48th Annual Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference (SERLC)

Enjoy lipid science in a beautiful mountain setting...

Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference (SERLC) 48th Annual Conference
NOVEMBER 13-15, 2013
High Hampton Inn & Country Club, Cashiers, North Carolina

Registration & Abstract Deadline: September 27, 2013
Photo Contest Submission Deadline: September 27, 2013

The South Eastern Regional Lipid Conference (SERLC) is one of the largest and most established academic meetings on lipid biology research in the United States. The main themes are sphingolipids, phospholipids, and eicosanoids, their analysis by state of the art lipidomics, and their biological functions in cell signaling, cell biology and in physiological and pathophysiological processes, including metabolic and infectious diseases, immunology and cancer. This year’s conference special focus theme is inflammation. Additional topics covered are the structural and functional analysis of unique sphingolipids and phospholipids in plants, and fungi. Travel Awards are available for students and post-doctoral fellows to cover registration and travel costs.

There will be lots of opportunity for networking at coffee breaks, poster sessions, and meal times. Enjoy great hiking, golf, canoeing, and lounging during free time. The last night culminates in a square dance with live music and the Southern Appalachian Cloggers.

2013 Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Lina M. Obeid
North port Va medical center, Northport NY  and Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

Her topic: "Bioactive Sphingolipids in Inflammation and Cancer"

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Dr. Andrew D. Luster
Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

His topic: "Lipids orchestrate leukocyte recruitment in inflammation"

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This is an excellent conference for trainees. Session talks and posters are solely presented by students and post-doctoral fellows. Senior post-doctoral fellows and junior faculties are selected to chair the sessions.


Chair: Dr. Carole Oskeritzian, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, email: Carole.Oskeritzian@uscmed.sc.edu

Co-Chair: Dr. Kazuaki Takabe, Departments of Surgery and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, email: ktakabe@mcvh-vcu.edu