European Lipid Awards, Call for Nominations[updated 20.08.2012]
European Lipid Science Award
European Lipid Technology Award
To honour distinguished persons in the fields of Lipid Science and Technology, Euro Fed Lipid has decided to
sponsor the "European Lipid Science Award" and the "European Lipid Technology Award".
1. Rules of Eligibility
A nominee must have given outstanding contribution to the development of science or technology in the fields of lipids,
fats and oils and must be recognised for such distinguished achievements in the community.
The prospective recipient must agree to be present for acceptance of the award and to deliver an award address at
the designated time and place.
2. Nomination and Selection of Awardees
A Search and Nomination Committee (SNC) consisting of 5 renowned experts (including chairperson) is installed by the
Council of Management.
Nominations can be made up to end of March to the Euro Fed Lipid office by Euro Fed Lipid members, members of the SNC,
societies in membership and former recipients of the Award. Self-nomination is not accepted.
Nominations must include a summary of each nominee's accomplishments, his/her resume and a list of publications and/or other
European Lipid Science Award[updated 07.03.2017]
University of Lausanne
for his outstanding contributions to the cell biology and molecular biology of lipids.
Martijn B. Katan
University of Wageningen
for his outstanding contributions to nutrition, lipid metabolism and health.
Johnathan A. Napier
for his outstanding contributions to plant lipid research.
Edward A. Dennis
University of California
La Jolla, California
in recognition of his outstanding discoveries in the fields of phospholipases and eicosanoids, and in appreciation of his
world-wide engagement and collaborative efforts in the area of lipidomics.
University of Bonn
in recognition of his outstanding discoveries in the fields of analysis and pathobiochemistry of lysosomal storage diseases,
and in appreciation of the deep insights and advances he has provided for our understanding of sphingolipid metabolism as a whole.
Karl-Franzens University of Graz
in recognition of the hallmark discovery of adipocyte triglyceride lipase and subsequent investigations on the biochemistry and
pathobiochemistry of this enzyme in the cellular and organismic context, including human disease.
University of Lille
for his excellent research on the role of lipid-modulation of nuclear receptors, in particular PPARs, with respect
to the control of lipid and glucose homeostasis.
Ole G. Mouritsen
University of Southern Denmark
for his outstanding contributions in the field of membrane biophysics, especially the interactions between membrane phospholipids and proteins.
University of California
for his outstanding contributions in the field of lipid mediators, especially endogenous cannabinoids.
University of Stockholm
for her outstanding contributions in the field of metabolism and obesity, by targeting brown adipose tissue in humans.
for his outstanding contributions in the investigation of blood plasma lipoproteins
and their role in atherosclerosis.
Yusuf A. Hannun
Stony Brook University
for his landmark contributions to lipid biochemistry and medicine related aspects.
for his outstanding contribution to the progress of Lipid Science knowledge, in the area of
lipid mediators and lipoxygenase products from various polyunsaturated fatty acids of nutritional value.
Friedrich Spener, FEFL
European Lipid Technology Award[updated 07.03.2017]
Albert J. Dijkstra
for his outstanding contributions and improvements of the processing of edible oils, especially the refining process and
the modification of fats.
Britannia Food Ingredients Ltd.
for his outstanding contributions and achievements in edible oils, fats and chocolate industries, especially in fat
crystallisation, confectionery fats, and fractionation of oils and fats technology.
Filtration andd Membrane World LLC
for his outstanding achievements in Oilseed Processing, Edible Oil Refining and Membrane Technology.
for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oils and fats
processing and refining industries, especially in the areas of fat modification and deodorisation.
Hans Christian Holm
for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oils and fats processing and refining industries,
especially in the development and commercialisation of enzymes based oil processing technology.
Gary R. List
for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oil processing and refining industries, especially the analysis,
utilisation and processing of soybean oil.
University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Canada
for his outstanding contributions and achievements
in the chemistry of food lipids, functional foods, neutraceuticals, and natural antioxidants.
University of Gent
for his major contributions to the development of lipid technology obtained during an impressive career in organic chemistry.
Mahle Industrial Filtration
for his major contributions to the development of the oil processing technology by developing and leading an edible oil
University of Hiroshima
for his major contribution in the field of crystallization of biological soft materials and the physical chemistry of fats and lipids.
for his dedication and leadership regarding
the RSPO (Round table Sustainable Palm Oil).
He has been president of this organization for a period of almost 10 years. During which he has been driving for the development
of principles and criteria of sustainable palm oil production resulting in the acceptation by all stakeholders of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil
as a new product in the market.
University of Graz
for his contribution to the progress of oleochemistry and biofuels, by means of teaching and high level research activity.
GEA Westfalia Separator Process GmbH
for his contribution to the progress of oils and fats processing technologies, especially in the area of separation technologies.
Wilmar Biotechnology R&D Center
European Young Lipid Scientist Award[updated 14.06.2017]
The European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid) announces the Young Lipid Scientists Award.
The prize is granted to applicants for distinguished research in the fields of lipid science and technology.
The Young Lipid Scientists Award consists of
-a free one-year subscription of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
-free registration to the Euro Fed Lipid Congress including travel expenses
The winner is expected to give a 20 min oral presentation of her/his work.
Applications submitted will be evaluated by experts of the Young Scientists Award Committee.
Personal applications only will be accepted from scientists who are not older than 35 years as of the application date.
Original paper(s) not older than 2 years since publication, a 2-page (maximum) summary of the work and a curriculum
vitae (all in English, six copies) should be submitted.
The deadline for submission is 31 March of each year.
The prize will be awarded during the next Euro Fed Lipid congress.
Please send applications to the following address:
Euro Fed Lipid
60486 Frankfurt am Main
University of Münster/Germany
Rockefeller University New York, USA
for his outstanding work on the role of Foxa-2 factor in the prevention of metabolic diseases.
for her outstanding work on fat globules in dairy products.
Consorzio Mario Negri Sud
for his outstanding work concerning cellular control of lipid metabolism.
Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien
University of Zagazig, Egypt
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
for his outstanding work concerning different fields of lipid chemistry and the functionality of bioactive lipids.
for his outstanding work on the use of fats and oils as starting
materials for the synthesis of important products, including monomers, platform chemicals and polymers.
Sabeena Farvin Koduvayur Habeebullah
National Food Institute
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
for her outstanding work on antioxidants and their ability to protect lipids against oxidation.
for her outstanding work on phytosterol conjugates.
UMR IATE, CIRAD
for his contributions in the field of lipid oxidation, especially the design of antioxidants for optimal performance in complex systems.
for his outstanding work in lipid research.
He is a pioneer in the research on the relict chloroplast of the malaria parasite, i.e. the apicoplast, and has characterized its
lipids carefully, demonstrating that it has a quite atypical lipid composition.
His results are of great interest in fundamental research and they might in a longer perspective be of crucial
importance for the development of novel malaria therapy methods.
Pedro Jesús García Moreno
Technical University of Denmark
for his outstanding work on production, formulation and evaluation of fish based products.
He has made excellent contributions to the research on valorization of fish and fish by-products to products like omega-3 PUFA concentrates
and biodiesel. His work on various ways to stabilize fish oil products is of special importance.