Dear members and friends of Euro Fed Lipid,
The change in the global political stability, which I mentioned in the 2014 year’s end message, has unfortunately continued. The Syrian civil war has expanded to Europe resulting in two very serious terrorist attacks in Paris causing the death of many young innocent people. This civil war is also the origin of an unpreceded migration of refugees from the Middle East to North Europe. Proposed solutions to bring this flow under control include ideas which could not be imagined several month ago, like restricting the freedom of travel in between the Schengen countries. At this moment it is difficult to predict how this instability will develop in 2016.

In this environment of increasing nationalism, Euro Fed Lipid continued to create progress in lipid research and development by bringing people together. The main activity to achieve this goal was the Euro Fed Lipid conference in Florence. This conference was attended by 650 participants who enjoyed the high quality scientific presentations and posters supported by a professional organization. They also took the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Florence with the Euro Fed Lipid dinner in one of the palaces as one of the highlights.

However, we should not underestimate the importance of the “smaller” events organized or supported by Euro Fed Lipid, like conferences organized by the divisions and the co-operation with the Oils and Fats exhibition in Munich.

My contribution to the Euro Fed Lipid leadership team has come to an end after four years as vice-president and two years as president. I have enjoyed the co-operation with my fellow officers, the discussions in the board and the support by the staff in the Frankfurt office. I have full confidence in my successor Pierre Villeneuve, the new vice-president Hans Christian Holm and Karin Schwarz who will continue as treasurer. I wish them all a fruitful continuation in leading our successful federation.

With my very best personal wishes to all of you for a safe year-end and a happy and healthy 2016.


Van Duijn
Gerrit van Duijn
Euro Fed Lipid President

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 visibility 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 longer visibility!
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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 provides a good forum for exchanging ideas and remaining up-to-date on new and future developments and furthermore it gives the industry the opportunity to become scientifically more visible. If you want to present your company in Ghent, Belgium and take advantage of this unique opportunity, please download the registration form

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

Confirmed new plenary and 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:
Unilever mpob
aocs oildri eurofins

Beer in Belgium

GilladebeerBeer in Belgium varies from pale lager to lambic beer and Flemish red. There are approximately 180 breweries in the country, ranging from international giants to microbreweries.

On average, Belgians drink 84 litres of beer each year, down from around 200 each year in 1900. Most beers are bought or served in bottles, rather than cans, and almost every style of beer has its own particular, uniquely shaped glass or other drinking-vessel. Using the correct glass is considered to improve its flavor.

Brewing in Belgium dates back at least to the age of the first crusades in the 12th century. Under the Catholic church's permission, local French and Flemish abbeys brewed and distributed beer as a fund raising method. Kriek The relatively low-alcohol beer of that time was preferred as a sanitary option to available drinking water. What are now traditional, artisanal brewing methods evolved, under abbey supervision, during the next seven centuries.

In the 16th and 17th century, a beer termed crabbelaer was the most popular beer in Ghent; at the peak of its popularity, more than 50 different breweries produced more than 6 million liters a year. Other kinds of beer brewed in Ghent were klein bier, dubbel bier, clauwaert, dubbele clauwaert and dusselaer.

DGF: 5th Leipzig Symposium

Processing and Analytics
How does co-operation work in Practice?

Leipzig, 9-10 March 2016

Leipzig The German Society for Fat Science (DGF) would once again like to invite you to Leipzig, for the 5th Leipzig symposium. The Leipzig symposium has always been committed to stimulating discussion among the operational bodies of the vegetable oil industry about the latest trends, in terms of technology, operation and management.

Furthermore it aims at offering a forum for plant managers, productivity leaders, and QHSE managers to cover the discussion of 'hands-on' topics. This year we would like discuss the opportunities generated by applying the latest developments in analytics to process technology and production practice. The progress in analytics is fulminant - detection levels are spiraling down almost daily, more and more compounds can be analyzed in a much simpler manner. Many compounds can even detected 'on-line' in a very reliable manner, with even new compounds being identified with further scientific debates in case these are suspected contaminants.

These developments affect the processing of oilseeds and vegetable oils. We want to use this symposium mainly to stimulate the debate between experts in analytic technologies and experts in processing to identify and to exploit synergies, but also to identify further gaps/needs in development. The industry should be aware of these debates/developments to have a chance to be actively involved.

Information and Registration

Picture: Wikipedia, Gunnar Richter

EJLST: Two Special Issues in One

The November issue of EJLST contains two special collections: one on Lipid formulations, biophysics, structuring, and crystallization edited by Imogen Foubert and Fernando Leal-Calderon and one presenting the Highlights of the last Euro Fed Lipid Congress held in Florence in September.

Lipid formulations, biophysics, structuring, and crystallization
Table of contents

Euro Fed Lipid Highlights
Hannun, Y., A personal journey with bioactive lipids
Mittelbach, M., Fuels from oils and fats: Recent developments and perspectives
Poli, A., Visioli, F., Recent evidence on omega 6 fatty acids and cardiovascular risk
Jacobsen, C., Some strategies for the stabilization of long chain n-3 PUFA-enriched foods: A review
Aladedunye, F.A., Curbing thermo-oxidative degradation of frying oils: Current knowledge and challenges
Servili, M. et al., New approaches to virgin olive oil quality, technology and by-products valorization
Dworakowska, S. et al., Formulation of bio-based epoxy foams from epoxidized cardanol and vegetable oil amine

Lipid Technology: Focus on analysis and mass spectrometry
Using MALDI MS for rapid analysis of food lipids
Critical Ratios for structural analysis of triacylglycerols using mass spectrometry

Job Offer Nestle

Senior Specialist / Expert Mitigation of Contaminants in Lipids

Nestle Product Technology Centre, Konolfingen, Switzerland
Undefined period of time contract, act. rate 100%

Our Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Konolfingen near Bern, Switzerland is looking for a Senior Specialist / Expert for Mitigation of Contaminants in Lipids used throughout the Nestlé product portfolio to support quality management of our products world-wide.

In this role, your main responsibility will be to develop and implement the corporate strategy for contaminant mitigation in all lipids used by the Nestlé Group in collaboration with our corporate quality department, businesses, R&D group and procurement. You will be the Nestlé key contact for our suppliers on mitigation of contaminants in lipids.

(Details are here)

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

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, "Processing and Analytics – How does co-operation work in Practice?"
9-10 March 2016, Leipzig, Germany

DGF de Authenticity of Olive Oil and other Vegetable Oils
10-12 April 2016, Nürnberg, Germany

OFI in OFI India 2016
13-14 April 2016, Hyderabad, India

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

us Lipid Maps Annual Meeting 2016
17-18 May 2016, San Diego, California, USA

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

sk 1st Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention in Pre-Elderly and Elderly Individuals (CPPEI 2016)
30 June-2 July 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia

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,
19-21 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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