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

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

Early Bird Registration:
until February 1, 2019

Important notice: We suggest that you do not delay with your registration, as there are exactly 120 places available for the participants of the conference. These will be filled on a ‘First-come, First-served’ basis. After the 120 places have been filled, the registrations will close, which could happen even before the Early Bird Registration deadline.

Early Bird Registration Fees:

Participants from academic institutions: 250 EUR

PhD students: 175 EUR

Participants from industry: 300 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. Registration fee does NOT include accommodation.

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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Abstract submission

Participants who would like to present their work as a short lecture or as a poster should send an abstract, written according to the instructions in the abstract form, to the YLC 2019 Scientific Committee at

The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2019.


FEMS Grants

This meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Researchers*.


To apply for this grant, you would need to meet following requirements:

  • be a member of a FEMS Member Society* or be recommended by such a member
  • be an Early Career Scientist**
  • be an Active Microbiologist
  • be presenting author at the meeting (oral or poster)

Application process

Please, submit a completed ECS Meeting Grant Application Form to the YLC 2019 Scientific Committee at

Additional benefits

As a FEMS Member Society member, you can:

  • benefit the grant provided for this meeting (see Eligibility above)
  • apply for FEMS Grants
  • benefit a discount off the registration fee for FEMS congresses
  • benefit a 25% discount off a selection of OUP books
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*Find out if your society is a FEMS Member at

**These are active microbiologists who obtained the highest academic degree - Bachelor, Master or PhD - less than five years prior to the application deadline date, or are a Master or PhD student.