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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter February 2010: Impact factor of EJLST continues to increase

Dear Readers,

This year, I look very much forward to the 8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress in Munich, which will take place November 21st-24th 2010. The scientific committee is already highly active in identifying top speakers to make this symposium as successful as the previous ones. Plenary lectures by scientists receiving Awards from Euro Fed Lipid, AFECG and DGF have been announced already and a range of keynote speakers can be found on the conference website. I very much encourage all of you to submit an abstract with your latest research results using the online submission system in due course to have it considered for a lecture or poster presentation in Munich. A second reason to attend the conference is of course the attractive social programme and the wonderful city of Munich itself. I very much look forward to welcoming many of you to Munich in November!

Many of you might already know that the official journal of Euro Fed Lipid, the Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. recently celebrated  its 10th anniversary. I am very happy about the opportunity to act as Editor-In-Chief for this journal dedicated to publish top research results in the area of fats, oils and lipids. The impact factor of EJLST continued to increase (the most recent 5-year impact factor was 1.582), we have seen a significant raise in the total number of submissions and I feel very pleased that now more than 50% of all manuscripts come from outside Europe. Thanks to the untiring support of the Editorial and Advisory Board and the excellent team at the publisher Wiley-VCH, EJLST is now truely an international journal with excellent contributions from scientists around the world. I look forward to its future prospering in its next decade and even more exciting and innovative manuscripts.


Uwe Bornscheuer
University of Greifswald, Germany
Congress Chairman of the 8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
Editor-In-Chief of the Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol.

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8th Euro Fed Lipid congress Munich
Picture: Wikipedia, Author Stefan Kühn

21-24 November 2010, Munich


What to do in Munich? Visit the German Museum!

A Must see!
Visit the German Museum!

The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) is the world's largest museum of technology and science, with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. The museum was founded on June 28, 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. The full name of the museum in English is German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology. It is the largest museum in Munich.

The Deutsches Museum possesses over 100 000 objects from the fields of science and technology. The collections are not restricted to any specialized range of topics: they include objects from mining to atomic physics, from the Altamira cave to a magnified model of a human cell. They extend from the Stone Age to the present time. Collecting historically significant objects is still one of the Museum?s central tasks, so that the stock is constantly growing.

Among the particular highlights (besides many others!) are the first motorized aircraft built by the Wright brothers, the U1 submarine, the first program-controlled computer (Conrad Zuse's Z3), and Diesel's original engine.

Photo: Deutsches Museum

Photo: Deutsches Museum
Photos: Deutsches Museum


4th European Symposium on Dietary Fatty Acids and Health

4th European Symposium on Dietary Fatty Acids and Health

03-04 March 2010, Frankfurt, Germany

For the fourth time we invite you to join us in Frankfurt to discuss the 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 of 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 by February 15, 2010.

You are heartily welcome at Frankfurt for extensive discussion.

The Organizers
Michael Bockisch, Hamburg
Werner O. Richter, München
Gerd Schmitz, Regensburg

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Source: Wikipedia, Author Thomas Wolf

Frankfurt, Hauptwache. Source: Wikipedia, Author Thomas Wolf


FEBS Workshop on Micobial Lipids

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

Please note that due to the requirements of FEBS the registration fee is "all-inclusive" (including accommodation).

(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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Hofburg, Vienna, source: Wikipedia, Author Peter Gerstbach


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