During the ‘59th International Conference of the Bioscience of Lipids’ (ICBL), held on 4-7 September in Helsinki, Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń has been elected the Vice-President of ICBL - a prestigious international organization of lipidologists, who work on basic-research in the field of cell metabolism. Each year ICBL offers the lipid community to meet at venues organized by groups representing a center of lipid research. Most conferences are held in Europe, but in its long-standing history ICBL has also visited Argentina, Israel, Japan, Canada, and the United States.
ICBL is designed for scientists with a common interest in lipid research. It was founded more than 60 years ago, and is a prominent forum for the exchange of ideas, communication of novel developments, and discussions of a broad variety of aspects related to lipid bioscience. ICBL is proud of attracting colleagues from all continents to the frontiers of lipid research presented and discussed during the conferences. Another major aim of ICBL, is supporting research of young scientists, giving them the opportunity to meet renowned scientists, and thus providing them scientific inspiration for future careers in lipid research. Traditionally, the warm and friendly atmosphere of ICBL has always been a melting pot for fruitful collaborations between laboratories and close personal relationships.