22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids
03-08 July 2016, Goettingen, Germany

[updated 07.07.2015]

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids to be held in the City of Goettingen, Germany.

The scientific program will present contributions from the most important topics in plant lipid research, such as seed oil formation, function of lipids in biotic and abiotic stress as well as their formation in algae and other microorganisms. Key note lectures will allow glimpses into exciting areas of lipid research hitherto not included in plant lipid meetings. Moreover, short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. These will be supplemented by two poster sessions.

We hope that the venue will provide plant lipid researches an exciting four and a half days. We look forward to seeing you in Goettingen.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Ivo Feussner
Ivo Feussner
University of Göttingen

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 23.10.2014]

The organisers offer three different packages to make your company visible in the framework of the congress.

Package 1 (Gold)
Package 2 (Silver)
Package 3 (Bronze)
Complimentary congress registrations
Additional representatives of the sponsor
25% discount for two persons
25% discount for one person
Company logo/link in all publications and on the congress webpage
Yes (cover placement)
Leaflet or information brochure in all congress bags. Insert to be produced by the sponsor.
Announcement of the sponsor during the official opening of the conference
Advertisement during breaks (presentation or video)
Advertisement banner in the poster exhibition
Opportunity to place a sponsors stand (2 x 1,5m) in the venue
Package cost (Subject to VAT for German companies. EU based companies please advise your VAT number). No tax for other companies.
2500 Euro
1500 Euro
500 Euro

Another option to support the congress is a donation. Euro Fed Lipid is licensed by German authorities to issue certificates making the donations tax deductible (in Germany only).

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Scientific and Local Committee

[updated 05.03.2015]

Local Advisory Committee
Peter Dörmann
Benni Franke
Ingo Heilmann
Mareike Heilmann
Till Ischebeck
Amelie Kelly
Lukas Schreiber

Scientific Advisory Committee
Ed Cahoon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Mee-Len Chye (University of Hong Kong, China)
Frédéric Domergue (CNRS - Université Bordeaux Ségalen, France)
Peter Eastmond (RRes, UK)
Ivo Feussner - Chair (Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany)
Ljerka Kunst (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Yonghua Li-Beisson (CEA - CNRS - Université Aix Marseille, France)
Robert Mullen (University of Guelph, Canada)
Hiroyuki Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Owen Rowland (Carleton University, Canada)
Christa Testerink (University of Amsterdam, NL)
Li-Hua Zhu (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Scientific Programme

[updated 17.05.2016]

Sunday, 3 July:
16:00 Registration
17:30 Opening Reception

Monday, 4 July:
Session 1 'Lipid Droplets and Oleosomes', Chair: Peter Eastmond
8:30 Keynote speaker: Robert Mullen: "Regulation of lipid droplet biogenesis in vegetative plant tissues"
9:00 Till Ischebeck “An oil body localized scaffold protein”
9:20 Michal Pyc “Identification and characterization of a novel lipid droplet protein in Arabidopsis“
9:40 Anna Müller “Arabidopsis oil body lipase 1 (AtOBL1) has a function in pollen tube growth”
10:00 Ikuo Nishida “Expression of an amino-terminal portion of Arabidopsis OLESIN2 stabilizes lipid droplets in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”

10:20 Coffee break

Session 2 'Understanding Plant Lipid Metabolism through Flux Analysis and Metabolic Modeling', Chair: Li-Hua Zhu
11:00 Keynote speaker: Doug Allen “Using isotopically nonstationary metabolic flux analysis to investigate plant lipid metabolism”
11:30 Philip Bates “Unexpected changes in acyl flux within mutant and metabolically engineered plants”
11:50 Jörg Schwender “Post-transcriptional control of carbon partitioning and synthesis of very long chain fatty acids in oil seeds”
12:10 Sofia Marmon “New insights in Camelina sativa seed triacylglycerol synthesis”
12:30 Richard Haslam “Differential compartmentalization of long-chain omega-3 fatty acid-containing triacylglycerols and metabolites in transgenic Camelina sativa embryos”

12:50 Lunch break

Session 3 'Glycerolipids', Chair: Amelie Kelly
14:30 Keynote speaker: Yuki Nakamura “Phosphatidylcholine in Arabidopsis: biosynthesis and function in plant development”
15:00 Christoph Benning “Biosynthesis and function of chloroplast 16:1t-phosphatidylglycerol”
15:20 Koichi Kobayashi “Glycerolipids: Specific roles and functional overlaps of thylakoid anionic lipids”
15:40 Koichiro Awai “Evolutionary origin of plant type MGDG synthase”
16:00 Yueyun Hong “Ribosomal protein S6 kinase1 coordinates with TOR-raptor2 to regulate thylakoid membrane biosynthesis in rice”
16:20 Ying-Chen Lin “Phosphocholine modulates auxin-dependent root growth control in Arabidopsis”

16:40 Coffee break

17:10 Sébastien Baud “Transcriptional control of omega-7 fatty acid accumulation in the endosperm oil of Arabidopsis seeds”
17:30 Jay Shockey “Identification of Arabidopsis GPAT9 (At5g60620) as an essential gene involved in triacylglycerol biosynthesis”
17:50 Randall Weselake “The properties of Arabidopsis GPAT9 are consistent with the enzyme's operation in the Kennedy pathway”
18:10 Ida Lager “Identification and characterization of glycerophosphocholine acyltransferase (GPCAT) in yeast and plants; A novel dual function enzyme in phosphatidylcholine synthesis”

Tuesday, 5 July:
Session 5 'Lipid Trafficking and Channeling', Chair: Mee-Len Chye
8:30 Keynote speaker: Vytas Bankaitis “Sec14-nodulin proteins and how plants convert large membrane surfaces to high definition lipid signaling screens”
9:00 Gabriel Schaaf “Membrane-derived Signaling Molecules: the Role of Inositol Pyrophosphates in Hormone Perception”
9:20 Juliette Jouhet “AtMic60 is involved in plant mitochondria lipid trafficking and is part of a large complex”
9:40 César Botella “ALA10, a P4 type-ATPase, controls desaturation of phosphatidylcholine in the ER, and affects chloroplast lipid composition in Arabidopsis thaliana”
10:00 Mee-Len Chye “Arabidopsis acyl-CoA-binding proteins are expressed in the phloem”
10:20 Eric Maréchal “Role of MGD1 lipoproteic clusters in the non-vesicular/von-lamellar biogenesis of thylakoids”

10:40 José Martinez-Rivas “Functional genomics of unsaturated fatty acid metabolism in olive fruit”

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Terry Galliard Medal Lecture: Ed Cahoon, “Unusual fatty acid metabolism: Learning from the less common”
12:15 Paul Stumpf Award Lecture: Xiabo Li, “Characterization of triacylglycerol metabolism and development of functional genomic tools in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”

12:45 Lunch break

Session 6 'Sphingolipids', Chair: Ed Cahoon
14:15 Keynote speaker Markus Wenk “Chemical diversity and natural variation of sphingosine-phosphates”
14:45 Keynote speaker: Jonathan E. Markham "The contribution of ceramide synthase to programmed cell death in Arabidopsis"
15:15 Hiroyuki Imai “A role in producing LCBPs for the metabolic tolerance to the toxicity of Fumonisin B1 in Arabidopsis”
15:35 Sandrine Dhondt-Cordelier “Changes in sphingolipid content differently affect plant tolerance to necrotrophic and biotrophic pathogens by modulating plant defense responses in Arabidopsis”

15:55 Poster session

Wednesday, 6 July:
Session 7 'Lipid Biotechnology', Chair: Ljerka Kunst
8:30 Keynote speaker: Uwe Bornscheuer, “Modern tools in protein engineering to engineer enzymes for lipid modification"
9:00 John Shanklin “Links between the sugar sensing kinase SnRK1 (KIN10) and turnover of the WRI1 transcription factor”
9:20 Thomas Vanhercke “Turning a leaf into an oilseed by combinatorial metabolic engineering of lipid biosynthesis and turnover”
9:40 John Dyer “Metabolic engineering for production of industrially important fatty acids in plant leaves”
10:00 Chunyu Zhang “Functional genomics platform for Canola novel gene discovery: Development of gain-of-function mutation pool with iFOX-hunting system in Arabidopsis”
10:20 Kristian Caldo “Biochemical Regulation of Brassica napus diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1”
10:40 Kent Chapman “Structural insights into the biochemical properties of Arabidopsis fatty acid amide hydrolase”

11:00 Coffee break

Session 4 'Isoprenoids', Chair: Peter Dörmann
11:40 Keynote speaker: Stefan Hörtensteiner “Biochemical and molecular analysis of chlorophyll breakdown”
12:10 Giuseppe Astarita “Multidimensional lipidomic approach based on UHPLC-UV-ion mobility-MS for the screening of carotenoids”

12:30 Lunch break

Afternoon: Scientific networking excursion

Thursday, 7 July:

Session 8 'Extracellular Lipids', Chair: Lukas Schreiber
8:30 Keynote speaker: Owen Rowland “Mechanisms governing the regulated production of plant extracellular lipid barriers”
9:00 Jérôme Joubès “Unravelling the function of CER1 proteins in the biosynthesis of cuticular VLC-alkanes in Arabidopsis”
9:20 Shuang Liu “Identification and characterization of a ubiquitin E3 ligase that negatively regulates cuticular wax biosynthesis in Arabidopsis”
9:40 Basil Nikolau “Reconstituting the epicuticular lipid biosynthetic pathway using the molecularly characterized maize glossy genes”
10:00 Lizette Schneider “The Cer-cqu gene cluster determines three key players in a β-diketone synthase polyketide pathway synthesizing aliphatics in epicuticular waxes”
10:20 Hiroyuki Ohta “Primitive extracellular lipid components on the surface of the charophytic alga Klebsormidium flaccidum”
10:40 Jochen Schenk “Surface-active lipids in xylem enable water transport under negative pressure”

11:00 Coffee break

Session 9 'Lipids and Environment - Abiotic Interactions', Chair: Susanne Hoffmann-Benning
11:30 Keynote speaker: Ute Roessner “Uncovering salinity stress tolerance mechanisms using spatially resolved lipid analysis in barley roots”
12:00 Peter Eastmond “Temperature regulation of Arabidopsis seed oil composition”
12:20 Rosa Lopez-Marques “A phospholipid uptake system in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana”
12:40 Noemi Ruiz-Lopez “Cold acclimation in Arabidopsis involves membrane lipid remodeling via synaptotagmins SYT1/SYT3”
13:00 Mie Shimojima “Plant lipin regulates lipid homeostasis and changes response to environmental stresses”

13:20 Lunch break

Session 10 'Lipids and Environment - Biotic Interactions', Chair: Christa Testerink
15:00 Keynote speaker: Susanne Hoffmann-Benning “Can phospholipids move? Evidence towards long-distance lipid movement during stress and development”
15:30 Keynote speaker: Christiane Nawrath “The dual role of the cuticle in plant-pathogen Interaction”
15:50 Xiao-Li Tan “GDSL Lipase is involved in S. sclerotiorum resistance, seed germination and oil contents in Brassica napus by regulating the lipid metabolism”
16:10 Olga Stepushchenko “Polyunsaturated fatty Acids (PUFAs) and their role in B. Cinerea resistance”
16:30 Mathias Brands “The role of the acyl-ACP thioesterase FatC of Lotus japonicus during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis”
16:50 S. Braun, Risho Letzion/IL
Lipid Signals as Part of the Plant - Nematode Language
17:10 Dylan Kosma “On the regulated deposition of wound suberin”

17:30 Poster session

19:30 Conference dinner

Friday, 8 July:
Session 11 'Algae and Microbial Lipids', Chair: Christiane Nawrath
08:30 Keynote speaker: Yonghua Li-Beisson “Advances in biosynthesis and degradation of lipids in microalgae”
09:00 Lina-Juana Dolch “The ER palmitic acid elongase Δ0-ELO1 is involved in the biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid and controls the plastid monogalactosyl­diacylglycerol level in Nannochloropsis gaditana”
09:20 Takashi Nobusawa “Lipid droplet surface is a crucial site for oil accumulation in the oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis strain NIES-2145“
09:40 Daniela Morales-Sánchez “A novel fusion enzyme, with glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and phosphatase activities, controls a chloroplastic pathway for glycerol synthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii“
10:00 Nodumo Zulu “Improving triacylglyceride (TAG) accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum”
10:20 Naoki Sato, Tokyo/JP, T. Hirashima, Tokyo/JP, T. Moriyama, Tokyo/JP, M. Toyoshima, Tokyo/JP "Phosphatidylcholine Biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas"

10:40 Coffee break

Session 12 'Short presentations', Chair: Peter Eastmond

11:10 E. Erdogan Eliuz, Mersin/TR "The Potential Phototoxic Activity of Volatile Oil from Salvia heldreichiana from Turkey"

11:20 More to be selected from the posters

12:00 Lunch and Farewell


PO-01 M. Usman, S. Khan, Peshawar/PK
Selection of Seed for the High and Stable Yield of Plant Lipids in South Asia

PO-02 M. Poddar-Sarkar, Kolkata/IN, S. Mitra, Darjeeling/IN
'Fatty Acid Fingerprint' - A Potent Tool for Chemotaxonomic Interpretation of Mosses of Eastern Himalaya

PO-03 O. Gräb, Göttingen/DE, M. Abacilar, Marburg/DE, A. Geyer, Marburg/DE, C. Steinem, Göttingen/DE
Introduction and Application of In Vitro Model Systems for Algae Plasma Membranes

PO-04 J. Petrie, Canberra/AU, S. Singh, Canberra/AU, M. Devine, Calgary/CA, G. Buzza, Melbourne/AU
Omega-3: Metabolic Engineering new Fatty Acids for the Oilseed Industry

PO-05 Y. Xu, Edmonton/CA, D. Li, Edmonton/CA, X. Pan, Edmonton/CA, K.M.P. Caldo, Edmonton/CA, R. Holic, Ivanka pri Dunaji/SK, E. Mietkiewska, Edmonton/CA, G. Chen, Edmonton/CA, R.J. Weselake, Edmonton/CA
Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) Contains a Unique Long-Chain Acyl-CoA Synthetase with Substrate Preference towards α-linolenic Acid

PO-06 J. Kim, Gwangju/ROK
Protein-Protein Interactions of Arabidopsis FAE Components Involved in Very-Long-Chain Fatty Acid Biosynthesis

PO-07 E. Erdogan Eliuz, Mersin/TR
Review the Literature on Phototoxic Activity of Plant Oils

PO-08 A. Soria-Garcia, Zaragoza/ES, M.C. Rubio, Zaragoza/ES, A. Claver, Zaragoza/ES, R. Picorel, Zaragoza/ES, M. Alfonso, Zaragoza/ES
Promoter Analysis of the Genes Encoding the AtFAD7 and AtFAD8 ω3 Fatty-Acid Desaturases Reveals Different Regulatory Pathways Acting During Development or in Response to Environmental Stimuli

PO-09 G. Waschatko, Vilvoorde/NL
From Botany to Food: Are Oleosomes Ready to Be an Ingredient?

PO-10 K. Matsui, Yamaguchi/J
Hexenal Reductase of Arabidopsis Thaliana

PO-11 W. Bugaeva, München/DE, N. Li, Chongching/CN, I.L. Gügel, München/DE, K. Philippar, München/DE
Molecular Decoding of Plastid Fatty Acid Export

PO-12 S. Schaller-Laudel, Leipzig/DE, R. Goss, Leipzig/DE
Lipid-Protein Interactions in the Thylakoid Membranes of Plants and Algae

PO-13 C. Xu, Upton, NY/US Jilian Fan, Upton, NY/US
Triacylglycerol Accumulation Is Vital for Cell Survival during Extended Darkness

PO-14 Y. Higashi, Yokohama/J
Landscape of the Lipidome and Transcriptome Under Heat Stress in Arabidopsis thaliana

PO-15 M.A. Bernards, Ontario/CA, M.L. Haggitt, London/CA, K.N. Woolfson, London/CA, A. Bjelica, London/CA
Abscisic Acid, Fatty Acid Hydroxylation and the Deposition of Aliphatic Suberin in Wounded Potato Tubers

PO-16 Y. Yamaoka, Pohang/KR, S. Shin, Pohang/KR, H. Kim, Pohang/KR, S. Jang, Pohang/KR, T. Yamano, Kyoto/JP, W. Song, Pohang/KR, H. Fukuzawa, Kyoto/JP, Y. Lee, Pohang/KR
A Transcription Factor Which is Important for the Unfolded Protein Response Regulates Lipid Biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii

PO-17 Y. Yamaoka, Pohang/KR, D. Achard, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance/FR, B. Legéret, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance/FR, S. Kamisuki, Saitama/JP, D. Ko, Pohang/KR, M. Schulz-Raffelt, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance/KR, Y. Kim, Pohang/KR, W. Song, Pohang/KR, I. Nishida, Saitama/JP, Y. Li-Beisson, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance/FR, Y. Lee, Pohang/KR, S. Jang, Pohang/KR
Identification of a Chlamydomonas Plastidial 2-Lysophosphatidic Acid Acyltransferase and its Use to Engineer Oil Content

PO-18 F. Rébeillé, Grenoble/FR, C. Meï, Grenoble/FR, M. Michaud, Grenoble/FR, M. Cussac, Grenoble/FR, C. Albrieux, Grenoble/FR, V. Gros, Grenoble/FR, E. Marechal, Grenoble/FR, M.A. Block, Grenoble/FR, J. Jouhet, Grenoble/FR
Levels of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Correlate with Growth Rate in Plant Cell Cultures

PO-19 J. Thelen, Columbia/US, M. Salie, Columbia/US, N. Zhang, Columbia/US, V. Lancikova, Columbia/US, D. Xu, Columbia/US
The BADC Proteins – a New Subunit to Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase

PO-20 E. Radmaneshfar, Aberdeen/GB
A Systems Biology Approach to Study Fatty Acid Biosynthesis and TAG Formation in Microalgae

PO-21 A. Kilaru; Johnson City /S, J. Chilufya, Johnson City/US, S. Swati, Johnson City/US, S. Shinde, Johnson City/US, L. Vidali, Worcester/US, R. Welti, Manhattan/US
Emerging Implications of Anandamide in Physcomitrella patens

PO-22 T. Haslam, Vancouver/CA, L. Kunst, Vancouver/CA
Arabidopsis ECERIFERUM2-LIKEs Are Mediators of Condensing Enzyme Activity

PO-23 V.S. Chunduri, Guntur/IN, M. Venkateswara Rao, Guntur/IN
Separation of Nickel Catalyst by Microfiltration

PO-24 K. Zienkiewicz, Göttingen/DE, A. Zienkiewicz, East Lansing/US, E. Poliner, East Lansing/US, Z.-Y. Du, East Lansing/US, K. Vollheyde, Goettingen/DE, E.M. Farre, East Lansing/US, I. Feussner, Goettingen/DE, C. Benning, East Lansing/US
Copy Number Matters: The Oleaginous Algae Nannochloropsis Oceanica CCMP1779 Harbors 12 type-2 diacylglycerol acyltransferases in its Genome for Triacylglycerol Formation

PO-25 S. Haroth, Goettingen/DE
Lasiodiplodia theobromae Cultures can be Used to Produce Jasmonic Acid and Its Oxidized Derivatives

PO-26 H.C. Resemann, Göttingen/DE, K. Feussner, Goettingen/DE, I. Feussner, Goettingen/DE
Oxylipins in the Moss Physcomitrella patens

PO-27 A.M. Barbaglia, East Lansing/US, U.F. Benning, Goettingen/DE, S. Hoffmann-Benning, East Lansing/US
Lipid-Binding Proteins Play a Role in Phloem-Mediated Long-Distance Signaling and Abiotic Stress Response

PO-28 M.A. Troncoso Ponce, Versailles/FR
Isolation and Characterization of New Transcriptional Regulators of Oil Metabolism in the Endosperm of Arabidopsis Seeds

PO-29 A. Alsoufi, Warsaw/PL
Enhanced Secretion of Oleanolic Acid Glycosides in Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Hairy Root Culture by Ultrasound and UV-radiation

PO-30 C. Meï, Grenoble/FR
C1 Metabolism Inhibition and Nitrogen Deficiency Lead to Growth Inhibition and TAG Accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana Mesophyll Cells

PO-31 H.van Erp, Harpenden/GB
Restructuring Vegetable Fats for Better Infant Nutrition

PO-32 S. Berger, Wuerzburg/DE
Lipoxygenase1 is responsible for enzymatic lipid oxidation during seed ageing in Arabidopsis


[updated 28.10.2015]

In recognition of the great contribution to the international plant lipid research from Professor Terry Galliard, the organizer of the first ISPL in Norwich in 1974, Terry Galliard Memorial Lecture was started on the 11th ISPL in 1994. The Terry Galliard Award will be given to a scientist who contributes significantly to the field of plant lipid research, is a member of the plant lipid family and has participated in several of the ISPL. So far eleven Terry Galliard lectures have been held, and the Terry Galliard Medal was first awarded to each of the T. Galliard lecturer in 2000.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Terry Galliard Award/Medal. Persons interested in submitting a nomination package are asked to contact Dr. Ingo Heilmann, Halle/Saale: The nomination deadline is January 15th, 2016. The ISPL2016 Scientific Advisory Committee will be responsible for reviewing the nominations and facilitating the vote by the plant lipid community. Please note that all nominators will remain anonymous. The awardee will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation as part of the conference program.

Paul K. Stumpf, who died in 2007, is the recognized father of plant lipid (fats and oils) research. A renowned biochemist, Stumpf trained many students who went on to become leaders in the field, while publishing more than 250 research papers over four decades. Among his achievements was the discovery in plants of the alpha-oxidation pathway for degrading fatty acids. Genetic defects in the same pathway in animals are linked to rare hereditary diseases. The award is presented to scientists who have held doctoral degrees for six years or less and so far four earned the prestigious distinction.

Applications are now being accepted for the Paul K. Stumpf Award. Persons interested in being considered for the Paul K. Stumpf Award are asked to submit: i) a copy of their CV, ii) a one-page summary of their career and achievements in the area of plant lipid biology, and iii) a supporting letter from their current and/or past advisor. Application materials should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Peter Doermann, Bonn, The application deadline is January 15th, 2016. The ISPL-2016 Scientific Advisory Committee will be responsible for deciding the award winner. The awardee will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation as part of the conference program.

Half Day Trip to Goslar

[updated 14.08.2015]

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Depature: 13:00 by bus from the congress venue
Arrival Goslar: 14:00
Goslar has a rich cultural, political and industrial history.
Salian Emperor Henry I founded the town in the 10th century after the discovery of silver deposits in the nearby Rammelsberg. The wealth derived from silver mining brought Goslar the status of an Imperial City, which attracted the interest of the Holy Roman Emperor.

The medieval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz Goslar) was built in the 11th century and became a summer residence for the emperors, especially Henry III of Germany who visited his favourite palace about twenty times. Henry's heart is buried in Goslar, his body in the family vault in Speyer Cathedral.

During your stay in Golsar you will experience guided tours through:

Kaiserpfalz Imperial Palace
Kaiserpfalz, The Imperial Palace, built between 1040 and 1050 during the reign of Heinrich III, is a unique secular architecture monument. For more than 200 years German and European history was made here. In the St. Ulrich Chapel at the south end a stone sarcophagus with the figure of Heinrich III on the cover houses the gold capsule containing the heart of the emperor, who died in 1056.

In the late 19th century both the Palace and the Chapel were renovated extensively and the interior of the Palace upper hall was decorated with monumental murals by H. Wislicenus. The ground floor has an extensive exhibition of itinerant imperial rule. The Imperial Palace is a “must” for every Goslar visitor.

World Heritage Rammelsberg Mining Museum
The ore mines of the Rammelsberg are the only mines in the world which were in uninterrupted operation for over 1000 years. It and the medieval Old Town of Goslar with the Imperial Palace were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. Ten centuries of mining history are documented in the Rammelsberg, which shut down in 1988, leaving a large inventory of mining monuments: the slag heaps (10th century), the Rathstiefste Gallery (one of the oldest and best maintained galleries of German mining, 12th century), the Feuergezähe Vault (oldest underground stone-masonry mine chamber in Europe, 13th century), the Maltermeister Tower (the oldest above ground structure of German mining, 15th century), the Roeder Gallery (18th/19th century) with two original water wheels, and the above ground mining plant from the 1930’s.

With its wealth of nearly 30 million tonnes of ore the Rammelsberg influenced the history and development of the town of Goslar. The silver- and copper-rich Rammelsberg gave Heinrich II the impetus to establish a royal palatinate here in the 11th century; in 1009 the first imperial diet was held in Goslar. Goslar was a favourite residence of German kings and emperors until 1253. Trade in metals led to membership in the Hanseatic League.

Pictures: Wikipedia, Y.Shishido, Tobias Helfrich, Norbert Kaiser

Departure to Göttingen: 18:00
Arrival Göttingen: 19:00
Price: 50 Euro per Person + VAT

Abstract Upload

[updated 10.07.2015]

To upload your lecture or poster please follow the two steps below:


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Upload your abstract online by following this link


Register for the congress


Lectures: 30 April 2016

Posters: 24 June 2016


[updated 17.02.2016]

Please make use of the ONLINE REGISTRATION

As an alternative fill out the fax registration form and send it back to the headquarters.

Conference tickets will be handed out at the registration desk.


[updated 15.02.2016]


until 5 June 2016 after 5 June 2016
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and Employees of member companies
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Euro Fed Lipid student member with poster presentation** (proof needed)

100 Euro
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150 Euro
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before 5 June 2016 will be refunded minus a 30 Euro processing fee.
After that date until 28 June 2016, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 28 June 2016 or No-Shows. Substitute participants can be named anytime without costs.

If the congress is cancelled for whatever reason, paid fees will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.

The Venue/Accommodation

[updated 16.03.2016]

The congress takes place at the
"Alte Mensa" of University of Göttingen Wilhelmplatz
37073 Goettingen

120 hotel rooms have been reserved in different categories for your convenience. Intercity Hotel
Single Room: 65€/night
Double Room 95€/night incl. breakfast

Reserve your room until 26 May 2016 referring to "ISPL-2016"
Phone: +49/ 551/5211-0
Fax: +49/ 551/5211-500

fully booked: Hotel Stadt Hannover
Single Room: 87€
Double Room, single use: 102€ incl. breakfast
Reserve your room until 2 June 2016 referring to "ISPL-2016" Phone: +49/551/547960
Fax: +49/551/4570

To find more hotels and book a room please follow this link:

Lageplan Travel Information:
The nearest international airport is Hannover, but Frankfurt International airport offers more flight options. Both airports are connected to Goettingen by high-speed ICE train connections. Hannover: 1 hrs, Frankfurt: 2 hrs

Train schedules and tickets:

City Map of Goettingen

Congress Dinner

[updated 15.02.2016]
The Conference dinner takes place 7 July, 19:30 at Restaurant "Bullerjahn", which is located in the cellars of the old town hall, Markt 9 a four course summer menu will be served. Drinks are included.
Registration required
Price: 60 € plus VAT


[updated 28.10.2014]
Goettingen, the university city on the Leine river steeped in tradition, is situated right in the middle of Germany. This city, with approximately 129.000 inhabitants of which more than 25.000 are students, is characterised by a creative flair and a unique atmosphere.

Wikipedia, Daniel Schwen
Wikipedia, Daniel Schwen
The village "Gutingi", to which the city goes back, was first mentioned in 953 in a document by Emperor Otto I. Today's old town combines in a charming way the memory of the medieval merchant community (member of the Hanseatic League 1351-1572) with the ambience of a modern business location.

With 13 faculties the Georg-August-University, founded in 1737, is well represented in nearly all scientific disciplines. Also, more than 40 Nobel Prize winners are associated with its name.

Wikipedia, Frank Schulenburg
Wikipedia, Ajburk
Goose Lizzy is a fountain which was erected in 1901 in front of the medieval town hall of Goettingen. Although rather small in size, the fountain is the most well-known landmark of the city. Today, it is an essential part of the graduation celebrations for every student who finishes a doctorate to climb the fountain and to kiss the statue of the goose girl.

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