8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
2-5 July 2017, Malmö, Sweden


[updated 08.07.2016]

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids to be held in the City of Malmö 2-5th July 2017. Malmö can be reached conveniently by train or flights to Copenhagen and then a 20 min train trip over the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark.

The conference will take place at Scandic Hotel in the city center of Malmö, a bustling town where Swedish traditions are fertilized by a large number of influences from the whole world (and the home of football star Zlatan Ibrahimović).

Apart from covering most recent achievements in both basic and applied Plant Lipid Science the conference will also cover emerging topics related to lipids that have not been much covered in previous meetings, such as the role of lipids in plant autophagy. Apart from invited speakers introducing the different sessions, short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts in each session. There will also be a poster session with prestigious prices for two selected posters presented by Ph.D. students.

We are sure that you will have both a social and a scientific rewarding two and a half day in Malmö and look forward to seeing you there.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Zhu Hofvander
Li-Hua Zhu Per Hofvander


Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 24.03.2016]

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

Benefit
Package 1 (Gold)
Package 2 (Silver)
Package 3 (Bronze)
Complimentary congress registrations
Two
One
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Additional representatives of the sponsor
25% discount for two persons
25% discount for one person
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Company logo/link in all publications and on the congress webpage
Yes (cover placement)
Yes
Yes
Leaflet or information brochure in all congress bags. Insert to be produced by the sponsor.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Announcement of the sponsor during the official opening of the conference
Yes
Yes
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Advertisement during breaks (presentation or video)
Yes
Yes
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Advertisement banner in the poster exhibition
Yes
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Opportunity to place a sponsors stand (2 x 1,5m) in the venue
Yes
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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).

To confirm your package or for more options please contact the headquarters
Euro Fed Lipid
Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 7917 345
Fax +49 69 7917 564
amoneit@eurofedlipid.org

Scientific Committee

[updated 08.07.2016]

Scientific advisory committee:
Frederic Beaudoin (UK)
Peter Doermann (Germany)
Frederic Domerque (France)
Peter Eastmond (UK)
Ivo Feussner (Germany)
Yonghua Li-Beisson (France)
Sten Stymne (Sweden)

Local organizing committee:
Anders Carlsson
Åsa Grimberg
Per Hofvander
Ida Lager
Sten Stymne
Li-Hua Zhu

Scientific Programme

[updated 01.11.2016]

Sunday, 2 July 2017

16:00 Registration
17:00-20:00 Welcome reception

Monday, 3 July 2017

08:15-08:30 Welcome
Session 1: Extracellular lipids
08:30-09:00 Keynote lecture:
New insights into biosynthesis of cuticular wax
Ljerka Kunst, University of British Columbia, Canada
09:00-10:00 Selected oral presentations
10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Session 2: Sphingolipids and sterols
10:30-11:00 Keynote lecture: Sphingolipids: new players in plant defense
Sandrine Dhondt-Cordelier, The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
11:00-12:00 Selected oral presentations
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 3: Lipids and environmental interactions
13:00-13:30 Keynote lecture:
Acylethanolamide signaling supports seedling survival under environmental stress
Kent Chapman, University of North Texas, USA
13:30-14:30 Selected oral presentations
14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Session 4: Lipid membrane dynamics
15:00-15:30 Keynote lecture:
Flippases - lipid transporters in cellular membranes
Thomas Günther-Pomorski, Copenhagen University/ Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
15:30-16:30 Selected oral presentations
16:30-18:00 Poster session

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Session 5: Storage lipid biosynthesis and metabolism
08:30-09:00 Keynote lecture:
Storage lipid metabolism in the model green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Yonghua Li-Beisson, Biosciences and Biotechnologies Institute of Aix-Marseille, France
09:00-10:00 Selected oral presentations
10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Session 6: Lipid catabolism and recycling
10:30-11:00 Keynote lecture:
"Title to be announced"
Tamar Avin-Wittenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
11:00-12:00 Selected oral presentations
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 7:Lipid metabolic modelling and flux analysis
13:00-13:30 Keynote lecture:
Using flux analysis to help understanding of lipid metabolism  
John Harwood, Cardiff University, UK
13:30-14:30 Selected oral presentations
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-17:00 Poster session
18:00-23:00 Complimentary Conference Dinner hosted by Malmö City, Malmö Town Hall.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Session 8: Lipid biotechnology
08:30-09:00 Keynote lecture:
EPA/DHA plant oils arrive – three decades of omega-3 research from inspiration to innovation
Allan Green, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Australia
09:00-10:00 Selected oral presentations
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Discussions of contents and location of next ESPL conference
13:00-14:00 Post conference tour- Cultural/City tour (optional)

Abstract Upload

[updated 01.11.2016]

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

1

To prepare a one page abstract, please use this model and store your abstract as rich text format (.rtf) on your computer (no .pdf please!)

IMPORTANT: Please avoid long file names and blank spaces in the filename. Those are causing software errors.

2

Upload your abstract online

Deadlines:

Lectures: Spring 2017

Last Minute Posters: 1 June 2017

The Venue/Accommodation

[updated 30.03.2016]

Scandic The congress takes place at the
Scandic Hotel Triangeln
Triangeln 2, 211 43 Malmö
Phone: +46 40 693 47 00, Fax: +46 40 693 47 11
E-mail: triangeln@scandichotels.com Scandic Triangeln is located in central Malmö on the city's main shopping street and only 50m from Triangeln station from where you can travel to Copenhagen Airport in 18 minutes on the high-speed train.



Accommodation:
Hotel rooms have been reserved at the Scandic Triangeln hotel.

Travel

[updated 24.03.2016]
To reach Malmö/Sweden it is recommended to fly to Copenhagen/Denmark

From Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (by train)
Take the train from the station inside Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to Malmö Triangeln, a journey of 18 minutes or two stations. From Station Triangeln it is 2 minutes’ walk to the Scandic Triangeln hotel. Take the north exit from the station Triangeln. The hotel is straight ahead. Follow Rådmansgatan down, the hotel entrance is on your right.

Congress Dinner

[updated 03.01.2017]
city hall The conference dinner will be hosted by the Malmö City Council on the 4th of July at 18:00. The location will likely be the City Hall (picture) on Stortorget 2, Malmö. The dinner is offered to all attendees free of charge. The City Council Chairman or Mayor will likely have a welcome talk and they will be responsible for arranging everything about the dinner. As the center of all administrative activities for the city, the City Hall, also known as the Government Building, is the most important building in Malmö as well as a popular tourist attraction.

Malmö

[updated 08.07.2016]
Malmö (280.000 inhabitants) is the third largest city in Sweden and the 6th largest in the Nordic countries. Malmö is also the most populous city in Scania and is the economical and cultural centre of South Sweden. Oeresund
Malmö is also an important part of the transnational Öresund Region, which cover Denmark east of Great Belt (including Copenhagen) and Scania.

Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but it struggled with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since the construction of the Öresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University, founded in 1998. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania.

St Petri Malmö, like the rest of southern Sweden, has an oceanic climate. Despite its northern location, the climate is surprisingly mild compared to other locations in similar latitudes, or even somewhat farther south, mainly because of the Gulf Stream. Because of its northern latitude, daylight extends 17 hours in midsummer,

The economy of Malmö was traditionally based on shipbuilding and construction related industries, such as concrete factories. The region's leading university, along with its associated hi-tech and pharmaceutical industries, is located in Lund about 16 kilometres to the north-east. Radhus The main contributing factor for the city development in the last years has been the economic integration with Denmark brought about by the Öresund Bridge. Almost 10% of the population in Malmö works in Copenhagen. Also the university founded in 1998 and the effects of integration into the European Union have contributed.
Pictures: Wikipedia, Fred, Christian Beiwinkel, Hajotthu

Terms and Conditions

[updated 14.07.2015]
No one may display products or literature anywhere throughout the meeting facilities except exhibiting companies, who may do so only from their assigned spaces, or confirmed sponsors within the limitations of the sponsoring contract. Any exceptions to this policy must be obtained in advance from Euro Fed Lipid.

Firms or organizations not listed in the list of sponsors and/or exhibitors will not be permitted to solicit business. No advertising circulars, catalogs, folders, or devices shall be distributed in the aisles, meeting rooms, or registration area.

Organiser

[updated 24.03.2016]

European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids e.V.
Postfach 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt/Main
Phone: +49 69/79 17-533
Fax: +49 69/79 17-564
E-Mail: info@eurofedlipid.org