Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter June 2012: The Seven Wonders of Poland


  • Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2012
  • The Seven Wonders of Poland
  • European Journal: Article Commentaries (free content)
  • Fat Analysis: 18th Proficiency Test 2012
  • Congress Calendar
  • Dear Reader,

    we are delighted to be hosting the 6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids organized by Euro Fed Lipid. The symposium will be held in Bordeaux, France from July 7th-10th, 2013.

    The view on the biological functions and specialized roles of lipids is changing rapidly. Lipids are not longer recognized as building blocks of biological membranes, they are considered as important dynamic actors of many biological processes. Lipidomics has revealed an impressive structural complexity of membrane and storage lipids as well as novel metabolites and pathways. This diversity of the lipidome raises new investigation fields in cellular processes like lipid homeostasis and lipid signalling.

    The scientific program will include oral contributions by senior and younger scientists who will cover all the different areas of lipid research. We hope that this venue in Bordeaux will provide highlighted plant lipid researchers an exciting two and a half days meeting as well as good opportunities for exchanges and collaborations. We look forward to seeing you in Bordeaux.

    On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

    Rene Lessire
    René Lessire, Bordeaux
    Euro Fed Lipid division "Plant Lipids"

    Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2012

    The scientific programme of the Euro Fed Lipid congress in Cracow is now availabe in two versions from the congress webpage.

    The printed brochure (available as .pdf) will be mailed soon.

    The abstract database is always up-to-date and allows to access the abstracts of the lectures and posters.

    Make sure to:

    1) Register for the congress

    2) Book your accommodation

    3) Plan your travel
    (for visa assistance contact the headquarters)

    4) Submit your last minute poster



    The Seven Wonders of Poland

    (Wikipedia) The Seven Wonders of Poland is a list of cultural wonders located in Poland. During your trip to Cracow you have the chance to see at least three of them.

    The creation of the list was supported by the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. Initially over 400 national monuments were listed by internet users as candidates, however in the second round of selections a board of experts reduced the number to 27.

    The third and last round - public on line elections - started on 31 August 2007 to select the top seven wonders. Results of the vote were announced on 21 September 2007.

    1) Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wieliczka

    2) Old Town/Vistula panorama, Torun

    3) Malbork Castle, Malbork

    4) Wawel Castle and Cathedral, Crakow

    5) Elblag Canal, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

    6) Zamosc, Lublin Voivodeship

    7) Cracow Market Square and Old Town

    Wawel Cathedral, Source: Wikipedia, Author Lestat (Jan Mehlich)

    Torun Old Town, Source: Wikipedia, Author Rene Klein


    European Journal: Article Commentaries (free content)

    EJLST publishes Commentaries discussing the published articles. The Commentaries are typically included in the same issue along with the original article and are freely accessible to all. Commentaries can help you understand and interpret the results in context of existing research and identify outstanding questions. Check out the latest Commentaries online:

    Fish-meal diet enriched with omega-3 PUFA and treatment of canine chronic enteropathies
    Lynnette R. Ferguson

    High fat feeding exacerbates endoplasmic reticulum stress and beta cell demise
    Miriam Cnop

    Relevance of DHA-containing lysophospholipids Michel Lagarde, Nathalie Bernoud-Hubac

    Chocolate under the microscope
    What does white chocolate look like under the electron microscope and when imaged by advanced techniques such as confocal Raman microscopy? Everybody has already seen the "white stuff" on the surface of chocolate products - this article explains how topological imperfections contribute to the so-called fat bloom.
    Dahlenborg et al. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2012,
    DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201200006

    The twisted tale of saturated fat
    Contrary to the widespread belief that dietary saturated fat is responsible for heart disease, recent evidence suggests that it is the overconsumption of carbohydrate which drives up circulating levels of saturated fat. Volek et al. Lipid Technology 2012, 24, 106-107.

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    Image: Fotolia.com, phb.cz

    Image: Fotolia.com, Andrea Danti


    Fat Analysis: 18th Proficiency Test 2012


    Organised by the German Society for Fat Science (DGF) and Euro Fed Lipid.

    Interlaboratory comparison tests serve laboratories to check applied methods and to recognize systematic errors. They are a central part of every quality assurance system. The DGF herewith announces the 18th interlaboratory comparison test for fat analysis to be carried out in 2012.

    This year 27 (4 new!) parameters can be tested.

    Information and Registration



    Congress Calendar

  • Narossa: 18th International Conference for Renewable Resources and Plant Biotechnology, 4-5 June 2012, Magdeburg, Germany
  • SFEL: Journées Chevreul "Oleochemistry", 5-6 June, Paris, France
  • DGF Workshop "Analytik, Sensorik, Recht", 11.-13. Juni 2012, Würzburg (in German)
  • 3rd Terra Olivo Conference, 12-14 June 2012, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • SCI: Science and Technology of Food Emulsions, 21-22 June 2012, London, UK
  • Heart UK: Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Pre-Diabetes, 27-29 June 2012, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • ISPL: 20th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, 8-13 July 2012, Sevilla, Spain
  • supported by Euro Fed Lipid: Protein Engineering for Biocatalysis, 29-31 August 2012, Greifswald, Germany
  • ICBL: 53rd ICBL Conference, 4-9 September 2012, Banff, Canada
  • Euro Fed Lipid: Biocatalysis in Lipid Modification, 19-21 September 2012, Greifswald, Germany
  • Euro Fed Lipid: 10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, "Fats, Oils and Lipids: from Science and Technology to Health", 23-26 September 2012, Cracow, Poland
  • Workshop on Lipid Mediators, 27-28 September 2012, Paris, France
  • GERLI: 9th GERLI Lipidomics Meeting "Lipids in Metabolic Diseases", 17-19 October 2012, Jussieu (Paris), France
  • SISSG: Workshop on Glycerol Marketing, Uses and Chemistry (registration), 18-19 October, Milan, Italy
  • Euro Fed Lipid Division "Marine Lipids" and Nordic Lipidforum: Novel Sources for Omega-3 for Food and Feed, 14-15 November 2012, Copenhagen
  • DGF: Omega-3 Symposium, 27. November 2012, Heidelberg (in German)
  • DGF: IX. H.P. Kaufmann-Tage, 29.-30. November 2012, Heidelberg (in German)
  • World Congress on Clinical Lipidology, 6-9 December 2012, Budapest, Hungary
  • Euro Fed Lipid: 7th International Symposium on Deep-Frying, 20-22 February 2013, San Francisco, CA/USA

  • Solvay 1927
    Solvay Conference 1927



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