8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
2-5 July 2017, Malmö, Sweden

[updated 08.07.2016]

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 8th European Symposium on Plant Lipids to be held in the City of Malmö 2-5th July 2017. Malmö can be reached conveniently by train or flights to Copenhagen and then a 20 min train trip over the bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark.

The conference will take place at Scandic Hotel in the city center of Malmö, a bustling town where Swedish traditions are fertilized by a large number of influences from the whole world (and the home of football star Zlatan Ibrahimović).

Apart from covering most recent achievements in both basic and applied Plant Lipid Science the conference will also cover emerging topics related to lipids that have not been much covered in previous meetings, such as the role of lipids in plant autophagy. Apart from invited speakers introducing the different sessions, short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts in each session. There will also be a poster session with prestigious prices for two selected posters presented by Ph.D. students.

We are sure that you will have both a social and a scientific rewarding two and a half day in Malmö and look forward to seeing you there.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Zhu Hofvander
Li-Hua Zhu Per Hofvander

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 24.03.2016]

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 Committee

[updated 08.07.2016]

Scientific advisory committee:
Frederic Beaudoin (UK)
Peter Doermann (Germany)
Frederic Domerque (France)
Peter Eastmond (UK)
Ivo Feussner (Germany)
Yonghua Li-Beisson (France)
Sten Stymne (Sweden)

Local organizing committee:
Anders Carlsson
Åsa Grimberg
Per Hofvander
Ida Lager
Sten Stymne
Li-Hua Zhu

Scientific Programme

[updated 14.06.2017]

The scientific programme, the posters and the congress registration can be found at this designated microsite:

Programme, Posters, Registration

Please do not miss:

Sunday, 2 July 2017

16:00 Registration
17:00-20:00 Welcome reception

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

18:00-23:00 Complimentary Conference Dinner hosted by Malmö City, Malmö Town Hall.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

10:30-11:00 Discussions of contents and location of next ESPL conference
12:00-13:00 Lunch
14:00 Post conference tour- Cultural/City tour (optional)

City tour in Malmö Wednesday 5th July 14.00-15.30

Take the chance to learn about Malmö – a former industrial city that is now full of exciting attractions! During your stay in Malmö we invite you to a city tour at Wednesday 5th July at 14.00-appr. 15.30 where you will be guided through the old town up to the newest parts of the city. Just check the box ‘Hospitality city tour’ during registration to the conference. Please read more about Malmö at http://www.malmotown.com

Abstract Upload

[updated 02.05.2017]

To upload your lecture or poster please follow the 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.


Upload your abstract online


Lectures: 15 May 2017

Posters to be included in the book of abstracts: 5 June 2017

Last Minute Posters: 20 June 2017


[updated 12.06.2017]
To register please make use of the


This microsite also contains the scientific programme and the posters.

Fax Registration Form


[updated 24.02.2017]


until 2 June 2017 after 2 June 2017
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and Employees of member companies
280 Euro
330 Euro

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

150 Euro
200 Euro
all other students**
(proof needed)

170 Euro
220 Euro
* 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). Non-Members: Apply for membership today to get the member benefits.

Registration fees may be subject to Swedish value added tax.
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 23 June 2017 will be refunded minus a 30 Euro processing fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations after 23 June 2017 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 26.06.2017]

Scandic The congress takes place at the
Scandic Hotel Triangeln
Triangeln 2, 211 43 Malmö
Phone: +46 40 693 47 00, Fax: +46 40 693 47 11
E-mail: triangeln@scandichotels.com

Scandic Triangeln is located in central Malmö on the city's main shopping street and only 50m from Triangeln station from where you can travel to Copenhagen Airport in 18 minutes on the high-speed train.

Interesting Links:

Hotel rooms have been reserved at the Scandic Triangeln hotel.
Booking code: BEUR020717, valid until 2 June.
Book on the website via link: http://www.scandichotels.se/dlredirect?nc=BEUR020717&DLPAGEID=24912
Book via phone: +46 8 517 517 00 (not directly via the hotel)
Payment: either with credit card guarantee or by invoice.


[updated 24.03.2016]
To reach Malmö/Sweden it is recommended to fly to Copenhagen/Denmark

From Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (by train)
Take the train from the station inside Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to Malmö Triangeln, a journey of 18 minutes or two stations. From Station Triangeln it is 2 minutes’ walk to the Scandic Triangeln hotel. Take the north exit from the station Triangeln. The hotel is straight ahead. Follow Rådmansgatan down, the hotel entrance is on your right.

Congress Dinner

[updated 03.01.2017]
city hall The conference dinner will be hosted by the Malmö City Council on the 4th of July at 18:00. The location will be the City Hall (picture) on Stortorget 2, Malmö. The dinner is offered to all attendees free of charge. The City Council Chairman or Mayor will likely have a welcome talk and they will be responsible for arranging everything about the dinner. As the center of all administrative activities for the city, the City Hall, also known as the Government Building, is the most important building in Malmö as well as a popular tourist attraction.


[updated 08.07.2016]
Malmö (280.000 inhabitants) is the third largest city in Sweden and the 6th largest in the Nordic countries. Malmö is also the most populous city in Scania and is the economical and cultural centre of South Sweden. Oeresund
Malmö is also an important part of the transnational Öresund Region, which cover Denmark east of Great Belt (including Copenhagen) and Scania.

Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but it struggled with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since the construction of the Öresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University, founded in 1998. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania.

St Petri Malmö, like the rest of southern Sweden, has an oceanic climate. Despite its northern location, the climate is surprisingly mild compared to other locations in similar latitudes, or even somewhat farther south, mainly because of the Gulf Stream. Because of its northern latitude, daylight extends 17 hours in midsummer,

The economy of Malmö was traditionally based on shipbuilding and construction related industries, such as concrete factories. The region's leading university, along with its associated hi-tech and pharmaceutical industries, is located in Lund about 16 kilometres to the north-east. Radhus The main contributing factor for the city development in the last years has been the economic integration with Denmark brought about by the Öresund Bridge. Almost 10% of the population in Malmö works in Copenhagen. Also the university founded in 1998 and the effects of integration into the European Union have contributed.
Pictures: Wikipedia, Fred, Christian Beiwinkel, Hajotthu


[updated 24.03.2016]

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
E-Mail: info@eurofedlipid.org