This international-level conference will strengthen the position of international research on marine lipids in order to address broad scientific questions, ranging from cellular-level to marine ecosystems functioning, will stimulate the development of international collaborative projects and push the boundaries of knowledge on marine lipids and their applications. This will be crucial in the light of the recent increasing importance of Blue Growth.
The program will focus on several key topics, including lipid structure and function at cellular and sub-cellular levels, recent advances in lipid analytical chemistry, stable isotope analysis of specific lipid coumpounds, lipid involvement in trophic ecology, lipids in finfish and shellfish aquaculture, influence of global change on marine lipid synthesis and fate, as well as benefits ans applications bioactive lipids and omega 3 fatty acids. This conference will stimulate the development of international collaborative projects and push the boundaries of knowledge on marine lipids and their applications.
Integrating different disciplines in science is key to better defining the consequences of global changes on ecosystem sustainability. There is an urgent need to better connect the experts looking at the biochemical and physiological roles of lipids, and those interested on their effects on energy flow in food webs, fisheries and aquaculture, and human health. This conference will therefore enable the participation of graduate students, academic and government researchers, and industrial and resource managers interested by lipids in aquatic ecosystems.