Euro Fed Lipid

The Congress from A to Z


Call for Papers

Main Topics, Plenaries and Keynotes

Pre-Congress Short Course 

Scientific Committee

Scientific Programme    

Social Programme  

Sponsors and Marketing Options

Travel Information        

The Venue

7th Euro

Fed Lipid Congress

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"Lipids, Fats and Oils: From Knowledge to Application"

18-21 October 2009, Graz, Austria

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Countries represented  (55):

AL  AT  BE  BG  BA  DK  DE  EE  FI  FR  GR  GB  HR hu  IE  IT  LV  LT  NL  NO  PL  PT  RU   SER  SE  CH  SI  SK  ES  CZ  UA
Asia/ Middle East
North/ Middle America
South America

Deadlines and important News

Posters: The size of posters must not exceed 95 cm width and 150 cm height!

24. August: The International Olive Council has kindly agreed to support the 7th Euro Fed Lipid congress

Early Bird deadline is 1 September. Please make sure to register before 1 September to save 50 Euro Registration Fee.

Book of Abstracts:

Delegates attending the 7th Euro Fed Lipid congress may wish to consider to carry a laptop to Graz to make the best use of services and information tools.
The book of abstract is provided as .pdf files on a 1 GB USB-Memorystick due to the request of many delegates not wishing to receive heavy-weight booklets.
With this decision Euro Fed Lipid supports the "Think before you print" Initative of the World Wildlife Fund by avoiding 500.000 pages printed paper.

NEW 17 July: Post Conference Meeting on Lipidomics , 22 October, Graz, Austria

Mass Spectrometry

NEW 26 June:
The organisers are still accepting poster presentations.
However, to ensure that you are included in the book of abstracts, make sure to submit your poster abstract online until 1 August!

NEW 2 June: Abstracts are now available in the online programme version.

NEW 15 May:
the graphically designed programme brochure (as of 15 May 2009) downloadable here (3,5 MB, .pdf)

Deadline 29 May: Registration and payment of registration fees of authors required. To avoid no-shows in Graz the committee reserves the right to remove lectures from the programme whose authors have not  registered and paid until end of May and to replace such lectures by lectures from
the waiting list. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

NEW: The congress includes THREE dedicated poster sessions
Sunday 17:30 - 19:00 (Postersession A and Opening Mixer)
Monday 15:10 - 16:10 (Postersession B)
Monday 17:30 - 19:00 (Postersession C)

Confirmation letters to authors have been sent by regular mail 14 April

Main Topics, Plenary Lectures and Keynote Lectures

Plenary Lectures:

European Lipid Technology Award Lecture: Gary R. List, NCAUR-USDA, Peoria/IL, USA:
"Impact of trans Fat Nutrition Labeling on the US Edible Oil Industry"

European Lipid Science Award Lecture: Rudolf Zechner, University of Graz, Austria:
"Pathway under Construction: The Catabolism of Fat in Adipose and Non-adipose Tissues"

DGF Normann Medal Lecture: Jürgen O. Metzger, University of Oldenburg, Germany
"Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for Chemistry"

AFECG Chevreul Medal Lecture: Albert Dijkstra, St. Eutrope-de-Born, France
"Questions no one is asking"

A. Vidal-Puig, Cambridge/GB
"Lipidomics, Lipotoxicity and The Metabolic Syndrome"

Keynote Lectures:

Lipid Sources

  • Olive Oil: R. Sacchi, Naples/I
    Virgin Olive Oil and Molecular Gastronomy: Cooking, Antioxidants and Flavour
  • Palm Oil: M.B. Wahid, Kajang, Selangor/ MAL
    Versatility of the Palm Oil along the whole Supply Chain 
  • Plant Seed Oils: L. Kunst, Vancouver/CDN
    Control of Seed Oil Accumulation in Arabidopsis 
  • L. Brühl, Münster/D
    Virgin Oils - Exciting Potentials

  • Microbial Lipids: C. Schmidt-Dannert, St. Pauls,MN/USA
    Engineering Microbial Cells for Isoprenoid Biosynthesis
  • Fish Oil: R. Hole, Oslo/N
    Surplus Demand of Fish Oil; Farmed Fish still a Healthy Food Product in 2025
Lipid Technology
  • Oleochemistry: J. Barrault, Poitiers/F
    Solid Catalysts for the Selective Use of Glycerol as Natural Organic Building Block
  • Frying Oils and Frying Technologies: Ch. Gertz, Hagen/D
    Means for Prolonging the Stability of Frying Fats and Oils
  • Developments in Processing Technology: Ph.S. Kerr, St. Louis, MO/USA
    The Development of Healthy, Shelf-stable Foods Enriched with Stearidonic Acid
  • Physical Properties of Lipids: G.J.T. Tiddy, Manchester/GB
    How Lipid Chemical Structure Determines Physical Structure: A Practical Approach
Lipid Bioscience
  • Lipid Analytical Techniques: I. Feussner, Göttingen/D
    From Lipid Profiling to Lipid Fingerprinting. New Lipidomic Techniques for Metabolomic Analysis
  • Authenticity: P.A. Brereton, York/GB
    New Approaches to Authenticating Food: An Overview
  • Lipidomics: G. Schmitz, Regensburg/D
    How Lipidomics unravels Sphingolipid Species and Related Pathway Transcripts as Biomarkers
  • M. Oresic, Espoo/FIN
    Applications of Lipidomics in Studies of Autoimmune Diseases 

  • Enzymatic Modification of Lipids: H. Kühn, Berlin/D
    Lipoxygenase Catalyzed Enzymatic Lipid Peroxidation. From Mechanisms to Biological Implications
  • Lipid Oxidation: T. Schewe, Düsseldorf/D
    Oxidative Stress: Plasma Lipoprotein Oxidation and the Protective Role of Micronutrients
Lipids in Health and Nutrition
  • Lipid Associated Disorders:  Th.J.C. Van Berkel, Leiden/NL
    Partners in Crime for Cardiovascular Disease: Lipids and Inflammation
  • Lipids in Human Nutrition: P.C. Calder, Southampton/GB
    Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Processes - Mechanisms of Action and Therapeutic Possibilities
  • Lipids in Pharmaceutics and Cosmetics: Ijeoma F. Uchegbu, London/GB
    Engineering Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Lipids in Animal Science: D.I. Givens, Reading/GB
    Animal Nutrition and Lipids in Animal Products and their Contribution to Human Intake and Health
  • J.M. Chardigny, Clermont-Ferrand/F
    Trans fatty acids from Ruminants: A Health Issue or Not?


Scientific Committee

Chairman: Günther Daum, Technical University Graz, Austria
Mohd Basri Wahid, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kajang, Malaysia
Philip Calder, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Lanfranco Conte, University of Udine, Italy
Wim De Greyt, Desmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem, Belgium
Ivo Feussner, University of Göttingen, Germany
Eckhard Flöter, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Albin Hermetter, Technical University Graz, Austria
Harald Koefeler, Graz, Austria
Sefa Koseoglu, College Station, TX/USA
Gerhard Kostner, University of Graz, Austria
Katalin Kövari, Bunge Europe, Budapest, Hungary (deceased)
Michel Lagarde, Villeurbanne, France
Martin Mittelbach, University of Graz, Austria
Friedrich Spener, University of Graz, Austria
Karl-Heinz Wagner, University of Vienna, Austria

Scientific Programme 

Scientific Programme and Abstracts

or download the graphically designed programme brochure (as of 15 May 2009) here (3,5 MB, .pdf)

Call for Papers

Since 31 March the official submission of lectures is closed. Submission of poster abstracts is encouraged (Deadline to reach the book of abstracts is 1 August). We apologise that not all submitted lectures can be accepted as oral presentations since the number of submissions exceeds the available space considerably. 

To submit your contribution prepare a one-page abstract according to the abstract model and store it in rich text format (.rtf). 

Please note that congress registration is required to be listed in the congress programme.

Submit a poster

Submit an keynote lecture or plenary lecture (password needed)


To register for the congress please use the Online Registration  (preferred method). 

Make sure to print the invoice as last step of the registration.

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 before 1 September 2009 Price after 1 September 2009
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and employees of member companies EUR 495 EUR 545
Non-members EUR 550 EUR 595
Students (Euro Fed Lipid Members with  poster presentation or lecture*) EUR 50 EUR 100
Other Students EUR 100 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:

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 1 September  2009 will be refunded minus a 30 Euro processing fee. After that date until 12 October 2009, 50% of the paid registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 12 October 2009 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.


Pre Congress Shortcourse:

5th Practical Short Course on Functional Oils:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Market Trends, Nutrition & Health, Utilization in Food Systems

short course


Graz, Austria - October 17 & 18, 2009
, Weitzer Hotel - Graz, Austria
Organisers: Ignace Debruyne and Sefa Koseoglu

After successful organizations in 2001, 2005 and 2008, this program is back in a completely updated form. Major sessions include:

Mechanisms of Functionality and Health Effects
Technology to Realize and Protect Functionality
Applications in Food Products
This is a crash course for research & development staff as well as marketing and commercialization and management of European food processors and distributors. Meet experts in the field to discuss and improve innovation and new product introductions. 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 applications.

Target Group
Decision makers such as technicians, product formulators, plant engineers, processors, chemists and sales and marketing specialists.

More information and registration on or by sending an e-mail to

The Venue

Graz is the capital of the Austrian province of Styria. With about a quarter of a million inhabitants, Graz is Austria's second largest city.

Watch the Graz promotion video on Youtube.

The city, first mentioned in 1128, lies at an intersection of several European cultures. Romanic, Slavic, Magyar and Alpine-Germanic influences have mixed here to form a uniquely distinctive character. Wandering through the old town, which happens to be one of the biggest historically intact architectural ensembles of the German-speaking world, this character is illustrated in buildings ranging in style from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Historicism up to Art Nouveau. On December 1, 1999, this singular city center became a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Although Graz has been the capital of inner Austria and residence of the Hapsburgs, 2003 is considered to be the most  significant year in history. Graz was named "Cultural Capital of Europe" by the EU Ministries of Culture. With a vital and colorful cultural program, Graz managed to attract visitors from all over the world and generate an ongoing resonance. As a cultural capital, Graz has claimed a significant place on the map and today is mentioned in the same breath as Vienna and Salzburg.
Graz is home of 4 universities, 37.00 students are enrolled there. The Karl Franzens University was founded as early as 1585. Apart from five (later) Nobel laureates, also Alfred Wegener held lectures there.

The University of Technology or Erzherzog Johann University was founded in 1811 as a school of natural science at the Joanneum by the great promoter of Styria, Archduke Johann. The range of studies offered today reaches from nuclear physics to space research. Numerous graduates of the faculty of architecture enjoy worldwide recognition.
 The Arts University devotes itself to music and the performing arts. Especially its Jazz department lures many foreign students to Graz.
Four universities in Graz - that's not all yet. In Graz-Eggenberg there is Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences) Joanneum - the biggest Fachhochschule centre in Austria.

Pumpkin seed oil is a culinary specialty of Styria. The viscous oil is dark green to dark brown in colour.  Pumpkinseed oil has a nutty taste and is very healthy due to its richness in polyunsaturated fatty acids. It isis made of the skinless seeds of a special type of pumpkin, the "Styrian Oil Pumpkin" (lat. Cucurbita pepo var. styriaca, also known as var. oleifera). The oil is an important export commodity of Styria.

The congress will take place at the

Graz Convention Center

Albrechtgasse 1, A-8010 Graz

Travel Information

Graz by aircraft

Austrian, Lufthansa, Ryanair and other carriers offer regular services to a number of destinations, including direct flights to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Gothenburg, Hanover, Innsbruck, Linz, London (Stansted), München, Olbia, Stavanger, Stuttgart and Vienna. Long distance flights will arrive in Frankfurt or Vienna with short connecting flights to Graz. The airport is close to the city center. Public busses bring you conveniently from Graz main station / Jakominiplatz to Graz Airport. The bus stop is right outside the passenger terminal, right next to the arrival area. 

Graz Airport

NEW: 4 June 2009:

Austrian Airlines offers special rates for delegates of the 7th Euro Fed Lipid congress:

Book your flights to the 7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2009 online at and save 15 % on all bookable fares!
To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher/Gutschein field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine:
Code: EFLC9


Graz by Train and Bus

An important junction between Middle- and Southeastern Europe, Graz is hub for many national and international train and bus connections.
The trains leaving from Graz are operated either by the ÖBB, the Austrian National Railway or by the GKB, the Graz-Köflach Railway. You'll find all the bus connections at Verkehrsverbund or at Mobil Zentral.

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Berlin (via Frankfurt)
900 km
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370 km
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