Dear Colleagues,
We are delighted to be hosting the 1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants organized by Euro Fed Lipid, which will be held in Porto, Portugal, from 5-7 June 2016. The symposium will be held at the Faculty of Sciences, the oldest faculty at the University of Porto, with origins dating back to the eighteenth century.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to discuss various aspects of lipid oxidation and it will be a chance for fruitful discussions of state-of-the-art knowledge and applications in lipid oxidation prevention. Since lipid oxidation is the main cause of chemical degradation of foods, which decreases the commercial shelf-life of products and deteriorates the sensory properties of foods and reduces consumer acceptability, the technical program of the symposium will cover all aspects necessary for a better understanding of the lipid oxidation process and will show possibilities to improve the quality and oxidative stability of food lipids. Discussions will take place on scientific and technological developments in lipid oxidation and antioxidants in seven sessions covering antioxidant and lipid oxidation evaluation methods, elucidation of lipid oxidation and antioxidant mechanisms, lipid oxidation in multiphase and complex systems, control of lipid oxidation, lipid oxidation and deep frying, extraction of new dietary antioxidants, and nutritional and physiological effects of oxidized lipids and antioxidants.

With its rich cultural, historical, architectural and culinary offerings, Porto is an ideal location for a Euro Fed Lipid conference. In fact, the city was elected The Best European Destination in 2014 and offers an incredible heritage, including its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. There is something for everyone, from the narrow winding streets of the Ribeira old town to the Casa da Música by Rem Koolhaas or the art gardens of Serralves and the world-famous port wine cellars just across the river. After seeing the sites in Porto, you might set out to discover the Alto Douro, also a World Heritage site since 2001, where terraced vineyards have produced a landscape out of the ordinary and some of the best wines in the world. And June marks the start of summer, with pleasant temperatures inviting you to discover this vibrant city, walk along its river promenades and bask on its Atlantic beaches.

We look forward to welcoming you to Porto for the 1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants from 5-7 June 2016.

Paivamartins Jacobsen Schwarz
Fatima Paiva Martins
University of Porto
Charlotte Jacobsen
National Institute of
Aquatic Resources
Kgs. Lyngby
Karin Schwarz
University of Kiel

13th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

"Fats, Oils and Lipids: New Challenges in Technology, Quality Control and Health"
27-30 September 2015, Florence, Italy

The daily updated lecture and poster programme is available at the congress webpage.
While the lecture programme is finalised now, further poster abstracts are welcome and encouraged!

Registration is open now!
Direct link online registration
General Congress Webpage

Newly Confirmed Plenary Lectures:
-Opening Lecture: Philip C. Calder, University of Southampton, UK
"A Consideration of the Fatty Acid Composition of Foods in Order to Promote Human Health"
-European Lipid Technology Award Lecture: Martin Mittelbach, University of Graz, Austria
"Fuels from Oils and Fats: Highway or Dead-End?"
-Chevreul Medal Lecture: Bernadette Delplanque, University Paris South, Orsay, France
"From ALA to DHA: still a long Way to go"
-Wilhelm Normann Medal Lecture: Werner O. Richter, Institute of Lipid Metabolism and Haemorheology, Windach, Germany
"Different Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids in Individuals with Cardiovascular Risk Factors"

New Sponsors this month:

Alta Maremma Rocchi
Unigra Spectralservice Andreotti


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. David

As a young boy, Michelangelo was sent to Florence to study grammar. The young artist, however, showed no interest in his schooling, preferring to copy paintings from churches and seek the company of painters.

The city of Florence was at that time the greatest centre of the arts and learning in Italy. Art was sponsored by the Signoria (the town council), by the merchant guilds and by wealthy patrons such as the Medici and their banking associates.

In 1488, at thirteen, Michelangelo was apprenticed to Ghirlandaio. When he was only fourteen, his father persuaded Ghirlandaio to pay his apprentice as an artist, which was highly unusual at the time.

A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence.His output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account, he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century.

Pieta Two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564, at the age of 88. His body was taken from Rome for interment at the Basilica of Santa Croce, fulfilling the maestro's last request to be buried in his beloved Florence

AOCS Updates

AOCS Oils and Fats World Market Update 2015
This premier event, designed for global oils and fats senior executives, traders, suppliers, producers, processors, and staff of food and non-food companies, will take place November 12–13, 2015 at the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland. Gain insight as leading CEOs AOCS and decision makers examine current critical issues of the oils and fats market including production, trading, transportation, and regulations. 
“Network and learn about the latest industry trends, unique opportunities, and practical tools and techniques designed to strengthen your business.” —Sefa Koseoglu, AOCS World Market Update 2015 General Chair and CEO of Bioactives World Forum. 
View the program topics and get more information about the conference on our website, or contact: meetings@aocs.org.

Polar Lipids: Biology, Chemistry, and Technology—Order today!
The first and most comprehensive book on polar lipids comprising 14 chapters will be available this May from AOCS Press. Polar Lipids, edited by Moghis U. Ahmad and Xuebing Xu, polarlipids includes important applications and utilizations of polar lipids in the areas of food and nutrition, or health and disease.
This book covers the chemistry and chemical synthesis, biosynthesis and biological effects, functional and nutritional properties, processing technologies, and the spectral analysis of different types of polar lipids and their future trends. Learn more and order your copy today.

EJLST: enhanced .pdf's using Readcube

EJLST and Lipid Technology articles now available as enhanced PDFs in partnership with ReadCube
Readcube -Highlight and add notes and save them using ReadCube Desktop
-Easily access references
-Displays beautifully on tablets

To find out more about ReadCube please visit:
To see the enhanced PDFs in action, you can access for example the two articles below:

Long-chain omega-3 from low-trophic-level fish provides value to farmed seafood [OpenAccess]
Bibus Land-based ingredients for fish feed are considered more sustainable, but the unintended consequence of replacing marine ingredients with land-based ones in fish feed is the increase of pro-inflammatory omega-6s in the fish flesh.

[ReadCube version – requires HTML5] [old, plain pdf version]

The supramolecular chemistry of lipid oxidation and antioxidation in bulk oils
Oxreview Complex effects previously considered as paradoxes in antioxidants research are now better explained by the supramolecular chemistry of lipid oxidation and antioxidants, which is discussed in this comprehensive review.

(ReadCube version – requires HTML5)
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oils+fats – safe Money and book Tickets online

MOC We´re entering the final strait! In just six months time, the doors will open on oils+fats, the International Trade Fair for Business, Technology and Innovations. And that´s when oils and fats industry professionals from around the world will be converging on the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München.

The dates are September 15 to 17, 2015, straight after the start of the world-famous Oktoberfest. And the running time is also new: Tuesday to Thursday, instead of Wednesday to Friday.

But already, you can find out which companies will be taking part, by looking at the catalog online. The list is regularly extended and updated as applications are accepted.

Visitors interested in saving time and money can book their tickets now online or ex change their vouchers. Early birds can save up to 36% off the regular price of a ticket! If you have any questions at all about oils+fats, just call us or have a look at the website, www.oils-and-fats.com.

Upcoming Euro Fed Lipid Events

Registration is now open for the
7th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
5-8 July 2015, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

and the

8th International Symposium on Deep Frying
Better understanding, better fried products
15-17 September 2015, Munich, Germany

also open:
Cardiolipin as Key Lipid of Mitochondria in Health and Disease
30 September - 1 October 2015, Florence, Italy

Mark your calendars for the
1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
5-7 June 2016, Porto, Portugal

Congress Calendar

DGF: 3-MCPD&Co. Eine Bilanz nach acht Jahren Forschung, 20.-21. April 2015, Berlin, Deutschland
Critical Issues in Crushing, Refining, Processing, Product Formulation and Packaging, 21-22 April 2015, Hyderabad, India 106th AOCS Annual Meeting, 3-6 May 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA
Yabited: II. Bitkisel Yağ Kongresi, 7-9 May 2015, Tekirdag, Turkey
Symposium Food, Nutrition, Health, 12-13 May 2015, Kiel, Germany
Lipid Maps Annual Meeting 2015: Lipidomics Impact on Cancer, Metabolic and Inflammatory Diseases, 12-13 May 2015, San Diego, CA, USA
12th Yeast Lipid Conference, 20-22 May 2015, Ghent, Belgium
Progress in Technology of Vegetable Fats, 26-29 May 2015, Kocierz near Andrychów, Poland Lipidforum Academy, 30 May - 3 June 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland
28th Nordic Lipidforum Symposium, 3-6 June 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland
Fotolia Biorefinery for Food, Fuels and Materials, 15-17 June 2015, Montpellier, France 1st Sustainable Oils & Fats International Congress (SOFIC 2015), 16-17 June 2015, Paris, France
Euro Fed Lipid: 7th European Symposium on Plant Lipids, 5-8 July 2015, Harpenden, UK
Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and related Diseases, 12-15 July 2015, Budapest, Hungary
2nd High Oleic Oils Congress-HOC 2015, 2-4 September 2015, Paris, France
Euro Fed Lipid: 8th International Symposium on Deep Frying,15-16 September 2015, Munich, Germany
Trade Fair oilsfats,15-17 September 2015, Munich, Germany
icbl 56th ICBL Conference, 22-26 September 2015, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
13th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, 27-30 September 2015, Florence, Italy
Cardiolipin as Key Lipid of Mitochondria in Health and Disease, 30 September - 1 October 2015, Florence, Italy
PIPOC 2015, 6-8 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
FENS: 12th European Nutrition Conference, 20-23 October 2015, Berlin, Germany
11th GERLI lipidomics meeting, 25-28 October 2015, Strasbourg-Le Bischenberg, France
Asaga: World Congress on Oils&Fats and 31st ISF Lectureship Series, 31 October-4 November 2015, Rosario, Argentina
AOCS Oils and Fats World Market Update 2015,12-13 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland SCI: Lipids and Health - Reward, Risk and Revelation, 16-17 November 2015, London, UK
DGF Jahrestagung und Mitgliederversammlung: XII. H.P. Kaufmann-Tage, 18.-20. November 2015, Heidelberg, Deutschland
11th International Congress on Coronary Heart Diseases, 29 November-2 December 2015, Florence, Italy

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