Lipid Newsletter October 2010: One week left to register for Munich
I am pleased to
announce the birth of the SFEL (Société Française
pour l'Etude des
Lipides - French Society for the Study of Lipids). It will replace
AFECG (Association Française pour l'Etude des Corps Gras)
1943, and since the world of lipids has considerably changed, we felt
the need to "refresh" our name, status and logo. We are currently
working on the SFEL new website, which will be ready by the fall.
The members of SFEL
are researchers from the private and public area (agronomy/agriculture,
laboratories, agencies, professionals, consulting firms,
press, administration, equipment, engineering ...).
Our goal is to
bring people together: specialists & researchers in the production,
processing and use of oils, fats and derivatives, in order to promote
the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in this field.
a spirit of openness, the President of the association is alternately a
representative of the academic sector and private sector. The executive
board is composed of 15 members who meet several times a year.
organize two congresses per year, the Journées Chevreul, one in
and another one in the fall, which attract generally up to 150
participants. The topics of these conferences are either technological,
or more fundamental and can be organized in collaboration with other
scientific associations (for example in December 2009 the 4emes
Journées Internationales pour l'Etude des Lipides in Casablanca,
organised with the Moroccan Lipid Society).
We are pleased to
award one or two Chevreul Medals per year (Eugene Chevreul initiated
the chemistry of fatty acids), one during the Journées Chevreul,
one during the Euro Fed Lipid congress.
Moreover, with our French
partners (CIRAD, ITERG, CETIOM, ONIDOL, FNCG) we participate to the
publication of the OCL Journal (www.revue-ocl.fr).
I would like
to take the opportunity to thank all the past members & presidents
of AFECG, specially Michel PARMENTIER. As everybody knows, he was one
of the founder and the first President of Euro Fed Lipid. All the
members are very proud that the first Award of Fellow of Euro Fed Lipid
will be attributed to our friend Michel next November in Munich.
the success of both the "Journées Chevreul Lipids & Brain
Paris and "The Brain Lipids Conference 2008" in Oslo, we are
pleased to invite you to the Journées Chevreul 2011 dedicated to
& BRAIN (March 28 to 30 in Paris). We will address some emerging
scientific issues, regarding lipid metabolism, the role of lipids in
infant development, brain pathologies, dementia of the elderly, as well
as in depression.
Due to the large development of research and
results in this field, it will be exceptionally a three-day-meeting,
with a large poster session. I will have the honour to give the
Chevreul Medal to Pr Nicolas Bazan from the Neuroscience Center of
Excellence in LSU (New-Orleans).
|Anne Le Guillou |
Lipid Congress 2010
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ENDS 8 OCTOBER!
Register before 08
October to receive the
Euro Fed Lipid Olive Oil
Sensory analysis of EVOO -
Colloquium for Panelsupervisors
"Experiences and benefits around the
running EC- and IOC-Regulations"
Tuesday, 23. November 2010, 15.40 -
Open to Panel Supervisors and/or their substitutes
only. (Panels with competence according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for
organoleptic assessment of virgin Olive Oils).
will monitor subjects and speaking time.
The COI is informed about
This colloquium is free of charge but registration
Should you have already registered for the congress
and wish to book this colloquium please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
three Pinakothek museums
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The Old Pinakothek
is an art
museum situated in the Kunstareal in Munich, Germany. It is one of the
oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous
collections of old master paintings. The name (old Pinakothek) alludes
to the time period covered by the art, the Neue Pinakothek covers 19th
century art and the recently opened Pinakothek der Moderne exhibits
modern art, all galleries are part of Munich's "Kunstareal" (the "art
area"). The museum is part of the Bavarian State Picture Collection, an
organization of the Free state of Bavaria.
King Ludwig I of
Bavaria ordered Leo von Klenze to erect a new building for the gallery
for the Wittelsbach collection in 1826. The museum galleries were
designed to display Rubens's "Last Judgment" (1617), one of the largest
canvasses ever painted.
Very modern in its day, the building
became exemplary for museum buildings in Germany and all of Europe
after its inauguration in 1836, and thus became a model for new
galleries in Rome, St Petersburg, Brussels and Kassel.
began to collect contemporary art already as crown prince in 1809 and
his collection has been steadily enlarged. When the museum was founded
the separatation to the old masters in the Alte Pinakothek was fixed
with the period shortly before the turn of the 19th century, which has
become a prototype for many galleries.
The delimitation to the
modern painters displayed in the Pinakothek der Moderne was later fixed
by taking the restart of Henri Matisse and the Expressionists into
account (ca. 1900).
Consequentially a painting of Matisse
acquired by the "Tschudi Contribution" is displayed in the Pinakothek
der Moderne. The so-called Tschudi Contribution in 1905/1914 led to an
extraordinary collection of masterpieces of Impressionism and
Hugo von Tschudi, general director of the
State Collections acquired 44 paintings, nine sculptures and 22
drawings, mostly from new French artists. But since public funds could
not be used to purchase these works, Tschudi's associates came up with
the money from private contributions after his death in 1911.
Leonardo da Vinci:
Child (Old Pinakothek)
van Gogh: Sunflowers (New
Orbituary to Bruno
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On 12 September 2010
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bruno W. Werdelmann passed away in Ratingen/ Germany
only weeks after having celebrated his 90th birthday.
14 August 1920,
Werdelmann studied chemistry in Munich and Bonn. Interrupted by WWII
and POW internment he achieved his Ph.D. in 1948. He started his
professional career in the same year with Dreiringwerke Krefeld, being
promoted to factory manager in 1950 and to head of Research and
Development in 1956.
over Dreinringwerke in 1959, Werdelmann continued his career there in
Düsseldorf. Until his retirement in 1984 he moved up the ladder
continuously, eventually being general partner of Henkel KGaA.
recognition of his
achievements he was awarded the Normann-Medal in 1973 by the DGF and
was named honorary member in 1991.
DGF board member during the period 1983-1996, having served as
president from 1983-1985 and Vice-president from 1986-1988 and 1992-1996 He was not only one
of the most determined supporters that the DGF ever had, but also one
of the most distinguished presidents in the history of the association.
leadership in the first attempt of an European Federation in the 80's,
was ISF president during the period 1986-1989 and chairman of the 18th
ISF congress in Münster 1986.
many prestigious distinctions, among them the great Federal Cross of
Merit 1984, and honorary degrees from the universities of Essen,
Düsseldorf and Chiang Mai (Thailand), where he gave lectures on
industrial chemistry after his retirement.
will be sadly
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Marine liposomes instead of fish oil
oil is a classical source of n-3 PUFA bound in triacylglycerols. But
who likes to eat fish oil? Are there alternative sources of PUFA?
Indeed, n-3 PUFA occur also in phospholipids of marine organisms, and
these can be used to prepare liposomes that are more taste-neutral than
fish oil. How do health benefits of such liposomes compare to fish
oil? Maud Cansell from the University of Bordaux presents and
discusses results obtained in a comparative in vivo study in rats
focusing on oral delivery of n-3 PUFA in the form of fish oil and in
liposomes prepared from phospholipids extracted from marine organisms.
PUFA bioavailability in lymph was higher with liposomes than with fish
oil. Also the proportion of n-3 PUFA in the sn-2 position of
chylomicron TAG was different for the two sources. The influence of the
type of dietary source of PUFA on their metabolic fate and
physiological activities are demonstrated and discussed. Taken
together, it is clear that liposomes - artificial lipid vesicles - are
promising as vehicles for oral delivery of PUFA. Read the article in
the October issue of Lipid
determination of water, phenolics and antioxidant activity of olive oil
et al. developed a spectroscopic method for rapid simultaneous
determination of water, phenolic content and antioxidant activity of
olive oil. The method uses ATR-FTIR spectroscopy (Fourier transformed
infrared attenuated total reflectance) in combination with multivariate
calibration and provides results similar to those obtained by official
and traditional procedures. The presented procedure has a potential as
a high throughput method which could be employed during olive oil
processing as well as for the analysis of the final product. The method
is fast, simple, accurate, requires no sample pretreatment,
and produces virtually no solvent waste.
Cerretani et al., Eur.
J. Lipid Sci.
Technol 2010, 112, 1150-1157
Meetings, Symposia and Workshops
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Lipidomics Meeting: Lipids in
states, 3-6 October 2010, Anglet Biarritz, France
on Lipids in a Developmental Perspective, 8-9 November 2010,
- Short Course: Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Market Trends, Nutrition & Health, Utilization in Food Systems,
Madrid, 18-19 November 2010
- 102nd AOCS Annual
Meeting, 1-4 May 2011, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- 13th International Rapeseed Congress, 5 - 9 June 2011,
Prague, Czech Republic
Enzymatic Processing and Modification: Current and Future Trends, 21-22
June 2011, Ghent, Belgium, Mailto: email@example.com
- Euro Fed Lipid: 5th
European Symposium on Plant Lipids, 10-13 July 2011, Gdansk, Poland
- trade fair oils+fats,
5-7 October 2011, Munich, Germany
- DGF: DGF-Rapsölmedaille
2010/2011 in Kooperation mit dem
internationalen Gourmet-Journal "Der Feinschmecker"
upcoming events until 2014 please see the Euro
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