European Federation for the Science and
Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid)

4th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

1 - 4 October 2006, University of Madrid (UCM), Spain

Oils, Fats and Lipids for a Healthier Future

- The Need for Interdisciplinary Approaches -

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We wish to thank the 834 delegates and hope that you have enjoyed the days in Madrid as much as we did!

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The Scientific Programme /Abstracts can be found here

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Main Topics:

  • Oil Sources, Plant Lipids (Oilseeds, Plant Breeding, New Crops)
  • Lipid Bioscience (Lipidomics, Lipid Metabolism, Biochemistry, Lipid Signalling and Gene Expression and Regulation)
  • Human Nutrition and Health (Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, CMV, Cognitive Impact, Minor Components, Functional Foods)
  • Animal Nutrition, Animal Fats (Breed, Feeding, Fat Composition, Traceability, Antioxidants, Markers)
  • Marine Lipids (Marine Sources, Processing, Composition, Quality and Stabilization, Functional Seafood, Health Issues, Diets in Aquaculture)
  • Processing and Environment (Crushing and Refining Issues, Treatments and Reuse of By-Products, New Processes)
  • Physical Properties (Crystallisation, Phase Behaviour, Migration, Rheology)
  • Quality, Oxidation, Stability (Antioxidants, Compositional and Structural Analysis, Biomarkers, Storage Stability and Packaging, Rapid Analytical Methods, Standards)
  • Frying Oils and Frying Products (Frying process, Thermal and Oxidative Degradation, Quality and Safety Issues, Analytical Methods)
  • Olive Oil (Nutrition and Health (CMV, Cancer), Composition, Minor Components, Authentication, Analytical Methods and Instruments, Regulation Issues)
  • Palm Oil (Nutrition, Food and Non-food Applications, Quality Assurance and Safety Aspects)
  • Non-Edible Uses (Oleochemicals, Biofuels, Biolubricants, Cosmetics, Paints, Polymers, Detergents, Use of By-Products)
  • Lipid Commerce and Consumer Demands (Legislation, Safety, Packaging Materials, Traceability)
  • Interdisciplinary Session on trans Fatty Acids

Scientific Committee

Chairman: Michel Parmentier, ENSAIA, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
Chairman of the Scientific Committee: Ramón Aparicio, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

Members of the Scientific Committee:
Carine Alfos, ITERG, Pessac, France
José M Aragón, University of Madrid (UCM), Spain
Dimitros Boskou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jiri Cmolik, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Rafael Codony, University of Barcelona, Spain
María del Carmen Dobarganes, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
Eckhard  Flöter, Unilever, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Críspulo Gallegos, University of Huelva, Spain
Christian Gertz, Chemisches Untersuchungsamt, Hagen, Germany
Frank Gunstone, St. Andrews,  UK
Mike Jee, Reading Scientific Services Ltd, Reading, UK
Manuela Juárez, Instituto del Frio (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Afaf Kamal-Eldin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Michel Lagarde, INSERM, Villeurbanne, France
Federico López-Félix, De Smet España SA, Madrid, Spain
Ron Potman, Unilever, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Monserrat Rivero, Laboratorios Ordesa S.L., Barcelona, Spain
Martin Scheeder, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Jean Louis Sebedio, INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Maurizio Servili, Universita degli Studio di Perugia, Italy
Fritz Spener, University of Graz, Austria
Fidel Toldrá, Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC), Valencia, Spain
Franz Ulberth, European Commission, Geel, Belgium
Mohd Basri Wahid, Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia

Mark Woolfe, Food Standards Agency, London, UK

Plenary Lectures:

European Lipid Technology Award: Sophisticated Membranes for New Functional Lipid Products - Maybe Healthier Oils?,  Sefa Koseoglu, College Station, TX, USA
European Lipid Science Award: Fish Oil from Plants: the Transgenic Approach, Johnathan Napier, Harpenden, UK
DGF Normann Medal Lecture: Are Natural Antioxidants Better - and Safer - than Synthetic Antioxidants?, Jan Pokorny, Prague, Czech Republic
AFECG Chevreul Medal Lecture: Olive Oil: Nutritional Benefit of a Mythic Food, Valentina Ruiz Gutierrez, Sevilla, Spain
SCI Hilditch Lecture: Hand Bags, Skirts, Pores, Channels, Globules, Crystals, Cigars, Peanuts: How to Characterize the Numerous Structures Made by Lipids?, Michel Ollivon, Paris, France

European Young Lipid Scientist Award Lectures:
Tuesday, 3 October, 15:40, Human Nutrition Session: The Ultrastructure of Milk Fat Influences Triacylglycerol Metabolism
NewTuesday 3 October, 11:10, Processing session: Native Milk Fat Globules of Different Sizes separated by a Novel Microfiltration Process: Properties and new Functionalities
Marie-Caroline Michalski, Rennes, France

Submission of Abstracts

After having received 450 poster submissions the space available for posters is now exceeded and the submission of last minute poster is closed.
We wish to express our deep gratitude for the outstanding interest in the congress!

Sponsoring/ Marketing Opportunities

Accommodation - Information and Reservation

Guest and Social Programme - Information

Other  Events

Workshop on Rumen Biohydrogenation, organised by the Euro Fed Lipid division "Lipids in Animal Science", 30 September - 1 October, University Madrid (UCM)
Workshop "Oilseed Rape for a Healthier Future", organised by the Euro Fed Lipid division "Plant Lipids", 30 September - 1 October, University Madrid (UCM)
Kick-off for the Euro Fed Lipid division on Olive Oil


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The Venue

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Medicine at University Complutense, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid. Leave metro line 6 (grey line) at station ?ciudad universitaria? or take Bus lines G,I,U,82,132
Metro: http://www.metromadrid.es/
Public Transport: http://www.ctm-madrid.es/

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Daily flights connect Madrid's Barajas Airport and the leading cities of Europe and the rest of the world. Daily flights are also available to other major Spanish cities. Shuttle service runs between Madrid and Barcelona with regular departures between 7am and 11pm.

Barajas Airport is 13 kilometers from the city. Bus and metro service is available from the airport

Information: Barajas Airport Information: +34 91 305 83 43 , +34 91 305 83 44, +34 91 305 83 45 Fax: 91 393 62 00

Iberia´s Information Line: +34 902 400 500 Flight bookings: +34 902 400 500 Airport Bus Terminal: +34 91 431 61 92 WEB: http://www.aena.es

The airport is served by a fast-growing number of regular and charter airlines. Air Europa and Spanair provide cheap flights from Europe and America

Easyjet and GO provide bargain flights from the UK. British Airways and Iberia also fly direct to/from the UK. Scheduled flights from U.S.A. : AeroMexico, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, etc.

Other European carriers: Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, SN Brussels Airlines, SAS

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