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This meeting took place in 2007

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Bioactive Lipids in the Lipidomics Era (C2)

Organizer(s) Sarah Spiegel, Alfred H. Merrill and H. Alex Brown
February 20—25, 2007
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 20, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 20, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 20, 2006

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The identification of many receptors and targets of bioactive lipid mediators has led to research uncovering their roles in regulating many important normal and pathophysiological processes. It has become evident that the biological activities and functions of lipid signaling molecules are dependent on both their molecular structures and complex cell-specific interactions among the different pathways involved in their biosynthesis and metabolism. The growing complexity of these interactions and the thousands of cellular lipids, together with genomics and proteomics technology already in place, has emphasized the need for development of complementary lipidomics technology. The goal of this meeting is to bring investigators studying signaling and metabolism of bioactive lipids together with researchers who are now developing lipidomics methods for exhaustive characterization and systematic measurement by mass spectrometry of the lipidome, ie cellular lipids, their precursors and their metabolites. The program of this meeting has been designed to foster and synergize research in these areas.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 20, 2006 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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