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".

"Dairy Lipids Science Image & Video Competition at Euro Fed Lipid Belfast


The April Update covers the following topics:

- Editorial by Anna Piterina regrading the Dairy Lipids Science Image & Video Competition, which will run in advance of the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo in Belfast. This event is sponsored by the Dairy Processing Technology Center (DPTC).

-16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress: The lecture programme is published now, poster submission stay open until autumn. Register now to get access to you individual congress webpage including an individual congress planner. Expo will be fully booked soon.

- Gaelic Sports: learn to distinguish between Hurling and Camogie

- Fat Analysis: 24th DGF Ringtest 2018 now open for registration!

- PhD candicate wanted for Aix-Marseille

- Meeting on Tropical Oils in Ghent

- Practical PhD course in Kgs. Lyngby

- Congress Calendar next 12 months

New Co-Chair Microbial Lipids


Bütikofer The Euro Fed Lipid Board has appointed Peter Bütikofer, University of Bern, Switzerland, as Co-Chair of the Division "Microbial Lipids".

He is the successor of Günther Daum, who retreated after his retirement.

The second Co-Chair of the division remains Angela Corcelli (University of Bari, Italy)

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A review had shown that not only the name, but also the scope of the division were outdated.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