LIPID MAPS® Lipidomics Gateway was created in 2003 via an NIH “Glue Grant” to provide access to lipid nomenclature, databases, tools, protocols, standards, tutorials, meetings, publications, and other resources and serving the international lipid research community. In July 2016, the Wellcome Trust approved a proposal to further maintain and develop LIPID MAPS®. The bid, led by Valerie O’Donnell (Cardiff) with Michael Wakelam (Babraham, Cambridge), Shankar Subramaniam and Ed Dennis (UCSD) provides £1.3M for 5 yrs.
This new phase will see that LIPID MAPS® is maintained and importantly, further developed in line with the global demand and development of lipidomics. It has recently moved to the UK, preserving its internationally recognized classification system and curated lipid structure database, the largest in the world.
LIPID MAPS® will support the integrative systems-level analyses of multiomics measurements in human physiology and pathophysiology.