Dear members and friends of Euro Fed Lipid,
Euro Fed Lipid Congress was held in the very nice city of Uppsala from 27th
August and counted more than 600 participants
from all the continents. On behalf of Euro Fed Lipid, I thank very much all the ones who made this congress a success with the quality of
its scientific program and networking:
The Nordic Lipidforum who hosted the event, the two congress chairs, Ingrid Undeland and Bengt Herslöf, for their involvement and time, the
scientific committee, the Euro Fed Lipid staff and all the speakers for the scientific quality of their presentations.
We had also in 2017 two satellites events that were very successful, the 8th
European Symposium on Plant Lipids held in Malmö, Sweden, in July,
and the 9th
International Symposium on Deep-Frying that was held in October for the first time in China (Shanghai) and organized jointly by
the Euro Fed Lipid and the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association.
Our next annual congress and Expo will be in Belfast, Northern Ireland (16-19 September 2018) and hosted by the Lipids Group of the SCI.
The SCI Lipids Group was formed in 1951 as the Oils & Fats Group, is a founding member of Euro Fed Lipid and previously hosted an EFL Congress
in 2004 in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was very successful. I am confident that this 2018 congress will be also a great event. Its theme will
be “Science, Technology and nutrition in a changing world” and will include, as well as the usual Euro Fed Lipid Division streams, a stream focussed on dairy fats, since this represents a large industry in Ireland.
For this congress, please also note that nominations for both the European Lipid Science Award and European Lipid Technology Award are
opened. Nominations can be made up January 31st, 2018, to the Euro Fed Lipid office by Euro Fed Lipid members, societies in membership
and former recipients of the Award. Self-nomination is not accepted.
My two years contribution as Euro Fed Lipid President has now come to an end. I have enjoyed very much working in cooperation with the board
members and the Divisions Chairs and with the help of the Euro Fed Lipid staff and I thank very much all of you for that. I am fully confident
that my successor Hans Christian Holm, our new Vice President Karin Schwarz and our new treasurer Karel Hrncirik will be a very efficient
leading team and I wish them all the best for the future of Euro Fed Lipid.
With my very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018, I also wish you a lot of positive results and great discoveries in this
fascinating world of lipids!
Euro Fed Lipid President
"Fats, Oils and Lipids: Science, Technology and Nutrition in a Changing World"
16-19 September 2018, Belfast, UK
hosted by the SCI Lipidgroup
for lecture abstracts is 28 February 2018!
New confirmed keynote lecture:
Chuanbing Tang, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC/USA
"Macromolecular Engineering of Plant Oils: from Robust Synthesis to Functional Materials"
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You will find the historic Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast in Great Victoria Street. However, you won't find another place like it.
Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food,
which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous Irish hospitality.
The Crown is both ageless and priceless, a gem of Victoriana and one of the great bars of the world. Formerly known as The Liquor
Saloon in Great Victoria Street, it was one of the mightiest Victorian gin palaces which once flourished in the industrial
cities of the British Isles. Dating back to 1826, it is now owned by the National Trust and has been sympathetically restored over the years.
The Crown remains a unique visual gem, a veritable masterpiece in bar architecture, which has the distinction of being known to millions
the world over. The exterior facade of the bar is a riot of polychromatic tiles which clearly hint at the box of delights to be found within.
At first sight the outside is so exotically overwhelming that one has difficulty in registering the fine detail work.
Another great delight in this magical place is the ten differently-shaped cosy and elaborately carved wooden boxes, lettered from A to J.
In these snugs you'll find gunmetal plates for striking matches, and an antique bell system, very common in Victorian houses, where servants
were employed, which alerted bar staff to your liquid needs. Drinking snugs, according to old records, were not originally built for
comfort but to accommodate those people who preferred to drink quietly and unseen.
Source: Visitbelfast.com, www.ireland.com
News from the Divisions
The "Oleochemistry" Division of Euro Fed Lipid has undergone a substantial modernisation.
A review had shown that not only the name, but also the scope of the division were outdated.
So it was decided to rename the division to
Oleochemistry, Molecule and Polymer Science
The Division takes care of all non-food uses of natural oils and fats, of vegetable, animal or microbial origin. A focus of the activities
will be the development and introduction of new value added chemicals and chemical intermediates with the aim of changing the currently
used petroleum based feedstock towards a renewable based economy.
Nevertheless, biodiesel and other fuel applications will remain a core competence of the division. Moreover, the study and application of the
principles of green chemistry for the mentioned applications is our resolution.
Therefore, the Oleochemistry, Molecule and Polymer Science division sees its task in sharing knowledge and developing new standard for
sustainability, renewability of natural resources and substitution of existing chemicals with renewable ones.
A non-exhaustive list of oleochemical uses includes:
- Biodiesel of first generation as well as other biofuels (e.g. algae, fuel from waste biomass,...)
- Development of new plant oil based renewable platform chemicals and products by extensively studying and developing the chemistry
of triglycerides, glycerol, fatty acids and derivatives
- Monomers and additives derived from plant oils
- Polymers and materials, derived from plant oils, for various applications such as paints, inks, coatings, binders, foams,
thermoplastics or thermosets materials, composites
- Additives or active molecules for various applications biolubricants, biosolvents, surfactants, plasticizers, detergents, cosmetics
- Molecules of high biological value, such as vitamins, terpenic hydrocarbons, sterols that can be recovered from oil plants and fruits.
Applications of these high value minor components can include: nutraceuticals, pharmacological, cosmetical, or technical uses
All interested people are invited to join our Division, which will be organized as an open source, web-based, platform. All discussions
covering the above mentioned topics are welcome.
Novel type of carbon-centered antioxidants arylmethyl Meldrum's acids – inhibit free radicals
Inese Mierina, Mara Jure, Sindija Zeberga, Violeta Makareviciene, Daina Zicane, Zenta Tetere, and Irisa Ravina
Arylmethyl Meldrum's acids are new type of antioxidants, which scavenge free radicals both in lipophilic and hydrophilic media.
These compounds are found as excellent inhibitors of autooxidation processes in fatty acid methyl esters. In some cases, they are
comparable or even better antioxidants than well-known butylated hydroxytoluene.
Can chemometrics protect pumpkin seed oil buyers from false Styrian PGI labels?
A group of scientists from Loeben Universtity is proposing the use of chemometrics in the detection of authenticity of Styrian
PGI pumpkin seed oil. They have shown that pumpkin seeds from Austria and foreign countries differ in the composition of various
element traces. Based on that they are able to differentiate between false and authentic PGI pumpkin seed using mathematical modeling.
Lactobacilli survival and adhesion to colonic epithelial cell lines is dependent on long chain fatty acid exposure
Kerry L. Bentley-Hewitt, Arjan Narbad, Gosia Majsak-Newman, Mark R. Philo and Elizabeth K. Lund
Overview of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) potential effects on bacteria adhesion. (1) Unabsorbed PUFA directly effects bacteria
in the colon. (2) Systemic delivery of PUFA following absorption can (a) Bind peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR),
that can lead to production of transforming growth factor-β resulting in tolerance towards bacteria. (b) Be precursors for series 3
prostaglandins (PG) that lead to lower inflammatory responses. (c) Be precursors to series 2 PG and enhance inflammatory products,
however, precursors can bind PPAR and result in inhibition of inflammatory responses. (d) Unsaturated PUFAs lead to a more fluidic
membrane composition, potentially altering bacterial adhesion sites.
Sicilian Opuntia ficus-indica seed oil: Fatty acid composition and bio-economical aspects
Rosaria Ciriminna, David Bongiorno, Antonino Scurria, Carmelo Danzì, Giuseppe Timpanaro, Riccardo Delisi, Giuseppe Avellone and Mario Pagliaro
The fatty acid composition of the seed oil from the yellow fruit of Opuntia ficus-indica widely grown in Sicily shows several distinctive
features. The oil obtained comprises significant amounts of vaccenic acid along with several other unsaturated fatty acids showing
several health benefits, including linolenic, trans-13-octadecenoic, gondoic, 7Z,10Z-hexadecadienoic, and gadoleic acid. The economic
analysis shows the significant advantage of carrying out the extraction from fruits considered unfit for consumption
Congress Calendar next 12 Months
XX. Lipid Meeting
7-9 December 2017, Leipzig, Germany
Tropical Oils - Production, Applications, Nutritional and Health Aspects
8 December 2017, Ghent, Belgium
Lipids & Cosmetics
25-26 January 2018, Bordeaux, France
DGF 4. Fortbildungskurs
22.-23. Februar 2018, Hamburg
Fatty Acid and Lipid Analysis Course
22-23 February 2018, Dundee, UK
Food Antioxidants and Functional Ingredients
13-14 November 2017 7-8 March 2018, London, UK
7th International Singapore Lipid Symposium
7-9 March 2018, Singapore
2dn Sustainable Oils&Fats International Congress
29-30 March 2018, Paris, France
Bioactive Lipids, From Chemistry to Biology and Medicine
29-31 March 2018, Athens, Greece
109th AOCS Annual Meeting
6-9 May 2018, Minneapolis, USA
2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
4-6 June 2018, Graz, Austria
23rd Int. Symposium on Plant Lipids
8-13 July 2018, Yokohama, Japan
16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo
16-19 September 2018, Belfast, UK
DGF Jahrestagung 2018
29.-30. November 2018, Hamburg
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