6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
7-10 July 2013, Bordeaux, France

[updated 07.08.2012]

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to be hosting the 6th European Symposium on Plant Lipids organized by Euro Fed Lipid. The symposium will be held in Bordeaux, France from July 7th-10th, 2013

The site for the Congress is the Ibis hotel Meriadek located in a walking distance of the city centre. Bordeaux is a UNESCO world Heritage city, rich in history, culture, arts, music, legendary wines and cuisine. Bordeaux is not only the wine capital of the world, but also a vibrant modern city complete with restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

The view on the biological functions and specialized roles of lipids is changing rapidly. Lipids are not longer recognized as building blocks of biological membranes, they are considered as important dynamic actors of many biological processes. Lipidomics has revealed an impressive structural complexity of membrane and storage lipids as well as novel metabolites and pathways. This diversity of the lipidome raises new investigation fields in cellular processes like lipid homeostasis and lipid signalling.

The scientific program will include oral contributions by senior and younger scientists will cover all the different areas of lipid research. We hope that this venue in Bordeaux will provide highlighted plant lipid researches an exciting two and a half days meeting as well as god opportunities for exchanges and collaborations. We look forward to seeing you in Bordeaux.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Rene Lessire
Euro Fed Lipid division "Plant Lipids"

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 19.03.2013]

The organisers offer three different packages to make your company visible in the framework of the congress.

Package 1 (Gold)
Package 2 (Silver)
Package 3 (Bronze)
Complimentary congress registrations
Additional representatives of the sponsor
25% discount for two persons
25% discount for one person
Company logo/link in all publications and on the congress webpage
Yes (cover placement)
Leaflet or information brochure in all congress bags. Insert to be produced by the sponsor.
Announcement of the sponsor during the official opening of the conference
Advertisement during breaks (presentation or video)
Advertisement banner in the poster exhibition
Opportunity to place a sponsors stand (2 x 1,5m) in the venue
Package cost (Subject to VAT for German companies. EU based companies please advise your VAT number). No tax for other companies.
2500 Euro
1500 Euro
500 Euro

Another option to support the congress is a donation. Euro Fed Lipid is licensed by German authorities to issue certificates making the donations tax deductible (in Germany only).

To confirm your package or for more options please contact the headquarters
Euro Fed Lipid
Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 7917 345
Fax +49 69 7917 564

Scientific and Local Committee

[updated 12.11.2012]

  • René Lessire (Bordeaux, France, Chair)
  • Antoni Banas (Gdansk, Poland)
  • Peter Dörmann (Bonn, Germany)
  • Ivo Feussner. (Göttingen, Germany)
  • Enrique Martinez Force (Sevilla, Spain)
  • Johnathan Napier (Rothamsted, UK)
  • Christiane Nawrath (Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Local:
  • Frédéric Domergue
  • Agnès Chevin
  • Jérôme Joubès
  • Vincent Arondel
  • Jean-Jacques Bessoule
  • Patrick Moreau
  • Sébastien Mongrand
  • Scientific Programme

    [updated 22.05.2013]

    Database containing the Scientific Programme

    Main Topics and Keynote Lectures:

  • Fatty Acid Modification:
    Frederic Beaudoin, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK
  • Membrane and Chloroplast Lipid Metabolism:
    Peter Dörmann, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Storage Lipid Accumulation and Mobilisation:
    Sebastian Baud, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Versaille, France
    "Importance of Transcriptional Regulators for the developmental Control of Fatty Acid Production in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Plant Lipid Biotechnology:
    Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK
  • Lipid Surface and Suberin Metabolism:
    Ljerka Kunst, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Lipid Signalling:
    Ingo Heilmann, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Sphingolipids and Sterols:
    Howard Riezman, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    "Sterol and Sphingolipid Homeostasis and Function"
  • Intracellular Lipid Trafficking:
    V. Zarski
    "Membrane Lipid Dynamics in the Regulation of Pollen Tube Expansions"
  • Lipidomics:
    Jonathan Markham, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, USA
    "Solving the Riddle of Sphingolipids through Lipidomics"
  • Abstract Upload

    [updated 16.11.2012]

    To upload your lecture or poster 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 online new">

    by following this link


    Register for the congress by following this link


    Lectures: 1 May 2013

    Posters: 1 June 2013


    [updated 04.12.2012]

    Please make use of the ONLINE REGISTRATION by following this link

    As an alternative fill out the printed registration form and send it back to the headquarters.

    Conference tickets will be handed out at the registration desk.


    [updated 22.11.2012]


    until 6 June 2013 after 6 June 2013
    Euro Fed Lipid Members* and Employees of member companies
    250 Euro
    300 Euro

    300 Euro
    350 Euro
    Euro Fed Lipid student member with poster presentation** (proof needed)

    125 Euro
    175 Euro
    all other students
    (proof needed)

    175 Euro
    225 Euro
    * Euro Fed Lipid Members are direct members as well as members of AOCS (European Section), Czech Chemical Society (Oils & Fats Group), DGF, GERLI, Greek Lipidforum, KNCV (Oils & Fats Group), Nordic Lipidforum, METE (Vegetable Oil Division), Polish Food Technologists Society, (Oils & Fats Section) SCI (Lipids Group), SFEL, SISSG or YABITED

    ** 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
  • Coffee Break beverages
  • Welcome Reception
  • Lunches

  • 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 6 June 2013 will be refunded minus a 30 Euro processing fee.
    After that date until 28 June 2013, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 28 June 2013 or No-Shows. 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.

    The Venue/Accommodation

    [updated 26.11.2012]

    The congress takes place at the
    IBIS Hotel Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck
    35, Cours du Marechal Juin
    33000 - Bordeaux, France
    Tel.: (+33)5/56907400
    Fax.: (+33)5/56963315


    Hotel rooms @ 69 Euro plus 1,10 Euro Tax incl. Breakfast per Person per day are available for you.
    Please contact Sophie Bozec at H0950-SB@accor.com to confirm your booking, mentioning the Euro Fed Lipid contingent.

    Next door there is a Ibis budget hotel. To book at this hotel contact H2576@accor.com The price for a room up to three persons is 52 Euro plus 6 Euro/person for breakfast

    Travel Information:

    Railway Station
  • Airport
  • Highway exit
  • A 10 BORDEAUX CENTRE (15 km)
  • From A10: follow Bdx Centre Ville, toward Meriadeck, Patinoire, Mairie.
  • A 62 BORDEAUX CENTRE (15 km)
  • A 63 BORDEAUX CENTRE (15.km)
  • From Toulouse (A62), Bayonne (A63): Bdx Centre, follow the Quays, Place Gambetta, toward Meriadeck, Patinoire, Mairie. From Libourne, Périgueux (A89): toward Centre Ville via Pont dePierre, follow Meriadeck along Cours V. Hugo, Cours d'Albert, left at traffic lights opposite Palais de Justice.


    Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.
    Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 17849AF

    More details here.

    Congress Dinner

    [updated 22.11.2012]

    Luchey Halde
    bout The congress dinner takes place at the vineyard Chateau Luchey-Halde.

    The price is 40 Euro.

    Château Luchey-Halde is located in greater Bordeaux, within the prestigious appellation Pessac-Léognan. A direct descendant of vineyards of the past, Château Luchey-Halde has inherited the very ancient Bordeaux tradition of vine-growing.

    During the Roman era, vines that would become Château Luchey-Halde were first planted on the pebble-strewn ridges, known as "Graves", surrounding the historic city center of Bordeaux.

    Over the centuries, the high quality of this terroir and the reputation for excellence of Graves wines shielded both Luchey and Halde holdings from being turned over to non-viticultural uses.

    The noble houses of Luchey and of Saint-Angel (the name previously given to Halde) appear on the map drawn up by Cassini in 1760.


    [updated 04.09.2012]

    Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.

    The Bordeaux metropolitan area has a population of 1,105,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France.

    Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.
    Source: Wikipedia, Author Moi-meme
    The 18th century was the golden age of Bordeaux. Victor Hugo found the town so beautiful he once said: "take Versailles, add Antwerp, and you have Bordeaux". Baron Haussmann, a long-time prefect of Bordeaux, used Bordeaux's 18th century big-scale rebuilding as a model when he was asked by Emperor Napoleon III to transform a then still quasi-medieval Paris into a "modern" capital that would make France proud.
    Bordeaux has about 116,160 hectares of vineyards, 57 appellations, 10,000 wine-producing châteaux and 13,000 grape growers. With an annual production of approximately 960 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world. Included among the latter are the area's five premier cru (first growth) red wines (four from Médoc and one, Château Haut-Brion, from Graves), established by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
    Source Wikipedia, Author Berndt Fernow
    University of Bordeaux II Source Wikipedia, Author Fabien1309
    Bordeaux is classified "City of Art and History". The city has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble".

    Bordeaux is home to one of Europe's biggest 18th century architectural urban areas, making it a sought-after destination for tourists and cinema production crews.


    [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