Dear Euro Fed Lipids members and friends,

We need your help!

We chose this year to not to send out a written conference invitation. In hindsight that might have been a mistake as the mails from our head office might enter too many spam filters.

If you have not already registered for the annual Euro Fed Lipid conference in Belfast, then please remember that the

early bird registration rebate ends on August 3rd.

We would really appreciate if each of you will reach out to colleagues and promote the Belfast conference, the program can be found at the webpage or by following this link.

The reach out could be in the form of an old-fashioned telephone chain, where you forward this mail to your network.

This year we will again invite some poster pitches in main forum, please sign up if you wish to give 3 minutes verbal introduction to your poster.

Additional poster abstracts can still be submitted.

Looking forward to networking with you in Belfast.

Kind regards

Hans-Christian Holm
Euro Fed Lipid President

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, Online-Programme, Online-Registration

Make sure not to miss the early bird deadline 3 August and register today!

Programme Brochure

Fax Registration

After registration 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.

Poster abstracts:
Can be submitted until September.

Table Top Exhibition:
Fully booked, you may request a reserve table.

Open Sponsorship Opportunity:
The WIFI branding in the congress center is still available!
Add your logo and a message to the WIFI landing page and remind delegates daily who you are.
The price is 3000 Euro. Interested? Contact

The Northern Coast: Giant's Causeway and Bushmills

Causway The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about 5 km northeast of the town of Bushmills.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom.The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.

According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The story goes that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), from the Fenian Cycle of Gaelic mythology, was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet.

Bushmills The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, a village close to Giant's Causeway.
The company that originally built the distillery was formed in 1784, although the date 1608 is printed on the label of the brand – referring to an earlier date when a royal licence was granted to a local landowner to distil whiskey in the area. After various periods of closure in its subsequent history, the distillery has been in continuous operation since it was rebuilt after a fire in 1885.

The area has a long tradition with distillation. According to one story, as far back as 1276, an early settler called Sir Robert Savage of Ards, before defeating the Irish in battle, fortified his troops with "a mighty drop of acqua vitae". In 1608, a licence was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips (Irish adventurer) by King James I to distil whiskey.

Wikipedia, By code poet on flickr. -, CC BY-SA 2.0,
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EJLST Highlights June

Full content:
Volume 120, Issue 6 Pages, June 2018


Facile Enzymatic Synthesis of Phosphatidylthreonine Using an Engineered Phospholipase D
Jasmina Damnjanović, Nozomi Matsunaga, Masaatsu Adachi, Hideo Nakano, and Yugo Iwasaki

One‐step synthesis of phosphatidylthreonine (PtdThr) is established, using the head group exchange of phosphatidylcholine (PtdCho) with Threonine (Thr) catalyzed by an engineered phospholipase D (PLD). The enzyme accepts l‐Thr, l‐allo‐Thr and d‐allo‐Thr to give the corresponding PtdThr, but not d‐Thr. Docking simulation explains the enzyme's preference; l‐, l‐allo‐ and d‐allo‐Thr bind to the active site in a productive orientation, whereas d‐Thr in a non‐productive orientation.

Review Articles


Analytical Determination of Phylloquinone (Vitamin K1) in Olive Oils. Comparison with Other Vegetable Oils
Catherine Rébufa and Jacques Artaud

This review reports the small amount of phylloquinone content data in olive oil in spite of numerous scientific papers on this oil. The knowledge of phylloquinone isomers content in vegetable oils is important in nutrition and health fields since only the E isomer is bioactive. Olive oil is classified with vegetable oils showing a high phylloquinone content.



Edible Oil Production From Microalgae: A Review

Zhaohui Xue, Fang Wan, Wancong Yu, Jing Liu, Zhijun Zhang and Xiaohong Kou
Microalgae are the most promising candidates for edible oil production. Cell disruption, extraction, and refining are important processes for microalgal oils and on this basis, wet extraction and resource utilization can further promote the economic feasibility of microalgal process.

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

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

it SISSG 2018: Oils and Fats: Quality and Authenticity - Technologies and By-Products
18-19 October 2018, Bari, Italy

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

AOCS us AOCS Annual Meeting
5-8 May 2019, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

DGF de Membrane Lipids
9-10 May 2019, Berlin, Germany

de 15th International Rapeseeed Congress
16-19 June 2019, Berlin, Germany

EFL fr 9th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
7-10 July 2019, Marseille, France


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