit the official official tourism, destinations and events website to find out all about Sydney.

The Meeting venue is located close to a range of accommodation and transportation options.


From Sydney Airport the most efficient way to travel is either to take a taxi directly to Sydney University or your hotel, or take the airport train to the city (Opal Cards can be purchased at the airport station). A taxi from Sydney Airport to Sydney University will cost approximately $30-$35 (please note this is approximate) and takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

There are three train stations within a 3 km walk of the meeting venue (Central, Redfern, and Newtown). Redfern station is approximately 20 minutes walk from the venue. Buses depart central station to bus stops just outside the meeting venue on Paramatta Road.

The meeting venue is close to a major arterial road – Paramatta Road, which has a number of closely located bus stops from most directions. Below are a few of the close stop numbers.


The below transport infrastructure maps may assist in planning your travel.

Multiple transport guide (includes bus and train information)

Sydney trains network guide

Sydney intercity train network guide


There are a number of accomodation facilities within a close proximity to the Meeting venue. As the venue is located close to the Darling Harbour precinct and the CBD of Sydney additional accomodation options are available in these two locations. The list of accomodation facilities below are provided due to there proximity to the Meeting venue, they are not recommendations by the Committee and we suggest reviewing all accommodation listed below to ensure your own personal circumstances and requirements are met.

Veriu, Camperdown

Rydges, Camperdown

Quality Suites, Camperdown

Quality Apartments, Camperdown

Ryals Hotel, Broadway

Veriu, Broadway

Adina, Chippendale

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Further Information

General enquiries – Associate Professor Anthony Don on email anthony.don@sydney.edu.au

Sponsorship enquiries – Dr Thusitha Rupasinghe on email tru@unimelb.edu.au

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Australian Lipid Meeting Organising Committee
Associate Professor Anthony Don (Chair)

Dr Thusitha Rupasinghe Dr Simon Brown
Professor Gavin Reid Dr Clinton Bruce
Professor Peter Meikle Dr Ben Crossett
Associate Professor Todd Mitchell Dr Andrew How
Professor Andrew Brown Professor Ute Roessner
Ms Claudia Kielkopf – student representative

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