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.
|Gerrit van Duijn
Euro Fed Lipid President
14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
"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!
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 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:
Beer in Belgium
Beer 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.
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.
Processing and Analytics
How does co-operation work in Practice?
Leipzig, 9-10 March 2016
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
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
19th Lipid Meeting
10-12 December 2015
4th International Conference on PreHypertension, Hypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome
3-6 March 2016, Venice, Italy
5th Leipzig Symposium, "Processing and Analytics – How does co-operation work in Practice?"
9-10 March 2016, Leipzig, Germany
Authenticity of Olive Oil and other Vegetable Oils
10-12 April 2016, Nürnberg, Germany
OFI India 2016
13-14 April 2016, Hyderabad, India
107th AOCS Annual Meeting
1-4 May 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Second "Young Investigators in Lipid Science" Meeting
10-11 May 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lipid Maps Annual Meeting 2016
17-18 May 2016, San Diego, California, USA
10th ISNN Congress
23-26 May 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel
1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
5-7 June 2016, Porto, Portugal
1st Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention in Pre-Elderly and Elderly Individuals (CPPEI 2016)
30 June-2 July 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia
22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids
3-8 July 2016, Göttingen, Germany
57th ICBL Conference 2016,
6-10 September, Chamonix, France
14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress,
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
19-21 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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