Dear Colleagues,

The 11th GERLI lipidomics meeting will be held from Sunday October 25 to Wednesday October 28, 2015, in the Strasbourg area, at the conference center «Le Bischenberg» in Bischoffsheim, a charming village surrounded by vineyards, at the foot of the Vosges mountains. Bischoffsheim is linked by rail and highway to Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace and Europe, in the heart of the Rhine Valley at the crossroads of France, Germany, and Switzerland.

The 11th GERLI lipidomics meeting «Lipids in Agronomy, Health and Disease» is part of a series of annual international conferences covering all aspects of lipid research, from advances in basic science to knowledge-based economy and technology, and -most importantly- human health. Please visit the GERLI and congress website for a complete information on the scientific sessions and confirmed speakers. The GERLI website will also allow you to register; before May 20 you will get an Early-Bird rate! The abstract submission deadline for an oral presentation is June 15.

The 11th GERLI lipidomics meeting will provide an ideal setting for participants to interact for three and a half days at a pleasant conference resort. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference!

On behalf of the Strasbourg organizing committee

Hubert Schaller
Strasbourg, France

13th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

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

The programme brochure is printed and will be mailed in the next days.However, you are welcome to download the .pdf file from here:

Poster abstracts are welcome! Please follow
instructions at the congress webpage:

Registration is open!
Direct link online registration

General Congress Webpage

New Sponsors this month:

Chemiservice Carli Solex

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

(cited from www.visitflorence.com)

Steak1 Florence is definitely a city for meat lovers: we have many specialties that attract foodies, but assured meat is never missing in the menus.

T-bone steak is one of the most famous dishes you can find almost everywhere in Florence, known simply as Bistecca alla Fiorentina. The name refers to the particular cut of the meat. According to the "rules", a Fiorentina steak should be from the Chianina cow (a breed which comes from the Valdichiana in Tuscany), but as it's quite expensive and Chianina cows are not numerous, there are many places where you can have a steak at a slightly lower price.

A few things to know if you want to order a T-bone steak
Steak2 The size of this piece of meat is... huge! You are supposed to share it with other dining companions. Only big-stomach men can really eat the entire steak on their own as even the thickness of the steak is quite impressive. This aspect, that it is quite thick, added to the fact that locals only cook the bistecca for few minutes (3-4 minutes per side, to be precise), might have you thinking it is undercooked.

Well it is, but that's the way it is supposed to be! Don't ask to cook it more as Florentines get upset if you don't appreciate the bistecca alla Fiorentina as it should be, quite rare.

Integrated into oils+fats for the first time: 8th International Symposium on Deep Frying

Title This year, for the first time, the 8th International Symposium on Deep Frying will be held as part of the oils+fats. The symposium is organized by Euro Fed Lipid. Frank Amoneit, Managing Director of Euro Fed Lipid, commented: "Following on from San Francisco, Munich is now also added to the venues for our unique global series of conferences. This will help us to familiarize companies that are involved in deep frying more closely with the themes of oils+fats."

oils+fats, the world´s only trade fair for business, technology and innovations in vegetable and animal oils and fats, will take place at the MOC Veranstaltungscenter in Munich, between September 15 and 17, 2015. Visitors can order their entrance tickets online, or redeem guest tickets – and save up to 36 % off the standard price!

The 8th International Symposium on Deep Frying looks at aspects of deep frying, with the aim of optimizing and enhancing understanding of the frying process, and thereby strengthening the market for deep-fried products in future. oilsfats "The combination of the International Symposium on Deep Frying with oils+fats is a valuable bonus for all trade visitors from this sector," said Frank Amoneit.

Once again embedded in oils+fats are the Practical Short Courses.

Further information: www.oils-and-fats.com

EJLST: Highlights in May

Regioselective synthesis of diacylglycerol rosmarinates and their antioxidant activity in fibroblasts
EJLST 1 Phenolic compounds are potent antioxidants both in vivo and in lipid formulations. However, their use in such systems is often limited by low solubility and stability. To overcome this issue, phenolics can be modified by lipophilization, which also improves their penetration through lipid bilayers in cells. Durand, Villeneuve and colleagues chemo-enzymatically synthesized a series of phenolipids derived from rosmarinic acid and assessed their antioxidant potential in fibroblasts overexpressing reactive oxygen species. When compared with vitamins E and C, 1,2-diacylglycerol rosmarinate esterified with two lauryl chains exhibited a higher ability to reduce ROS levels.

Dietary sources, current intakes, and nutritional role of omega-3 docosapentaenoic acid [Open Access]
Fish Health benefits of marine oils and long-chain omega-3s contained therein are widely recognized, but although fish oils contain more than 40 fatty acids, most studies focus on eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids. Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, 22 : 5n-3) is the third most prevalent LC omega-3 in fish oil, and it is also present in human tissues and human milk. Byelashov, Sinclair and Kaur review the dietary sources, intakes and nutritional role of DPA in a recent Feature in Lipid Technology.

Upcoming Euro Fed Lipid Events; Deadlines to obey!

Fat Analysis: 21th Proficiency Test 2015
Organised by the German Society for Fat Science (DGF) and Euro Fed Lipid. Deadline for registration: 1 June!

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

Deadline Lecture Abstracts: 30 April
Deadline Early Registrations: 5 June

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

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
6th Greek Lipid Conference
12-13 June 2015, Athens, Greece
Biorefinery for Food, Fuels and Materials, 15-17 June 2015, Montpellier, France Von sensorischen Erkenntnissen zur sensorischen Analytik - Einflüsse bei Anbau, Produktion und Lagerung von nativen Olivenölen, 26.-27. Juni 2015, Mannheim, Deutschland
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

Picture: F. Amoneit


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