The lipidomics standards initiative and LIFS will participate in the HUPO-PSI Spring Meeting 2018, April 18th - 20th, Heidelberg, Germany.

A session on Friday will be dedicated to requirements for lipidomics data standardization. Please get in contact, if you would like to join either in person or via Google Hangouts: Join the session.


Meet the LIFS consortium members at Analytica 2018, April 10th - 13th, Munich, Germany.

We will present our latest advancements in the Multiomics and BIG DATA Tools for OMICS tracks, focusing on the integration of Lipidomics and Proteomics data.

See you in Munich!

During last week's 7th International Singapore Lipid Symposium, organized by Prof. Markus R Wenk, the Lipidomics Standards Initiative (LSI) was officially launched by Dr. Kim Ekroos and PD. Dr. Gerhard Liebisch.

The aim of the LSI is to define standards for protocols, reporting and data exchange formats in lipidomics.

Stay tuned for more information on the LSI and how to get involved during the next months.

Today, we are very pleased to announce the SpeCS v.0.6 release which applies the spectral comparison score (SCS) algorithm score LMs in relation to their structural similarity enabling a well-defined quality control approach for PRM based quantitation. The score is based on the Spearman’s rank correlation between fragment intensities in the query and library as well as the number of matched fragment. To automatize the scoring the software “SpeCS” was developed to

1) process raw peak lists,

2) generate customized spectral libraries,

3) perform SCS calculations, and

4) help to identify quantifier ions.

A set of filters can be employed to delete background signals and/or select only fragments that fit the compositional constraint of CnH3/2n-yOz (n=4,5,6…22; y: 0,1,2; z=0,1,2..5).

Download SpeCS v.0.6.

SpeCS for Windows


New in this release



Adam Wutkowskia, Matthias Krajewski, Navratan Bagwan, Mathias Schäfer, Bhesh R.Paudyal, Ulrich E. Schaible, Dominik Schwudke,

Software-aided quality control of parallel reaction monitoring based quantitation of lipid mediators,

Analytica Chimica Acta (2018),doi:10.1016/j.aca.2018.01.044

Bioanalytical Chemistry - Research Center Borstel

Dr. Domink Schwudke - Research group leader
Dr. Adam Wutkowski - Research Center Borstel

Lipidomics Forum 2018

The Lipidomics Forum 2018 will take place at the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences - ISAS e.V. - Dortmund, Germany, from November 11th to 13th 2018.

It brings together international specialists and experts in the field and offers a unique opportunity
to present current research and exchange ideas on the upcoming hot topics of lipidomics.

Lipidomics Forum 2018 is joining forces with the LipidMaps consortium to boost lipidomics community efforts and visibility.

The organizers are happy to announce the following keynote speakers:

  • Michal Holčapek -
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Ivan Tancevski -
Department of Internal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Valerie O'Donnell -
Systems Immunity Research Institute, Cardiff, UK
  • Thorsten Hornemann -
Medical faculty, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Gerhard Liebisch -
Clinical chemistry, Regensburg, Germany
  • Rainer Lehmann -
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany


More information can be found on the venue's homepage.