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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter July 2009
Euro Fed Lipid 2009 in Graz, Austria? Yes, we can!

Dear colleagues,
Whenever I organized a conference in my hometown Graz - and this happened several times in the past - I had my ups and downs of hopes and concerns. Is the program attractive enough? Will the delegates like the conference venue? Do we have enough money to pay for the thousand things which are necessary to arrange a nice meeting? These were only some of the burning questions that tortured me in my sleepless nights, especially when the opening of the conference came closer and closer. On the other hand, there was always the confidence that we had well selected and excellent speakers, sponsors were very helpful, and colleagues and students supported my efforts. In the end, of course, you just need a little bit of luck, that the flight of your most prominent speaker is not cancelled, abstract books are printed in time, and computers to not break during the plenary lecture.

All these thoughts came to my mind when I agreed to organize the 7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress in Graz, Austria. As always, I was hesitating when I was asked, but pretty soon I convinced myself that I should go for it. Organizing a conference is a tribute to the scientific community and a little bit of paying back to science for the excitement of research and to colleagues for enthusiasm, comradeship and even friendship. I think that most of us have these feelings when taking over the challenge of organizing a congress.

So far, planning and preparation of the 7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress which will be held under the motto "Lipids, Fats and Oils: From Knowledge to Application" on 18-21 October 2009 in Graz, Austria, went really well. I was especially impressed by the willingness of the Austrian public authorities such as the City of Graz, the Federal Government of Styria and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, to support my initiative. Also the Graz University of Technology and various Research Networks in Graz were extremely supportive. Finally, my colleagues in Graz helped and encouraged me a lot especially in the first phase of planning this conference.

The stage is set! As the chairman of the 7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress it is my pleasure to invite you to this international meeting of experts from various fields of lipid, fat and oil research. I look forward to welcoming many of you in Graz in October 2009!
Günther Daum

Guenther Daum
Chairman of the 7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Graz

The organisers are still accepting poster presentations.
However, since space is limited and to ensure that you are included in the book of abstracts, make sure to submit your poster abstract online until 1 August!

The congress includes THREE dedicated poster sessions
Sunday 17:30 - 19:00 (Postersession A and Opening Mixer)
Monday 15:10 - 16:10 (Postersession B)
Monday 17:30 - 19:00 (Postersession C)

Delegates from all five continents have already registered. Why don't you take the opportunity to register online today?

Pre-Congress Short Course:

Program on omega-3 with Euro Fed Lipid Conference in Graz, Austria on 17-18 October 2009
5th Practical Short Course: Speciality and Functional Oils
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EUROPE): Market Trends, Regulations, Stability and Specialty Applications
Hotel Weitzer, Graz, Austria, October 17-18, 2009
URL: http://www.smartshortcourses.com;
info: flipids@scarlet.be  


Contact: Ignace Debruyne & Associates, Haverhuisstraat 28, B-8870 Izegem (Belgium); Fax +32 (0)51 31 56 75


Congress Graz

What to eat in Graz?

The Austrian Cuisine is  composed of influences from throughout the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Regional cuisines from Italy, Hungary and the Balkans have had an influence on Austrian cooking, and in turn this fusion of styles was influential throughout the Empire.

The famous Wiener Schnitzel, for example, is thought to have originated in Milan in the 16th century, from where it was taken to Vienna, and popularised as Wiener Schnitzel.

The most famous dessert is the Apple Strudel, layers of thin pastry surrounding a filling of apple, usually with cinnamon and raisins. Other strudels are also popular, such as those filled with sweetened curd cheese called Topfen, sour cherry (Weichselstrudel), sweet cherry and poppy seed strudel (Mohnstrudel).

Another favourite is Kaiserschmarr'n, a rich fluffy sweet  pancake made with raisins and other fruits, broken into pieces and served with a fruit compote (traditionally made of plums called Zwetschkenröster) for dipping,

Austrian cuisine is most often associated with Viennese cuisine, but there are significant regional variations.

In Styrian Buschenschanken (inns), Verhackertes (a spread made from finely chopped raw bacon) is served. Schilcher, a very dry rosé, is the regional style of wine in West Styria. A typically Styrian delicacy is pumpkin seed oil, which lends itself particularly to salads on account of its nutty taste. Many varieties of pumpkin dishes are also very popular. Heidensterz, a pancake made from buckwheat flour, is a local dish enjoyed in cold weather.

Wiener Schnitzel
Wiener Schnitzel


oils & fats 2009
oils+fats - save the date
Earlier dates - new venue!
oils+fats 2009 is being held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from September 16-18 and is perfect for anyone who wants to diversify their acquisitions and optimize their purchasing budget. First-rate contacts make it easier to cultivate networks and create lucrative new business ties with international experts and decision-makers. A list of exhibitors who have registered to date is available in our regularly updated exhibitor directory.
Register now and enjoy the benefits.
You have to register online to save! Online registration ( http://www.oils-and-fats.com/link/en/16790550) is not only especially quick, uncomplicated and affordable, it also offer you additional attractive benefits. They include:
  • Register once and attend two first-rate specialty trade shows for no additional charge.
  • Save up to 50% on the price of admission to the fair.
  • No waiting when you arrive at the fair
  • Free use of public transportation
  • Exhibition catalog included
For further information: www.oils-and-fats-com
Your oils+fats Team

Short Course in co-operation with Euro Fed Lipid:
Program on Oil Processing with oils + fats Trade show in München on 17-18 September 2009

3rd Practical Short Course: Novel Technologies in Oilseed Processing, Edible Oil Refining, Oil Processing & Biodiesel

New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany, September 17-18, 2009
URL: http://www.smartshortcourses.com; info: oilprocess@scarlet.be

Contact: Ignace Debruyne & Associates, Haverhuisstraat 28, B-8870 Izegem (Belgium); Fax +32 (0)51 31 56 75


Oils & Fats


Euro Fed Lipid Divisions

Euro Fed Lipid members are (either direct members or members of the national societies) are kindly invited to join Euro Fed Lipid divisions free of charge. Divisions offer a perfect opportunity for networking on a European scale with colleagues (from both industry and academia). To join a division contact the headquarters

If you are not member yet it is the perfect day to become a member. See here  for details

Olive Oil
Marine Lipids
Lipids in (land based) animal science
Plant Lipids
Biotechnology/ Enzyme Technology
Physical Properties
Analytics, Quality, Safety (in preparation)
Fats in Health and Nutrition (in preparation)
Edible Oil Applications (in preparation)
Information provided by member societies
  • ICBL: 50th ICBL Conference, 1-5 September 2009, Regensburg, Germany
  • Smart Shortcourses and Euro Fed Lipid: 3rd Practical Short Course: Novel Technologies in Oilseed Processing, Edible Oil Refining, Oil Processing, and Biodiesel, 17-18 September 2009, Munich, Germany (in the framework of oils+fats)
  • Graz Pre Congress Shortcourse: 5h Practical Short Course Specialty and Functional Oils: Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EUROPE): Market Trends, Regulations, Stability and Specialty Applications, 17-18 October 2009, Graz, Austria
  • DGF: Preventing Food Fraud - Strengthing the Knowledge base against Fat Adulterisation, 01 - 03 November 2009, Freiburg, Germany
  • AOCS and Euro Fed Lipid: 2nd International Congress on Biodiesel: The Science and The Technologies, 15-17 November 2009, Munich, Germany
  • DGF: VI. Prof. H.-P.-Kaufmann-Tage, 26.-27. November 2009, Heidelberg
  • Euro Fed Lipid: 4th International Symposium on Dietary Fatty Acids and Health, 3-4 March 2010, Frankfurt, Germany
  • DGF: Symposium on Processing, 17-18 March 2010, Leipzig, Germany

For more upcoming events please see the Euro Fed Lipid congress calendar.




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