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12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
"Oils, Fats and Lipids: From Lipidomics to Industrial Innovation"
14-17 September 2014, Montpellier, France
hosted by SFEL and GERLI

[updated 07.01.2014]

Dear Reader,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress we are honored to welcome you to Montpellier.

This congress will be a wonderful forum to discuss and exchange with delegates from Europe and worldwide on many topics and new discoveries dealing with lipids, oils and fats. From lipidomics to industrial innovation, the congress will address 17 different topics favoring networking with colleagues from academic or industrial sectors and share up-to-date information. Special sessions related to molecular and cell biology, nutrition, lipids and health, analytics, physical chemistry, oleochemistry, oilseeds and plant lipids, marine, plant and animal lipids and many others will take place during this congress.

On that occasion, the two French societies dedicated to lipid science and technology, GERLI and SFEL, will combine their efforts to assist the scientific committee to establish an attractive program for the Euro Fed Lipid congress.

We will meet in Montpellier, a very attractive city in the Languedoc region in Southern France, known for its 2000 years of history. The Mediterranean coast here was settled by the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans and many archeological sensations like the Pont du Gard are still perfectly preserved.

Beside its role as a major spot for summer vacations in the mediterranean, Languedoc is also a significant producer of wine. To add to the natural advantages, the Camargue with its wild horses, flamingoes and bulls is literally next door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Montpellier for the 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress from 14th to 17th of September 2014.

Gerrit van Duijn
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Euro Fed Lipid President
Pierre Villeneuve
Montpellier, France
Congress Chair
Frederic Carriere
Marseille, France
Congress Chair

Sponsors, Sponsoring, Exhibition

[updated 25.07.2013]


For a list of sponsorships suggestions in a broad range of budgets

download this file.

If you have other needs please contact us. Early deciders enjoy a longer visibility!


The congress programme brochure will be printed in spring 2014 (several thousand copies) and posted globally.
4/4 colour, full page advertisements can be placed. See details and conditions here.


The congress center offers space for a table top exhibition within the poster and coffee break area. Please follow this link for details, registration information, floor plans and confirmed exibitors.

Scientific Committee

[updated 21.10.2013]

Poster Montpellier Evan Abrahamse, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Noelia Aldai Elkoro-Iribe, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Ramon Aparicio-Lopez, Sevilla, Spain
Uwe Bornscheuer, Greifswald, Germany
Sylvain Caillol, Montpellier, France
Frederic Carrière, Marseille, France (Chair)
Yuen May Choo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gnther Daum, Graz, Austria
Stefaan De Smet, Melle, Belgium
Eric Decker, Amherst, MA, USA
Bernadette Delplanque, Orsay, France
Thierry Durand, Montpellier, France
Ivo Feussner, Göttingen, Germany
Frederic Fine, Pessac, France
Imogen Foubert, Kortrijk, Belgium
Lars Hellgren, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Charlotte Jacobsen, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Florent Joffre, Pessac, France
Marc Kellens, Zaventem, Belgium
Florence Lacoste, Pessac, France
Michel Lagarde, Villeurbanne, France
Fernando Leal-Calderone, Pessac, France
Jerome Lecomte, Montpellier, France
Michel Linder, Vandeouvre-les-Nancy, France
Eric Marechal, Grenoble, France
Michael Meier, Karlsruhe, Germany
Marie-Caroline Michalski, Villeurbanne, France
Anna Nicolaou, Manchester, UK
Jerome Nigou, Toulouse, France
Michel Record, Toulouse, France
Fabrice Turon, Toulouse, France
Gerrit van Duijn, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Pierre Villeneuve, Montpellier, France (Chair)
Michael Wakelam, Cambridge, UK

Scientific Programme

[updated 21.02.2018]

Lecture Programme with abstracts

Posters with abstracts

The programme brochure (as of 16 April 2014) can be downloaded here (2.7 MB, .pdf)

Plenary/ Award Lectures:

Schmid Opening Lecture:
Rolf Schmid
"Lipids in a Global Bioeconomy"

Chapman European Lipid Science Award Lecture:
John Chapman
INSERM Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Research Unit
"Lipidomics and HDL Function: Insights into Innovative Therapeutics"

Vis European Lipid Technology Award Lecture:
Jan-Kees Vis
The Netherlands
"The Journey towards Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, a Bumpy Road"

Harwood Chevreul Medal Lecture:
John Harwood
Cardiff University
"Inspired by Lipids"

Bornscheuer Wilhelm Normann Medal Lecture:
Uwe T. Bornscheuer
University of Greifswald
"Enzymatic Lipid modification: Past, Present and Future"

Main Topics/ Keynote Lectures:

  • Lipids in Animal Science:
    Rui J.B. Bessa, University of Lisbon, Portugal: "Potential and Constraints to Modulate the Fatty Acid Composition of Ruminant Meat"
  • Biotechnology and Enzyme Technology:
    Quinn Zhu, DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE/USA: "Production of Omega-3 Eicosapentaenoic Acid by Metabolic Engineering of Yarrowia lipolytica
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids in Health and Disease:
    David Moore, Houston, TX/USA: "Nutrient Sensing Nuclear Receptors Regulate Autophagy"
  • Lipids in Nutrition:
    Philippe Legrand, INRA, Rennes: "Saturated Fatty Acids: Friends or Foes"
  • Lipidomics, Analytics, Authenticity, Imaging:
    Markus R. Wenk, National University of Singapore: "Natural Variation of Lipidomes"
  • Marine Lipids:
    Philip C. Calder, University of Southampton, UK: "Health Beneficial Effects of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids"
  • Microbial Lipids:
    Jie-Oh Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, Korea
  • Lipid Chemistry and Oleochemistry:
    Nicos A. Petasis, University of Southern California, Los Angeles: "Chemistry of Anti-inflammatory and Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators derived from EPA and DHA"
  • Mediterranean Oils and Fats:
    Zoubida Charrouf, Faculty of Sciences, Rabat, Morocco:"Argan Oil, the 40-years-of-research Product"
  • Palm Oil:
    Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May, MPOB, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Research Advancements in Palm Oil Nutrition"
  • Physical Chemistry, Lipid Biophysics and Formulations:
    Bernard Cabane, CNRS, Paris, France: "Crossing the Oil-surfactant-water Phase Diagram to produce Nanoemulsions"
  • Plant Lipids, Oil Seeds, Plant Breeding:
    Sebastien Baud, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Versailles, France:"Elucidating the Regulation of Oil Accumulation in Seeds of the Model Species Arabidopsis thaliana, a Key for the Design of Molecular Tools of Biotechnological Interest"
  • Processing:
    Wim De Greyt, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem, Belgium: "Energy and Utilities Consumption during Oil and Oilseed Processing"
  • Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants:
    Kazuo Miyashita, Hokkaido University, Japan: "Paradox of Omega-3 PUFA Oxidation"
  • Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition:
    Benoit Lamarche, University Laval, Canada: "From Nutrients to Foods: Impact of Dairy Fat and Dairy Products on Cardiovascular Health"
  • Innovation in Industry:
    Pierre Verdellet, Bunge Global Innovation, San Just Desvern, Spain: "A New Approach to Innovation in Oil Seed Business at Bunge"
  • Young Scientists Session

  • smart shortcourses Independent Pre Congress Event:
    13th Practical Short Course: Fundamentals of Edible Oil Refining, Processing and Quality Management
    Crowne Plaza Montpellier Corum, Montpellier, France - 13-14 September 2014

    As part of the Advanced Oil Processing series, Smart Short Courses joins with the 12th Euro Fed Lipid Conference in Montpellier, France, with the fully updated "Fundamentals of Oil Processing" program. This follows after successful programs in 2013 on Fish Oil (Santiago de Chile), Oilseeds, Oils & Fats (Munich, Germany), Oil Analytical Methods (Antalya, Turtkey), Palm Oil (Panama City, Panama) and Best practices (Dubai, U.A.E.)

    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 everyone who needs to refresh their Oils and Fats knowledge including new and experienced 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.



    Abstract Upload

    [updated 10.03.2014]

    You are kindly invited to propose abstracts for poster presentations.

    Posters are being accepted until September.

    Size of Poster Walls is 95 cm width and 120 cm height

    Download the call for paper

    To submit your contribution 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!)


    Upload your abstract here


    Register for the congress


    Lectures: 14 February 2014
    Meeting of the scientific committee to finalise the lecture programme: 6 March 2014
    Meeting 6 March

    - to be included in the printed programme: 6 March 2014
    - to reach the book of abstracts: 1 July 2014
    - to be on display during the congress: 14 September 2014


    [updated 12.02.2014]

    To register for the congress

    please use this link to the ONLINE REGISTRATION

    Alternatively complete the printed registration form (one form per participant) and return it to:
    Euro Fed Lipid
    P.O. Box 90 04 40
    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.


    [updated 03.02.2014]


    until 04 August 2014 after 04 August 2014

    495 Euro
    560 Euro

    565 Euro
    610 Euro
    Student Member with poster
    (proof needed)

    60 Euro
    110 Euro
    Other Students
    (proof needed)

    110 Euro
    160 Euro

    * Euro Fed Lipid or Euro Fed Lipid Member Associations
    ** 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 261 No. 1a CGI).

    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 71 500 700 240 240 1610 00
    Please quote your reference number.

    Paying by Credit Card
    We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX


    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations must be in writing and are effective after written confirmation by Euro Fed Lipid. Cancellations received on or before 04 August 2014 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee.
    After that date until 1 September 2014, the cancellation fee is 100 Euro. There will be no refund for cancellations after 1 September 2014 or No-Shows. However, 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/Travel

    [updated 12.03.2014]


    The congress will take place at the Le Corum Conference Center Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, 34027 Montpellier, France

    On Google Maps: individualised map Click here to see the map

    The hotel contingents managed by our partner Eventime have now expired.
    However to obtain more details about reservation made with Eventime or if you need personal attention regarding hotels in Montpellier, please contact:
    Eventime - Ms.Batrice GIRAUD
    Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, Le Corum
    34027 Montpellier Tel. 33 (0) 4 67 61 66 65

    For last minute bookings, please follow this link:

    Travel Information:

    By plane
    The Montpellier Mediterranee International Airport is located just 8 km from the city center. The drive takes around ten minutes.

    It is easy to get from the airport to downtown Montpellier by taxi or shuttle-bus service.
    Montpellier Mediterranee International Airport
    Contact +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00
    Most international flights flights arrive in Paris with short connecting flights to Montpellier. However there are direct and regular services to Brussels, Frankfurt-Hahn, London Madrid and Marrakech.

    By train
    Since Montpellier is connected to the high speed train system TGV it may be an alternative to travel by train. The Montpellier Saint-Roch train station is located right in the center of town, just 200 meters from the Place de la Comedie. You can get to all Montpellier districts by taking the two local tramway lines, as well as by bus or taxi.

    By car
    Montpellier is served by A9 and A75 motorways.

    Social Programme

    [updated 04.02.2014]

    Congress Dinner:

    The congress Dinner takes place Tuesday, 16 September 2014 in a designated area of the Congress Center.
    Preregistration is required
    The price is 65 Euro per Person


    [updated 08.08.2012]

    (Wikipedia) Montpellier is the 8th largest city of the country (265.000 Inhabitants), and is also the fastest growing city in France over the past 25 years. It is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault department. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is dominated by vineyards, three times the combined area of the vineyards in Bordeaux.
    Local wine growing districts include Coteaux du Languedoc, Gres de Montpellier, Pic Saint-Loup, Corbieres, Saint-Chinian.
    Source: Wikipedia, author rudimente
    Pont du Gard
    Pont du Gard. Source: Wikipedia, Author ChrisO
    Montpellier is one of the few large cities in France without a (Gallo-)Roman background. It came to prominence in the 10th century as a trading centre, with trading links across the Mediterranean world and a rich Jewish cultural life and traditions of tolerance of its Muslims, Jews and Cathars and later of its Protestants. William VII of Montpellier established a faculty of medicine in 1180, recognised by Pope Nicholas IV; the city's university was established in 1220 and was one of the chief centers for the teaching of medicine.
    Montpellier gained a charter in 1204 when Peter and Marie confirmed the city's traditional freedoms and granted the city the right to choose twelve governing consuls annually. Montpellier remained a possession of the crown of Aragon until it passed to James III of Majorca, who sold the city to the French king Philip VI in 1349, to raise funds for his ongoing struggle with Peter IV of Aragon. In the 14th century, Montpellier gained a church (not yet a cathedral) dedicated to Saint Peter, noteworthy for its very unusual porch.
    Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. Source Wikipedia, Author Vpe
    Place de la Comédie. Source: Wikipedia, Author Fritz Geller-Grimm
    At the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, many of the inhabitants of Montpellier became Protestants (or Huguenots as they were known in France) and the city became a stronghold of Protestant resistance to the Catholic French crown. In 1622, King Louis XIII besieged the city and took it after eight months, in the Siege of Montpellier, afterwards building the Citadel of Montpellier to secure it.
    During the 19th century the city developed into an industrial centre. In the 1960s, its population grew dramatically after French settlers in Algeria were resettled in the city following Algeria's independence from France. In the 1980s and 1990s, the city drew attention with a number of major redevelopment projects, such as the Corum and especially the Antigone District.
    Prefecture. Source Wikipedia, Author Jonaslange
    Source: Wikipedia, author Galia
    The city is situated on hilly ground 10 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean coast on the River Lez. The name of the city, which was originally Monspessulanus, is said to have stood for mont pele (the naked hill, because the vegetation was poor), or le mont de la colline (the mount of the hill)
    Montpellier has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, somewhat wet winters, and very warm, rather dry summers. In September you can expect an average high temperature of 24.8 degree and an average low of 14.5 degree.
    Source: Wikipedia, Author Jjshapiro


    [updated 20.07.2012]

    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