Dear colleagues and friends,

The last few years have reinforced the concept that sphingolipids are relevant for human health and defects in their metabolism contribute to the aetiology of diverse diseases. Despite an extensive effort to understand what biology is dependent on a well-balanced sphingolipid metabolic pathway, we are still lacking a unifying picture of sphingolipid role in physiology.

The FEBS Special Meeting on Sphingolipid Biology: the dawn of a new era (SLBiol2023) proposes to summon the sphingolipid community to discuss about the basic principles of sphingolipid biology and about how they can be integrated to explain the role of sphingolipids in human health.

In this second edition of SLBiol Special Meeting scientific sessions and round-table discussions moderated by leading scientists, together with poster and oral communications from established, early-stage career scientists and students, will provide the ideal setting for networking and close interaction between speakers and participants.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Funchal, Madeira Island!


The SLBiol2023 Meeting Organizers

Liana C. Silva, Giovanni D’Angelo, Fikadu Tafesse



  • Applications Opening
    15 Jan 2023
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    Extended - 07 June 2023
  • Early bird registration
    Extended - 15 June 2023
  • Late registration deadline
    Extended - 4 September 2023
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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