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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter May 2009: Make sure to arrange your trip to Graz in time!
Dear Lipid Scientists,

It is time to invite you to join us at the 6th GERLI Lipidomics meeting "Bioactive lipids, Nutrition and Health" in Rennes (France), 1-3 July 2009. This meeting will focus on the  following
five major topics:
The 1st session "From methods for modification of lipid metabolism to lipid-modified organisms" will report on a large panel of vectors used to modified lipid metabolism in various organisms and describe the purposes of these modifications.
The 2nd session "New regulation and signal functions for saturated fatty acids" will update the list of biochemical and physiological functions that individual saturated fatty acids are able to produce.
In the 3rd session "Bioactive synthetic lipids for imaging", the synthesis of lipid probes and the use of these new tools will be described.
The 4th session "Marine lipids, physiological and pharmacological roles" will focus on the growing list of functions associated with new discovered marine lipid molecules.
Finally, the last session "From physiological functions to fatty acid dietary recommendations in humans" will give an idea of the current reassessment in several countries of the nutritional dietary recommendations for fatty acids.
The deadline for abstract submission and early registration fees is 15 May 2009.
We would also like to take advantage of the opportunity to remind the lipid community that GERLI (Groupe d' Etudes et de Recherches en Lipidomique) is an academic society devoted to promoting research in lipidomics. It is one of the groups linked to the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in addition it is also a member of  Euro Fed Lipid. Since 1978, GERLI has been a driving force in the field of basic lipid biochemistry and physiology. During the last years, this society has been promoting lipidomics in various ways. An annual meeting is organized, which updates the last knowledge in lipid structures and molecular mechanisms involved in various physiopathologies. The GERLI society also gives awards each year to several doctoral thesis in order to encourage young scientists in the field.
We would be pleased to meet you in Rennes next July.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Rioux   M. Record

Vincent Rioux and René Grée, 6th GERLI Lipidomics meeting local organizers
Michel Record, GERLI/Euro Fed Lipid board member

7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Graz

The scientific programme is now published and available via

Confirmation letters to authors were mailed out on 14 April and should have arrived in the meantime. If you have submitted a lecture or poster and still have not received a confirmation letter please contact the headquarters.

The programme consists of 5 plenary lectures, 20 keynote lectures and 170 other lectures. We apologise that due to limited time slots availabe the committee was forced to ask a considerable number of authors to present their results as poster.

Posters are still being accepted for presentation. The submission shall stay open until mid September to allow last-minute posters.

It is now the right time to register for the congress and to make your travel arrangements. Currently, flights to Graz in October are still very affordable, which may change during summer.


Please  also consider attending the Pre-Congress Shortcourse:
5th Practical Short Course on Functional Oils:"Omega-3 Fatty Acids:Market Trends, Nutrition & Health, Utilization in Food Systems"
17-18 October 2009
Organisers: Ignace Debruyne and Sefa Koseoglu

Information and Registration

Congress Graz

What to do in Graz?

Where do people meet at night in Graz? Well, be warned, one night is not enough to do justice to the thriving nightlife scene in Graz.
Rest assured, it is perfectly safe to move around in the city at night. What might be dangerous and potentially irresistible are the many temptations of the nightlife in Graz. And not only in the classical nightlife hub 'Bermuda-Dreieck' (Bermuda-Triangle), where a substantial number of party goers have been reported missing. The nightlife scene in Graz is varied and colourful, offering something for every taste.

The Bermuda-Dreieck is located between Mehlplatz, Prokopigasse und Färberplatz and numerous cocktailbars, winebars, beer gardens, pubs, restaurants and cafes inviting strollers to stay for a drink or two.

Here it becomes clearly visible that Graz is a student town.


Pictures Copyright Graz Tourismus
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Euro Fed Lipid Divisions

To stimulate communication between specialists in a field among the members, Euro Fed Lipid is in the process of setting up divisions on specific topics within the science and technology of Lipids, Fats and Oils or of public interest in this field. Participation is open to every Euro Fed Lipid member. If you are a Euro Fed Lipid member and are interested in joining one or more divisions free of charge, please inform the headquarters.

Possible activities of divisions may include

1) To enable networking between members

2) To organise sessions for the annual Euro Fed Lipid congress

3) To organise symposia and workshops within their area of interest

4) to promote public relations

5) To provide scientific consultation for the Euro Fed Lipid board

6) To co-operate with other divisions

Divisions already founded or in foundation:

  • Olive Oil
  • Marine Lipids
  • Lipids in (land based) animal science
  • Plant Lipids
  • Biotechnology/ Enzyme Technology
  • Processing
  • Physical Properties
  • Oleochemistry
  • Analytics, Quality, Safety
  • Lipidomics
  • Fats in Health and Nutrition
  • Edible Oil Applications

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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