Lipid Newsletter January 2011: President's New Year's Address
was for many people not an easy year. Economy still recovering from the
2008-2009 crisis and the world more than ever before concerned about
health of mother earth. But signs are good for 2011, with an ongoing
challenge of finding the proper balance between economical growth,
social justice and environmental responsibility.
For Euro Fed Lipid,
2010 was the year where we welcomed our 12th member, the
The 4th International Symposium on
Fatty Acids and Health, held in March in Frankfurt and the FEBS
Workshop on Microbial Lipids in May in Vienna, fulfilled the
expectations. My sincere thanks go to the organizers, to prof.
Richter/prof. Bockisch and prof. Daum. I hope that these events will
stimulate other members and member organizations to follow their
example, so we may see more such initiatives in the next years. The
Euro Fed Lipid organization is there to help and to assist where
The 8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress was held
in November in Munich, Germany with 600 delegates attending from
over 50 countries, about 1/3 coming from industry, 2/3 from academy.
The Euro Fed Lipid Technology award was presented to prof. Shahidi, the
Science award to prof. Staels and the Young lipid scientist award to
prof. Meier. And for the first time, a Fellow award was granted to
prof. Michel Parmentier for his commitment and contribution to the Euro
Fed Lipid organisation.
I would also like to express my gratitude to
prof. Bornscheuer, dr. Schurz and their team for the good organisation
and scientific content of this Munich congress.
The 9th Euro Fed
Lipid Congress will take place end September in Rotterdam, Holland,
heart of the European edible oil processing industry. Focus is on oils,
fats and lipids for a more healthy and sustainable world. So I hope to
see even more people from industry attending this congress.
Van Duijn, Eckhard Flöter and Ronald Mensink for sure will do their
utmost to further strengthen the relation between industry and
Another not to be
missed event in 2011, supported actively by Euro Fed Lipid, is the 5th
European Symposium on Plant Lipids, which will be held in July in
Gdansk, Poland. More information can be found on our website.
but not least my special thanks also to Frank, Sevim and Andrea for
keeping the Euro Fed Lipid machine well oiled.
forward to what 2011 will bring for Euro Fed Lipid and his growing
With my very best personal wishes for a
"healthy and sustainable" 2011,
|Dr.Ir. Marc Kellens
Lipid Congress 2011
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Euro Fed Lipid Congress
Fats and Lipids for a Healthy and Sustainable World
Technology Award: t.b.a.
European Lipid Science Award: Ole G.
University of Southern Denmark: "Lipids, Curvature, and Nano-Medicine"
Medal: Günther Daum, Technical University Graz, Austria: "Lipid
Storage: Yeast we
Fancy Modern Architecture
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Heavily destructed in WW II, the re-constructed center
of Rotterdam has become the site of ambitious new architecture.
The city has a reputation in being a platform for
architectural development and education through the Berlage Institute,
a postgraduate laboratory of architecture, and the NAi (Netherlands
Rotterdam is also
its Kubuswoningen or cube houses built by architect Piet Blom in 1984.
In addition to that there are many international well known architects
based in Rotterdam.
houses several of the tallest structures in the Netherlands:
Erasmus Bridge (1996) is a 790-meter cable stayed bridge linking the
north and south of Rotterdam. It is held up by a 138 meters tall
pylon with a characteristic bend, earning the bridge its nickname 'De
Zwaan' ('the Swan').
Rotterdam has the
residential building in the Netherlands: the Montevideo Tower
The city also houses the
186 meters tall Euromast, which has long been a major tourist
attraction. It was built in 1960, initially reaching a height of
101 meters in 1970, the Euromast was extended by
85 meters to its current height.
Wikipedia, Author J. Däpp)
Cubehouses (Photo: Wikipedia,
Author Saku Takakusaki)
Fed Lipid Division "Plant Lipids":
- Storage Lipid Accumulation and Mobilisation
- Extracellular Lipid Metabolism
(Cutin, Suberin and Surface Waxes)
Biotechnology - Science and Society
- Chloroplast Lipid Metabolism
- Isoprene Lipids
- Plant Lipid Biotechnogy
Banas, Gdansk, Poland (Chairman)
Sten Stymne, Alnarp, Sweden
Ivo Feußner, Göttingen, Germany
Ernst Heinz, Hamburg, Germany
Wettstein-Knowles, Copenhagen, Denmark
Miklaszewska, Gdansk, Poland
Adam Kawinski, Gdansk, Poland
Scientific Committee has started to accept abstracts for short oral
communications and poster presentations.
You are cordially
invited to submit your lecture or poster online. The deadline for
lecture abstracts is 31 April 2011
Gate Gdansk (Photo: Wikipedia, Author Der Hexer)
Gdansk (Photo: Wikipedia, Author Der Hexer)
Meetings, Symposia and Workshops
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- Healthclaims: LC-Omega-3 for a Better
World, Bruges, Belgium, 3-4 March 2011
- Abiosus: 4th
Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry,
20-22 March 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany
- SFEL: Journées Chevreul: Lipids and Brain, 28-30 March 2011,
- 102nd AOCS Annual
Meeting, 1-4 May 2011, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Lipid Maps: Lipidomics Impact on
Cell Biology, Cancer, and Metabolic Diseases, 2-3 May 2011, La
Jolla, CA, USA
für Ernährungsfachleute, 18.-19. Mai 2011, Frankfurt/Main
- 13th International Rapeseed Congress, 5 - 9 June 2011,
Prague, Czech Republic
Enzymatic Processing and Modification: Current and Future Trends, 21-22
June 2011, Ghent, Belgium, Mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Euro Fed Lipid: 5th
European Symposium on Plant Lipids, 10-13 July 2011, Gdansk, Poland
of Functionality in Complex Food Systems: Physically-Inspired
Approaches from the Nanoscale to the Microscale, 21-24 August 2011,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Fed Lipid Congress Event: 10th
Congress, 16-18 September 2011, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- trade fair oils+fats,
5-7 October 2011, Munich, Germany
- GERLI: 8th
Lipidomics Meeting: Membranes and Bioactive Lipids, 26-28 October
2011, INSA de Lyon, France
upcoming events until 2014 please see the Euro
Euro Fed Lipid
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P.O. Box 90 04 40, 60444
+49 69 79 17 -345, Fax -564
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