Where in the World is Walt this Summer?

Posted on June 06, 2019


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You probably won’t be surprised to learn that our founder, Walt Shaw, has exciting travel plans for the months of June and July. Keep reading to learn more about the events he’ll be attending this summer! And make sure you connect with us if you have plans to attend any of these events as well.

International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids in Tokyo, Japan

From June 17-21, Walt will be in Tokyo for the ICBL. This year is the 60th annual meeting, and the theme of the event is Biology of LipoQuality: The importance of Lipid Quality (LipoQuality) in biological systems.

The conference has invited speakers from around the globe, including scientists from Canada, Israel, France, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the U.K., and the U.S. Presentation topics range from mediator lipidome dynamics to the translation of lipidomic technologies towards quantification of blood lipids and beyond.

European Biophysical Societies’ Association Meeting in Madrid, Spain

Next, Walt is headed to the 12th European Biophysical Societies’ Association (EBSA) meeting from July 20-24. This is a joint event with the International Conferences on Biological Physics (ICPB) as well as the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The theme of this year’s event is Biophysics for Life and Technology.

Walt will be presenting the Avanti Award in Lipids at this event to Dr. Bruno Antonny. The award aims to recognize the most important European scientific contributions to the understanding of lipid biophysics, including metabolism, enzymology, structure and membranes. In addition to presenting the award, Walt will be attending symposia on lipid and lipidome biophysics, among other related topics. Learn more about this year’s biophysics congress here.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

Last on the agenda for Walt in July is the FASEB Experimental Biology Meeting, which takes place in Lisbon from July 28-August 2. Here, research will be presented pertaining to lysophospholipid and related mediators. Walt will also be discussing his life in lipid research and how he ended up in the pharma industry.

The FASEB puts on around 70 conferences that meet every two to three years and hosts opportunities for more than 4,000 researchers to connect with colleagues around the world. The Experimental Biology Meeting specifically provides a perfect chance for established and junior scientists to meet and share work through formal sessions and informal discussion.