Euro Fed Lipid is a federation of 13 scientific associations concerned with Lipids, Fats and Oils. The federation represents 2000 individuals and companies.

Its mission is the furthering of lipid science and technology and the cooperation and exchange of ideas between scientists and technologists at a European level.

The activities of Euro Fed Lipid include the organisation of international congresses at varying venues, the co-organisation of the fair "oils+fats" and the publishing of the "European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology".

"I think I've found you a genius"


The February Update covers the following topics:

- Editorial by Ruth Birner-Gr├╝nberger, Markus Dierker, Robert Kourist, Andreas Vorholt and Christian Wolfrum concerning the third DGF Young Investigators in Lipid Science Meeting, 14-15 May 2018, Duesseldorf, Germany

- 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress: Deadline for lectures is 28 February! Expo expected to be sold out soon!

- George Best "I think I've found you a genius"

Marseille - EJLST Highlights January 2018

- 9th European Symposium on Plant Lipids: Mark your calendars, Marseille, France, 7-10 July 2019

- 2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants: Abstracts for lectures and posters are still welcome

- Congress Calendar next 12 months

News from the Divisions


The "Oleochemistry" Division of Euro Fed Lipid has undergone a substantial modernisation.
A review had shown that not only the name, but also the scope of the division were outdated.

So it was decided to rename the division to

Oleochemistry, Molecule and Polymer Science

The Division takes care of all non-food uses of natural oils and fats, of vegetable, animal or microbial origin. A focus of the activities will be the development and introduction of new value added chemicals and chemical intermediates with the aim of changing the currently used petroleum based feedstock towards a renewable based economy.

To find out more go here.

2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

4-6 June 2018, Graz, Austria

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to be hosting the 2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants organized by Euro Fed Lipid, which will be held in Graz, Austria, from 4-6 June 2018. The symposium will be held at the Karl-Franz University of Graz, which was founded in 1585 and is the second oldest University in Austria. Graz has a long tradition as seat of universities: its six universities have more than 44,000 students.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to discuss theoretical aspects of lipid oxidation as well as state-of-the-art knowledge and applications in lipid oxidation prevention. Discussions will take place on scientific and technological developments in lipid oxidation and antioxidants in six sessions
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Board Term 2018-2019

The General Assembly at its meeting on 29 August has elected the officers for the term 2018-2019!

President will be Hans Christian Holm of Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

Vice President is Karin Schwarz, University of Kiel, Germany

New in the team is Treasurer Karel Hrncirik, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Holm Schwarz Hrncirik