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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter April 2009: Euro Fed Lipid is based on its members

Dear Reader,

Euro Fed Lipid is a scientific and technological network which is based on its members, both individual and corporate. Its strength is the multitude of scientific topics represented and its true internationality. The majority of members have gained this status automatically by their membership in one of the 11 constituting national societies ("indirect members"),  but there is also a growing number of individuals becoming direct members without being a member of a national association.

Both types of members enjoy the same benefits and rights, however, the communication between Euro Fed Lipid and its "indirect" members should now intensify. The headquarter has started to improve the membership administration by incorporating the "indirect" members directly, but this process may take some time. You can help us in building up this improved administration quicker and more effectively: If you are an "indirect" member and feel that your address data and membership status need an update, please contact the headquarters with the update.

If you are not a member, why don't you join today and start to enjoy the many benefits of a permanent membership? This newsletter includes all information required.

Yours sincerely
F Staat
Frédéric Staat
Euro Fed Lipid President

7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Graz
The submission of volunteer lectures is finalised now. However, poster abstracts are still very welcome and can be submitted until early October.

The committee is currently preparing the lecture programme, which will be published mid-April on the conference webpage. Authors can expect to get confirmation letters soon after. We would like to apologize in advance that due to the limited space only 170 submissions can been accepted as lectures,
so that many authors will unfortunately be asked to present a poster instead.


The motto of the congress is "From Knowledge to Application" emphasizing the most important link between basic and applied research. The mutual interest of people from academics and industry in lipid science and fats & oils technology has always been the driving force of this conference series which started 2000.

The industrial, medical and biological relevance of lipids and oils is firmly established, but molecular details of how these molecules mediate their function remained obscure in many instances. Recent advances in biotechnology, biochemistry, lipidomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics as well as industrial and biomedical applications led to much progress in the field aimed at the benefit of humans. To address the various academic and industrial aspects of lipidology, four main themes were chosen for the Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2009 in Graz, namely Lipid Sources, Lipid Technology, Lipid Bioscience and Lipids in Health and Nutrition.

Graz Congress

What to do in Graz?

Congress Dinner
Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 20:00 hours
Alte Universität Graz
The Dinner is kindly sponsored by the by the Governor of the province of Styria

The University of Graz was originally accommodated in the college rooms of the Jesuit College (Seminary) until 1607 when the lecture theatres moved to a new building at the centre of Graz. The foundation stone was laid by the Archduke Ferdinand II of Styria and the original features of the university building have been largely preserved to this very day. From historic accounts we know that rhetoric, poetry, physics and logic were taught in the lecture theatres on the ground floor. The two large rooms on the upper floor were used as an Aula (auditorium) and as a theatre.
Between 1778-1781 the upper floor was converted. A major conversion gave rise to a large library. A further smaller wooden addition created a small library which still exists.
The picture still presented by the hall today is that of the former library.
congress dinner
oils & fats 2009

oils+fats 2009: 16-18 September 2009, Munich

Register now - and share in the success!
In September 16 - 18, 2009, oils+fats, International Trade Fair for the Production and Processing of Oils and Fats made from Renewable Resources, will continue and improve on its success story at New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany. Take advantage of this important B2B event to strengthen your market position and establish new business ties!

Get the best possible stand location!
Register now to ensure that you get the best possible stand location. You can use the quick and easy application form at our website.
We look forward to welcome you to a successful oils+fats 2009!

Your oils+fats Team            
oils & fats 2009
Your membership

Take part - be involved!
Join us as an individual, as a company or as a member of one of the National Societies. Our community of fats&oils professionals provides a perfect opportunity for networking and presenting new technologie and research.

Membership Benefits
  • Ample opportunities for international co-operation and networking
  • Reduced congress fees
  • A very attractive subscription rate for the "European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology"
  • A reduced rate for the "Standard Methods for the analysis of fats and other lipids"
Membership services
  • Organisation of congresses, symposia, workshops, continuing education courses, co-ordination of scientific task groups and PR activities
  • Set-up of interdisciplinary discussion platforms
  • Links to scietific and technical counselling
  • Representation of European lipids, fats and oils research.
  • Improvement of public understanding for the lipids, fast and oils agenda
  • Promotion of co-operation and exchange between European scientists and companies
How do I become a member?
It's easy - Members of the national European Fats& Oils associations forming Euro Fed Lipid are considered full members of Euro Fed Lipid allready. If you are not a member of a national society, please fill in the membership application form and send it to the headquarters. If you are from industry please consider the special benefits of a corporate membership for your company:
  • All employees enjoy the benefits of being a member!
  • Presentation of your company at the Euro Fed Lipid webpage
  • Membership condistions for participation in the annual interlaboratory comparison test on Fats and Oils apply.

member associations
Information provided by member societies
For more upcoming events please see the Euro Fed Lipid congress calendar.


Czech Chem Soc

Nordic Lipidforum

Greek Lipidforum




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