November 2013: Pictures of the Antalya congress available


12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
Montpellier: Main city of Languedoc-Roussillon
Council of Management 2014-2015
EJLST: Euro Fed Lipid Highlights 2013
Congress Calendar
Dear Reader,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress we are honored to welcome you to Montpellier.

This congress will be a wonderful forum to discuss and exchange with delegates from Europe and worldwide on many topics and new discoveries dealing with lipids, oils and fats. From lipidomics to industrial innovation, the congress will address 17 different topics favoring networking with colleagues from academic or industrial sectors and share up-to-date information. Special sessions related to molecular and cell biology, nutrition, lipids and health, analytics, physical chemistry, oleochemistry, oilseeds and plant lipids, marine, plant and animal lipids and many others will take place during this congress.

On that occasion, the two French societies dedicated to lipid science and technology, GERLI and SFEL, will combine their efforts to assist the scientific committee to establish an attractive program for the Euro Fed Lipid congress.

We will meet in Montpellier, a very attractive city in the Languedoc region in Southern France, known for its 2000 years of history. The Mediterranean coast here was settled by the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans and many archeological sensations like the Pont du Gard are still perfectly preserved.

Beside its role as a major spot for summer vacations in the mediterranean, Languedoc is also a significant producer of wine. To add to the natural advantages, the Camargue with its wild horses, flamingoes and bulls is literally next door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Montpellier for the 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress from 14th to 17th of September 2014.

van Duijn Carriere Villeneuve
Gerrit van Duijn
President 2014-2015
of Euro Fed Lipid
Frederic Carriere
Congress Chairperson
Pierre Villeneuve
Congress Chairperson

12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France

Mark your calendars and be prepared to travel to the Mediterranean Coast of France 14-17 September 2014!

In case you have missed the nice video inviting you to Montpellier that we have shown at the end of the Antalya congress you can still view it in the YouTube channel of Euro Fed Lipid:


Many pictures of the past congress in Antalya can be found

on the Facebook page of Euro Fed Lipid.

Come along and like us!

Bruker Optics and OilDri are the first two companies to sign up for the table top exhibition in Montpellier!

These two companies have the free choice of their placement and are visible on the webpage for the longest possible time.

If you are interested to be the third exhibitor please find all details here:

Bruker oildri

Poster MPL


Montpellier: Main city of Languedoc-Roussillon

Montpellier is the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, the southernmost region of mainland France.
The name of the province of Languedoc originates from the language spoken in southern France, langue d'oc, also known as occitan.

Prior to the 20th century, Occitan was the language spoken in Languedoc, and Catalan was the language spoken in Roussillon. Both have been under pressure from French. In 2004, research conducted by the Government of Catalonia showed that 65% of adults over the age of 15 in Roussilon could understand Catalan whereas 37% stated they were able to speak it.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is dominated by 3000 km2 of vineyards, three times the combined area of the vineyards in Bordeaux and the region has been an important winemaking centre for several centuries. Grapevines are said to have existed in the South of France since the Pliocene period - before the existence of Homo sapiens.



Council of Management 2014-2015

The General Assembly in Antalya has elected the council of management for the term 2014-2015.

New President will be the former vice-president, Gerrit van Duijn (Maas Refinery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Pierre Villeneuve (CIRAD, Montpellier, France) was elected Vice-President and Karin Schwarz (University of Kiel, Germany) reelected as treasurer.

Further details regarding the council can be found here.

Gerrit van Duijn

Pierre Villeneuve

Karin Schwarz


EJLST: Euro Fed Lipid Highlights 2013

Regulation and enhancement of lipid accumulation in oil crops: The use of metabolic control analysis for informed genetic manipulation, Harwood, J.L. et al.
Because of finite agricultural land, the best way to increase availability of plant oils is by improving productivity. To do this requires a knowledge of metabolism and its regulation. Various methods have been used to provide information but only systems biology can yield quantitative data about complete metabolic pathways. We have used metabolic control analysis to provide information about major oil crops such as oilseed rape, oil palm, olive, and soybean. Such knowledge has then been used in informed genetic manipulation for crop improvement.

Biotechnology for the functional improvement of cereal-based materials enriched with PUFA and pigments, Certik, M. et al.
Biotechnological techniques based on solid state fermentation (SSF) and genetic engineering have been developed to naturally prepare functional cereals enriched with PUFAs and carotenoids. SSF represents a promising approach where the selected fungi (Zygomycetes) effectively utilize and transform raw cereal substrates to cereal-based bioproducts containing high amounts of valuable PUFAs and carotenoids.

External factors affecting polymorphic crystallization of lipids, Sato, K. et al.
This paper reviews the factors affecting fat crystallisation. This is a must-read article for all lipid chemists!

Misdescription of edible oils: flowcharts of analytical choices in a forensic view, Toschi, T.G.. et al.
The present review addresses the problem of authenticity and misdescriptions of the oils through analytical schemes that can be followed and then used in a forensic view, to provide clues or evidence of fraud. It mentions official methods, known and innovative approaches, from chromatographic or derived methods to spectrometric, spectroscopic, DNA-based, thermogravimetric and calorimetric procedures for discriminating genuine from defrauded olive and seed oils.


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Congress Calendar

  • OFI Asia 2013, 5-6 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 10th GERLI/16th GEM Lipidomics meeting, "From Membranes to Pathologies" 10-14 November 2013, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
  • PIPOC 2013, 19-21 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • DGF: X. H.P. Kaufmann-Tage, 21.-22. November 2013, Heidelberg
  • Séminaire d'automne 2013 de la S.F.E.L.: "Micro-organismes & lipides: technologies, industrialisation & économie et plus particulièrement la conférence "l'industrialisation, succès et contraintes: Quelle position aujourd’hui?", 25 Novembre 2013, Paris, France
  • What scares the European Oil & Fat Industry?, 26 November 2013, Paris, France
  • XVIII.Lipid Meeting, 05.-07.December 2013, Leipzig, Germany
  • JIEL 2013, 6eme Journées Internationales d'Etude des Lipides, 05 -07 December, Casablanca, Morocco
  • 2014

  • 3rd GOED Omega 3 Exchange4-6 February 2014, Salt Lake City, USA
  • 3rd Int. Conf. on Pre-Hypertension & Cardio Metabolic Syndrome, 27-30 March 2014, Warsaw, Poland
  • 7th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry, 23-25 March 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 3rd Int. Conf. on Pre-Hypertension & Cardio Metabolic Syndrome, 27-30 March 2014, Warsaw, Poland
  • 105th AOCS Annual Meeting, 4-7 May 2014, San Antonio, Texas USA
  • Lipid Maps Annual Meeting, 13-14 May 2014, La Jolla, California USA
  • OFI Turkey, 20-21 May 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 3rd International Symposium on Microbial Lipids: Model Organisms and Biodiversity, 28-31 May 2014, Hamburg, Germany
  • SCI: Developments in Deep Fat Frying for Health and Quality, 5-6 June 2014, Reading, UK
  • 55th ICBL Conference, 23-27 June 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • ISSFAL 2014, 28 June-2 July 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 21st International Symposium on Plant Lipids, 6-11 July 2014, Guelph, Canada
  • 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
  • World Conference on Fabric and Home Care, 6-9 October 2014, Montreux, Switzerland
  • OFI Asia 2014, 5-7 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2nd World Congress of Clinical Lipidology, 5-7 December 2014, Vienna, Austria

  • The congress calendar is presented by


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