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RGU hosting International Bioscience conference


Robert Gordon University (RGU) is hosting an international research conference this week which has attracted delegates from around the world.

The Sir Ian Wood BuildingThe 55th International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL) will be held at the university’s Riverside East building from Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27.

The event has been dedicated to the memory of Professor Alan Garton, a founding father of the Scottish Lipid Discussion Group who conducted pioneering work into lipids and founder member of ICBL.

The conference will include a range of sessions including plenary lectures, invited symposium speakers, hot topics sessions and themed poster sessions.

Topics which will be covered at the conference include:  

  • Lipid Modulators of Inflammation and Immunity
  • Modified Fatty Acids and Lipids
  • Endocannabinoids: Synthesis and Function
  • Phytolipids - A Vision for the Future?
  • Lipidomics - What's Next?
  • Lipids in Whole Body Systems
  • Membrane Lipid Trafficking

Professor Cherry Wainwright, Director of RGU’s Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR) and chair of the local committee, will present at the conference.

She said: “We’re very proud to host the 55th International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids at our modern Garthdee campus.

“The event has attracted delegates from around the world, including countries such as Japan, Argentina and Malaysia so it is an excellent chance to showcase the excellent facilities we have here at RGU.

“A number of our experts, including Dr Giovanna Bermano and Dr Marie Goua, have been involved in the local organisation of the event and will also present their research throughout the week.

“We are looking forward to meeting research colleagues from around the world, sharing our research and building new relationships to further strengthen our work in this area.”

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport