December 2013: Farewell of Marc Kellens


12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
Languedoc-Roussillon Wine
3rd European Symposium on Microbial Lipids: Model Organisms and Biodiversity
EJLST and LiTe Highlights
Congress Calendar
Dear Reader,
2013 will be remembered as a year where we all did our best to recover from the financial crisis of 2008, which generated an economical crisis, moving Europe into recession and unemployment across the continent. 2013 has clearly shown that if we want to solve our problems, we need to become more united, more integrated and less fragmented. The EU has a clear responsibility in that. But this is not only true for our politicians but for everyone living in and around Europe.

Being one of the largest economies in the world, Europe remains one of the pillars of the global economical system. But Europe also has to fulfil further its role in improving the global social system and also global environment. And we all know that our way of living and how we look to our future has to change if we want to achieve a more stable economical, a more righteous social and environmental friendly climate.

Euro Fed Lipid’s goal is to bring together people and organizations, involved in lipid science and technology, so they can exchange ideas; share their concerns, provide solutions and learn what they need to do, to make our lipid world food safer, healthier but also more economical hence more accessible for those who do not have the means or luxury we know in Europe.

I am convinced that the more we get unified, the better we will be able to face the challenges of the future. In our Lipid world, collaborating with and supporting other lipid organizations like AOCS is to be further encouraged therefore.

I’m hopeful but also curious to what 2014 will bring to Euro Fed Lipid and his growing member organizations.

Last but not least, I also want to thank you all for having allowed me to serve Euro Fed Lipid as president from 2010 till 2013. My time has come and my task is now handed over to Gerrit Van Dujin.

With my very best personal wishes to all of you for a safe year-end and a positive start in 2014,

Marc Kellens
President 2010-2013
of Euro Fed Lipid

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

The Scientific Committee has started to accept abstracts for oral presentation (20 min) and poster presentations.
Deadline for oral presentations is 14 February 2014

Please find guidelines and further details at the congress webpage.

SFEL Travel Grants for Students and Young Scientists are available. Hurry to apply, deadline is 31 january 2014!

Download the call for paper

Download information/registration regrading the table top exhibition
(5 of 20 foreseen tables already reserved by companies. Please note the first-come-first-serve principle.)

Download the options to get visibility for your company in the framework of the congress

New sponsors and exhibitors this month:


Buechi Euro Fins


Poster MPL


Languedoc-Roussillon Wine

Languedoc-Roussillon wine, including the vin de pays labeled Vin de Pays d'Oc, is produced in southern France. The area has around 2,800 km2 under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production. As recently as 2001, the region produced more wine than the entire United States. During both World Wars the Languedoc was responsible for providing the daily wine rations given to French soldiers.

The five best known appellations in the Languedoc include Languedoc AOC (formerly known as the Coteaux du Languedoc), Corbières AOC, Faugères, Minervois AOC, and Saint-Chinian AOCs.

The area is home to numerous grape varieties, including many international varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, and Chardonnay. The traditional Rhône grapes of Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier are also prominent.

Chardonnay is a major white grape, used in the Vin de Pays d'Oc and the sparkling Crémant de Limoux. Among the reds, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvedre are major grapes of the Corbières, Faugères, Fitou, and Minervois AOCs. Cinsault is also commonly used in rosé production along with Lladoner Pelut, Picpoul noir, Terret noir, and Grenache. Grenache is also the main grape used in the fortified wines of the Banyuls and Rivesaltes region.

Wikipedia, Author Kafeole

Wikipedia, Author Dalgobbom


3rd European Symposium on Microbial Lipids: Model Organisms and Biodiversity

28-31 May 2014, Hamburg, Germany

All details, abstract submission, registration and exhibition opportunities at the congress webpage

Main Topics and Keynote Lectures:

Lipids of Yeast and Fungi
Andreas Conzelmann, Fribourg/CH: The Ceramide-centered View of Sphingolipid Metabolism in budding Yeast
Maurizio Del Poeta, New York/USA: Functions of Sphingolipids in the Human Pathogene Mold Cryptococcus neoformans Pathogens Take up and Metabolize Host Lipids
Cherilyn Elwell, San Francisco/USA: Chlamydia coopts host lipid transport systems to establish an onsite sphingomyelin synthesis factory

Archaeal Ether Lipids
Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, Utrecht/NL: Etherlipids of Archaee

Lipids of Cyanobacteria and Chloroplasts
Iris Maldener, Tübingen/D: Filamentous Cyanobacteria use a Type 1 Secretion System to export Glycolipids during Cell Differentiation
Hiroyuki Ohta, Tokyo/J: Evolutionary Implications of Glycolipid Biosyntheis in Cyanobakteria and Chloroplasts

Lipids of Algae
Christoph Benning, East Lansing/USA: Microalgal Metabolism of Triacylglycerols in Response to Changes in the Metabolic Status of the Cell
Olga Sayanova, Harpenden/UK: Metabolic Engineering of Microalgae to produce High Value Lipids

Lipids of Bacteria
Katarzyna Duda, Borstel/D: Structure - Function Relationships of Lipid-containing Molecules of certain Bacteria Lipid Signalling
Howard Riezman, Geneva/CH: Control of Lipid Homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Ivo Feussner, Göttingen/D: Oxylipin Forming Enzymes in Microalgae

Autor Marcus Meissner, Wikipedia



EJLST and LiTe highlights:

Euro Fed Lipid Highlights 2013: What are the trans fatty acids issues in foods after discontinuation of industrially produced trans fats?

With the decline of dietary trans fatty acids (TFA) derived from partial oil hydrogenation, the interest is focused on the remaining sources of dietary TFA such as ruminant fats, deodorized oils, frying oils, and synthetic conjugated fatty acids supplements. Aldai and colleagues review the classifications of TFA, variations in bio- and industrial syntheses of TFA from different sources, analytical difficulties and concerns related to the current trans fat policies. This review is part of the Euro Fed Lipid Highlights 2013 collection. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ejlt.201300072

More Highlights are online here.

Special Collection: Novel Sources of Omega-3 for Food and Feed

All articles from this special collection, published in the September and the upcoming December issues of EJLST, are now online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1438-9312/homepage/novel_sources_of_omega-3.htm

Meeting Reports

International Symposium on Phospholipids in Pharmaceutical Research, Heidelberg, Germany, September 16–17, 2013 http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ejlt.201300390

Cardiolipin as key lipid of mitochondria in health and disease, Bari, Italy, September 17, 2013 http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ejlt.201300385

Lipid Technology Highlights

Identification of oil mixtures in extracted and refined vegetable oils Tom Wood, Graham Teakle, Ian Mackay http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lite.201300304

An introduction to the contemporary breeding of oil seed rape Anastasios Koidis, Maria Teresa Osorio Argüello http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lite.201300309


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Congress Calendar

  • 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 Exchange, 4-6 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
  • DGPR: 41. Jahrestagung, 22.-24.Mai 2014, Bad Segeberg, Deutschland (in German language)
  • 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

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