Formula 1 Grand Prix

[updated 06.01.2015]

The Formula One British Grand Prix in Silverstone will take place 5th of July in a distance less than 50 km from the congress venue. Details can be found here.
A bus can be taken from Luton directly on the days of the race. It costs £22 return and can be booked here:

7th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
5-8 July 2015, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. UK

[updated 12.08.2014]

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to be hosting the 7th European Symposium on Plant Lipids organized by Euro Fed Lipid. For your diaries please note the symposium will be held in Harpenden, England from July 5th to the 8th, 2015. The symposium will be in the newly opened conference centre on site at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research institute in the world, and based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Harpenden is exceptionally well-connected to both rail and air transportation networks, yet still retains the feel of a typical historic English village. There are many remarkable historical and cultural attractions only a short journey from Harpenden, with central London, Oxford and Cambridge all within easy reach.

It is our pleasure to host this event, continuing the series of meetings illuminating the key functions of plant lipids. The scientific program will include oral contributions by both senior and younger scientists, covering the most exciting and challenging areas of plant lipid research. We hope that this meeting in Harpenden will showcase the very best of current advances in the field, and also provide a stimulating environment to catalyse dynamic interactions and collaborations. We look forward to welcoming you all to Rothamsted and Harpenden.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I'd like to kindly invite you to support this symposium by attending the conference and presenting your latest results.

J. Napier

Professor Johnathan A. Napier,
Department of Biological Chemistry,
Rothamsted Research

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 25.07.2014]

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 04.08.2014]

-Sten STYMNE (Sweden)
-Yonghua LI-BEISSON (France)
-Antoni BANAS (Poland)
-Enrique MARTINEZ FORCE (Spain)
-Peter DOERMANN (Germany)
-Rochus FRANKE (Germany)
-Eric MARECHAL (France)
-Ivo FEUSSNER (Germany)
-Frederic DOMERGUE (France)

The Local Organising Committee comprises as follows
-Johnathan NAPIER (Chair)
-Frederic BEAUDOIN
-Richard HASLAM
-Smita KURUP

Scientific Programme

[updated 18.05.2015]

The congress starts on Sunday, 5th July at 17:00 with a welcome reception at Rothamsted. The meeting ends 13:00 on Wednesday 8 July.

Please find the detailed programme by following this link.

Fatty Acid Modification:
Jean-Denis Faure (INRA, Versailles, France)

Membrane and Chloroplast Lipid Metabolism:Intracellular Lipid Trafficking
Katrin Philippar (Munich, Germany)

Storage Lipid Accumulation and Mobilisation:
Philip Bates (Hattiesburg MS, USA)
"Deciphering Acyl Fluxes and Metabolic Bottlenecks within the Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Network"

Plant Lipid Biotechnology:
Edgar Cahoon (Lincoln, NE, USA)

Lipid Surface and Suberin Metabolism:
Lukas Schreiber (Bonn, Germany)
"Structure, Biosynthesis and Function of Cutinized and Suberized Plant/Environment Interfaces"

Lipid Signalling, Sphingolipids and Sterols:
Sebastien Mongrand (Bordeaux, France)

William J. Griffiths (Swansea, UK)

Algal Lipids:
Yonghua Li-Beisson (Cadarache, France)
Andrew Spicer (Algenuity, Stewartby, Bedfordshire,UK)

Abstract Upload

[updated 15.06.2015]

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!)

IMPORTANT: Please avoid long file names and blank spaces in the filename. Those are causing software errors.




Lectures: 30 April 2015

Posters: 24 June 2015


[updated 18.03.2015]

CLOSED Conference tickets will be handed out at the registration desk.


[updated 21.01.2015]


until 5 June 2015 after 5 June 2015
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and Employees of member companies
330 Euro
380 Euro

380 Euro
430 Euro
Euro Fed Lipid student member with poster presentation** (proof needed)

220 Euro
270 Euro
all other students
(proof needed)

240 Euro
290 Euro
plus statutory VAT where applicable

* 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).

The registration fee includes: -Entry to the scientific programme, poster sessions
-Book of abstracts
-List of participants
-Coffee Break beverages
-Welcome Reception

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 5 June 2015 will be refunded minus a 30 Euro processing fee.
After that date until 28 June 2015, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 28 June 2015 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 12.05.2015]

The congress takes place at the
Rothamsted Research Center
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Phone: + 44 (0) 1582 763 133

How to find Rothamsted:

Hotel rooms are available in three hotels close to Luton airport or Rothamsted.
Please note that a public transport opportunity is only available from the Hampton by Hilton hotel. The other hotels require transportation by taxi.
Please find all details in this brochure.

The Hampton by Hilton is a hotel located near to Luton airport and a 5 minute train ride from Harpenden where Rothamsted is located. Rooms can be booked via this website:

The location in the dropdown on the left panel should be set to Luton, Luton, United Kingdom, dates filled in and the “Add special rate codes” should be clicked and under Group code “GRO” should be typed. This should access the special room rate at £87 per night that has been agreed for members of the congress.

Furthermore, 10 single and 5 twin or double rooms are available at the Rothamsted Manor House.
This is onsite student accommodation which is approximately a 10 minute walk to the conference venue.

The cost of Bed & Breakfast is GBP 50.00 per night for a single room and GBP 75.00 per night for a twin or double room.
To get more details and book a room contact:
Leona Pollock, MAPIP, Accommodation Manager
Rothamsted Manor, Rothamsted
Telephone: +44/(0)1582 763133 ext 2836, Fax: -766225

Another option is the Premier Inn St. Albans. Please visit to confirm rates and availability.

Travel Information:
The closest airport to Harpenden is London Luton, which is located 10 km from Harpenden and is connected by convenient rail and road links. It is also possible to fly to London Gatwick and take a train direct from the airport to Harpenden (train journey time 70 mins). Flights into London Heathrow and London Stansted will require travel into Central London and then a 25 minute train journey from the mainline train station St Pancras to Harpenden.

It is also very convenient to travel to London via the Eurostar train - this arrives at London St Pancras, which is also the station from where one can catch the local train service to Harpenden.

Rothamsted has a cooperation with cab companies regarding transportion.
The price is £60 to drop off and £65 to pick up from Heathrow. The passengers have to pay in cash. To book and (potentially share) cabs please notify
Louise Michaelson at

Congress Dinner

[updated 06.01.2015]
Luton Hoo The congress dinner takes place at at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ.

Over the years Luton Hoo has counted many heads of state and members of royalty among its visitors including Queen Mary, Edward VII and Lord Mountbatten. In 1947, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh spent part of their honeymoon in one of the mansion's vast state bedrooms, and returned to celebrate future wedding anniversaries.

There has been a house on the present site of Luton Hoo since at least 1601 when Robert Napier bought the estate. Today's mansion house dates from the late 18th century when it was the seat of the 3rd Earl of Bute, then Prime Minister to George III. The famous landscape designer, Capability Brown, was engaged to redesign the surrounding parkland and gardens which now extend to 1,065 acres.

The house has been a very popular location with television and film makers, being used for films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Enigma, Eyes Wide Shut, Inspector Morse, Nicholas Nickleby, Vanity Fair and Bleak House to name but a few.

Time: to be advised
Costs: 75 Euro including drinks
Transport: to be advised, the hotel is located some kilometer outside Harpenden


[updated 25.07.2014]
(cited from
Harpenden is an attractive town, surrounded by countryside but with easy access into nearby towns and also into London. Nearby towns include St Albans (5 miles south), Luton (5 miles north), Hemel Hempstead (7 miles south west) and Welwyn Garden City (7 miles east).

roth Harpenden's origin is as an agricultural and farming community. The arrival of a railway station on the Luton to London Kings Cross line saw the village develop. Over the past 100 years the town has become an affluent, attractive and desirable place to live with many listed buildings. The whole of the town centre is classified as a conservation area. Although Harpenden now has almost 30,000 residents, it is still often referred to as "Harpenden Village".

Harpenden Train Station is one stop south of Luton while the next stop south is St Albans. Harpenden to London Kings Cross takes about 26 minutes and so the town is popular with those commuting into the City. Although not a major shopping centre, Harpenden has a good selection of shops, supermarkets and other amenities. There are numerous estate agents to serve the town and surrounding villages.

Conference For leisure and entertainment, Harpenden has a wide and varied selection of restaurants and pubs. For entertainment such as cinemas, nightclubs and theatres you need to travel to the surrounding towns. There are many golf courses surrounding the town along with tennis clubs, squash clubs and Harpenden Rugby Club.


[updated 25.07.2014]

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