Dear Reader,
The Dairy Processing Technology Center (DPTC) is now accepting entries for the Dairy Lipids Science Image & Video Competition which, will run in advance of the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo in Belfast.

The Science + Art Dairy Lipid Image and Video Competition is now open to ALL scientists/technologists/ industry from the EU and across the globe.

What types of media can be submitted?
We are looking for innovative or striking images that offer novel insights into our understanding of the chemistry, physics and functionality of dairy lipids/and lipid-containing dairy foods - from lipid production and quality and structure, to the capture of specific behaviours during processing and storage, digestion, effects on the human health etc.). We are accepting entries of images or videos produced during the course of your research activities and obtained from various imaging and visualisation tools (e.g. macro-images, electron and confocal microscopy, NIR, 3-D images, fluorescent microscopy, medical/anatomical illustrations, x-ray crystallography, MRI, histology, gel electrophoresis, data visualizations, structural/pathway illustrations, infographics etc.).

15 most vibrant and informative images selected by judges will be printed and exhibited at Science Gallery (DublinArt + Science: Broadening youth participation in STEM Learning in Europe).

Any queries can be sent to our team here.

Looking forward to your entries!!
Anna Piterina
Dairy Processing Technology Center
Limerick, Ireland

16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

"Fats, Oils and Lipids: Science, Technology and Nutrition in a Changing World"
16-19 September 2018, Belfast, UK
hosted by the SCI Lipidgroup

Congress Webpage

The lecture programme has been finalised and is published on the webpage. Congress registration is open. With your registration confirmation you will obtain a link to your individual congress webpage allowing access to a personal congress planner. With this piece of software participants can assemble their personal congress schedule by marking interesting congress events. You will never miss again a fascinating lecture!
Make sure to store this confirmation mail on all devices that you wish to use before or during the congress to access your congress planner anytime, anywhere.

Table Top Exhibition:
Sign-up for the Exhibiton now, we are almost fully booked now!
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Floormap Exhibition

New sponsors and exhibitors:
Advanced RSSL Elsevier Clariant EJLST Andreotti

Gaelic Sports

Football Gaelic football is one of four sports (collectively referred to as the "Gaelic games") controlled by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the largest sporting organisation in Ireland. It is played between two teams of 15 players on a rectangular grass pitch. The objective of the sport is to score by kicking or punching the ball into the other team's goals (3 points) or between two upright posts above the goals and over a crossbar 2.5 metres above the ground (1 point).

Players advance the football, a spherical leather ball, up the field with a combination of carrying, bouncing, kicking, hand-passing, and soloing (dropping the ball and then toe-kicking the ball upward into the hands). In the game, two types of scores are possible: points and goals. A point is awarded for kicking or hand-passing the ball over the crossbar, signalled by the umpire raising a white flag. A goal is awarded for kicking the ball under the crossbar into the net, signalled by the umpire raising a green flag.

Camogie Hurling (Irish: iománaíocht, iomáint) is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin and is the fastest field sport in the world.

Women play Camogie, which as almost identical.

The objective of the game is for players to use a wooden (ash) stick called a hurley to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents' goalposts either over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for one goal, which is equivalent to three points.

The sliotar can be caught in the hand and carried for not more than four steps, struck in the air, or struck on the ground with the hurley. It can be kicked, or slapped with an open hand (the hand pass) for short-range passing. A player who wants to carry the ball for more than four steps has to bounce or balance the sliotar on the end of the stick, and the ball can only be handled twice while in his possession.

Hurling 82,000 people attended the 2009 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary at Croke Park in Dublin

Ciaran McGuiggan - Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Paul Ryan - Fernandosmission (talk), Public Domain
MaxPride - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Fat Analysis: 24th DGF Ringtest

LVU The 24th Annual Ringtest on fat Analysis is now open for registration.

Again 32 parameters can be tested this year.

The DGF ringtest has evolved into a global brand with 100 laboratories on different continents taking part regularly.

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

Each laboratory may choose an individual set of parameters from the list. 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 350 Euro + VAT (a reduced fee of 310 Euro applies for DGF corporate members).

Registration: 01.06. 2018
Dispatch of samples: end of June 2018
Deadline of reports: 30.10. 2018

Information and Registration:

PhD candicate wanted

Dear colleagues, in the framework of the DOC2AMU PhD program of Aix Marseille University, we are looking for a PhD candidate interested by a multidisciplinary research project at the interface between chemistry, physics and biology, including both fundamental aspects of protein physical chemistry and technological development in the framework of a partnership with a SME. In this project the PhD candidate will study the interfacial properties of various intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and will compare them to those of globular proteins with the aim of defining specific features of IDPs using experimental data, theoretical models and bioinformatics. He/she will perform physical measurements (surface tension, dilatational rheology) using both Langmuir films and a dynamic drop tensiometer, and will participate to the development of a new apparatus equipped with surface fluorescence.

For this purpose, he/she will produce recombinant proteins and their variants fused to fluorescent probes. We are searching for a candidate with a master degree and a background in the relevant areas, preferentially in physical chemistry of interfaces and colloidal systems, soft matter, biochemistry, protein chemistry and/or biophysics. Additional knowledge in molecular biology and protein expression will be appreciated but is not mandatory (specific training can be provided at the beginning of the project).

We are looking for a candidate who can work independently but has also a good team spirit, who is capable of combining instrument development with experimental work and theoretical studies.

The call for DOC2AMU PhD candidates is open until april 9. Detailed information on the project, guidelines for candidates and online application can be accessed via this link.

best regards,
Frédéric Carrière

Meeting on Tropical Oils

Cocos Ghent, Belgium, 22nd June 2018
organised but the SCI Lipids Group and the Benelux Lipid Network

Fats are essential to human health. Their importance is testified to by the fact that fat and vegetable oil refining and production, together with goods such as spreads and chocolate, belong to one of most important food sectors in the world. In many products - whether food or personal care - the specific characteristics imparted by saturated fat are very important. Interestingly, such fats, at least from vegetable sources, are found in tropical oils. These include major oils, such as palm oil and coconut oil as well as so-called jungle crops. Although there are issues of sustainability with such oils, which must be addressed, their specific characteristics cannot be obtained readily from other sources. It is worthwhile to have a closer look at these interesting products and related questions.

This one day conference will be of interest to industrial scientists, technologists and engineers working in food and personal product design & formulation and production, who are also concerned about health and sustainability.

To register, follow this link:

Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0

Practical PhD course

A practical PhD course on Lipid Biochemistry, Technology, Application and Analysis (4 ECTS)

Lab Time: 25. -29.06.2018

Aim/objectives: The objective of the course is to introduce the participants to practical applications in lipid biochemistry, lipid nutrition, biotechnology and advanced lipid analytical methods through lectures and laboratory experiments. The following areas will be covered:
- modification of lipids and lipid processing,
- lipid metabolism,
- lipophilic vitamins,
- lipid oxidation and antioxidants,
and different lipid analytical methods including methods for analysis of lipophilic contaminants.

The course is a mix of lectures and practical lab work.

Course fee: PhD students: DKK 2,000
Participants from enterprises: DKK 10,000
Registration and further information: Charlotte Jacobsen, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Building 204, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. E-mail:, tel. +45-23 27 90 75.
More information about the course can be found here:

Deadline for registration: 4th June 2018

Credit: @anyaivanova_fotolia

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

de Degustationsseminar für native Olivenöle
27.-28. April 2018, Mannheim, Deutschland

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

DGF DE Third "Young Investigators in Lipid Science" Meeting
14-15 May 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

EFL at 2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
4-6 June 2018, Graz, Austria

fr Workshop on Lipidomics: Oxygenated Metabolites of Lipids
11 June 2018, Montpellier, France

SCI be Tropical Oils - Production, Applications Nutritional and Health Aspects
22 June 2018, Ghent, Belgium

dk Practical PhD course on Lipid Biochemistry, Technology, Application and Analysis
25-29 June 2018, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

jp 23rd Int. Symposium on Plant Lipids
8-13 July 2018, Yokohama, Japan

tr Sunflower Oil Production, Quality and Applications
5 September 2018, Edirne, Turkey

Belfast gb 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo
16-19 September 2018, Belfast, UK

Gerli fr 14th Gerli Lipidomics Meeting
30 September - 3 October 2018, St. Maximin la Sainte-Baume, France

DGF DE DGF Jahrestagung 2018
29.-30. November 2018, Hamburg

DGF DE Workshop Olivenöl
15.-17. Januar 2019, Nürnberg

DGF de 6th Leipzig Symposium
19-20 March 2019, Leipzig, Germany


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