Dear Friends,
We would like to welcome you to the Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2016. The event is hosted by the recently established BENELUX Lipid Network (BLN) organization. This year, the congress is held in the modern International Conference Center (ICC) located in a vicinity of the museum district and within walking distance to the historical centre of Ghent.

This city is a popular and traditional venue for organizing scientific meetings mainly due to the presence of Ghent University.
A high quality program featuring a number of keynotes and invited lectures has been designed by the Scientific Committee led by Karel Hrncirik (Unilever) and Roland Verhe (UGent). The agenda of the congress reflects the division structure of Euro Fed Lipid; on top of that, the most topical themes will be discussed in joint, cross-divisional sessions, which will enable addressing these themes in a comprehensive way. Overall, the program provides a variety of opportunities to learn about the most recent developments around renewable resources, processing, biotechnology, quality, nutrition and other aspects of oils and fats. Next to the update on recent scientific and technical matters, the conference offers a number of opportunities for informal networking and lively discussions during the coffee and lunch breaks, receptions and poster sessions.

We are convinced that the strong program we built is going to meet your demand for the know-how both in fundamental and applied research of oils and fats and we carry on the success of previous Euro Fed Lipid meetings. We are looking forward to meeting you in Ghent not only to enjoy inspiring scientific discussions, but also to experience this very unique destination

Villeneuve Verhe Hrncirik
Pierre Villeneuve
Roland Verhé
Karel Hrncirik

14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

hosted by the Benelux Lipid Network

"Fats, Oils and Lipids: Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future"
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Ghent 2016

Poster Abstracts:
Submit your abstract here!

Congress Programme
View it here!

Congress Registration:
Register here!

Table Top Exhibition
It is now time to reserve your table in the exhibition to be listed in the programme brochure!
Details and confirmed exhibitors can be found here!

Download the registration form

New sponsor/exhibitor/advertiser:
KD Pharma
Axel Semrau

Plenary Lectures:

Opening Lecture:
Herman Konings
Antwerp, BE
"Cathedral Challenges for Edible Oils&Fats"

Plenary Lecture:
Bernard Cleenewerck
Fuji Oil Europe
Ghent, BE
"Oils and Fats Processing: A Journey through a Changing Landscape"

European Lipid Science Award Lecture:
Michel Lagarde
Villeurbanne, FR
"Oxygenation of PUFA, Oxidative Stress, and Vascular Risk"

Eickhoff European Lipid Technology Award Lecture:
Klaus-Peter Eickhoff
GEA Westfalia Separator Process GmbH
"Centrifugal Separators in Oils&Fats Processing - a Love Affair"

Chevreul Medal Lecture:
David Weitz
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA/US
"Making Vesicle Structures from Emulsion Templates using Microfluidics"

Augustijnenklooster Ghent

kloster The congress dinner will take place at the Augustijnenklooster (Monastery of the Augustinian Fathers)
The monastery, founded 1295, is located in the historical centre of Gent, less than 10 minutes’ walking from the Korenmarkt, the Cathedral, the Graslei and the Belfry. It is unique in Europe with more than 7 centuries of history. Even today monks are living and working in the monastery.

The heart of the building is a beautifully restored inner court, a real oasis of peace and calm. Kloster2 The monks only recently opened the doors of the splendid building, which is even a hidden jewel for local people. In the cloisters you will discover monumental paintings. The monastery also owns a historical and beautiful library with a unique book collection in an amazing setting. Last but not least the monastery is a unique place for concerts with a monumental baroque organ built in 1873 by Jean-Philippe Forrest.

Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

porto International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants 5-7 June 2016, Porto, Portugal The Programme is published now and can be viewed here:

Registration for the congress is open as well. To register please follow the link to the online registration.

22th Annual Ringtest 2016

Organised by the German Society for Fat Science (DGF).

Interlaboratory comparison tests serve laboratories to check applied methods and to recognize systematic errors. They are a central part of every quality assurance system. The DGF herewith announces the 22th interlaboratory comparison test for fat analysis to be carried out in 2016.

31 parameters can be tested this year:

  • Hexane
  • 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD, Glycidylesters
  • Specific Gravity
  • Refractive Index
  • Acid Value (Free Fatty Acids)
  • Iodine Value
  • Peroxide Value
  • Anisidine Value
  • Polar components in used deep frying fats
  • Polymerised triacylglycerols in used deep frying fats
  • Butyric Acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Heavy Metals
  • Tocopherol distribution, tocopherol content
  • Sterol distribution, total sterol content
  • Triacylglycerol distribution by GC
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Vitamin E and A content
  • Fatty acid composition (C8-C24, including EPA, DPA and Trans)
  • MCPD-Esters
  • Mineral Oil - Saturated Hydrocarbons
  • Phthalates
  • Gardner-Colour Index
  • Lovibond Colour Index
  • UV Absorption K232, K270 (Olive Oil)
  • Pyropheophytine (Olive Oil)
  • Isomeric diacylglycerols (Olive Oil)
  • Methyl- and Ethylesters
  • Identification of an oil or of the components in a blend
  • Identification and determination of antioxidants

  • Matrix:
    Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil and a Used Deep-Frying Oil. (150g each)

    Each laboratory may choose an individual set of parameters from the list above.
    The execution and the evaluation of the laboratory comparison test are carried out according to the internationally recognized recommendations "Proficiency Testing Of Laboratories" of Codex Alimentarius and ISO.

    Participation Fee:
    The participation 270 Euro + VAT (a reduced fee of 220 Euro applies for DGF or Euro Fed Lipid-corporate members).

    International Shipping of Samples:
    add 20 Euro for Europe and 40 Euro for World)



    Registration: 01.06. 2016
    Dispatch of samples: 15.7. 2016
    Deadline of reports: 31.10. 2016

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    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

    ch Olive Congress: Qualität von Speiseölen: Vom Produkt zum Konsument
    28. April 2016, Zürich, Schweiz

    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,
    4-8 September, Chamonix, France

    fr 3rd High Oleic Oils Congress
    6-8 September 2016, Toulouse, France

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

    my OFIC 2016,
    19-21 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    FR 12th GERLI Meeting: Microbe and Host Lipids
    23-26 October 2016, Toulouse/FR

    au Third World Congress of Clinical Lipidology
    10-12 February 2017, Brisbane, Australia


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