2nd European Symposium on Plant Lipids

Upstream and Downstream Aspects of Plant Lipids

17-20 August 2005

Copenhagen, Denmark



Division "Plant Lipids"


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We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd European Symposium on Plant Lipids organized by the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid). The symposium will be held in the City of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The scientific program will emphasize oral contributions by younger scientists, supplemented by those of senior scientists, all selected from submitted abstracts. These will be supplemented by two poster sessions. Plenary lectures will allow glimpses into exciting areas of lipid research hitherto not included in plant lipid meetings. A special section on the downstream uses of plant lipids is also planned. Given that the venue includes an outstanding canteen for lunches, the framework is in place to provide plant lipid researches an exciting two and a half days. We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Penny von Wettstein-Knowles

Local Organizing Committee

Penny von Wettstein-Knowles (chairperson)
Copenhagen University
Jørn Mikkelsen
Caspar Elo Christensen
Marianne Mortensen

Plenary Speakers

Ljerka Kunst, University of British Columbia

Ian Baldwin, Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Update 16 August: Abstracts now available online

Tentative Programme

Wednesday 17 August 2005
17:00-20:00    Welcome reception   
Thursday 18 August 2005
09:15-09:30    Opening remarks   

Session A   

09:30-10:00    Identification and functional analysis of a new triacylglycerol-lipase-family in Arabidopsis thaliana
                       I. Feussner, Goettingen, Germany
10:00-10:15    Characterisation of sterol carrier protein-2
                       J. Edqvist, Uppsala, Sweden                      
10:15-10:30    The structure of peroxisomal short length specific acyl-CoA oxidase sheds light on the re-oxidation mechanism
                        J. Berglund, Copenhagen, Denmark
10:30-10:45    Lipid storage in soybean seeds occurs gradiently and is related to differentiation of plastids
                        L. Borisjuk, Gatersleben, Germany

10:45-11:45    Coffee, tea and posters          

Session B   

11:45-12:30    Plenary Lecture: Biosynthesis and secretion of plant cuticular wax
                       L. Kunst, Vancouver, Canada
12:30-12:45    Extracellular BODYGUARD involved in the formation of cuticle
                       A. Yephremov, Cologne, Germany
12:45-14:00    Lunch   

Session C   

14:00-14:15    The roles of Comatose, a peroxisomal ABC transporter, in lipid metabolism and signalling
                       F. L. Theodoulou, Harpenden, Great Britain
14:15-14:30    Fatty acid metabolism in Arabidopsis
                       M. Fulda, Goettingen, Germany 
14:30-14:45    Phosphate deprivation induces transfer of DGDG galactolipid from chloroplast to mitochondria
                       J. Jouhet, Grenoble, France
14:45-15:00    Biochemical and structural analyses of glycosyltransferases involved in plant glycolipid biosynthesis
                       A.A. Kelly, Stockholm, Sweden
15:00-15:15    PLAMs (plastid associated membranes): Biophysical evidence for their endoplasmic reticulum origin and for non-covalent PLAM-chloroplast zones of attachment
                       A.S. Sandelius, Göteborg, Sweden

15:15-16:00    Coffee, tea and posters           

Session D   

16:00-16:30    Biosynthesis and function of galactolipids
                       P. Doermann, Golm, Germany
16:30-16:45   Cycloartenol synthase deficiency in Arabidopsis
                      H. Schaller, Strasbourg, France
16:45-17:00   Functional role of phosphatidylglycerol and cardiolipin in plants
                      M. Frentzen, Aachen, Germany  

18:30             Canal trip and dinner   
Friday 19 August 2005

Session E   

09:00-09:15    Arabidopsis phospholipid: Sterol acyltransferase (PSAT) regulates the composition of free sterols in the membranes
                       A. Banas, Alnarp, Sweden
09:15-09:30    Linoleate biosynthesis and aroma biogenesis in olive fruit: a molecular approach
                       J.M. Martinez-Rivas, Sevilla, Spain  
09:30-09:45    Biochemical analysis of a fatty acid isomerase from Propionobacterium acnes
                       A. Liavonchanka, Goettingen, Germany  
09:45-10:00    Castor oil biosynthesis and expression profiles of lipid genes in developing seed of Ricinus communis L. (castor bean)
                       G. Chen, Albany, USA

10:00-11:00    Coffee, tea and posters   

Session F       

11:00-11:45    Plenary Lecture: Oxylipins in plant-herbivore interactions : Tales from Nicotiana attenuata in the real world
                       I. T. Baldwin, Jena, Germany
11:45-12:00    Functions of sterol glycosides and glycosylceramides in host/pathogen interactions
                       D. Warnecke, Hamburg, Germany  
12:00-12:15    Phospholipid and oxylipin signaling of the plant innate immune system
                       M. Ellerström , Göteborg, Sweden
12:15-12:45    Molecular basis for the elicitation of plant innate immunity by lipo-oligosaccharide of Xanthomonas campestris
                       M.A. Newman, Frederiksberg, Denmark  

12:45-14:00    Lunch   

Session G   

14:00-14:30    The role of sphingolipids in plants and yeast: from signalling to lipid rafts
                       J.A. Napier, Harpenden, Great Britain
14:30-14:45    Fungal sphingolipids as targets of plant defense reactions
                       P. Sperling, Hamburg, Germany
14:45-15:00    In vitro effects of ursolic acid on purified rat intestinal alkaline sphingomyelinase
                       D. Andersson, Lund, Sweden
15:00-16:00    Coffee, tea and posters   

Session H   

16:00-16:30    The use of plant lipids as functional designer-made ingredients in foods
                       J. Holstborg, Braband, Denmark  
16:30-17:00    Applications of Plant Lipids in Food Products
                       K. Nielsen, Aarhus, Denmark  
17:00-17:45    Production of enzymes and industrial usage - special focus on improving oil processing
                       H.C. Holm, Denmark
17:45-18:15    The Future

Saturday August 20, 2005

Session J   

09:00-09:30    Engineering the vitamin E content in transgenic Brassica napus seeds
                       D. Weier, Aachen, Germany
09:30-09:45    Transgenic oilseeds as a new renewable source for very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
                       A. Abbadi, Goettingen, Germany
09:45-10:00    Characterisation of primula D6-desaturases with distinct substrate specificities in transgenic yeast and plants
                       O.V. Sayanova, Harpenden, Great Britain
10:00-10:15    Accumulation of medium-chain fatty acids in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) due to heterologous gene expression
                       C. Stoll, Giessen, Germany
10:15-10:30    High variabilty of eicosanoid-transformation in lower plants
                       T. Wichard, Jena, Germany  

10:30-11:00    Coffee, tea and posters   
11:00              Closing Remarks

Submission of Abstracts

The Lecture Submission is now closed, you can however still submit abstracts for poster presentation.

Please make use of the online submission system:

Submit an abstract (volunteer)

Submit an abstract (invited)

Scientific Committee Only: List of papers

A model for abstract preparation can be found here.

Registration Information

Registration fees:

Status before 15 June after 15 June
Student Member 0 Euro 50 Euro
Student Non-Member
to check membership status or  to become a member see  http://www.eurofedlipid.org/membership
60 Euro 110 Euro
Regular Member or Employee of Member Company 150 Euro 200 Euro
Regular Non-Member
to check membership status or  to become a member see  http://www.eurofedlipid.org/membership
200 Euro 250 Euro
Dinner 18 August 35 Euro 35 Euro
Lunch 18 August 13 Euro 13 Euro
Lunch 19 August 13 Euro 13 Euro

To register please make use of  the ONLINE REGISTRATION

Alternatively, fill out the Registration Form and send it back to the Euro Fed Lipid headquarters

Social Program

The congress dinner will take place 18 August 20:00 at Danisco A/S, Langebrogade 1, 1001  Copenhagen K.

Participants will meet 18:50 at Nyhavn 71 (Tour company "Netto-Bådene") to enjoy a one hour guided boat tour through the harbour. The tour will end at Langebrogade.

Registration is required (35 Euro, drinks and boat tour included). The dinner is sponsored by


The program will also include a welcome reception.

The Venue

The symposium will take place at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Physiology, August Krogh Building, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 13, DK2100 Copenhagen

How to get there

By flight

Copenhagen Airport is served by SAS, Maersk Air and 60 other carriers, operating services to and from 111 cities world-wide.

The airport-to-city-centre rail link takes just 20 minutes - and it costs DKK 22,50 (remember to purchase the ticket before getting on the train).

By train

DSB - the Danish State Railway - connects Copenhagen with all the capitals in Continental Europe. It also links Copenhagen with the British Isles via Holland. All international trains arrive in and depart from Copenhagen Central Station in the centre of Copenhagen.

By boat

Direct ferries connect Copenhagen with Sweden, Norway and Poland. By car or train you can also reach other Danish towns with ferry-connections: Elsinore (47 km/29 m to the north) for Sweden, Rødby (150 km/94m to the south) for Germany, Esbjerg (200 km/125m to the west) for England, and Frederikshavn or Hirtshals (approx. 460 km/288m to the north-west) for Sweden and Norway.

By car

Denmark's highway system links Copenhagen with the rest of Europe and other neighbouring countries via E 47, E 20 (with connection to E 45) and E 55. The Danish Road Directorate operates a Traffic Information service on tel.: +45 33 15 64 44.


Hotel contingents have been reserved at different hotels. Please make your own arrangements:

Dormitory Style:

Copenhagen Sleep-In
Blegdamsvej 132
2100 København Ø
Phone: +45 35 26 50 59
Fax: +45 35 43 50 58
DKK 110 includes locker, value deposit, café, tourist kitchen, hot showers. Breakfast in the price range of DKK 20-30

Two/Three star:

Hotel Nora
Nørrebrogade 18 B
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Phone: +45 35 37 20 21
Fax: +45 35 37 26 21
Keyword for registrations: Euro Fed Lipid
Single room 800 DKK, Double room for single use 925 DKK, including breakfast

Three star:

Ibsen's Hotel
Vendersgade 23
DK-1363 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 33 95 77 44
Fax: +45 33 13 19 16
Keyword for registrations: Euro Fed Lipid, contingent reserved until 17 May
Single room 735 DKK. Double room 880 DKK. Grand Lit 835 DKK including breakfast

Four star:

Hotel Kong Arthur
Nørre Søgade 11
1370 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 33 11 12 12
Fax: +45 33 93 30 73
Keyword for registrations: Euro Fed Lipid, contingent reserved until 17 May
Single/Double room 1120 DKK, Grand Lit 1015 DKK including breakfast

Additional Information

Euro Fed Lipid P.O. Box 90 04 40 D-60444 Frankfurt/Main Germany Phone +49 69 7917 529, Fax +40 69 7917 564 amoneit@eurofedlipid.org

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