Dear Reader,
On the 4-6 April 2017, the 5th International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD5) will take place in Rennes, France. This event is organized by INFOGEST, an international network that aims at “Improving Health Properties of Food by Sharing our Knowledge on the Digestive Process”. The specific objectives of the network are to:
-compare the existing digestion models, harmonize the methodologies, validate them towards in vivo data and propose guidelines for performing new experiments
-identify the bioactive components that are released in the gut during food digestion
- demonstrate the effect of these compounds on human health
- determine the effect of the matrix structure on the bioavailability of food nutrients and bioactive molecules

Between 2011 and 2015, INFOGEST was supported by European funding. It gathered more than 340 scientists from 37 countries (Europe but also Canada, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, USA…). Connections between academic partners and industry were also reinforced via the participation to INFOGEST of more than 40 food companies. INFOGEST allowed staff exchanges between partners, organized 8 workshops, 4 training schools and 4 Conferences during the period. Since 2015, thanks to the help of industry sponsors, we have been able to continue our networking activities and 3 new workshops in Athens, Wageningen and Norwich were organized.

Three new Working Groups are currently running: WG1 on correlation between in vitro and in vivo data, WG2 on the development of a semi-dynamic model of in vitro digestion and WG3 on in vitro digestion models for specific populations (infant, elderly). In Rennes, 3 new WGs will be launched: WG4 on digestive lipases and lipid digestion, WG5 on digestive amylase and starch digestion and WG6 on in silico models of digestion. These WGs are fully open to new comers, so feel free to participate in you are interested!

The first edition of the International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD) was held in Cesena in 2012 and gathered 150 delegates. In 2013, more than 200 participants met in Madrid whereas participation reached a peak in Wageningen in 2014 with 248 delegates and was in Naples with 224. This year, once again, the conference will be a success since it will welcome more than 215 participants from 27 countries. More than 200 abstracts were submitted with an extremely high scientific level and the selection of the oral presentation by the scientific committee was extremely difficult! So, I would like to thank the Local Organizing Committee for their efforts to welcome you in the most comfortable conditions and the Scientific Committee for offering you such an exciting programme!

We are in the process of making INFOGEST recognized by INRA as an “International Research Network” that would guarantee to continue the networking activities until mid-2022. The mailing list and website ( are still active and will be regularly updated and the 6th International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD6) will be held in April-May 2019.

So on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee, I really hope to meet you at the 5th International Conference on Food Digestion in Rennes

Didier Dupont
Chair of Infogest

15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

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

Summary Page with lectures, posters and congress registration

Plenary Lectures:

Opening Lecture:
Janina Seubert
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
"Lipids in Eating and Appetite Regulation - a Neuro-Cognitive Perspective"

Fritz Spener
European Lipid Science Award:
Friedrich Spener
University of Graz
Graz, Austria
"From Lipid Biochemistry to Lipidomics"

Normann Medal Lecture:
Gerd Schmitz
University Hospital
Regensburg, Germany
"Lipidomic Biomarkers in Vascular- and Metabolic Diseases"

Chevreul Medal Lecture:
Philippe Legrand
Agronomic University

Xu Xuebing
European Lipid Technology Award:
Xu Xuebing
Wilmar Biotechnology R&D Center
Shanghai, China
"Enzymes in Lipid Technology: from Laboratories to Industrial Plants"

Nordic Lipidforum Honorary Lecture:
Guðmundur Haraldsson
University of Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
"Lipids from the Marine World: Perspectives of an Organic Chemist"

New sponsors and partners:

Larodan MPOCC

Satellite Meeting:
Nordic Lipidforum Academy, an introductory course in Lipid Science and Technology for Ph.D. students and employees in the fats and oil industry.
University of Uppsala, 23-27 August 2017

A small project group work on relevant topics will also be carried out and presented during the course.

Course credit: 3 ECTS point
Maximum number of participants: 25

Information and Registration:

Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala
Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) is a parish and a village outside Uppsala in Sweden. As early as the 3rd century AD and the 4th century AD and onwards, it was an important religious, economic and political centre. Early written sources show that already during pre-history, Gamla Uppsala was well known in Northern Europe as the residence of the Swedish kings of the legendary Yngling dynasty.

During the Middle Ages, it was the largest village of Uppland, the eastern part of which probably originally formed the core of the complex of properties belonging to the Swedish Crown, the so-called Uppsala öd, of which the western part consisted of the royal estate itself, kungsgården.

It was also the location of the Thing of all Swedes which was a thing (general assembly) held from pre-historic times to the Middle Ages, at the end of February or early March Gamla Uppsala
The Royal mounds is the name for the three large barrows. According to ancient mythology and folklore, it would be the three gods Thor, Odin and Freyr.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, they were speculated to hold the remains of three kings of the legendary House of Ynglings.

They are dated to the 5th and 6th centuries. As Sweden's oldest national symbols they are even depicted on the covers of books about the Swedish national identity. In the 6th century, Gamla Uppsala was the location of royal burials. The location was chosen carefully and in order to make them majestic. The tumuli were constructed on top of the ridge.

By burning the dead king and his armour, he was moved to Valhalla by the consuming force of the fire. Text: Wikipedia, Picture: Olof E.

oils+fats 2017: Joint "Research" stand

oils+fats 2017, Europe's trade fair for the oils and fats industry, is planning to have a joint exhibition stand on the topic of research. It will give universities and research organizations an opportunity to appear together at the fair and present themselves to an audience of industry professionals. A special participation package is available to exhibitors.

Terms of participation:
•Exclusively for non-commercial research organizations
•Number of participants: At least five, no more than seven exhibitors.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate
to contact the exhibition management: Martina Ehrnsperger and Jasmin Regiert.

Picture: oils+fats

EJLST March 2017

Distribution of glucosinolates in camelina seed fractions by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS
Deyun Yuan, Youn Young Shim, Jianheng Shen, Pramodkumar D. Jadhav, Venkatesh Meda and Martin J. T. Reaney

Rapid detection and separation of olive oil and Camellia oil based on ion mobility spectrometry fingerprints and chemometric models
Lingyi Liu, Chuanrong Hu, Lianliang Liu, Sihong Zhang, Ke Chen and Dongping He

Influence of roasting temperature of pumpkin seed on PAH and aroma formation
Tanja Potocnik and Iztok Joze Košir

Oil structuring properties of monoglycerides and phytosterols mixtures
Mohd Dona Bin Sintang, Tom Rimaux, Davy Van de Walle, Koen Dewettinck and Ashok R. Patel

Applicability of traditional and advanced methods for oxidative quality and stability on marine phospholipids
Revilija Mozuraityte, Vera Kristinova, Inger Beate Standal, Henning Evensen and Turid Rustad

Comparing the lipogenic and cholesterolgenic effects of individual trans-18:1 isomers in liver cells
Payam Vahmani, William J. Meadus, Pascale Duff, David C. Rolland and Michael E. R. Dugan

Influence of deodorization temperature on formation of tocopherol esters and fatty acids polymers in vegetable oil
František Kreps, Jan Kyselka, Zuzana Burcová, Štefan Schmidt, Aleš Rajchl, Vladimír Filip, Aleš Ház, Michal Jablonský, Alexandra Sládková and Igor Šurina

The obesity-related Adipokinetic hormone controls feeding and expression of neuropeptide regulators of Drosophila metabolism
Martina Gáliková, Peter Klepsatel, Yanjun Xu and Ronald P. Kühnlein

Site-directed mutagenesis studies of hydrophobic residues in the lid region of T1 lipase
Qingyun Tang, Dongming Lan, Bo Yang, Faez Iqbal Khan and Yonghua Wang

Influence of lipid composition on the oral bioavailability of cinnarizine sub-microemulsions
Yinrong Chen, Xin Li, Xudan Wei, Jingxin Gou, Xing Tang, Haibing He and Hui Xu

Comparisons between a self-microemulsifying system and lipid nanoparticles of oxyresveratrol on the physicochemical properties and Caco-2 cell permeability
Yaowaporn Sangsen, Kamonthip Wiwattanawongsa, Kittisak Likhitwitayawuid, Boonchoo Sritularak and Ruedeekorn Wiwattanapatapee

Development and validation of a novel microwave assisted extraction method for fish lipids
Débora dos Santos Venâncio Costa and Neura Bragagnolo

Antioxidant effect of water and acetone extracts of Fucus vesiculosus on oxidative stability of skin care emulsions
Candelaria Poyato, Birgitte Raagaard Thomsen, Ditte B. Hermund, Diana Ansorena, Iciar Astiasarán, Rosa Jónsdóttir, Hordur G. Kristinsson and Charlotte Jacobsen

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

fr European Lipidomic Meeting
10-12 April 2017, Toulouse, France

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

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

OFI in OFI India 2017
19-20 May 2017, Mumbai, India

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

cn 1st ICC Asia-Pacific Grains Conference (APGC)
21-24 May 2017, Xiamen, China

de Olivenöl Seminar: "Von sensorischen Erkenntnissen zur sensorischen Analytik
26.-27. Mai 2017, Mannheim, Deutschland

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

LF se Lipidforum Academy
23-27 August 2017, Uppsala, Sweden

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

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

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

it Cardiolipin as Key Lipid of Mitochondria in Health and Disease. Third Edition
1-2 October 2017, Martina Franca, Italy

mx 15th Bioactive Lipids Conference
22-25 October 2017, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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

DGF DE DGF Jahrestagunng
09.-10. November 2017, Hamburg

SCI gb Food Antioxidants and Functional Ingredients
13-14 November 2017, London, UK

de XX. Lipid Meeting
7-9 December 2017, Leipzig, Germany


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