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10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Fats, Oils and Lipids: from Science and Technology to Health

congress logo Cracow

23-26 September 2012, Cracow, Poland
Cracow 2010

Poster Authors: Please ensure your poster dimensions do not exceed 90 cm width x 140 cm height!
We will take care for fixation material.

Looking forward to meeting you in Cracow!

Dear Friends,
This year is unique for the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids, we have a jubilee, the 10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress. This year the place to be is Cracow,
where the great opportunity to discuss what we – lipids’ people – should advice to Europe and to the world, will arise. We will discuss what we know, what we do not know and what we
need to know about lipids in the future. Every Section should prepare a short statement about current knowledge and recommendations for the future: what should be done, what problems
should be solved, which goals should be achieved.

We should also discuss important lipid problems for Europeans, such as fats and oils labelling (saturated, trans fatty acids, omega-3 ), bad fat taxes, safety of fats and oils from GMO plants,
a European system of safety examination of fried fats & oils, as well as the future of biodiesel, biotechnology of lipids, fully refined vs. cold pressed/virgin oils, functional fats and oils and
related material, fish oil and feed for fish farming  among many others. This is why we need your voice, your opinion and your share in our final statements. Join us and be part of it.

The Congress title is: “From Science and Technology to Health”. There is no doubt that lipids are of great influence to our health. Probably, they are the most important among all food nutrients.
Moreover, the influence of lipids can be extremely good but also extremely bad.  Lipid Science and Technology should relate to health issues and this is reflected in all main Congress topics.
Discussion is needed to make our raw materials, processing, biotechnology  more healthy and safer for the natural environment.

The location of the 10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress is unique: Cracow. The City's magic consists of the unique mix of architecture, art and historical places. Every year Cracow is visited by over 7 million tourists.
Our host, Jagiellonian University – is one of the oldest universities around the world (established in 1364). Additionally we have prepared for you great trips to interesting and beautiful places around Cracow.
The most important is visit to Nazi Camp Auschwitz Birkenau, place which has to be visited by every human being. Another trip is to one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Wieliczka salt mine.

We are delighted to invite you to this beautiful city and look forward to welcoming you to the 10th Euro Fed Lipid Congress from 23-26 September. Lipids, Cracow and we are waiting for you.

M Kellens K krygier R Amarowicz Piekoszewski Dembinska
Marc Kellens
De Smet Ballestra, Zaventem, Belgium
Euro Fed Lipid President
Krzysztof Krygier
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
Congress Chairman
Ryszard Amarowicz
Polish Academy of
Science, Olsztyn
Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Wojciech Piekoszewski
Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Local Committee
Aldona Dembinska-Kiec
Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Local Committee

Scientific Committee

Marek Adamczak, University of Olsztyn, Poland
Antoni Banas, University of Gdansk, Poland
Grzegorz Bartosz, University of Rzeszów, Poland
Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Germany
Lanfranco Conte, University of Udine, Italy
Marian Czauderna, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Jablonna, Poland
Aldona Dembinska-Kiec, Jagellonian University of Cracow, Medical College, Poland
Eckhard Flöter, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Charlotte Jacobsen, DTU, National Food Institute, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Grzegorz Litwinienko, University of Warsaw, Poland
Milan Marounek, Institute of Animal Science, Prague, Czech Republic
Bertrand Matthäus, Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold, Germany
Anna Nicolaou, University of Bradford, UK
Ronald B. Pegg, University of Georgia, Athens,GA/USA
Wojciech Piekoszewski, Jagellonian University of Cracow, Poland
Gerd Schmitz, University Hospital of Regensburg, Germany
Aleksandra Szydlowska-Czerniak, University of Torun, Poland
Aziz Tekin, University of Ankara, Turkey
Gerrit van Duijn, Unilever Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Roland Verhe, University of Ghent, Belgium

Scientific Programme

Final Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme (printed Brochure, 2,6 MB .pdf), as of 11 May 2012.

Plenary Lectures:

Main Topics/ Keynote Lectures:

Satellite Meeting:

Smart Short Courses9th Practical Short Course: Newest Trends in Soft Processing and Downstream Technology, 22-23 September 2012, Sheraton Hotel, Cracow, Poland

This 1.5-day short course will bring together industry experts from around the world offering practical information on oilseed and oil processing and quality issues and how to integrate these in downstream products. The program is directed at plant engineers, chemists, technicians, managers, and superintendents.

This is a unique opportunity for new plant personnel and for those who are experienced to meet experts in the field to discuss current problems and learn how to enhance their operations. The course material will also serve as a useful reference for processors, product formulators, chemists and technicians as well as business managers familiar with oils & fats processing, and the production of finished products.
Target Group:
Decision makers such as technicians, equipment manufacturers, product formulators, plant engineers, processors, chemists and sales and marketing specialists.

Call for Papers

The Scientific Committee has started to accept abstracts for  oral communications (20 min incl discussion) and poster presentations. You are cordially invited to submit your lecture or poster online.

Download the call for papers (.pdf)

Deadline for lecture abstracts: expired
Deadlines for posters:
-to reach the book of abstracts: around 1 August 2012
-to be accepted as last minute poster: 20 September 2012


To prepare a one page abstract, please use this model

and store the file as .rtf (Rich Text Format) on your computer. Please do not use the .pdf format!

Afterwards use the following links to upload the abstract:


Register for the Congress
(below, required to be accepted in the programme)



Registration Fees (get a 5 Euro discount for using the online registration)

Category  Price before 3 August 2012  Price after 3 August 2012
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and employees of member companies  EUR 510 EUR 560
Non-members EUR 565 EUR 610
Euro Fed Lipid student member with poster presentation** (proof required) EUR 60 EUR 110
all other students** (proof required)  EUR 110 EUR 160

* 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
- Free registration for the opening mixer
- Coffee Break beverages

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 5007 0024 0240 1610 00

Please quote your reference number.

Paying by Credit Card
We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on or before 3 August 2012 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date until 9 September 2011, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 7 September 2012 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


Source: Wikipedia

Cracow is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland and a popular tourist destination. Its historic centre was inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites as the first of its kind. Situated on the Vistula river  in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Cracow has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life, and is one of Poland's most important economic centres. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596  and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918 as part of the Austro Hungarian Empire..

The Austrian rule in Cracow ended on 31 October 1918, when the Polish Liquidation Committee assumed power. With the emergence of the Second Polish Republic, Cracow restored its role as a major academic and cultural centre with the establishment of new universities  It became an important cultural centre for the Polish Jews with a Zionist youth movement relatively strong among the city's Jewish population. Cracow was also an influential centre of Jewish spiritual life, with all its manifestations of religious observance from Orthodox, to Chasidic and Reform flourishing side by side.

After the invasion of Poland by Germany and the Sowjet Union in the Second World War, Cracow was turned into the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city were moved into a walled zone known as the Cracow Ghetto, from which they were sent to extermination camps such as Auschwitz. Roman Polanski, the film director, was a survivor of the Ghetto, and Oskar Schindler, the German businessman portrayed in the Steven Spielberg film Schindler's List, selected employees from the Ghetto to work in his enamelware plant, thus saving them from the camps.

Cracow remained relatively undamaged at the end of World War II. After the war, under the Stalinist regime, the intellectual and academic community of Cracow was put under total political control. The universities were soon deprived of their printing rights as well as their autonomy. The communist government of the People's Republic of Poland ordered construction of the country's largest steel mill in the newly-created suburb of Nowa Huta.The creation of the giant Lenin Steelworks  sealed Cracow's transformation from a university city to an industrial centre. The new working class, drawn by the industrialization of the city, contributed to its rapid population growth. 
In 1978, UNESCO placed Cracow on the list of World Heritage Sites. In 2004 Poland became a member of the European Union.

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Rynek Market
Picture: Author Germania, Wikipedia

Wawel Cathedral
Picture: Author Jan Mehlich, Wikipedia


Picture: Author Sharx, Wikipedia

The congress takes place at the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University

ul. Krupnicza 33

Picture: Author Jan Mehlich, Wikipedia



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Travel Information

The John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice (KRK)
Balice, ul. kpt. Medweckiego 1
Phone 285 5120, 639 31 27
is located 15 km from the City Center

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Airport -> City by Bus

Airport -> City by Taxi

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