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European Federation for the Science and
Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid)

The organiser would like to thank the 650 delegates from 51 countries for attending.

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6th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Oils, Fats and Lipids in the 3rd Millennium

Challenges, Achievements and Perspectives

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Call for Papers    

Hotel Intercontinental Athenaeum, the congress venue

Scientific Committee

Scientific Programme  

Social Programme


Sponsoring and Marketing Opportunities

Travel Information

 Meeting of Turkish Delegates

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7-10 September 2008, Hotel Intercontinental Athenaeum, Athens, Greece

ask Sevim Saritas for your free copy of the congress poster

Attended by delegates from:

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Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme and Abstracts

 A .pdf version of the printed programme is downloadable here (2,2 MB) (Version as of March 2008)

Plenary Lectures:
European Lipid Science Award Lecture: Konrad Sandhoff, University of Bonn, Germany: "Membrane Lipids and Degenerative Diseases"

European Lipid Technology Award Lecture: Hans Christian Holm, Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd/ Denmark: "The Enzymatic Evolution of the Oils and Fats Industry"

DGF Normann Medal Lecture: Michel Lagarde, INSA Lyon, France: "Docosahexaenoic Acid: Nutrient and Precursor of Bioactive Lipids"

AFECG Chevreul Medal Lecture: Etienne Deffense, Charleroi, Belgium: "From Organic Chemistry to Fat & Oil Chemistry"

Alexandros Tselepis, Ioannina, Greece: "Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 is an Important Determinant of Lipoprotein Functionality. Implication for Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease"


The size of the poster wall is 110 cm Height and 80 cm Width.

Scientific Committee

Fragiskos Kolisis (Congress Chairman), National Technical University, Athens, Greece
Dimitrios Boskou (Chairman of the Scientific Committee), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Mohamed Basri Wahid, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Giuseppe Bee, Swiss Federal Research Station for Animal Production, Posieux, Switzerland
Uwe T. Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
Photis Dais, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Ivo Feußner, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Eckhard Flöter, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Giuseppe Fregapane, University Castilla - La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
Marc Kellens, De Smet Technologies & Services n.v/s.a., Zaventem, Belgium
Michel Lagarde, Insa-Lyon, INSERM, Villeurbanne, France
Bertrand Matthäus, Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food (BfEL), Münster, Germany
Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, Great Britain
Vassiliki Oreopoulou, National Technical University, Athens, Greece
Nikos Papayannakos, National Technical University, Athens, Greece
Jana Pickova, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Aziz Tekin, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
Brigitte Thomasset, Technical University of Compiegne, Compiegne, France
Antonia Trichopoulou, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Alexandros Tselepis, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Maria Tsimidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Gerrit van Duijn, Unilever Research, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Francesco Visioli, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Aris Xenakis, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
Antonis Zampelas, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Call for Papers

Update 16 July: Last Minute Posters are still accepted, but the Book of Abstracts will be closed soon.
Update 21 July:
Last Minute Posters are still accepted,  but the Book of Abstracts is in print already.
Update 4 August: The Submission of last-minute posters is closed now. 413 posters have been accepted and the available space is exceeded.
If you are a lecturer or poster author please make sure to register for the congress using the online registration below.


To register for the congress please make use of the

Online Registration (closed now)

or complete the printed registration form (one form per participant) and return it to:
Euro Fed Lipid
P.O. Box 90 04 40
D-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.

Registration Fees

Category Price
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and employees of member companies EUR 545
Non-members EUR 595
Students (Euro Fed Lipid Members* with poster presentation EUR 100
Other Students EUR 150

* Euro Fed Lipid Members are direct members as well as members of AFECG, Czech Chemical Society (Oils & Fats Group), DGF, GERLI, Greek Lipidforum, KNCV (Oils & Fats Group), Nordic Lipidforum, METE (Hungarian Scientific Society for Food Industry, Vegetable Oil Division), Polish Food Technologists Society, (Oils & Fats Section) SCI (Oils & Fats Group) or SISSG (Societá Italiana per lo Studio delle Sostanze Grasse).

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 and workshops
?    Book of abstracts
?    List of participants
?    Free registration for the opening mixer
?    Coffee Break beverages

After registration you will receive an invoice. This invoice is available directly with the online registration procedure (please make sure to print it as last step!)

Paying by Bank Transfer:
Please transfer the total fees (free of bank commission) to:
Euro Fed Lipid
Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt/ Main
Account No. 4 900 133 00
BLZ 500 800 00 (Routing Number)
IBAN DE 80 5008 0000 0490 0133 00
Please quote your reference number.

Paying by Credit Card
We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on or before 25 July 2008 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date until 4 September, 50% of the paid registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 5 September or No-Shows. Substitute participants can be named anytime without additional costs.
If the congress is cancelled for whatever reason, paid fees will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.


The earliest settlement, dating from before 3000 BC, was situated on the summit of the Acropolis, protected on all sides except the west by its steep slopes. Named for the city's patron goddess, Athena, the ancient city developed mainly to the north of this hill, around the Agora, or marketplace. Parallel walls, called the Long Walls, made a protected thoroughfare between the city and its port of Piraeus. The most glorious period in the city's history was the 5th century BC, when it was the cultural and artistic center of the classical world. Although overshadowed by the rise of Rome, it remained a city of social and intellectual importance during the Roman Empire. St. Paul visited Athens, and the Emperor Hadrian lavished money on its public buildings. Thereafter the city declined in importance. It was subject to attack by Slavs and was reduced to a petty provincial town in the Byzantine Empire. In 1204, Athens was occupied by the Crusaders and remained under Western rule until its capture by the Turks in 1456. Greece gained independence from the Turks in the war of 1821-32, and in 1833, Athens became the capital of Greece. In 1833, Athens was a small urban settlement of fewer than 4,000 people located north of the Acropolis in a district known today as the Plaka. Modern Athens developed to the north and east of the old city. The architect Eduard Schaubert laid out a network of wide, straight boulevards that converge at Syntagma (Constitution) Square and the Royal Palace, lying to the east of the early city.

Athens is renowned mainly for its history, its monuments like the Acropolis and the Parthenon, its Philosophers like Socrates and Plato, its great leaders like Pericles, its dramaturgists like Sophocles, Aeschylus and Aristophanes and its great sculpturers like Phidias and Praxiteles, but it is also the cradle of democracy.
The city has a lot of contrasts creating an unique atmosphere that no other European town has. Brand new skyscrapers next to neoclassic mansions, department stores and fancy boutiques next to Byzantine churches and ancient monuments.
Athens is also noteworthy for its fine archaeological collections, especially those contained in the National Archeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum. The town's important cultural remains, however, are its numerous architectural monuments, dating from ancient times and later periods. Fore among these is the Acropolis, the ancient fortified hill on which stand the Erechtheum, Parthenon, and Propylaea, all of the 5th century BC. To the south of the Acropolis are the Theater of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and to the west, the Areopagus (council chamber) in which St. Paul spoke. The agora is partially excavated. The stoa, or colonnaded walk, of Attalos, which is located there, has been reconstructed and now holds a sizable collection of Greek antiquities all connected with the Athenian Democracy. The town of Athens also contains a number of fine Orthodox churches of the Byzantine period.

Useful Information

Hotel Intercontinental Athenaeum

The congress takes place at the Hotel Intercontinental Athenaeum, 89-93 Syngrou Avenue
11745 Athens, Greece
Hotel Phone Front Desk: +30/210/9206000
Hotel Fax: 30-210-9206500

Travel Information

Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) is served by numerous airlines offering services to a multitude of destinations. For an overview see

The distance to the city center is 33 km, a taxi costs 25-30 ?  (EUR). Traffic permitting, the ride will take 45 min.

For bus, metro and suburban rail connections see

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