Lipid Newsletter November 2010: More than 600 delegates gather in Munich
9th Euro Fed Lipid congress will be from 18th - 21st September 2011 in
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The port of Rotterdam is the key
import, storage and production area for vegetable oils and fats in
Europe. About a third of the total European oils and fats consumption
enters via the port of Rotterdam. The port facilities include dedicated
storage tanks with a total capacity of two weeks total EU consumption.
The port has attracted many vegetable oil based industries and
services. Rotterdam and its surroundings are hosting: 25 % of the EU
refining capacity, 1.6 million ton bio-diesel capacity, the EU largest
margarine production plant, many specialized analytical laboratories
and service providers, and a research laboratory of a major consumer
goods manufacturer. Rotterdam has its own Erasmus University and is
located close to numerous famous Dutch Universities. Specifically the
oils and fats industries can benefit of the facilities of the
Wageningen University and Dutch Food Valley.
program is under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ronald Mensink of the
University of Maastricht and Dr. Eckhard Flöter of Unilever Research.
For the first time, sustainability will be a separate session in the
EFL program, highlighting the growing interest in the environmental and
social impact of the oils and fats supply chain.
will be held in and around the city's most famous concert hall (de
Doelen), which is in the city centre surrounded by many hotels,
restaurants and shops. This also creates the opportunity to enjoy this
dynamic city, its modern architecture, its liaison with the port and
the many interesting museums and sightseeing opportunities. For more
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|Gerrit van Duijn|
Vice-President of Euro Fed Lipid
Lipid Congress 2010
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Square) is a central square in the city center of Munich since 1158.
the Middle Ages markets and tournaments were held in this city square.
Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in
its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. The
figure was originally located in the Frauenkirche.
Mariensäule in Munich was the first column of this type built north of
the Alps and inspired erecting other Marian columns in this part of
Today the Marienplatz is dominated by the
New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) on the north side. The Glockenspiel in
the tower of the new city hall was inspired by these tournaments, and
draws millions of tourists a year. At the east side Munich's Old City
Hall (Altes Rathaus) is located. It's a gothic council hall and
ballroom and tower, which have been reconstructed.
pedestrian zone between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz is a crowded area
with numerous shops and restaurants.
The Marienplatz S-Bahn and
U-Bahn station, an important transportation hub, is located below the
Source Wikipedia, Author Chris 73
Symposium on Plant Lipids
organised by the
Plant Lipid Division of Euro Fed Lipid
10-13 July 2011, Gdansk,
The Scientific Commitee has started to accept abstracts
for short oral communications and poster presentations in the following
- Storage Lipid
Accumulation and Mobilisation
- Fatty Acid
- Extracellular Lipid
Metabolism (Cutin, Suberin and Surface Waxes)
- Plant Biotechnology -
Science and Society
- Lipid Membrane
- Chloroplast Lipid
- Lipids in Signalling
- Isoprene Lipids
- Intracellular Lipid
- Plant Lipid
More details can
be found at
the congress webpage
Wikipedia, Author Rafal Konkolewski 2006
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Drug delivery: Lipid microspheres for toad venom (chen su)
called bufadienolides are the major
biologically active constituents in the venom of the toad genus Bufo.
Traditionally, chen su - the Chinese toad venom - has been used in
other Asian countries to treat sore throat, swelling, pain, skin
even heart failure. Bufadienolides stimulate myocardial contraction and
anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects. However, few
products are available on the market. The main issues limiting their
poor solubility and stability. Weng et al. show that these problems can
overcome when bufadienolides are incorporated in the interior oil phase
lipid microspheres prepared from lecithin and medium-chain
addition to improving the stability by protecting bufadienolides from
hydrolysis, encapsulation in lipid microspheres might also reduce the
effects associated with administration of the active constituents.
microspheres are promising vehicles for intravenous delivery of
Weng, Y. et al., Eur.
J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2010, 112,
Picture: Charles H. Smith , U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service
Meetings, Symposia and Workshops
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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
4th Workshop on
Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry,
20-22 March 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
upcoming events until 2014 please see the Euro
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