January 2014: Welcome Gerrit van Duijn


12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
The Camargue
Awards for Young Scientists 2014
Congress Calendar
Dear Reader,

The end of the year 2013 was also the completion of 4 years of Euro Fed Lipid presidency by Marc Kellens. I thank Marc for his invaluable contribution to the success of our organization. As vice president, I had the chance to learn from him and I will certainly continue to apply many of the “new traditions” he introduced.

My task for the coming two years will be to enlarge the role of Euro Fed Lipid in the field of lipid research and development. This role is already well established for University based R&D, analytical laboratories and R&D by equipment manufacturers. However, the link with activities carried out by the lipid processing industry as well as consumer goods manufacturers, using lipids as an ingredient in their products, needs to be further enforced.

I fully support the statement of Marc in his last president letter (December 2013) that we, as an European organization, have a task to improve global welfare and well-being. This should be achieved in co-operation with our sister companies in the other global regions (AOCS, MPOB, etc.).

I hope that the conference in Montpellier (September 2014) will be a next step in establishing our goals. I have full confidence in the French organizations to set-up an interesting and entertaining event.

My best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014,


van duijn
Gerrit van Duijn
President 2014-2015
of Euro Fed Lipid

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

Deadline for oral presentations is 14 February 2014

Please find guidelines and further details at the congress webpage.

Plenary Lectures:
Opening Lecture: to be confirmed
European Lipid Science Award Lecture: John Chapman, INSERM Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Paris, France
European Lipid Technology Award Lecture: to be confirmed
Chevreul Medal Lecture: John Harwood, Cardiff University, UK: "Inspired by Lipids"
Wilhelm Normann Medal Lecture: Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Germany: "Enzymatic Lipid modification: Past, Present and Future"

Already Confirmed Keynote Lectures:
Lipids in Animal Science: Rui J.B. Bessa, University of Lisbon, Portugal Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids in Health and Disease: David Moore, Houston, TX/USA
Lipids in Nutrition: Philippe Legrand, INRA, Rennes: "Saturated Fatty Acids: Friends or Foes"
Marine Lipids:Philip C. Calder, University of Southampton, UK: "Health Beneficial Effects of Marine Lipids"
Microbial Lipids: Jie-Oh Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, Korea
Lipid Chemistry and Oleochemistry:Nicos A. Petasis, University of Southern California, Los Angeles: "Chemistry of Anti-inflammatory and Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators derived from EPA and DHA"
Palm Oil: Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May, MPOB, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Physical Chemistry, Lipid Biophysics and Formulations: Bernard Cabane, CNRS, Paris, France
Plant Lipids, Oil Seeds, Plant Breeding: Sébastien Baud, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Versailles, France: "Elucidating the Regulation of Oil Accumulation in Seeds of the Model Species Arabidopsis thaliana, a Key for the Design of Molecular Tools of Biotechnological Interest"
Processing: Wim De Greyt, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem, Belgium: "Energy and Utilities Consumption during Oil and Oilseed Processing"
Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants: Kazuo Miyashita, Hokkaido University, Japan
Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition: Arne Astrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: "The Effect of Dairy Calcium on Lipid Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation"

New sponsors and exhibitors this month:

Avanti Walterrau

Poster MPL


The Camargue

The region between Montpellier and Marseille is the Camargue, which is western Europe's largest river delta. It is a vast plain comprising large brine lagoons or étangs, cut off from the sea by sandbars and encircled by reed-covered marshes.

Approximately a third of the Camargue is either lakes or marshland. The central area around the shoreline of the Étang de Vaccarès has been protected as a regional park since 1927, in recognition of its great importance as a haven for wild birds. In 2008 it was incorporated into the larger Parc naturel régional de Camargue.

The Camargue is home to more than 400 species of birds and has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International.Its brine ponds provide one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. It must be said he marshes are also a prime habitat for many species of insects, notably (and notoriously) some of the most ferocious mosquitos to be found anywhere in France. The extensive marsh is used as the range for the Camargue Bull and the Camargue Horse (Camarguais).

The white Camargue horses are ridden by the gardians (cowboys), who rear the region's cattle for fighting bulls for export to Spain, as well as sheep. Many of these animals are raised in semi-feral conditions, allowed to roam through the Camargue within a manade, or free-running herd. They are periodically rounded up for culling, medical treatment, or other events.

Wikipedia, Author Jjshapiro

Wikipedia, Author Barbarossa


Awards for Young Scientists 2014

The European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid) announces the Young Lipid Scientists Award.

The prize is granted to applicants for distinguished research in the fields of lipid science and technology.
The Young Lipid Scientists Award consists of
-a certificate
-a free one-year subscription of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
-free registration to the Euro Fed Lipid Congress including travel expenses

The winner is expected to give a 20 min oral presentation of her/his work. Applications submitted will be evaluated by experts of the Young Scientists Award Committee.

Personal applications only will be accepted from scientists who are not older than 35 years as of the application date. Original paper(s) not older than 2 years since publication, a 2-page (maximum) summary of the work and a curriculum vitae (all in English, six copies) should be submitted.

The deadline for submission is 31 March of each year. The prize will be awarded during the next Euro Fed Lipid congress. Please send applications to the following address:
Euro Fed Lipid, The President
Varrentrappstr. 40-42, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

DGF: H.P. Kaufmann Award 2014

SFEL Travel Grants to attend the Euro Fed Lipid congress



Congress Calendar

  • 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
  • Olivenöl: Von sensorischen Erkenntnissen zur sensorischen Analytik, 28.-29. März 2014, Mannheim, Deutschland
  • Dairy Lipids and Saturated Fatty Acids, 1-2 April, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 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)
  • 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Palm Oil 2014, 26-28 May 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 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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