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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter January 2010: Dietary Fatty Acids in Frankfurt

4th European Symposium on Dietary Fatty Acids and Health, Frankfurt, Germany, 3-4 March 2010

Dear Readers,

for the fourth time we invite you to join us at Frankfurt to discuss very recent findings on dietary fatty acids and health. After a lecture on lipotoxicity the presentations focus on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors: What is the importance of milk lipids for coronary heart disease? How are fatty acids involved in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome? Is there an impact of dietary fat on cardiac function? The first day closes with a first presentation on Omega-3 fatty acids: Is there a role for mood regulation?

The second day is mainly devoted to Omega-3 fatty acids. After an initial lecture on proven health effects it is tried to answer the question whether Alpha-linolenic acid can replace longer Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Further presentations focus on Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation and their role in cardiac risk modification in patients with the metabolic syndrome.

The conference closes with a critical presentation on the transfer of scientific knowledge into clinical practice.

A limited number of abstracts dealing with dietary fatty acids and health can be accepted for poster presentation. We encourage you to send us your abstract until February 15, 2010.

You are heartily welcome at Frankfurt for extensive discussion.

The Organizers
M. Bockisch

Michael Bockisch, Hamburg

Former Euro Fed Lipid board member
Werner Richter

Werner O. Richter , München
DGF division "Fats in Health and Nutrition"
G. Schmitz

Gerd Schmitz, Regensburg
Euro Fed Lipid Division "Lipidomics"

Euro Fed Lipid Congresses

8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
21-24 November 2010
Munich, Germany

Submit your lecture abstract online here until 14 April 2010!

Plenary Lectures:
European Lipid Science Award: Bart Staels, University of Lille, France: "Nuclear Receptors Connecting Lipid Metabolism to the Nucleus"

European Lipid Technology Award: Fereidoon Shahidi, University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada: "Title to be announced"

AFECG Chevreul Medal Lecture: Michel Lagarde, University of Lyon, France: "Fatty Acid Oxygenated Metabolism and Function in Human Cells"

DGF Normann Medal: Michael Bockisch, Jesteburg, Germany: "Fish Oil - from the Bad and the Ugly to the Precious and Good"

Selected Keynote Lectures (list to be completed):

Mario Pagliaro, CNR, Palermo, Italy: "New Commercial Products from Bioglycerol: Routes of Chemical Ingenuity"

Richard A. Gross, Brooklyn/NY, USA: "Engineered Lipids Produced by Microbes and their Use in Biobased Materials"

Francisco J. Hidalgo, Instituto de la Grasa, Sevilla, Spain: "Maillard reaction meets lipid oxidation"

Krzystof Krygier, Agricultural University of Warsaw, Poland: "What makes Rapeseed Oil so Interesting for us?"

Ronald Mensink, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands: "Effects of Triglyceride Structure on Risk Marker of the Metabolic Syndrome"

Diego L. Garcia-Gonzalez, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain: "Explaining Virgin Olive Quality from the Frontiers of Research"

Overlapping with the congress:
Trade Fair oils+fats 2010
24-26 November 2010, Munich, Germany

New team behind oils+fats

oils+fats, the International Trade Fair for the Production and Processing of Oils and Fats made from Renewable Resources, is starting the new year with a new team behind it! Within Messe München, responsibility for this trade fair switches from Business Unit 5 to Business Unit 4.

Dr Rainer Pfeiffer, the Managing Director now responsible for oils+fats, comments: "I am very pleased that this successful and exciting event is now within my area of responsibility." The exhibition team, under Business Unit Director Monika Dech and Exhibition Group Director Petra Westphal, comprises Martina Maciejewski (Exhibition Manager), Markus Kosak (Exhibition Assistant), Christina Maier (Manager Marketing and Communications) and Johannes Manger (Deputy Head of Marketing).

For details see here.

Among the other events organised by this same team is drinktec, World Leading Trade Fair for Beverage and Liquid Food Technology. In terms of theme therefore, oils+fats fits in very well in the new Business Unit. The next oils+fats takes place from 24 to 26 November 2010 in the M,O,C, Event Centre in Munich

8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Munich
21-24 November 2010, Munich

24-26 November 2010, Munich


What to do in Munich? Visit Upper Bavaria, south of Munich!

Upper Bavaria
Beauty on an epic scale - idyllic scenery and picture-book villages

Upper Bavaria, Germany's southernmost region, extends between the river Lech, the river Salzach, the Altmühl valley and the Bavarian Alps. It has a number of mountain ranges, from the rocky Wetterstein mountains in the west - which include Germany's highest peak, the Zugspitze (2,963 metres) - to the Karwendel mountains and the Berchtesgaden Alps in the east.

Spectacular Alpine scenery are not the only features of the Upper Bavarian landscape. It also has many beautiful lakes - Chiemsee, Waginger See, Königsee, Schliersee, Tegernsee, Kochelsee, Walchensee, Eibsee, Starnberger See and Ammersee.

Upper Bavaria is a region of picture-book scenery, healthy fresh air and unspoilt nature. Its numerous lakes, national parks and nature conservation areas are a paradise for holidaymakers and sports fans.

A healthy environment, beneficial springs and a wide range of revitalising packages, events and activities are the attractions at the many renowned spas and health resorts in the region. Continuing a tradition that crossed the Alps with the Romans,

There is also a wide range of leisure and sports activities on offer all year round. Another very Bavarian pleasure is to enjoy the hearty local cuisine and a litre tankard of beer in one of the many traditional beer gardens.

Some  Highlights
Neuschwanstein Castle
Lake Chiemsee, Herrenchiemsee Castle
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Health resort, Olympic town) Zugspitze peak
Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church
Oberammergau (Passion Plays)
Abbey Ettal
Altötting (Pilgrimage town)
Burghausen (Longest castle in Europe (1,030m))
Mittenwald (Violin making)
Inzell (Glacier garden)
Abbey Seeon

(Excerpts from www.germany-tourism.de)

Sckoß Neuschwanstein, source Wikipedia, author softeis
source Wikipedia, author softeis

upper bavaria
upper bavaria
Castle herrenchiemsee Source Wikipedia, Authors Alexander Pasquazi, Heidemarie Eder
Source Wikipedia, Authors Alexander Pasquazi, Heidemarie Eder


The Oils-Fats-Lipids Wiki

The Oils-Fats-Lipids Wiki at the Euro Fed Lipid webpage serves as a collection of data and information about all kinds of Oils, Fats and Lipids. It is made by and for the academic and industrial community of Lipid Science and Technology.

Wikis (best known example: Wikipedia) are written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world. Anyone with internet access can make changes to Wiki articles.

Visitors do not need specialized qualifications to contribute. The intent is to have articles that cover existing knowledge, not create new knowledge (original research). This means that people of all ages and cultural and social backgrounds can write Wiki articles. Most of the articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, simply by clicking the edit this page link. Anyone is welcome to add information, cross-references, or citations, as long as they do so within the editing policies and to an appropriate standard. 



Other Euro Fed Lipid Meetings

Euro Fed Lipid: 4th International Symposium on Dietary Fatty Acids and Health, 3-4 March 2010, Frankfurt, Germany

Euro Fed Lipid: FEBS Workshop on Microbial Lipids, From Genomics to Lipidomics, 13-15 May 2010, Vienna, Austria

(Absolute) Deadline for FEBS Travel Funds Applications is 15 February 2010

FEBS Youth Travel Funds (YTF) & Transcontinental Trans YTF Grants

Young Scientists (graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within five years of obtaining a PhD) can apply for a grant from the FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) to defray a portion of their expenses. Moreover, young scientists from non-FEBS countries (North & South America, Africa and Asia) may be eligible to obtain TransYTF grants.
FEBS YTF as well as TransYTF grants cover costs of registration, accomodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Moreover, travel expenses will be paid to each recipient on top of the YTF grant following applicable guidelines. 
To apply for a grant send your application, including your c.v. and confirmation number of your submitted abstract to
Prof. Dr. Günther Daum
Technische Universität Graz, Institut für Biochemie
Petersgasse 12/2, 8010 Graz, Österreich
Telefon: +43/ 316 873 6462, Fax +43/ 316 873 6952

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