Conference Summary

Join us for a virtual conference that will convene the world's leading scientists and promising young investigators and trainees in a collegial and supportive environment to address issues related to lipid droplets.

Launched in 2008, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is the only scientific meeting of its kind dedicated to exploring lipid droplets in the context of their biogenesis/turnover, contacts with other organelles, integrative biology, and role in human physiology and disease.

This virtual conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from academia and industry who study and conduct research on lipid droplets via online sessions.

What to Expect

Presentations and Q&A Sessions
Watch presentations from the convenience of your home or office and ask speakers questions live during the virtual conference. View the conference schedule for a full list of speakers and sessions.

Meet your colleagues and senior investigators in the virtual Networking Lounge.

Meet the Speakers
Attend break-out sessions where junior researchers can meet with senior investigators in a small group environment.

Poster Sessions
Browse pre-recorded poster presentations online with an opportunity for Q&A.

On-Demand Access
Access presenter-permitted sessions on demand following the conference for a limited time. Watch them at your convenience.

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Funding for this conference was made possible in part by 1 R13 DK126215-01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions: June 16, 2020
Registration Closes: July 2, 2020 11:59 (PST)


Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD Senior Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, USA

Robert Farese Jr., MD
Department Chair and Professor, Molecular Metabolism, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Associate Member, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA

Keynote Lecture

Tobias Walther, PhD
Harvard University

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