Dear members and friends of Euro Fed Lipid,

First of all, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2017 with lots of happiness and success in both your personal and professional lives. I assume many of us won’t regret the year 2016 with its critical worldwide situation. I honestly hope that 2017 will see more peace worldwide and an end to the rising of populism in many countries, including my own.

But lets be optimistic, and focus on some good news that we had last year, here are a few ones:

In 2016, the total tigers population has increased by 22%, while pandas are not considered an endangered species anymore. In 2016, Costa Rica managed to live on 100% renewable energy for seven months of the year. India has planted 50 million trees in a single day. We have discovered 1284 new exoplanets and finally, last but not least, Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize!

Speaking of Nobel Prizes, 2017 would be a perfect time for one of our Euro Fed Lipid Member to obtain it. Indeed, this year, our main event will be held in Sweden in Uppsala, very close to Stockholm and the Nobel Price Ceremony! This 15th annual congress organized by Euro Fed Lipid will be held from August 27th to 30th under the supervision of the Nordic Lipid Forum as host association. I am convinced that our Scandinavian colleagues will offer us a wonderful event and with a rich scientific program.

Again, happy New Year 2017!
Wishing you all the best,

Pierre Villeneuve
Euro Fed Lipid

15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Uppsala "Oil, Fats and Lipids: New Technologies and Applications for a Healthier Life"
27-30 August 2017, Uppsala, Sweden
hosted by the Nordic Lipidforum

Abstract submission is closing soon!

To submit a lecture or poster abstract please follow instructions
outlined here

Deadline for lecture abstracts:
3 February 2017

If you are unable to prepare a final version of you lecture abstract until then please prepare a preliminary version that can be exchanged or updated later!

New keynote Lectures:

Christer Ejsing, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark: ”Shotgun Lipidomics: Harnessing the Power of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Complex Lipid Samples”

Biotechnology and Enzyme Technology:
Marc Kellens, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem, Belgium: "Implementation of Biotechnology Solutions on Oils and Fats Processing" Lipids in Formulation of Pharmaceutics and Cosmetics:

Christel Bergström Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University: ”Can Dietary Lipids Enable Delivery of Problematic Pharmaceutical Compounds?”

Palm Oil:
Ahmad Kushairi Din, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Mitigation Actions by the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry to reduce the formation of 3-MCPD and GE in Palm Oil"

Plant Lipids and Plant Breeding:
Sten Stymne, SLU, Alnarp, Sweden: "Three Decades of Plant Oil Biotechnology: Where are we today and how do we move forward?"

New Sponsor:

The Anatomical Theatre

The anatomical theatre completed in 1663 by medical professor and amateur architect Olaus Rudbeck for the University of Uppsala is located in the idiosyncratic cupola which Rudbeck placed on top of the Gustavianum building, at the time the main building of the university. Rudbeck had spent time in Leiden, and both the anatomical theatre and the botanical garden he founded in Uppsala in 1655 were influenced by his experiences there. Cupola

The Anatomical Theatre was supposed to be used as a classroom for teaching Medicine. Up until 1766 dissections were carried out in front of medical students and a paying public on criminals who had been executed.

The theatre was usually a room of roughly amphitheatrical shape, in the centre of which would stand the table on which the dissections of human or animal bodies took place. Around this table were several circular, elliptic or octagonal tiers with railings, where students or other observers could stand and get a good view of the dissection almost from above and unencumbered by the spectators in the rows in front. It was common to display skeletons at some place in the theatre; in Leiden, 17th-century depictions show that the living observers were actually accompanied in the rows by a large number of animal and human skeletons, some of which held banners with inscriptions such as Memento mori, or, freely translated, "Remember, you will die". theatre

During the last part of the 18th century and onwards the Anatomical Theatre was used by the University Library. Around the middle of the 19th century the interior was demolished and the upper section functioned as a zoological museum. In the 1950s the theatre was restored to its former state.

The premises fascinate a lot of people with its fantastic natural lighting, which creates a very special atmosphere. The dome is swathed in copper plating on the outside and has been crowned with a small globe, which also functions as a sundial.

Text: Wikipedia,,
Pictures: Wikipedia,

8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids

Slide 2-5 July 2017, Malmö, Sweden

The main topics and keynote lectures are now available at the congress webpage.

The submission of abstracts is still open

Confirmed keynote lectures:
New insights into biosynthesis of cuticular wax Ljerka Kunst, University of British Columbia, Canada

Sphingolipids: new players in plant defense Sandrine Dhondt-Cordelier, The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Acylethanolamide signaling supports seedling survival under environmental stress Kent Chapman, University of North Texas, USA

Flippases - lipid transporters in cellular membranes Thomas Günther-Pomorski, Copenhagen University/ Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Storage lipid metabolism in the model green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Yonghua Li-Beisson, Biosciences and Biotechnologies Institute of Aix-Marseille, France

Using flux analysis to help understanding of lipid metabolism John Harwood, Cardiff University, UK

EPA/DHA plant oils arrive – three decades of omega-3 research from inspiration to innovation Allan Green, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Australia

European Awards 2017

Awards European Lipid Science Award
European Lipid Technology Award

To honour distinguished persons in the fields of Lipid Science and Technology, Euro Fed Lipid has decided to sponsor the "European Lipid Science Award" and the "European Lipid Technology Award".

1. Rules of Eligibility
A nominee must have given outstanding contribution to the development of science or technology in the fields of lipids, fats and oils and must be recognised for such distinguished achievements in the community. The prospective recipient must agree to be present for acceptance of the award and to deliver an award address at the designated time and place.

2. Nomination and Selection of Awardees
Two committees consisting of the chairpersons of Euro Fed Lipid divisions are chaired by the president.

Nominations can be sent to the Euro Fed Lipid office by all Euro Fed Lipid members, Self-nomination is not accepted. Please note that the common deadline end of March has been shortened. All nominations must be received by February 10th

Nominations must include a summary of each nominee's accomplishments, his/her resume and a list of publications and/or other achievements.

For details on the Young Lipid Scientists award see

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

DGF DE Institut Kirchhoff:Mineraloelbestandteile in Lebensmitteln und Kosmetika
09.-10. Februar 2017, Berlin

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

DGF DE DGF Fortbildung, Kurs 2: “Verarbeitung von Ölsaaten"
21.-22. Februar 2017, Frankfurt/Main

DGF DE Workshop Besser und Gesünder Frittieren
Bamberg, 06.-08. März 2017

de 9th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry",
19–21 March 2017, Karlsruhe

Yabited tr YABİTED III. Bitkisel Yağ Kongresi
12-15 Nisan 2017, Izmir

AOCS us 108th AOCS Annual Meeting
May 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA

fr 13th Yeast Lipid Conference,
17-19 May 2017, Paris, France

EFL se 8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
2-5 July 2017, Malmö, Sweden

2017 se 15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress,
27-30 August 2017, Uppsala, Sweden

ro 4th High OLeic Congress
5-6 September 2017, Bucharest, Romania

oils+fats de Trade Fair oils+fats
11-15 September 2017, Munich, Germany

EFL cn Joint Meeting with CCOA: 9th International Meeting on Deep Frying
30-31 October 2017, Shanghai, China


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