11th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and 30th ISF lecture series
"Oils, Fats and Lipids: New Strategies for a High Quality Future"
Antalya, Turkey, 27-30 October 2013

[updated 14.08.2012]

Dear Reader,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of 11th Euro Fed Lipid Congress we have the privilege of welcoming you to Antalya.

This meeting will be another great opportunity to discuss various aspects of lipids with people from Europe and beyond in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Antalya. In this specialized scientific gathering, delegates will have the chance for fruitful discussions on state-of-the-art knowledge and applications in wide a range of lipid related disciplines.

The congress will address 16 different topics on fats and oils and the venue will give ample opportunities to network with professionals from academia and industry. Discussions on scientific and technological developments in fats and oils, special sessions relating to olive, palm, rapeseed, sunflower, marine, microbial and microalgae oils, processing and process related problems, health and disease issues associated to lipids, sustainability, and many others will take place during this congress.

We will meet in a city that attracts over 30 million international visitors per year. Antalya is known world wide for its sunny beaches and numerous historical sites such as Aspendos, Myra and Perge. It is a popular tourist destination throughout the year and has average temperature of 26°C in October.

We look forward to welcoming you to world famous Antalya for the 11th Euro Fed Lipid Congress from 27th to 30th of October 2013.

Marc Kellens
DeSmet Ballestra
Zaventem, Belgium
Euro Fed Lipid President
Aziz Tekin
University of
Ankara, Turkey
Congress Chair
Selma Türkay,
Istanbul Technical
University, Turkey
Chair Scientific Committee

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 13.03.2013]


For a list of sponsorships suggestions in a broad range of budgets see this file.
If you have other needs please contact us. Early deciders enjoy a longer visibility!


The congress programme brochure will be printed in spring 2013 (several thousand copies) and posted globally.
4/4 colour, full page advertisements can be placed. See details and conditions here.


Exhibitors are kindly asked to exhibit primarily at the oils&fats trade fair in Munich.

If this is not an option please contact the headquarters (info@eurofedlipid.org) for limited, taylor-made opportunities in Antalya.

Scientific Committee

[updated 11.02.2013]

Poster Antalya - Ramon Aparicio, Sevilla, Spain
- Paolo Bondioli, Milano, Italy
- Uwe Bornscheuer, Greifswald, Germany
- Susan Carlson, Kansas City/KS, USA
- Yuen May Choo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Lanfranco Conte, Udine, Italy
- Günther Daum, Graz, Austria
- Ignace Debruyne, Izegem, Belgium
- Stefaan De Smet, Ghent, Belgium
- Sevim Erhan, Wyndmoor PA, USA
- Eckhard Flöter, Berlin, Germany
- Fahrettin Gögüs, Gaziantep, Turkey
- Christian Gertz, Hagen, Germany
- Win De Greyt, Zaventem, Belgium
- Aytac Gümüskesen, Izmir, Turkey
- Michael Haas, Wyndmoor PA, USA
- Charlotte Jacobsen, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
- Sefa Köseoglu, College Station TX, USA
- Bertrand Matthäus, Detmold, Germany
- Behic Mert, Ankara, Turkey
- Johnathan Napier, Harpenden, Herts, UK
- Anna Nicolaou, Bradford, UK
- Ronald B. Pegg, Athens/GA, USA
- Mustafa Seckin, Istanbul, Turkey
- Mehmet Tücüncü, Istanbul, Turkey
- Gerrit van Duijn, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
- Selma Türkay, Istanbul, Turkey (Chair)
- Fahri Yemiscioglu, Izmir, Turkey
- Sevinc Yücecan, Lefkosa, Northern Cyprus
- Metin Yurdagül, Istanbul, Turkey

Scientific Programme

[updated 26.01.2018]

Database with lectures abstracts

Database with poster abstracts

Programme Brochure (.pdf, 3 MB, as of 13 May 2013)

Pre Congress Event:

smart short courses Practical Short Course: Process Control & Optimization - Analytical Methods for Oils & Fats,
26-27 October 2013,
Ramada Plaza Hotel,
Antalya, Turkey

Plenary Lectures:

  • European Lipid Science Award Lecture:
    Barbara Cannon, University of Stockholm, Sweden
    "High Fat Diets and Brown Adipose Tissue: Stimulation for Combustion"
  • European Lipid Technology Award Lecture:
    Kyotaka Sato, Hiroshima University, Japan
    "External Factors affecting Lipid Crystallization"
  • Chevreul Medal Lecture:
    Andre Pouzet, CETIOM, Paris, France
    "Crop management: a Key Issue for the Sustainable Production of Oilseeds"
  • Wilhelm Normann Medal Lecture:
    Hans-Jochen Fiebig, Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold, Germany
    "National and International Standardization of Analytical Methods for Fats and Oils"
  • H.P. Kaufmann Memorial Lecture:
    Michael Bockisch, Germany
    "Todays Findings: Science or Opinion? What can we believe and how much are we really prepared to accept different views"
  • ISF Lecture:
    Selim Küsefoglu, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
    "New Methods for the Synthesis of Functional Polymers from Plant Oil Triglycerides"
  • ISF Lecture:
    James Fry, LMC International, Oxford, UK
    "The Unintended Effects of Biofuel Policy on the Oils and Fats Industry"

  • Main Topics/ Keynote Lectures:

  • Analytics, Authenticity, Lipidomics:
    Tullia Gallina Toschi, University of Bologna, Italy
    "Misdescription of Oils and Fats: Flowcharts for the Analytical Choices in a Forensic View"
  • Bioscience, Biocatalysis, Biochemistry:
    Milan Certik, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic:
    Biotechnology as a Useful Tool for Functional Improvement of Cereal-based Materials Enriched with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Pigments
  • Processing (including Raw Material Quality and Processing):
    Chris Dayton, Bunge Global Innovation, White Plains, NY, USA
    "Review of Oils and Fats Processing Options with Regard to Incoming Quality and Contaminates"
  • Oxidation, Antioxidants and Deep Frying:
    Veronika Somoza, University Vienna
    "Healthy Cooking Oils - Do they exist?"
  • Lipids in Animal Science:
    Noelia Aldai Elkoro-Iribe, University of the Basque Country, Spain
    "The Dilemma of trans Fatty Acids in Ruminant Products"
  • Olive Oil:
    Mercedes Fernandez-Albajadejo, International Olive Council (IOC)
    "Quality and Standardisation: Core Elements of IOC"
  • Rapeseed Oil:
    Gunter Börner, B+B Engineering, Magdeburg, Germany
    "Rapeseed-A Tremendous Potential for Added Value Generation"
  • Palm Oil:
    Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad, Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
    "Conservation Efforts by the Malaysian Oil Palm Industry"
  • Marine Oils, Micobial Lipids and Microalgae Oils:
    Sammy Boussiba, BIDR, Sede Boker, Israel
    "Advances in Biofuel and PUFA's Production by Microalgae"
  • Oleochemistry, Biodiesel:
    Sevim Erhan, US Dept. of Agriculture, Wyndmoor PA, USA
    "Biobased Industrial Lubricants and BioPreferred Program"
  • Health and Diseases:
    Robert Gibson, University of Adelaide, Australia
    "The Health Risks and Benefits of Dietary Fats through Life"
  • Sustainability:
    Tolga Bastak, World Wildife Fund, Istanbul, Turkey
    "World Wildlife Fund Approach on Sustainability"
  • Soybean Oil:
    Daniel Chajuss, Hayes Technology, Misgav Dov, Israel
    "Soy Protein Concentrate, An Overview and New Outlook"
  • Oilseeds, Plant Breeding and Plant Lipids:
    John Harwood, Cardiff University, UK
    "Regulation and Enhancement of Lipid Accumulation in Oil Crops"
  • Abstract Upload

    [updated 14.08.2013]

    The scientific committee has started to accept abstracts for oral communications (20 min) and poster presentations.

    Download the call for paper

    To submit your contribution please follow the two steps below:


    To prepare a one page abstract, please use this model and store your abstract as rich text format (.rtf) on your computer (no .pdf please!)


    Upload your abstract here



    Lectures: 8 March 2013

    - to be included in the printed programme:31 March 2013
    - to reach the book of abstracts: 16 August 2013
    - to be on display during the congress: 27 October 2013

    Registration and Hotel Room

    [updated 28.05.2013]

    To register for the congress and to book a hotel room

    please use this link to the the ONLINE REGISTRATION

    Alternatively complete the printed registration form (one form per participant) and return it to:
    Euro Fed Lipid
    P.O. Box 90 04 40
    60444 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    Phone: +49/69/7917/345, Fax +49/69/7917/564

    Registration is valid after receipt at the Euro Fed Lipid headquarters. Conference tickets will be handed out at the registration desk.


    [updated 25.03.2013]


    until 03 September 2013 after 03 September 2013

    495 Euro
    560 Euro

    565 Euro
    610 Euro
    Student Member with poster
    (proof needed)

    60 Euro
    110 Euro
    Other Students
    (proof needed)

    110 Euro
    160 Euro

    * Euro Fed Lipid, AOCS 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 are not subject to value added tax (tax exemption according §4 Nr. 22a UStG).

    The registration fee includes:

  • Entry to the scientific programme, poster sessions
  • Book of abstracts
  • List of participants
  • Free registration for the opening mixer
  • Coffee Break beverages

  • Please note that the hotel charges an extra fee of 50 Euro from such guests not booking their accommodation together with the congress registration to cover the costs for lunches and the congress dinner. The hotel accommodation booked via the congress registration includes all meals and drinks during your stay (all inclusive concept).

    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

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received on or before 03 September 2013 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee.
    After that date until 17 September 2013, the cancellation fee is 100 Euro. There will be no refund for cancellations after 17 September 2013 or No-Shows. However, substitute participants can be named anytime without costs.

    Refund of costs for accommodation is subject to special cancellation policies of the hotel.
    Please contact us for further details.
    If the congress is cancelled for whatever reason, paid fees will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.

    The Venue/Accommodation

    [updated 03.08.2012]

    Kervansaray Center center Hotel Lobby Room The congress will take place at the Kervansaray Lara Hotel and Convention Center

    On Google Maps there is an individualised map showing places and directions: Click here to see the map

    The business model of the hotel in Antalya is ALL-INCLUSIVE.
    The price is extremely attractive and includes all meals and all drinks during your stay (all-inclusive concept). To further reduce costs for students etc the hotel offers furthermore to allow the sharing of rooms by two or three persons at reduced costs.

    Single Room: 145 Euro per Person and Day (all inclusive)
    Double Room: 100 Euro per Person and Day (all inclusive)
    Triple Room: 86 Euro per Person and Day (all inclusive)

    Please note that the hotel charges an extra fee of 50 Euro from such guests not booking their accommodation together with the congress registration to cover the costs for lunches and the congress dinner. The hotel accommodation booked via the congress registration includes all meals and drinks during your stay (all inclusive concept).

    Kervansaray Lara, located in Lara region in Antalya, is only 9 km from the airport, and 12 km to the city center of Antalya. Kervansaray Lara offers wide range of possibilities for the organizations with it's authentic "Loft" architecture, 579 rooms (513 standard, 18 family, 16 junior suites, 2 king suites), one of the biggest Convention Center in Antalya, 2 professional size football fields, 6 tennis courts, 1 basketball field and beach volley. An ideal service is waiting for you, with the large indoor and outdoor units, concept a la carte restaurants, elegant Lobby, SPA with Fitness Center and indoor swimming pool built on a large area. The inner surface is planned for a dynamic living style and original disposition.

    In Atrium Lobby with 180 meters length and 40 meters width, both the walls and the roof are completely fabricated of a tempered special alloy glass. The floor of the Lobby is equipped with LED lightening and flowing text system.

    Kervansaray Lara offers meeting tourism in a very wide range from congresses with high participations to professional fair organizations with Kervansaray's experience of more than a quarter of a century and by means of the Convention Center equipped with the state of art technology and unique service style. Kervansaray Lara has hosted many national/international congresses, incentive groups and many trade fairs.

    Travel Information:

    Official Partner:
    Öger Tours

    By plane

    Airport Transfer:
    Our partner Holiday Plan offers to prearrange your transfer from and to the airport.
    The price (one-way) is 20 Euro per Person (10 Euro per Persons for groups of four or more)
    If interested contact Ms. Tuba Kurt tuba.kurt@holidayplan.com.tr with your arrival and departure times and your flight numbers.

    Antalya airport is located 10 km away from the congress center. Mainly served by charter carriers during the summer, there are however also regular flight connections.

    Airlines that serve Antalya include: AtlasJet (domestic flights), SunExpress (dozens of flights from all over Europe), Turkish Airlines (plenty of flights from Ankara and Istanbul-Atatürk), Aeroflot (daily flights from Moscow-Sheremetyevo), Ukraine International Airlines (several charter flights a week from Kiev) to Antalya.
    International flights arrive mainly in to either Istanbul or Ankara with short connecting flights to Antalya.

    By bus
    The Turkish bus system is comprehensive and you can get just about anywhere from anywhere. Better spend a few more Liras and you will have an unforgettable journey. Ulusoy buses have seating that resembles business class on airplanes, other bus companies including Kamil Koc, Metro, Truva and Varan.

    Some companies have onboard WLAN connections. There are overnight bus options from most cities. For a low fare option to travelling to Antalya from most cities, simply show up at the bus station ("otogar") and announce your destination.

    Social Programme/Guest Tours/other events

    [updated 28.03.2013]

    Euro Fed Lipid Board Meeting

    Sunday 27 October 2013, morning

    City tour and visit of the Archaeological/Ethnographical Museum and Suna Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum
    Sunday, 27 October 2013

    Museum1 Museum2
    Archaeological and ethnographical museum of Antalya
    In the museum numerous exhibits illustrate the historical development and the history of this region from Palaeolithic to modern times. The archaeological department contains a large collection of historical pieces of the Pamphylian and Lycian region. Notably the corpus of finds from the Roman and Hellenistic epoch, e.g. sarcophagi, statues of gods (amongst others from Perga), mosaic, as well as an impressive collection of coins, belong to the exhibition.

    Suna Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum
    The Suna Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum is situated in the old town of Antalya. The life of the inhabitants of Kaleiçi will be painted in an extensively restored old Ottoman dwelling house. Also a Greek-orthodox church is belonging to the museum which was restored in 1863 and is used as exhibition room for diverse art collections.
    Pictures: Ögertours

    29 Euro per person
    Departure 09:00 from the Kervansaray Hotel
    Return 13:00

    Welcome Reception

    Sunday 27 October 2013, afternoon at the Kervansaray Hotel

    Guest Tour: Aspendos, Perge and Kursunlu Waterfalls
    Monday, 28 October 2013

    Kursunlu Aspendos or Aspendus was an ancient Greco-Roman city northeast of Antalya. It is known for having the best-preserved theater of antiquity. With a diameter of 96 meters, the theater provided seating for 7,000. The theater was built in 155 by the Greek architect Zenon, a native of the city, during the rule of Marcus Aurelius. It was periodically repaired by the Seljuks, who used it as a caravansary, and in the 13th century the stage building was converted into a palace by the Seljuqs of Rum. The Aspendos on occasion features open air performances during the warmer months.

    Perga (Perge) was also an ancient Greek city in Anatolia and the capital of Pamphylia. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins 15 kilometres east of Antalya on the coastal plain. An acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age can be seen loacted there. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of Artemis. It also is notable for being the home of the renowned ancient Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga. Perga is an archaeological garden which is a must to see for everyone interested in cultures. Marvel at the perfect acoustic and the architecture of the Aspendos theatre.

    A refreshing and pleasant stay is waiting for you at the Kursunlu waterfalls.

    44 Euro per person
    Entrance and lunch included, without beverages
    Departure: 09:00
    Return: 16:00

    Aspendos, Source Wikipedia, Author Joris1919
    Perge, Source Wikipedia, Author A.M. Kuchling
    Kursunlu, Source Wikipedia, Author Ahzaryamed

    Meeting of the Scientific Committee Montpellier

    Monday 28 October 2013, Noon

    Guest Tour: Manavgat River Boatcruise
    Tuesday, 29 October 2013

    Spend a refreshing day on the Manavgat River. Enjoy the multifaceted flora and a mild breeze on a cosily boat tour. Barbecue on the sand beach Swimming opportunity in the ocean and river.
    Picture: Ögertours

    39 Euro per Person
    lunch included, without beverages
    Departure 08:00 from the hotel

    Euro Fed Lipid General Assembly

    Tuesday, 29 October 2013, afternoon

    Congress Dinner

    Tuesday, 29 October 2013, evening


    [updated 06.08.2012]

    The province of Antalya is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. In summer, it is the centre of Turkey's tourism industry, attracting 30% of foreign tourists visiting Turkey. It features a shoreline of 657 km with beaches, ports, and ancient cities scattered throughout, including the World Heritage Site Xanthos. During autumn and winter the numerous hotels with congress centers cater for congresses and other events, as well as training camps for professional sports teams. Antalya's airport is the second largest in Turkey.
    Antalya Hafen
    Source: Wikipedia, Author JuergenL
    Source Wikipedia, Author Pakos
    The provincial capital is Antalya city with a population of 775,000. Antalya is the fastest-growing province in Turkey; with a 4.17% yearly population growth rate between the years 1990-2000, compared with the national rate of 1.83%. This growth is due to a fast rate of urbanization.
    Kaleiçi, the restored historical center of the city -with its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping- retains much of its historical character; its restoration won the Golden Apple Tourism Prize. The city sites show traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic architecture and cultures - but also mainly Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman- architecture and cultures. Cumhuriyet Square, the main square of the city, on occasion features temporary open air exhibitions and performances.
    It is uncertain when the site of the current city was first inhabited. Attalos II, king of Pergamon, was believed to have founded the city around 150 BC, naming it Attalia and selecting it as a naval base for his powerful fleet. However, excavations in 2008 have uncovered remains dating to the 3rd century BC, suggesting that the city was founded earlier than previously supposed.

    Source Wikipedia, Author Ont
    Source Wikipedia, Author Koppi2
    Antalya became part of the Roman Republic in 133 BC when King Attalos III of Pergamum willed his kingdom to Rome on his death. The city grew and prospered during the Ancient Roman period and Christianity started to spread in the region after 2nd century. Antalya was visited by Paul of Tarsus, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles: "From Perga, Paul and Barnabas went down to Attalia and sailed from there to Antioch after preaching in Pisidia and Pamphylia" (Acts 14:25-26).


    [updated 20.07.2012]

    European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids e.V.
    Postfach 90 04 40
    60444 Frankfurt/Main
    Phone: +49 69/79 17-533
    Fax: +49 69/79 17-564
    E-Mail: info@eurofedlipid.org