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Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter July 2010: EJLST impact on record height

Dear colleagues,

This cannot be the score of any World Cup game but it is the just released Thomson Reuters Impact Factor (IF2009) of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology (, which has now increased to 1.83!

This represents about 35% increase relative to 2008 (IF2008=1.35) and almost double from 2007 (IF2007=0.91). This Impact Factor, based on the number of citations of articles published in 2007-2008, is a measure of performance of the journal, and is affected by the quality of the published articles, the efficacy of the journal's marketing and publishing strategy, and the performance of the whole research field.

The significance of an Impact Factor can be debated, but it is clear that more citations also mean higher prestige for lipid science, EJLST, and the Euro Fed Lipid in particular! We have high hopes that the scientific quality of EJLST will further increase with Editor-in-Chief Uwe Bornscheuer (since 2008) and the renewed Editorial Board.

The IF truly reflects an increase in the impact you, the authors, are making in the lipid research field! Congratulations!

Lucie Kalvodova Barbara Janssens
Lucie Kalvodova
Assistant Editor
Barbara Janssens
  Managing Editor   
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2010

8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
21-24 November 2010
Munich, Germany

The programme brochure is currently being mailed and the high number of early registrations seems to indicate an excellent interest in the congress. Make sure not to miss the highlight of the year!

Abstracts of most lectures and posters are now available at the congress webpage. New abstracts are being added daily, so check regularly for updates.

Poster authors are kindly invited to submit their contributions as soon as possible. However, poster submission will be possible until shortly before the congress.

Congress Registration

Poster Abstract Submission

Table Top Exhibition

Registration form for the table top exhibition

8th Congress Munich

21-24 November 2010, Munich


Munich: Famous for the Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held each year in Munich, running from late September to early October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. 

Visitors eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (pork knuckle), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezel (Pretzel), Knödeln (potato or bread dumplings),  Sauerkraut or Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).

The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese festival grounds) organized a great horse race.

By 1960, when the tradition of horse races ended, the Oktoberfest had turned into an enormous world-famous festival. After this foreigners began to picture Germans as wearing the Sennerhut, Lederhosen, and the girls in Dirndl.

Today, the  6.2 million visitors consume roughly  6,940,600 litres beer, 521,872 chicken and 104 oxen, among other  food and drinks.

Photo: Wikipedia, user Michael Chlistalla


oils+fats: Europe's No. 1 event for the industry

What you can expect from oils+fats 2011
  • 70 exhibitors from 20 countries
  • 1.300 visitors from 60 countries
Extremely satisfied exhibitors
How exhibitors are rating oils+fats
  • 94% of all exhibitors are planning to recommend oils+fats to others
  • 90% intent to participate in the next oils+fats

What exhibitors achieved at oils+fats 2009
Business objectives reached (good to excellent)
  • 88% Successful company/product presentation, improve company image
  • 84% Cultivate existing business networks
  • Up to 80% Prepare post-fair business and conduct direct transactions
We look forward to seeing you at the oils+fats 2011 from 05 - 07 October 2011, then again back at the M,O,C, in Munich. This year exhibitors are kindly asked to make use of the table top exhibition during the Euro Fed Lipid congress in Munich



5-7 October 2011

M,O,C, Munich


European Journal: Highlights this month

Peanut oil
Peanut oil is premium cooking and frying oil with superior oxidative stability and nutritional value. Carrín and Carelli present a comprehensive review of peanut oil composition and factors influencing it in the upcoming July issue of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology.
In this review, you will find qualitative and quantitative information on all major and minor components of this popular tasty oil from wild species and breeds. Triacylglycerol composition is presented, as well as data on free fatty acids, diacylglycerols, phospholipids, sterols, tocopherols, tocotrienols, triterpenic and aliphatic alcohols, waxes, pigments, phenolic compounds, volatiles, and metals. Also the influence of genotype, seed maturity, climatic conditions, and growth location on peanut oil chemical composition is discussed.
Everything you have ever wanted to know about the composition of peanut oil you will most likely find here!

Could maize and yeast fight atopic dermatitis?

Ono et al. report a positive effect of dietary glucosylceramide on atopic dermatitis like symptoms in model mice. The authors isolated the cerebroside fraction from maize and yeast and used it in the feed of atopic dermatitis model mice. Seven weeks of glucosylceramide diet were enough to lower the IgE levels in plasma. It appears that the suppression of dermatitis symptoms is owing to a regulation of Th1/Th2 balance. Glucosylceramides from plants and yeast may be useful also in skincare products for atopic dermatitis. Read the article in the upcoming July issue of EJLST.

Is fish the new carrot?
The importance of carotenoids for eye health is well known and widely accepted, and carrot has become a symbol of healthy eye nutrition. In addition to carotenoids, also the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been increasingly appreciated in the past few years. Lipids are key components of the eye retina. However, during aging of the retina, lipid particles accumulate at the basement of the retinal pigment epithelium, and contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ? the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in western countries. Bretillion et al. present a concise and informative article on lipid nutrition and eye health in the June issue of Lipid Technology. They explain the roles that lipids play in eye retina and discuss how EPA, DHA, and gamma-linolenic acid may participate in promoting eye health and preventing AMD.

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