The International Lipid Research Center was founded as a partnership between MPI-CBG Dresden and NCBS Bangalore to study one of the few remaining frontiers in molecular biology.
Understanding the functions of lipids and cell membranes is key to progress in basic cell and tissue biology as well as in the many diseases that are caused by lipid dysfunction. Finally, new methodology is paving the way towards breakthroughs.
The time is ripe to understand what lipids do in our cells and bodies. The International Lipid Research Center is ready to meet this challenge.