2024 Lipids@Wayne Research Symposium (Register Here)


Wednesday, May 1st, 2024


Wayne State University 

Student Center, Hilberry F

5211 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202


Registration for this event is FREE and lunch will be provided. To be considered for a talk, please register by April 1st so we can prepare the program booklet and venue. For general attendance, please register by April 20th.


Lipids@Wayne is a Midwest forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge in the field of lipid research. Annual research symposia and bi-weekly seminars serve as a collaborative platform for researchers working in a wide range of disciplines. The 2024 Lipids@Wayne symposium will focus on the diverse roles of lipid-mediated signaling and organelle contact site trafficking, along with the mechanistic regulation of these important pathways. Keynote talks will feature Dr. Tamas Balla (National Institutes of Health) and Dr. Jean Vance (University of Alberta). Lipids@Wayne also recognizes the importance of developing the next generation of scientists. Therefore, this year’s symposium will put an emphasis on highlighting the work of select student trainees, chosen from the pool of submitted abstracts, who will have the opportunity to give either a 15-min research talk or a 5-min poster preview talk. Awards will be given for the best oral presentation and the top three poster presentations!

Click here to register and submit an abstract. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Jean Vance, PhD FRSC, Professor, Department of Medicine - University of Alberta


Dr. Tamas Balla, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - NIH

Symposium agenda:

9:30 am Late registration & coffee gathering
9:50 am Welcome address
10:00 am Student talks (session 1)
  (3) 15-min talks + Q&A
11:00 am Poster advertisement talks
  (5) 5-min talks
11:30 am Coffee break
11:45 am Keynote talk 1 - Dr. Jean Vance, PhD FRSC
12:45 pm Lunch break
1:15 pm Poster session
2:45 pm Student talks (session 2)
  (3) 15-min talks + Q&A
3:45 pm Keynote talk 2 - Dr. Tamas Balla, MD, PhD
4:45 pm Conclusions and awards