Conference Synopsis

The Yeast Lipid Conference (YLC) is an international scientific meeting held biannually. These conferences promote information exchange and free discussion between scientists working on, or interested in any aspect of yeast or fungal lipids. YLC 2019 will cover topics ranging from metabolism of phospholipids and sterols, protein-membrane interactions, to yeasts as a platform for lipid production and a model for studies of molecular mechanisms involved in human pathogenesis.

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  • Karin Athenstaedt (AT)
  • Alenka Čopič (FR)
  • Klaus Natter (AT)
  • Martin Valachovič (SK)
  • Uroš Petrovič (SI)


  • Uroš Petrovič (SI)
  • Neža Čadež (SI)
  • Marko Dolinar (SI)
  • Jernej Šribar (SI)
  • Nada Kraševec (SI)


  • Phospholipids, sterols & metabolism
  • Protein-membrane interactions & inter-organelle membrane contact sites
  • Yeast as a platform for lipid production

The scientific programme of the conference will start on Wednesday, May 22, at or shortly after noon, and will be completed in the afternoon of Friday, May 24.

22nd – 24th

May, 2019




Avaliable places


Confirmed invited speakers

Who's Speaking?

Keynote lecture

George Carman

Rutgers University, USA

Invited speakers

Karin Athenstaedt

University of Graz, Austria

Pedro Carvalho

University of Oxford, UK

Alenka Čopič

Institut Jacques-Monod/CNRS, France

Rober Ernst

Saarland University, Germany

Photographer: Alex Schander

Florian Fröhlich

Osnabrück University, Germany

Sepp D. Kohlwein

University of Graz, Austria

Jan Malinsky

The Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

Jean-Marc Nicaud

INRA-AgroParisTech, France

Jens B. Nielsen

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Harald Pichler

Technical University of Graz, Austria

Doron Rapaport

University of Tübingen, Germany

Symeon Siniossoglou

University of Cambridge, UK

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Basic Information


22nd – 24th May, 2019


Ljubljana, Slovenia


120 Avaliable places


14 Confirmed invited speakers

The conference venue is Jozef Stean Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana. The institute is a 20- to 30-minute walk from the Ljubljana city center, and can be reached directly by city bus lanes 1 or 6.

Ljubljana offers a wide range of accommodation. Participants will find and organize their own accommodation during the conference.

Registration deadline:
April 12, 2019

Important notice: Some places are still available to attend the conference, but we suggest that you do not delay with your registration, as there are only 120 places available.

Registration Fees:

Participants from academic institutions: 300 EUR

PhD students: 200 EUR

Participants from industry: 360 EUR

Registration fee includes:

Conference materials and abstract e-book, access to the lecture room and posters, 3 light lunches, social event and conference dinner on Thursday, May 23, coffee and refreshments during breaks. All participants will get a city card Urbana for rides on Ljubljana city buses. Registration fee does NOT include accommodation.

Price for the conference dinner for accompanying persons is 35 EUR. Please register with the organizers in advance by sending an e-mail to

Payment account information:

The registration fee for the congress must be paid in euros by bank transfer, otherwise the registration will not be considered as valid.

Jafral d.o.o, Stegne 13A, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


IBAN: SI56 0430 2000 327 70 32

Purpose: YLC 2019 – "Name and surname of the participant"


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