The aim of this conference is to bring togather scientists and students from all over the world who are interested in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and cell biology of membrane lipids research. The conference will be divided into 4 sections, namely:
1) Lipids of biological membranes (Chair Thomas Becker, University of Freiburg, Germany)
2) Lipids of artificial membranes (Chair Karl Lohner, University of Graz, Austria)
3) Enzymes of lipid metabolism in biological membranes (Chair Christine Lang, University of Technology and Organobalance, Berlin, Germany)
4) Membrane lipids in health and disease (Chair Ruth Birner-Grünberger, Medical University Graz, Austria)
Eight well-known international keynote speakers will be invited to give an overview of their field of research and to present their new data. Fourteen short oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Moreover, two poster sessions will be held mainly for students to present their recent work. 2 x 250,- € Poster Awards will be provided by the journal "Progress in Lipid Research".