May 2014: Programme brochure of the 12th Euro Fed Lipid congress is now available


12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
Beach Resorts around Montpellier
Deep Frying
Journals: Highlights May
3rd European Symposium on Microbial Lipids 28-31 May, Hamburg
Congress Calendar
Dear Reader,
virgin rapeseed oil is a product with a growing market and a growing popularity among customers. While the production process seems to be easy, a flawless oil is in fact surprisingly difficult to obtain.

Sensory properties are the most important factors for the evaluation of the quality of virgin rapeseed oils, as these can be perceived by consumers directly. High quality oils can be distinguished by a fresh seed-like aroma with a slightly nutty aftertaste. Mistakes in the production or crop management have a direct negative effect on the taste of the oil. Such mistakes can often be identified in detail by experienced examiners/ taste testers. On the other hand, flawless oils are strong indicators for good manufacturing practices with high-quality raw materials; such oils are not only tasty but also nutritionally valuable.

Therefore, top chefs are increasingly using these oils in the field of fine dining.

DGF is proud to be a pioneer in the area of quality improvement of virgin rapeseed oils. The association has developed a standard method to evaluate the quality by sensory assays and has introduced the DGF-Rapseedoil-Medal, an annual award for flawless oils under the auspices of the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture and in cooperation with a gourmet magazine and the national association of nutritionists.

To achieve this, DGF has trained and approved two sensory panels for virgin rapeseed oil. These two panels are so far the only ones confirmed by DGF to apply the DGF standard method correctly.

The DGF-Rapeseedoil panels are offering to check regularly the production of oilmills with a critical eye. If you are interested to use this service please contact our headquarters at info@dgfett.de

Klaus Schurz
President of DGF
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

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

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

The programme brochure of the 12th Euro Fed Lipid congress in Montpellier is now available at the congress webpage.

Direct Download Link (2.8 MB, .pdf)

Additional Poster Abstracts are welcome! Please submit your abstract online at the congress webpage.

New sponsors and exhibitors this month:

Lisa Carnot




Additional space has been made available to host more tables. Thus, the expo is no longer sold out!

10 additional tables can be offered. For details see the new floorplans at

Le Corum
Congress Center Le Corum
Picture: Montpellier Agglomeration


Beach Resorts around Montpellier

Build between 1960 and 1975 on virgin ground beachfront dunes, artificially irrigated to create a green, stands the resort town of La Grande Motte. The architect Jean Balladur drew inspiration for his architectural urban project in pre-Columbian pyramids of Teotihuacan - Mexico - and modern architecture in Brazil, especially in the works of architect Oscar Niemeyer.

The landscaper Pierre Pillet collaborated on the project, selecting resistant plant species for the sea-climate. Jean Balladur imagined a green city. Also projected parking no more than 600 meters away from the coast, to walk to the beach without using a car.

The project incorporated large open spaces surrounding the pyramids. Squares and parks, and sports and leisure services, would form the new city. Public and private beaches, marina and water sports activities complement.

Palavas-les-flots is another seaside resort, some six km south of Montpellier, at the Gulf of Lion and the Mediterranean Sea. It lies on a strip of sand dunes that separates two lakes, the Étang de l'Arnel and the Étang du Méjean, from the sea.

Its neighbouring communities are Lattes, Pérols, Mauguio and Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. The village center is located at the spot where the river Lez flows into the sea through a canalized section. Northwards, it stretches until Mauguio. Southwards, expansion is halted by a military area and an area used by the Ifremer.

Alain Caraco
La Grande Motte, Wikipedia, Author Alain Caraco

Port Carnon, Wikipedia, Author Frachet


Deep Frying

Developments in Deep Fat Frying for Health and Quality

Meadow Suite, University of Reading, Reading, UK
5-6 June 2014

Organised by SCI’s Lipids Group supported by the Food Group

Euro Fed Lipid Members can register for Developments in Deep Fat Frying for Health and Quality at SCI Member rate, a saving of £90!

Not only will the conference cover the latest developments in healthy deep fat frying but also includes a one hour tour of Reading Scientific Services Laboratory as well as a three course gala dinner on the evening of 5 June.

The conference will also feature the SCI Lipids Group International Lecture to be given by Brian Meyer of Pepsico Ltd on Frying in nutritionally and commercially challenging environments.

For more information and to register click (here)

Picture: SOCI
Picture: Society of Chemical Industry


Journals: Highlights May

European Journal Highlights:

Deep frying: Special Issue preview

The June issue of EJLST will be entirely devoted to deep frying. Some articles from this issue are online in Early View already now, including the two Review Articles featured below:

Fundamentals of the frying process

Natural antioxidants as stabilizers of frying oils

Lipid Technology Highlight:

New insights into DHA homeostasis during age-related cognitive decline

Although epidemiological studies strongly suggest an inverse correlation between the consumption of fatty fish and the development of Alzheimer’s disease, data from post-mortem brain and plasma samples are discordant.

This Feature article highlights some of the methodological challenges and potential future directions for the study of docosahexaenoic acid metabolism during normal aging and AD, with the goal to improve dietary strategies to protect the brain from cognitive decline during aging.

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Pictures: EJLST, Fotolia,Mark Sykes


3rd International Symposium on Microbial Lipids

3rd International Symposium on Microbial Lipids
Model Organisms and Biodiversity
28-31 May 2014, Hamburg, Germany

This is your last opportunity to register for the Microbial Lipids event 2014!

Direct Link to the Online Registration Page

The scientific Programme consists of lectures and poster presentations in following areas:
- Lipids of Yeasts and Fungi
- Pathogens Take up and Metabolize Host Lipids
- Archaeal Ether Lipids
- Lipids of Cyanobacteria and Chloroplasts
- Lipids of Algae
- Lipids of Bacteria
- Lipid Signaling and Trafficking

Please see details at the congress webpage.

Picture: Fotolia, Luchshen


Congress Calendar

  • 105th AOCS Annual Meeting, 4-7 May 2014, San Antonio, Texas USA
  • Lipid Maps Annual Meeting, 13-14 May 2014, La Jolla, California USA
  • Greek Lipid-Forum Workshop: Product development - Case studies related to innovative lipid foods, 20 May 2014, Athens, Greece
  • OFI Turkey, 20-21 May 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
  • DGPR: 41. Jahrestagung, 22.-24.Mai 2014, Bad Segeberg, Deutschland
  • 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Palm Oil 2014, 26-28 May 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • XXII International Scientific Conference “Progress in Technology of Vegetable Fats” (in English and Polish language), Przysiek/Toruń, 28-30 May 2014
  • 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
  • ILPS Lecithin Short Course,12-13 June 2014, Ghent, Belgium
  • Die Ernährungsmedizin als zentrale Aufgabe im klinischen Alltag, 14. Juni 2014, Bernburg, Deutschland (in German language)
  • DGF: Analytik von Speisefetten- und Ölen, 22.-24. Juni 2014, Köln, Deutschland
  • 55th ICBL Conference, 23-27 June 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • ISSFAL 2014, 28 June-2 July 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lipidomics for Biomarker and Clinical Analysis, 1-3 July 2014, Regensburg, Germany
  • Healthcare Integrated Biobanking and Multiomics Biomarker Analysis, 3-5 July 2014, Regensburg, Germany
  • 21st International Symposium on Plant Lipids, 6-11 July 2014, Guelph, Canada
  • FAT & Associés: "Explaining the Fast Changing High Oleic Oil Market", 4-5 September 2014, Paris, France
  • 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
  • World Conference on Fabric and Home Care, 6-9 October 2014, Montreux, Switzerland
  • 13th Practical Short Course: Fundamentals of Edible Oil Refining, Processing and Quality Management, 13-14 September, Montpellier, France
  • Workshop on Biolubricants Marketing Uses and Chemistry, 9-10 October 2014, Milano, Italy
  • SFEL: Séminaire automne: "Oméga 3 à longue chaîne, de la Production à la Consommation: Quelle Balance Aujourd’hui et Demain?" Paris, 17 octobre 2014
  • PFTS: Advances in food lipid analysis (in Polish language)
    Poznań, Poland 20-21 October 2014
  • 5th OLIVEBIOTEQ, 3-6 November 2014, Amman, Jordan
  • 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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