Dear Colleagues,

Euro Fed Lipid is the host of the 22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids, (ISPL-2016, 03-08 July 2016, Goettingen, Germany).
In the framework of the congress two awards are being delivered:

In recognition of the great contribution to the international plant lipid research from Professor Terry Galliard, the organizer of the first ISPL in Norwich in 1974, Terry Galliard Memorial Lecture was started on the 11th ISPL in 1994. The Terry Galliard Award will be given to a scientist who contributes significantly to the field of plant lipid research, is a member of the plant lipid family and has participated in several of the ISPL. So far eleven Terry Galliard lectures have been held, and the Terry Galliard Medal was first awarded to each of the T. Galliard lecturer in 2000.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Terry Galliard Award/Medal. Persons interested in submitting a nomination package are asked to contact Dr. Ingo Heilmann, Halle/Saale: The nomination deadline is January 15th, 2016. The ISPL2016 Scientific Advisory Committee will be responsible for reviewing the nominations and facilitating the vote by the plant lipid community. Please note that all nominators will remain anonymous. The awardee will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation as part of the conference program.

Paul K. Stumpf, who died in 2007, is the recognized father of plant lipid (fats and oils) research. A renowned biochemist, Stumpf trained many students who went on to become leaders in the field, while publishing more than 250 research papers over four decades. Among his achievements was the discovery in plants of the alpha-oxidation pathway for degrading fatty acids. Genetic defects in the same pathway in animals are linked to rare hereditary diseases. The award is presented to scientists who have held doctoral degrees for six years or less and so far four earned the prestigious distinction.

Applications are now being accepted for the Paul K. Stumpf Award. Persons interested in being considered for the Paul K. Stumpf Award are asked to submit: i) a copy of their CV, ii) a one-page summary of their career and achievements in the area of plant lipid biology, and iii) a supporting letter from their current and/or past advisor. Application materials should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Peter Doermann, Bonn, The application deadline is January 15th, 2016. The ISPL-2016 Scientific Advisory Committee will be responsible for deciding the award winner. The awardee will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation as part of the conference program.

Dörmann Heilmann
Peter Dörmann
University of Bonn
Ingo Heilmann
University of Halle

14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Ghent 2016 "Fats, Oils and Lipids: Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future"
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
hosted by the Benelux Lipid Network

Abstract submission is open, deadline for lectures is 29 February 2016!

Marketing and Sponsorship Options

Our sponsorship and marketing for the 14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2016 gives you the opportunity, on the one hand to support the organization of the congress and on the other, to highly promote your business. Besides increasing visi- bility our sponsorship opportunities will help you to generate leads and add value to your corporate and brand image. All our sponsors will be recommended in the registration program booklet, the book of abstract, on the congress web- page and special event signage! Early deciders enjoy a longer visibility!
Download the flyer with options

Table Top Exhibition

In order to allow the industry to present its latest technologies and services during the congress, Euro Fed Lipid is offering to rent a table top.

The conference also offers a good forum for exchanging ideas and remai- ning up-to-date on new and future developments and furthermore gives the industry the opportunity to become scientifically more visible. If you want to present your company in Ghent, Belgium and use this unique opportunity, please download the registration form

Act fast as table tops are limited!
Early deciders will be visible longer on the congress webpage.

Confirmed new keynote lectures:
Microbial and Algae Lipids:
Stefan Schouten, Utrecht University, The Netherlands:
"Long Chain Diols in Algae: From Biofuel to Geochemical Proxy"

Confirmed new sponsors or exhibitors:

The Ghent Altarpiece

altar The Ghent Altarpiece (also called the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb or The Lamb of God) is a very large and complex early 15th-century Early Flemish polyptych panel painting. The altarpiece comprises 12 panels, eight of which are hinged shutters. Each wing is painted on either side, giving two distinct views depending on whether they are open or closed. Except for Sundays and festive holidays, the outer wings were closed and often covered with cloth. It was commissioned to Hubert van Eyck, about whom little is known. He was most likely responsible for the overall design, but died in 1426. It seems to have been principally executed and completed by his younger and better known brother Jan van Eyck between 1430 and 1432. Although there have been extensive attempts to isolate passages attributable to either brother, no separation has been convincingly established. Today, most accept that the work was probably designed and constructed by Hubert and that the individual panels were painted by Jan.

The altarpiece was commissioned by the merchant, financier and politician, Jodocus Vijd, then holding a position in Ghent similar to city mayor. It was designed for the chapel he and his wife acted as benefactors for, today's Saint Bavo Cathedral, at the time the parochial church of John the Baptist, protectorate to the city. It was officially installed on 6 May 1432 to coincide with an official ceremony for Philip the Good. It was later moved for security reasons to the principal cathedral chapel, where it remains. While indebted to the International Gothic as well as both Byzantine and Romanic traditions, the altarpiece represented a "new conception of art", in which the idealization of the medieval tradition gave way to an exacting observation of nature and unidealised human representation.

Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

Slide Porto 1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

5-7 June 2016, Porto, Portugal

Confirmed Keynote Lectures:
Karen Schaich, Rutgers University, USA
“Extending beyond hydroperoxides in lipid oxidation and antioxidant analyses.”

Claude Genot, INRA Nantes, Nantes, France
“The puzzling roles of interfacial layer and proteins in oxidation of oil-in-water emulsions”

Cristina Nerín, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
“Antioxidants in food packaging”

Thierry Durand, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
“Omega 3 PUFAs Oxidation is Good for Your Health: The Case of Dihomo-Isoprostanes and Neuroprostanes”

Please submit your lecture or poster abstract at the congress webpage.
Registration will open in January 2016.

EJLST: Dairy Fat in Infant Formula

Special Collection: Dairy fat in infant formula
The October issue of EJLST features a special collection of articles on lipids in infant nutrition with the focus on the use of dairy fats.

Lipid Technology
How microfluidic methods can lead to better emulsion products.
Microfluidic devices can be used to measure emulsifier adsorption and emulsion stability at micrometre scale and at very short time scales.

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

WMU ie AOCS Oils and Fats World Market Update 2015
12-13 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland

gb Lipids and Health - Reward, Risk and Revelation
16-17 November 2015, London, UK

DGF de DGF Jahrestagung und Mitgliederversammlung: XII. H.P. Kaufmann-Tage
18.-20. November 2015, Heidelberg, Deutschland

dk Practical PhD course on Lipid Biochemistry, Technology, Application and Analysis (4 ECTS)
23-27 November 2015, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

it 11th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease
29 November-2 December 2015, Florence, Italy

de 19th Lipid Meeting
10-12 December 2015


it 4th International Conference on PreHypertension, Hypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome
3-6 March 2016, Venice, Italy

DGF de 5th Leipzig Symposium, "Analytics and Technology"
9-10 March 2016, Leipzig, Germany

DGF de Authenticity of Oils
10-12 April 2016, Nürnberg, Germany

AOCS us 107th AOCS Annual Meeting
1-4 May 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

DGF de Second "Young Investigators in Lipid Science" Meeting
10-11 May 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany

il 10th ISNN Congress
23-26 May 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

EFL pt 1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
5-7 June 2016, Porto, Portugal

EFL de 22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids
3-8 July 2016, Göttingen, Germany

ICBL fr 57th ICBL Conference 2016,
6-10 September, Chamonix, France

Ghent be 14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress,
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium

my OFIC 2016,
18-21 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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