Dear colleagues and friends,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 58th International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL) – Lipid Signaling in Health and Disease, which will be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), September 10–14, 2017.

The 58th ICBL Symposium is co-organized by ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, and the University Hospital of Zürich to entice both young and established Scientists with a focus on translational lipid research to shape this international event.

The conference will focus on the role of lipid signaling in the development, diagnostics, and treatment of diseases. Top international scientists accepted our invitation to present their most recent findings on the metabolism, transport, function and regulation of sterols, bile acids, triglycerides, fatty acids, and sphingolipids with respect to cardiovascular, metabolic, or infectious diseases as well as immunity. In addition there will be numerous opportunities for young investigators to present their research in the form of short talks which will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  

Registration for this conference, a preliminary program and the list of confirmed speakers can be found at We are very happy to announce that SwissBiotchNet will sponsor several travel grants for young scientists.  

We would be happy to welcome you to Zürich in September 2017.

Wolfrum veckhardstein Hornemann
Christian Wolfrum Arnold von Eckardstein Thorsten Hornemann

15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Poster "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

The programme brochure is now printed and mailed. A .pdf (9 MB) can be downloaded from here:

New sponsors and partners:


Uppsala Castle, our dinner venue

Castle Gustav Vasa began construction of Uppsala Slott in 1549, and the castle was the location of a major event of Swedish history known as the "Riksmöte". Gustav Vasa started his politically vital tour ("Eriksgata") of the realm of Sweden from Uppsala Slott, and the castle was destined to play a major role for many years in the history of Sweden and of Uppsala.

Important events that have taken place at the castle include "Sturemorden" in 1567 (the murder by the mentally ill King Erik XIV of several noblemen accused of treason), and the decision by Gustav II Adolf that Sweden should participate in what would later develop into the Thirty Years' War. It was in the Rikssal in the castle that Schering Rosenhane announced the abdication of Queen Kristina on 6 June, 1654.

Dinner The castle was seriously damaged by fire in 1702, being reduced essentially to a ruin. Reconstruction took many years, and was indeed hampered by the remains of the castle being used as a quarry for stone to be used in building Stockholm Palace.

The castle was the administrative centre of Uppland for many years, and is today the residence of the County Governor of Uppsala County.

Rikssalen, the former Hall of State, whose uses have included that of drying closet for the governor's wife, was restored in 1932 and is now Uppsala's most glittering festive location.

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Symposium on 3-MCPD Esters and Glycidyl Esters

Rocket Tower
We would like draw your attention to a Symposium on 2-MCPD and 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl esters which will be held in Berlin, Germany on 20th – 21st June 2017, organized by the German Society for Fat Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft e. V.; DGF) Registration is now open!

List of confirmed speakers:

Gerhard Brankatschk, Association of the Oilseed crushing and Oil refining Industry in German (OVID), Berlin
Birgit Christall German Federation for Food Law and Food Science (BLL), Berlin
Frederic Destaillats, Nestlé
Michael Dourson, University of Cincinnati, USA
Nils Hinrichsen, ADM, Hamburg
Karel Hrncirik, Unilever, Vlaardingen
Klara Jirzik, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Beate Kettlitz, FoodDrinkEurope, Brussels
Jan Kuhlmann, SGS, Hamburg
Alfonso Lampen, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin
Nathalie Lecocq, FEDIOL, Brussels
Bertrand Matthäus, Max Rubner-Institut - Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food (MRI), Detmold
Sybille Merkle, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
Bruna Morino, Ferrero
Ute Ostermeyer, Max Rubner-Institut - Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food (MRI), Kiel
Frank Pudel, Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg (PPM), Magdeburg
Raznim Razak, Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Tobias Uber, Axel Semrau, Sprockhövel
Jochen Wettach, Stiftung Warentest, Berlin
Ralph Zwagerman, IOI Loders Croklaan, Wormerveer

Information and Registration

9th International Symposium on Deep-Frying

Higher Quality, Safer Products and Further Use
30-31 October 2017, Shanghai, China

Pudong The international symposia on deep-fat frying organized through the DGF and Euro Fed Lipid have been held most of time in Europe and North America. This is the first time it is held in China and will be organized jointly by the Euro Fed Lipid and the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association.

Richard F. Stier, Sonoma, CA/USA
Ruiyuan Wang/ Xingguo Wang, CCOA/Jiangnan University, China
Qinzhe Jin, Jiannan University, China
Bertrand Matthaeus, Max Rubner Institut, Detmold, Germany
Felix Aladedunye, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Christian Gertz, Maxfry, Hagen, Germany
Jinfeng Qi, Jiangnan University, China
Yulan Liu, Henan University of Technology, China
Yuanrong Jiang, Wilmar, Shanghai, China
Lucky Inturrisi, Cargill, Melbourne, Australia
Xiangyu Wang COFCO, Bejing, China
Yan Liu, Cargill, Shanghai, China
Xu Li, Jiangnan University, China
Lingyi Liu, Wuhan Polytech University, China
Junmei Liang, Wilmar, Shanghai, China
Wenbo Mu, Wilmar, Shanghai, China

Information and Registration

EJLST Highlights April Issue

Some highlights:

Antioxidant efficacies of rutin and rutin esters in bulk oil and oil-in-water emulsion
Bena-Marie Lue, Ann-Dorit Moltke Sørensen, Charlotte Jacobsen, Zheng Guo and Xuebing Xu
Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201600049

Lipid oxidation in bulk oil and o/w emulsion. Rutin and BHT more efficient antioxidants in bulk oil and emulsion than rutin ester. Acylation of rutin with C12 or C16 did not improve the antioxidant ability of rutin neither in bulk oil or emulsion.

Converting defatted silkworm pupae by Yarrowia lipolytica for enhanced lipid production
Xin-Yi Shi, Tai-Ying Li, Min Wang, Wei-Wei Wu, Wen-Jing Li, Qiong-Ying Wu, Fu-An Wu and Jun Wang
Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201600120

Defatted silkworm pupae (DSWP) with high level of protein and slightly oil were hydrolyzed to culture Yarrowia lipolytica W29. T he ultrasound-assisted enzymatic pretreatment in the presence of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride salt ([Bmim]Cl) followed with trypsin hydrolysis was applied to pretreat the DSWP. The recycle use of ionic liquid reduced the cost of pretreatment. The degree of hydrolysate increased by 6.0-fold and the weight lost up to 84.57%. FTIR and SEM characterizations indicated that the pretreatment promoted enzymatic hydrolysis. When replaced defatted silkworm pupae hydrolysate (DSWPH) with peptone at the weight ratio of 2:1, the concentration of lipid increased by 3.0-fold and citric acid decreased to 0.27-fold. Given the large amount of fatty acids accumulation, instead of citric acid accumulation, DSWPH could replace the industrial nitrogen source in the future.

Substrate and TBARS variability in a multi-phase oxidation system
Md Ahsan Ghani, Celia Barril, Danny R. Bedgood Jr and Paul D. Prenzler
Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201500500

TBARS variability: absorbance values at 532 nm for different batches of linoleic acid. Absorbance values show TBARS variability in a multi-phase oxidation system in measuring antioxidant activity of 250 and 1000 µM Trolox.

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

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

pl XXV Jubilee International Scientific Conference - Progress in Technology of Vegetable Fats
31 May - 3 June 2017, Rynia, Poland

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

DGF DE Symposium on 3-MCPD Esters and Glycidyl Esters
20-21 June 2017, Berlin

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

ICBL ch 58th ICBL Conference - Lipid Signalling in Health and Disease
10-14 September 2017, Zürich, Switzerland

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

fr Lipids & Cosmetics
25-26 January 2018, Bordeaux, France

AOCS us 109th AOCS Annual Meeting
6-9 May 2018, Minneapolis, USA


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