Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter May 2013: 19th Proficiency Test on Fat Analysis


Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 27-30 October 2013
Turkey's Antalya a Rising Star in Fresh Produce Exports
Plan your visit to oils+fats!
6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids: VERY last chance to submit a lecture abstract!
EJLST Special Issue: Biocatalysis in Lipid Modification
Congress Calendar
Dear Reader,

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 German Society for Fat Science (DGF) started in 1995 to offer an annual ringtest on fat analysis. In the first year, 49 participating laboratories had the opportunity to analyse 4 parameters.

Since then, the number of participating laboratories has grown to 100, the list of parameters to 27 and the size of the statistical evaluation to 500 pages. The ringtest is now organised in cooperation with Euro Fed LIpid. Samples are being shipped globally.

We are pleased to announce the 19th Proficiency Test 2013 now. Each participating lab will receive different matrices (Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil and a Used Deep-Frying Oil) and may choose an individual set of parameters from the list. The execution and the evaluation of the laboratory comparison test are carried out according to the internationally recognized recommendations "Proficiency Testing Of Laboratories" of Codex Alimentarius and ISO.

Registration: 1 June 2013
Dispatch of samples: 15.July 2013
Deadline of reports: 31.October 2013

Information and Registration:

Christian Gertz,
DGF division "Analysis and Quality Assurance"

Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2013, 27-30 October 2013

The lecture programme is now available on the congress webpage and authors should have received a confirmation E-Mail.

Poster abstracts will be accepted until October and we expect the already very high number of posters to grow substantially until the start of the congress. Abstracts received before 01 August will be published in the Book of Abstract.

Abstracts of lectures and posters will be visible from May.

Plenary Lectures:

European Lipid Science Award Lecture: Barbara Cannon, University of Stockholm, Sweden: "High Fat Diets and Brown Adipose Tissue: Stimulation for Combustion"
European Lipid Technology Award Lecture: Kyotaka Sato, Hiroshima University, Japan: "External Factors affecting Lipid Crystallization"
Chevreul Medal Lecture: Andre Pouzet, CETIOM, Paris, France: "Title to be announced"
Wilhelm Normann Medal Lecture: Hans-Jochen Fiebig, Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold, Germany: "National and International Standardization of Analytical Methods for Fats and Oils"
H.P. Kaufmann Memorial Lecture: Michael Bockisch, Germany: "Todays Findings: Science or Opinion? What can we believe and how much are we really prepared to accept different views"
ISF Lecture: Selim Küsefoglu, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey: "New Methods for the Synthesis of Functional Polymers from Plant Oil Triglycerides"
ISF Lecture: James Fry, LMC International, Oxford, UK: "The Unintended Effects of Biofuel Policy on the Oils and Fats Industry"

Confirmed new sponsors:

Aktas Trading and Distribution Company,
Istanbul, Turkey

Vegetable Oils and Fats Industrialists Association,
Turkey (BYSD)

Grace GmbH & Co. KG,
Worms, Germany

To confirm your sponsorship please select your favourite from the list and contact the headquarters. If you have other needs or wishes please let us know.


Turkey's Antalya a Rising Star in Fresh Produce Exports

ANTALYA- Hürriyet Daily News

Turkey’s southern city of Antalya, an internationally known tourism destination, is preparing to make itself heard in the global agricultural sector now too. The city joined the ‘Billion Club’ last year as the total value of its exports, nearly half of which were fresh fruits and vegetables, topped out at more than $1 billion.
The Mediterranean province of Antalya, Turkey’s leading tourism destination, has been climbing in the agriculture rankings for years and is now one of the sector’s shining stars. In 2010, the city broke the $1 billion mark in agricultural exports.

Building on its resources, potential and qualified labor force, Antalya especially leads the country’s sector in citrus production and greenhouse cultivation. After years of rising exports, the city broke the $1 billion mark in 2010.

“And Antalya can do even more than that. It has enough potential and resources to make its name heard throughout the global agriculture sector,” Hüseyin Evrim, an exporter in Antalya, told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review in an interview.

Evrim said part of the reason Antalya has yet to fully capitalize on this situation is because the province is not fully aware of its potential agriculture sector. He said professional education programs held for local producers and investors, and state incentives would help increase awareness in the region.

“It is not all about tourism any more,” he said.

(read full article)

Nevit Dilmen


Source: Wikipedia, Authors Nevit Dilmen and Figiu


Plan your visit to oils+fats!

If you haven´t yet planned your visit to oils+fats, now´s the time to do so! On our website you´ll find all you need to get ready for the show. Find out where the exhibitors you want to see are all located, using the online catalogue, and secure your entrance ticket to oils+fats online – because buying in advance is much cheaper!

You pay only 28 Euros for a one-day ticket bought online, instead of 55 Euros if bought at the venue. A ticket to oils+fats also includes entrance to drinktec, the World´s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry, which is taking place in parallel with oils+fats.

Also on the website you´ll find help with organizing your accommodation, if you need it. And, if you are thinking of exhibiting at oils+fats, but aren't quite sure: Just give us a call! We would be delighted to advise!


6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids: VERY last chance to submit a lecture abstract!

Deadline for oral contributions is 1 May!

This is your last chance to have the opportunity to present your last results during the 6th European Symposium on Plant Lipid, (ESPL), which will be held in Bordeaux from July 7th to 10th.

The scientific program will include 9 sessions covering all the different areas of lipid research (see preliminary program on the conference web site

Oral contributions by younger scientists are very encouraged and will be selected from the abstracts by the scientific committee (deadline 1 May as well).

Don’t miss this opportunity to present and to share your research with your colleagues and immediately submit your abstract. You will find all instructions for abstract submission, registration and accommodation on the web site. We hope that this venue in Bordeaux will provide highlighted plant lipid researches an exciting two and a half days meeting as well as god opportunities for exchanges and collaborations. We look forward to seeing you in Bordeaux.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
René LESSIRE , Euro Fed Lipid division "Plant Lipids"
Source: Wikipedia, Author Moi-meme


EJLST Special Issue: Biocatalysis in Lipid Modification

Special Issue: Biocatalysis in lipid Modification (Ed. Pierre Villeneuve)

This special issue of EJSLT brings some of the lectures that were presented during the meeting in Greifswald last autumn, exploring the latest developments in enzyme characterization and behavior, biotechnology and biocatalysis. Various topics are covered including lipase selectivities and applications to oils and fats restructuring, exploration of other hydrolyzing enzymes, evaluation of new media for biocatalytic reactions, improvement of biocatalyst performance for industrial applications, and biosynthesis of added value molecules.

C18-unsaturated branched-chain fatty acid isomers
Helen L. Ngo, Robert O. Dunn and Eunha Hoh
Iso-oleic acid is a mixture of C18-unsaturated branched-chain fatty acid isomers with a methyl group on various positions of the alkyl chain, which is the product of the skeletal isomerization reaction of oleic acid. It was found to have excellent cold flow and lubricity properties, showing excellent potential in replacing petroleum-based lubricants.

The cytotoxicity of fatty acid/α-lactalbumin complexes depends on the amount and type of fatty acid
Christel Rothe Brinkmann, André Brodkorb, Steffen Thiel and Joseph J. Kehoe
Complexes of the milk protein, α-lactalbumin, and oleic acid have previously been shown to be cytotoxic. Here complexes with vaccenic, linoleic, palmitoleic, stearic, and elaidic acid were prepared and compared to oleic acid. The cytotoxicity to human promyelocytic leukemia-derived cells of all the variants is similar to that previously determined for α-lactalbumin/oleic acid complexes.

Lipid Technology

Fat – carbohydrate – protein: Storage in plant seeds
Ulrich Lüttge
Storage compounds of seeds are carbohydrates, proteins and oils or fats. They are inter-convertible in metabolism. Most seeds store the whole complement of these compound classes though one or the other may dominate. The storage compounds supply material and energy to young growing seedlings and are of commercial interest of man for food and fuel.



Pictures: Wiley and Pakhnyushchyy-fotolia.com


Congress Calendar

  • LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting: Impact of Lipidomics on Oxidized Lipids and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    May 7-8, 2013, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 11th Yeast Lipid Conference, 29-31 May 2013, Halifax, Canada
  • Omega-3 Summit, 30 May 2013, Brussels, Belgium
  • Die Ernährungsmedizin als zentrale Aufgabe im klinischen Alltag, 1. Juni 2013, Querfurt, Deutschland
  • Symposium „Funktionelle Lebensmittel“, 04.-05. Juni 2013, Kiel, Deutschland
  • 27th Nordic Lipidforum Symposium, 17-19 June 2013, Helsinki, Finland
  • SCI: Compositional Analysis of Lipids, 20-21 June 2013, Ghent, Belgium
  • Heart UK 27th Annual Conference, 3-5 July 2013, Bristol, UK
  • Euro Fed Lipid Division Plant Lipids: 6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids, 7-10 July 2013, Bordeaux, France
  • AOCS: XV Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats and Oils, 20-23 August 2013, Santiago, Chile
  • 68th Annual Convention of OTAI, 8-10 August 2013, Hyderabad, India
  • DGF: Seminar Öle und Fette: Recht, Analytik, Technologie, Qualitätssicherung, 1.-3. September 2013, Hamburg
  • SCI: Physical Principles of Lipids in Food Products and Health
    5-6 September 2013, Leeds, UK
  • 3rd Symposium on Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research16-17 September 2013, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 54th ICBL Conference, 17-21 September 2013, Bari, Italy
  • Euro Fed Lipid: Satellite Workshop: Cardiolipin as Key Lipid of Mitochondria in Health and Disease, 17 September 2013, Bari, Italy
  • Trade Fair oils&fats, 18-20 September 2013, Munich, Germany
  • 10th Advanced Oilseed and Oils&Fats Processing Short Course, 18-19 September 2013, Munich, Germany
  • 3rd MS Food Day, 9-11 October 2013, Trento, Italy
  • Conference of the Oils and Fats Industry, 23-24 October 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Shourt Course Oilseeds, Oils& Fats Analytical Techniques for Quality& Process Control and Development, 26-27 October 2013, Antalya, Turkey
  • 10th GERLI/16th GEM Lipidomics meeting, "From Membranes to Pathologies" 10-14 November 2013, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
  • DGF: X. H.P. Kaufmann-Tage, 21.-22. November 2013, Heidelberg
  • XVIII.Lipid Meeting, 05.-07.December, Leipzig, Germany

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    Source: Euro Fed Lipid, Author FA



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