17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress And Expo Seville
20 - 23 October 2019


It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress (20-23 October 2019) that will take place in one of the most luminous and colourful cities in Europe, Sevilla. Since it is being held in 2019, at the door of the new decade and new research programmes, the congress has been named “Driving Science and Technology to New Horizons”. Then, it is time to rethink and to replan research into new projects and to identify new knowledge gaps that needs to be filled. Therefore by, interacting with others and exchanging viewpoints is the first step to initiate new ways, to open new lines, and why not, also to realize how relevant is our research findings for others and for solving society problems. How much our perspective is transformed when it is shared with others! Big projects have been possible due to friendship and trust, because there is not Science without personal interactions. And, honestly, face to face meetings are very much more rewarding than talking through new technologies.

The voyage of the ideas requires a travelling to catch up with colleagues, being Sevilla a perfect arena for hosting scientific and technological discussions on lipids, for showing the latest and the most innovative results, and for setting the basis for a New Horizon in Research.

Beyond the topics of the divisions of Euro Fed Lipid, we are featuring transversal sessions that underline the cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, and cross-actor current researches. The congress will also pay attention to relationship between industry, academia and regulatory bodies and public administration through pre-scheduled B2B meetings. We encourage young researchers to display their results through special activities; e.g. 3MT® (3 Minutes Thesis).

Andalusia is famous for its excellent gastronomy supported by its high quality foods. After the congress, at the end of the day, do not forget that lipids become tasty when they come to gastronomy. Sevilla, being one of the most popular destinations in Europe, can be easily reached by planes and high-speed trains.

The congress organization warmly invite you to come to Sevilla and attend “your congress”.

Are you going to miss it?

  • Hans Christian Holm


  • Ramon Aparicio

    Congress Chairperson

  • Diego Luis Garcia Gonzalez

    Congress Chairperson

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

For a list of sponsorships suggestions in a broad range of budgets

download this file.

If you have other needs please contact us. Early deciders enjoy a longer visibility!


The congress programme brochure will be distributed electronically in spring 2019 (several thousand copies) and posted globally. Then again distributed in a printed version during the congress . 4/4 colour, full page advertisements can be placed. See details and conditions here.


The congress center offers space for a table top exhibition within the poster and coffee break area. Please follow this link for details, registration information, floor plans and confirmed exibitors.

Scientific Committee

Name: Noelia Aldai
Email: noelia.aldai@ehu.eus
Affiliation: Universidad del País Vasco
Associated topic: Lipids in Animal Science /
Cured Hams and Processed
Country: Spain

Name: Sonia Ventanas
Email: sanvenca@unex.es
Affiliation: University of Extremadura
Associated topic: Lipids in Animal Science /
Cured Hams and Processed
Country: Spain

Name: Uwe T. Bornscheuer
Email: bornsche@uni-greifswald.de
Affiliation: E.-M.-Arndt-Universität Greifwald
Associated topic: Bioscience and Biotechnology
Country: Germany

Name: Francesco Visioli
Email: francesco.visioli@unipd.it
Affiliation: University of Padova
Associated topic: Health and Nutrition
Country: Italy

Name: Eduardo López-Huertas
Email: eduardo.lopezhuertas@eez.csic.es
Affiliation: Estación Experimental del Zaidín - CSIC
Associated topic: Health and Nutrition
Country: Spain

Name: Anna Nicolaou
Email: anna.nicolaou@manchester.ac.uk
Affiliation: The University of Manchester
Associated topic: Analytical, Authenticity
and Lipidomics
Country: United Kingdom

Name: Diego L. García-González
Email: dlgarcia@ig.csic.es
Affiliation: Instituto de la Grasa - CSIC
Associated topic: Analytical, Authenticity
and Lipidomics
Country: Spain

Name: Fatima Paiva-Martins
Email: mpmartin@fc.up.pt
Affiliation: University of Porto
Associated topic: Lipid Oxidation, Deep-frying
and Antioxidants
Country: Porutgal

Name: Maria Tsimidou
Email: tsimidou@chem.auth.gr
Affiliation: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Associated topic: Lipid Oxidation, Deep-frying
and Antioxidants
Country: Greece

Name: Robert Wolff
Email: Robert.Wolff@sintef.no
Affiliation: SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture
Associated topic: Marine and Algae Lipids
Country: Norway

Name: Isabel Medina
Email: medina@iim.csic.es
Affiliation: Marine Research Institute - CSIC
Associated topic: Marine and Algae Lipids
Country: Spain

Name: Nicoletta Ravasio
Email: nicoletta.ravasio@istm.cnr.it
Affiliation: CNR – University of Milan
Associated topic: Oleochemistry and Biofuels
Country: Italy

Name: Amaya Igartua
Email: aigartua@tekniker.es
Affiliation: Tekniker
Associated topic: Oleochemistry and Biofuels
Country: Spain

Name: Tullia Gallina Toschi
Email: tullia.gallinatoschi@unibo.it
Affiliation: University of Bologna
Associated topic: Olive Oil
Country: Italy

Name: Giuseppe Fregapane
Email: Giuseppe.Fregapane@uclm.es
Affiliation: University of Castilla-La Mancha
Associated topic: Olive Oil
Country: Spain

Name: Imogen Foubert
Email: imogen.foubert@kuleuven.be
Affiliation: Catholic University of Leuven Kulak
Associated topic: Physical Chemistry / Lipids in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Country: Belgium

Name: Críspulo Gallegos
Email: Crispulo.Gallegos-Montes@fresenius-kabi.com
Affiliation: Fresenius-Kabi
Associated topic: Physical Chemistry/
Lipids in Pharmaceutical Chemistry*
Country: Germany

Name: Frédéric Domergue
Email: frederic.domergue@u-bordeaux.fr
Affiliation: CNRS – University of Bordeaux
Associated topic: Plant and Synthetic Lipids
Country: France

Name: Leonardo Velasco-Varo
Email: lvelasco@ias.csic.es
Affiliation: Institute for Sustainable Agriculture - CSIC
Associated topic: Plant and Synthetic Lipids
Country: Spain

Name: Wim De Greyt
Email: dgw@desmetgroup.com
Affiliation: Desmet Ballestra Group
Associated topic: Processing and Sustainability
Country: Belgium

Name: María Victoria Ruiz-Méndez
Email: mvruiz@ig.csic.es
Affiliation: Instituto de la Grasa - CSIC
Associated topic: Processing and Sustainability
Country: Spain

Name: Ahmad Kushairi Din
Email: kushairi@mpob.gov.my
Affiliation: Malaysian Palm Oil
Associated topic: Palm Oil
Country: Malaysia

Name: María T. Morales
Email: tmorales@us.es
Affiliation: University of Sevilla
Associated topic: Speciality Oils, Lipids in Novel Foods,
and Bio-active Products
Country: Spain

Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme will be available early summmer. Please check in on a regular basis for updates.

Abstract Upload


  • Lecture Abstracts: 15 May 2019
  • Poster Abstracts: 15 September 2019


1) Submission

Abstracts for poster or oral communications must be submitted in English via the online submission system below.

2) Preparation

Abstract text should not exceed 500 words (including footnotes) and must contain enough information for the reviewers to judge the originality and quality of the work.

Please follow the following guidelines to present your abstract and attach it as a .RTF file (see also this Model Abstract):

Affiliation address

Corresponding author
500 words
Arial, 12pt
left:2.5cm; right:2cm above/below:2cm
Surname, Names (initials) – speaker or poster presenter in bold
Include department, institution, and complete address, with the ZIP/postal code, for each author. Use superscripts to match authors with institutions.
indicate email of the corresponding author

The abstracts not accepted for oral presentations will be changed to poster presentations.

3) Poster instructions


Posters should be mounted on Sunday 20 October 2019 by 15:00 and should remain mounted during the entire time of the congress. Please remove your poster on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 12:00. During the congress there will be designated poster sessions: Please be available for questions next to your poster during these times.

Size : The size of the poster wall is 90 cm Width and 110cm Height. (Portrait Style)
Please ensure that your poster does not exceed this size otherwise we will not be able to accommodate it.
We will take care of sufficient fixation material.

To display your poster, you will be given a number in the abstract e-book.

Registration fees/ Cancellation policies

Please print out the Registration form (download) and send it to our office.

Some informatins about special options:

Visit to Instituto de la Grasa (IG-CSIC) and Olive Oil Tasting Session

IG-CSIC is an international reference in lipid research. We are proud to show the labs and facilities in our brand new building. The visit will take place on October 20th in the morning and it will include a tour and an olive oil tasting session. It will be an opportunity to know how virgin olive oil should be tasted and to distinguish different olive oil flavours and sensory notes. Please, note that there are limited number of attendees for this activity and the participants will be appointed in order of registration.

Registration Fees
Status until 02 September 2019 after 02 September 2019
Member* 530 Euro+VAT*** 595 Euro+VAT
Non-Member 595 Euro+VAT 660 Euro+VAT
Student Member with poster
(proof needed)**
160 Euro+VAT 195 Euro+VAT
Other Students
(proof needed)**
192 Euro+VAT 230 Euro+VAT

* Euro Fed Lipid or Euro Fed Lipid Member Associations
  ** The student status is granted to undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. students. Please provide a suitable proof of your student status with the registration (e.g. copy of the student card, confirmation of the institute or similar).
  *** Registration fees in Spain are subject to value added tax (where applicable).

  The registration fee includes: 
  • Entry to the scientific programme, poster session and Table Top Exhibition
  • e-Book of Abstracts
  • List of Participants
  • Free access to the opening mixer
  • Coffee Break snacks and beverages
  • Lunch wrap/sandwich with beverage (Monday and Tuesday only)

After registration you will receive an invoice.

Paying by Bank Transfer:

Please transfer the total fees (free of bank commission) to:

Euro Fed Lipid e.V.
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/ Main
Account No. 2401 610 00
BLZ 500 700 24 (Routing Number)
IBAN DE 71 500 700 240 240 1610 00

Please quote your reference number.


Paying by Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Please note that your participation is not guaranteed until the registration fee has been paid.
Thus make sure to pay in advance.
We reserve the right to refuse access to the congress until full payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and are effective after written confirmation by Euro Fed Lipid. Cancellations received on or before 2 September will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee. 
After that date until 01 October 2019, the cancellation fee is 100 Euro. There will be no refund for cancellations after 01 October 2019 or No-Shows. However, substitute participants can be named anytime without costs.

If the congress is cancelled for whatever reason, paid fees will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.


Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel

The Congress takes places at the

Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel
Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville
Phone: +34 95 446 22 22
Fax: +34 95 4460428
Email: renacimiento.res@barcelo.com

The Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento hotel is an iconic hotel in Seville thanks to its original architecture and interior design, built in the style of the prestigious Guggenheim Museum of New York—it captivates guests from the very first glance.

Located in Seville on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, this hotel is perfectly situated for business trips and city breaks alike. There is a bus stop and taxi rank outside the hotel, or, just a pleasant 20-minute walk away, over La Barqueta bridge with spectacular views of the city, lies Alameda de Hércules, one of the city’s fashionable districts with bars and restaurants. From there, it is just a short stroll to historical sites such as the Cathedral, the Giralda tower, the Alcázar Palace and the Santa Cruz neighbourhood.


The Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel is the official congress hotel.

The 5-star hotel offers the following rooms:
  • Double Room (Single occupancy) € 145,00 per night
  • Double Room (Double occupancy) € 160,00 per night

The price includes 10% VAT and breakfast.

  • The total amount of your booking must be paid directly at the hotel.

  • Cancellation made more than 59 day(s) in advance: 0 €
  • Between 29 and 59 day(s): 2 nights
  • Cancellation made less than 29 day(s) in advance: 100% of total amount of the booking

  • No shows shall be charged the amount corresponding to 100% of the total booking.

Please send this reservation request duly filled to the Reservations Department of the
Tlf: +34 954 46 22 22
Fax: +34 954 460 428
e-mail: sevillarenacimiento.res@barcelo.com

The Hotel has an allotment of rooms for this congress. This allotment will be held until 15th July 2019. Any request received after this date will be confirmed on availability basis.


By Air

San Pablo International Airport

Trans-European connections Seville Airport, located ten kilometres to the north-west of the city, saw its greatest expansion in 1992 when, with the celebration of the Universal Exposition, a new terminal was built, the apron was enlarged, a new access from the N-IV Highway was opened and a new control tower was built to the south of the runway.

San Pablo International Airport Website

Congress Dinner

Mingling Dinner

The Mingling Dinner takes place Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at the

Hazienda El Vizir
Ctra. Gines – Espartinas Km. 6
41807 Espartinas
Phone: +34 955 710 020

Hacienda El Vizir provides a unique experience in the Andalusian countryside for all types of events. In the heart of the Aljarafe, the country estate owned by the “rejoneador” Fermin Diaz is located at Espartinas. Though a new building, Hacienda El Vizir merges the magic of rural life and the traditions of Lower Andalusia.

Moorish roofs, white-washed walls, Mudejar coffered ceilings, Andalusian patios, “albero” sand, olive and orange trees, flowers, water, electricity, horses, life… In typical Andalusian style, the building consists of patios, main quarters, gardens, rooms, bullring, riding arena and wine cellar.

Hacienda El Vizir, which spreads over 2,000 square metres of gardens and patios, hosts all kinds of events in a traditional Andalusian environment. Cocktail-style events or performances throughout the year, as well as unforgettable evenings dancing “sevillanas” while enjoying outdoor dining.

Scientific Tour

Visit to Instituto de la Grasa (IG-CSIC) and Olive Oil Tasting Session

IG-CSIC is an international reference in lipid research. We are proud to show the labs and facilities in our brand new building. The visit will take place on October 20th in the morning and it will include a tour and an olive oil tasting session. It will be an opportunity to know how virgin olive oil should be tasted and to distinguish different olive oil flavours and sensory notes. Please, note that there are limited number of attendees for this activity and the participants will be appointed in order of registration.


Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a municipal population of about 690,000 as of 2016, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi), contains three UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites:

  • The Alcázar palace complex,
  • The Cathedral and
  • The General Archive of the Indies.

The Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville is also the hottest major metropolitan area in the geographical Southwestern Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C (95 °F).

Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis. It later became known as Ishbiliyya after the Muslim conquest in 712. During the Muslim rule in Spain, Seville came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba before becoming the independent Taifa of Seville; later it was ruled by the Muslim Almoravids and the Almohads until finally being incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248.[3]After the discovery of the Americas, Seville became one of the economic centres of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque period of European history, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; then began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz.


Terms and Conditions

No one may display products or literature anywhere throughout the meeting facilities except exhibiting companies, who may do so only from their assigned spaces, or confirmed sponsors within the limitations of the sponsoring contract. Any exceptions to this policy must be obtained in advance from Euro Fed Lipid.

Firms or organizations not listed in the list of sponsors and/or exhibitors will not be permitted to solicit business. No advertising circulars, catalogs, folders, or devices shall be distributed in the aisles, meeting rooms, or registration area.

Please note that no photos or video recordings are permitted in lecture halls during presentations.

Downloads / Deadlines


  • Lecture Abstracts: 15 May 2019
  • Poster Abstracts: 15 September 2019
  • Exhibition: First Come - First Serve
  • Early Bird Registrations: 02 September 2019

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