Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter February 2011: Deep-Frying - Errors and Myths
Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2011
Travelling to Rotterdam
oils+fats 2011: Register Online - and be an Exhibitor
75th Anniversary of DGF
EJLST Highlights February: Drug Delivery
Congresses, Meetings, Symposia and Workshops
9th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
Oils, Fats and Lipids for a Healthy and Sustainable World
18-21 September 2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5 Euro discount for online registrations
Submit your lecture or poster abstract
or a declaration of intent here
Deadline for lecture abstracts is 18 March
Download the Call for Paper (.pdf)
Sponsors and Partners
Arrival in Schiphol
Rotterdam has a small regional airport, but it is recommended to fly to Schiphol, located between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Schiphol is the most user friendly airport in the world and the 5th largest in Europe. 83 airlines offering services to a multitude of destinations.
Airfrance/KLM is the official carrier of the Euro Fed Lipid congress and offers discounts to delegates. To book your flight see here for details.
From Schiphol to Rotterdam
Schiphol station has four direct train connections per hour to Rotterdam Central station. The distance is 50 km as the crow flies. The high speed train door-to-door connection takes only 26 minutes. The price is 10,70 Euro (single ticket).
From Rotterdam Central to Congress Center De Doelen
Just over the street, walking distance 100 m.
Photo: Wikipedia, Author Barcex
5 - 7 October 2011 - Already made a note of the dates in your diary? If you haven't, it might now be time to do so, because coming up later this year in Munich is oils+fats, International Trade Fair for the Technology and Trade of Oils and Fats.
Preparations for the fair are already running at full pitch, and the list of exhibitors is getting longer and longer. If you also want to be an exhibitor at the next oils+fats (5-7 October 2011), just fill in the application form online and send it off at the click of a mouse.
An e-paper version of the exhibitors brochure is also available at the fair's website. Click, read and learn! Any questions? Just call the new team at oils+fats and we'll help.
On the Web, at www.oils-and-fats.com you can get an impression of who we are and what the event is all about.
The Euro Fed Lipid founding member DGF was established by Prof. Hans Paul Kaufmann in the year 1936 and is this year celebrating its 75th anniversary. Beside other activities DGF plans to partly dedicate the 2011 H.P. Kaufmann days in Heidelberg (17-18 November 2011) to the history. There is a book publication (in German language) with the history of the society available at
DGF has received numerous kind addresses from all over the world that can be found at this webpage as well.
The February issue brings three articles dealing with the hot topic of Drug Delivery:
Haug, I.J. et al. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011, 113, 00-00
Su, M. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011, 113, 00-00
Hong, Y-J. et al. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2011, 113,00-00
The health benefits of omega-3 PUFA are now widely recognized. Haug et al. present new vehicle for oral delivery of PUFA - soft and chewable capsules with emulsified oil trapped inside a gelatin matrix. The bioavailability of PUFA was significantly greater when delivered in these gelled emulsions than from traditional oil-filled soft gel capsules. In addition to the active components, the chewable capsules can also be loaded with flavors or dyes, making them more attractive to consumers.
Vinorelbine (VRB) is an anti-mitotic drug used to treat some types of cancer. When injected as a solution, VRB causes severe local irritation. Su et al. studied the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of VRB delivered in an oil-in-water parenteral lipid emulsion (VLE) in rats, mice and dogs. The emulsion was composed of soybean oil, medium-chain triglycerides, egg yolk lecithin, poloxamer-188, oleate, glycerol, and antioxidants. This study is a part of a preclinical evaluation of VLE.
Liposomes are important as vehicles for the delivery of water soluble drugs. A key challenge is that the entrapped content is released at the right location in the body or a cell. A common approach to achieve such controlled release is based on using pH sensitive liposomes. Hong et al. employed acidic proteinoid on the surface of liposomes and studied how the contents are released using the calcein quenching assay. At low pH, the proteinoid undergoes a conformational change which imposes a mechanical stress on the liposomal membrane, resulting in deformation and damage, which leads to the release of the content.
For more upcoming events until 2014 please see the Euro Fed Lipid congress calendar.
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