The Research Group on Lipidomics GERLI (Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche en Lipidomique) is a scientific society with an advisory board, created in 1978, and one of the thematic groups of the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire, SFBBM).
At the European level, the GERLI is associated with EURO FED LIPID, European Federation for Science and Technology of Lipids.
The word "Lipidomics" was included in 2002 in our group name, as a new orientation, referring to a global approach for lipid studies. That new definition allows our association to federate the various specificities among the lipidologists community and GERLI members. 
GERLI was since 30 years a driving force in the scientific community in organizing annual meetings. It also stimulates young scientists in awarding thesis prizes each year. Lipidomics meetings, with a large panel of themes from fundamental aspects to pathophysiological roles of lipids, have gathered more than 600 people since 2003, allowing the formation of a scientific network in that field.

The GERLI is composed of :

  1. a permanent executive committee comprising a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and General Secretary
  2. a Scientific Advisory Board supervising the annual conference