Euro Fed Lipid Newsletter June 2013: Fachini Medal Awarded


Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 27-30 October 2013
Antalya's Old Town
Plant Lipids/ Bordeaux
Compositional Analysis of Oils and Fats
Congress Calendar
Dear Reader,

The Italian Society for Fat Research (SISSG), established in 1960, started in 1963 to award scientists who significantly contribute in the advancement of the scientific knowledge on fatty matrices.

The award was entitled to prof. Stefano Fachini, first director of the Stazione Sperimentale per le Industrie degli Oli e dei Grassi (SSOG) in Milan (Italy).

In 2013, the managing board of SSOG has decided to award dr. Carlo Mariani from SSOG in Milan (Italy). Dr. Mariani is a worldwide well-known lipids chemist, he began working at the SSOG in 1963, he did a short experience in a private company between 1976 and 1981, but in 1981 came back to work at the SSOG.

Dr. Mariani is member of the UE olive oil expert group and of the Chemist group of the International Olive Council. His research expertises covered a wide range of topics into the lipochemistry field and were mainly focused to analytical methods improvement and development.

Most of the official methods for olive oils quality and purity control were developed by dr.Mariani as well as many analytical approaches suitable to assess purity of several fatty substances, both edible and for industrial purposes.

He cooperates with a large number of scientists all over the world and he often coordinates proficiency tests involving laboratories located worldwide.

Conte <.......................................................................................> Mariani
Lanfranco Conte
Euro Fed Lipid Board Member,
representing SISSG
Carlo Mariani

Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2013, 27-30 October 2013

Additional Poster Abstracts are welcome until Mid October 2013!
Feel cordially invited to submit your poster abstract online at the congress webpage.

It is now the prefect time to register for the congress and to book accommodation through the congress webpage

We strongly recommend to book your hotel room at the Kervansaray hotel and through our webpage, because transportation from other hotels is not offered and may be difficult to obtain and/or expensive.

Due to the all-inclusive business model, the hotels in Antalya usually expect their guests to stay on their ground for activities and meals.

If you need additional nights before or after the congress simply book three nights through the webpage and let us know your additional requirements.

Since congress registrations come in quickly these days we forecast the hotel to be fully booked at some point, so why not reserve your room today, better safe than sorry?
Shourt Course Oilseeds, Oils& Fats Analytical Techniques for Quality& Process Control and Development


Antalya's Old Town

(cited from http://www.antalyaonline.net)

Fortress and Yacht Harbour
The ancient city center enclosed by the sea and land walls is today called the "Kale Ici" (Inner Bailey). The streets and buildings still bear the marks of Antalya's history. The characteristic of the houses do not lie only in their architecture but reflect the living habits, customs and social ways of the inhabitants of ancient Antalya and are thus a valuable source of information.

Hadrian's Gate
This is one of the best preserved monuments in Antalya. This Roman edifice was built in 130 A.D. to honor the Emperor Hadrian. Formerly the city walls enclosed the outside of the gate and it was not used for many years. This may be the reason why it has not been destroyed, and it was only revealed when the walls collapsed. It is considered as Pamphylia's most beautiful Gate. The upper part has three apertures in the shape of a cupola, and except for the pillars is built entirely of white marble. The ornamentation is very striking. The original Gate was two storeys but little is known of the top storey.

Hidirlik Tower
This tower, which has a square base surmounted by a cylindrical edifice, can be seen at the southern most point of the land walls. Belonging to ancient times, there is a large square block in the interior. The tower is a very solid building and, from the shape of the inside, it is thought to have been used for defense or to send out signals by lighting a fire.

Fluted Minaret
The Fluted Minaret is one of the first Muslim edifices in Antalya and is an 18th century work of the Seljuk period. Its base is of hewn stone and the trunk of bricks and turquoise colored tiles, and it has eight grooves. This minaret has now become the symbol of Antalya. It is 38 meters high and the top is reached by 90 steps.


Hadrian Pictures:Wikipedia, Authors: Winstonza, Ingo Mehling


Plant Lipids/ Bordeaux

Dear colleagues,

The deadline for registration to the 6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids is approaching! After June 6th, the fees will increase to 300€!

You have the opportunity to present as a poster your last results during the 6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids, (ESPL), which will be held in Bordeaux from July 7th to 10.

The scientific program will include 9 sessions covering all the different areas of lipid research (see preliminary program on the web site http://www.eurofedlipid.org/meetings/bordeaux2013). Don't pass the opportunity to present and to share your research with your colleagues and submit rapidly your abstract. You will find all instructions for abstract submission, registration and accommodation on the web site (http://www.eurofedlipid.org/meetings/bordeaux2013).

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,

Euro Fed Lipid division "Plant Lipids"


Compositional Analysis of Oils and Fats

Het Pand Conference Centre, Ghent, Belgium
Thursday 20 - Friday 21 June 2013

Organised by SCI’s Lipids Group in Collaboration with Ghent University and Euro Fed Lipid Physical Properties Division

Information and Registration

This conference will cover the developments in the analysis and characterisation of the major components of lipids, oils and fats, such as fatty acids and triglycerides, and minor components such as sterols, and the advances in the tools used to generate and interpret whole lipid profiles e.g. lipidomics. The recent developments in the detection of contaminants of oils & fats, such as 3-MCPD esters and Glycidyl esters, will also be presented. Internationally recognised experts will present information on the techniques used to analyse components that are of interest to the lipids, oils & fats industry, food manufacturers & producers and researchers in this field.

This event is aimed at anyone working with oils, fats and lipids including processors, manufacturers, food companies and researchers and will be of particular interest to those involved in the analysis of lipids for QC, regulatory, research and investigative / consultancy purposes.

Programme includes:
- Dr Julius Lewkowitsch award lecture: Three and Four mass spectrometers in parallel for lipid analysis - How many instruments are enough?; Dr Craig Byrdwell, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
- Development of an offline bi-dimensional HPLC method for analysis of stereospecific triacylglycerols; Ms Sheida Kadivar, Ghent University, Belgium
- Silver ion chromatography for fatty acid and triglceride analysis; Prof Boryana Nikolova-Damyanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- NMR characterisation of lipids; Dr Bernd Diehl, Spectral Services, Germany
- Applications of FT-NIR in the edible oil industry; Mrs Dagmar Behmer, Bruker Optik, Germany
- Standardisation of analytical methods; Jochen Fiebig, Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold, Germany
- Innovative chromatographic strategies for qualitative and quantitative lipid analysis; Prof Frederic Lynen and Prof Pat Sandra, Ghent University, Belgium
- Novel comprehensive chromatographic techniques for detailed analysis of the minor and major components of edible oils and fats; Prof Hans-Gerd Janssen, Unilever, Netherlands
- Mediator lipidomics: dissecting the role of PUFA mediators; Prof Anna Nicolaou, University of Bradford, UK
- Oils with integrity: authentication challenges; Prof Saskia van Ruth, Wageningen University, Netherlands
- Analysis of olive oil quality, authenticity and origin; Prof Ramon Aparicio, CSIC, Spain
- Recent developments in the analysis of MCPD esters and glycidyl esters in edible oils and fats; Dr Jan Kuhlmann, SGS Hamburg, Germany
- Contaminants of oils and fats: analysis and regulations; Dr Florence Lacoste, ITERG, France

Compositional Analysis


Congress Calendar

  • Symposium „Funktionelle Lebensmittel“, 04.-05. Juni 2013, Kiel, Deutschland
  • 27th Nordic Lipidforum Symposium, 17-19 June 2013, Helsinki, Finland
  • 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

  • SCI: Compositional Analysis of Lipids, 20-21 June 2013, Ghent, Belgium

    10th Advanced Oilseed and Oils&Fats Processing Short Course, 18-19 September 2013, Munich, Germany



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