On the premises of the Medical University of Graz the SFB organizes next year the 9th symposium in this series

  • 9th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology
  • April 18-20, 2024
  • Medical University of Graz, Aula, Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6, 8010 Graz


Speakers (in alphabetical order)

  • A brief history of lipid droplets
    Rosalind COLEMAN, Chapel Hill, USA - Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Leptin and the Regulation of Food Intake and the Body Weight
    Jeffrey FRIEDMAN, New York, USA - The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
  • Unraveling the mysteries of “thrifty” gene linked to energy and metabolic homeostasis in humans
    Erin KERSHAW, Pittsburgh, USA - University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine
  • Regulated inhibition of extracellular and intracellular lipolysis
    Sander KERSTEN, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Division of Human Nutrition and Health Wageningen University & Research
  • The role of cytosolic lipolysis in cardiac function and heart failure
    Ulrich KINTSCHER, Berlin, Germany - Charité, Institute of Pharmacology and Center of Cardiovascular Research
  • Prandial secretin-mediated thermogenesis in brown fat controls food intake
    Martin KLINGENSPOR, Munich, Germany - Technical University of Munich, Institute for Food and Health
  • ApoC-III's inhibition of LDLr: if it’s good for the heart, is it good for the gut?
    Alison KOHAN, Pittsburgh, USA - University of Pittsburgh, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Hormone-sensitive lipase a central integrator of adipocyte metabolism
    Dominique LANGIN, Toulouse, France - French Institute of Health and Medical Research
  • Deletion of arylacetamide deacetylase (AADAC) reduces hepatic triacylglycerol and cholesteryl ester turnover and accelerates steatosis?
    Richard LEHNER, Edmonton, Canada - University of Alberta, Department of Cell Biology
  • Lipolysis and biochemical genetics, a clinical perspective
    Grant MITCHELL, Montreal, Canada - Department of Pediatrics, Sainte-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal
  • Intrinsically disordered regions and low protein stability drives regulation and compartmentalization of LPL activity
    Michael PLOUG, Copenhagen, Denmark – BRIC, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen
  • PSD3 as a promising therapeutic target to treat fatty liver disease
    Stefano ROMEO, Gothenburg, Sweden - Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
  • Mechanisms of cholesterol trafficking in Niemann-Pick C disease
    Judith STORCH, New Brunswick, USA - The State University of New Jersey, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Rutgers


8th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology

General Information

This 8th Graz Symposium is organized by the SFB LIPID HYDROLYSIS, an excellence research network program supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the City of Graz, and the Province of Styria.

Conference Dates and Venue

Date: April 21-23, 2022
Conference venue: Medical University of Graz - Aula, Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 6, 8010 Graz, Austria

Find the program here

List of Confirmed Speakers (in alphabetical order)

- Rosalind COLEMAN, Chapel Hill, USA
- Jeffrey FRIEDMAN, New York, USA
- Erin KERSHAW, Pittsburgh, USA
- Sander KERSTEN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
- Ulrich KINTSCHER, Berlin, Germany
- Martin KLINGENSPOR, Munich, Germany
- Alison KOHAN, Pittsburgh, USA
- Grant MITCHELL, Montreal, Canada
- Dominique LANGIN, Toulouse, France
- Richard LEHNER, Edmonton, Canada
- Michael PLOUG, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Stefano ROMEO, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Judith STORCH, New Brunswick, USA

Registration CLOSED

until April 18th, 2022. Registration fee: 100 €.
There is a reduced rate of 50 € for students of the SFB Lipid Hydrolysis as well as the students and PIs of the PhD programs DK-MCD, doc.funds DPiDP, MOBILES, BioMolStruct and MolMed.
If you want to register after April 18th, please contact us at the registration desk on site. If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Csitkovits.
Register here.

Abstract Submission CLOSED

Young scientists will have the opportunity to present a poster or be selected for a short talk. Posters and talks will be selected from all submitted abstracts by the scientific board. A maximum number of 25 posters will be accepted. Abstracts must be in English. The abstract submission is open until March 28th, 2022. Please note that for organizational reasons no exceptions can be made concerning this deadline.

Social Program

Conference dinner 

We would like to cordially invite you to our conference dinner on Friday, April 22nd, starting at 6:30 p.m. We kindly ask you to let us know via the online registration form (see link above) if you are going to participate. If you have signed up but your are not able to participate, please let us know via email by April 18th at the latest. Cancellations after April 18th and staying away from the conference dinner have to be charged with 40 € per person.

Social afternoon 

On Saturday, April 23rd, we would like to invite you to our social afternoon to mix and mingle. We will be visiting the Styrian Armoury, the world's biggest historical armoury! Guided visit from 3 to 4 p.m. Please let us know, wether you will be joining or not in the registration form. 


Three Best Poster Awards and one Best Short Talk Award will be selected by the plenary speakers.

Digital Abstract Book

In order to avoid paper waste, this year's abstract book is only available as a digital version. Find it here. (password protected)