Euro Fed Lipid

8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress                                   hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft

and 7th H.P. Kaufmann-Days of DGF

Oils, Fats and Lipids: Health & Nutrition, Chemistry & Energy

21-24 November 2010, Munich, Germany


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The Congress from A to Z


Call for Papers

Main Topics  


Sponsors and Marketing Options

Scientific Committee

Scientific Programme  

Social Programme       

Table Top Exhibition

Travel Information        

The Venue

Useful Links

muenchen 2010

21-24 November 2010

Congress Poster
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Dear Colleague,

After 10 years of rotation through Europe the Euro Fed Lipid congress returns to the country where it all began. Back in 2000, approx. 300 delegates gathered in Würzburg for what was originally planned as the 53rd DGF congress, then co-organized by DGF and AFECG as a "Joint International Congress" and later declared to be the first Euro Fed Lipid congress. During the congress, four societies from France, UK, The Netherlands and Germany decided to found a new European Federation - at this time more a vision than a reality.

Euro Fed Lipid has since then come a long way. The federation has grown to eleven member societies with the 12th about to join.
The congresses are recognized as annual "don't miss this!" event of the Lipids, Fats and Oils world with up to 850 delegates, including 200 students. We are equally pleased that our journal, the "European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology" is now -with a 5 year impact factor of 1.582- a well received publication, on a global scale.

We now look forward very much to adding to this exiting development and kindly invite you to take part in what is expected to become a special highlight, the 8th Euro Fed Lipid congress in Munich. If fats, oils and lipids are your profession, Munich is the place to be this autumn.

Marc Kellens Uwe Bornscheuer Klaus Schurz
Marc Kellens
President of Euro Fed Lipid
Uwe T. Bornscheuer
Congress Chairman
Klaus Schurz
Vice- Congress Chairman

Countries already represented:

Africa:                       EG  ZA  NG
Asia/ Middle East:  IR  IL  JP ID MY  PK  CN  SG  TR
Europe:                    AT  BE  BG  hr  CZ  DK  FI  FR  GE  GB  GR hu IE  IT  lv  MK  NL  NO  PL  PT  RU  SE  sk  ES  CH  NL  UA
Oceania:                   au  NZ

Don't see your flag? Be the first from your country to register!

Scientific Committee

Uwe T. Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Germany (Congress Chairman)
Klaus Schurz, Südchemie AG, Moosburg, Germany (Vice Congress Chairman)

Ryszard Amarowicz, PAN Olsztyn, Poland
Ramon Aparicio, Instituto de la Grasa CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
Mohd Basri Wahid, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kajang, Malaysia
Gunter Börner, ÖHMI Engineering GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
Susan Carlson, University of Kansas, Kansas City, USA
Stefaan De Smet, Ghent University, Melle, Belgium
Paolo Bondioli, Stazione Sperimentale per le industrie degli Oli e dei Grassi, Milan, Italy
Hans-Jochen Fiebig, Max Rubner-Institute, Münster, Germany
Eckhard Flöter, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Friedt, University of Giessen, Germany
Charlotte Jacobsen, National Food Institute, DTU, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
Gerhard Jahreis, University of Jena, Germany
Bertrand Matthäus, Max Rubner-Institute, Münster, Germany
Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Kalanithi Nesaretnam,
Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kajang, Malaysia
Anna Nicolaou, University of Bradford, UK
Werner Richter, Institute for Lipid Metabolism and Hemorheology, Windach, Germany
Mark Rüsch gen. Klaas, University of Applied Science Neubrandenburg, Germany
Ulrich Schörken, Cognis GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
Karin Schwarz, University of Kiel, Germany
Aziz Tekin, University of Ankara, Turkey
Saturo Ueno, University of Hiroshima, Japan
Gerrit van Duijn, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Pierre Villeneuve, CIRAD UMR IATE, Montpellier, France

Main Topics:

(Bio)chemistry/ Energy/ Technology

  • Analytics/ Authenticity/ Lipidomics
  • Oleochemistry/ Biodiesel
  • Bioscience, Biocatalysis, Biochemistry
  • Processing
  • Physical Properties


  • Oxidation/ Food Technology/ Deep Frying/Marine lipids
  • Oilseeds, Plant Breeding, Plant Lipids
  • Olive Oil
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Milk, Dairy Products, Animal Science
  • Health and Disease

Call for Papers

The scientific committee still accepts poster presentations. To submit your contribution please prepare a one-page abstract according to the abstract model and store it in rich text format (.rtf) on your computer. Afterwards use one of links below to submit the abstract online. Please avoid HEADLINES AND NAMES IN CAPITAL LETTERS.

End of May: Confirmation letters to authors

Poster abstracts to reach the book of abstracts: 24 September 2010 (subject to change)

Please note that congress registration and participation is required to be listed in the programme. Scroll down to register online for the congress!

Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme including abstracts can be found here

Update: 25 June: Abstracts are available in the database!

Alternatively: Download the printed programme brochure (last update as of 10 June), 4,2 MB .pdf

Authors should have received official confirmation letters by end of May.

Plenary Lectures:

European Lipid Science Award: Bart Staels, University of Lille, France: "Nuclear Receptors Connecting Lipid Metabolism to the Nucleus"

European Lipid Technology Award: Fereidoon Shahidi, University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada: "Novel Antioxidants in Food Quality Preservation and Health Promotion"

AFECG Chevreul Medal Lecture: Michel Lagarde, University of Lyon, France: "Fatty Acid Oxygenated Metabolism and Function in Human Cells"

DGF Normann Medal: Michael Bockisch, Jesteburg, Germany: "Fish Oil - from the Bad and the Ugly to the Precious and Good"

Timothy S.
Hitchman , Verenium Corp., San Diego, CA, USA: "Advancing Industrial Processes Through Biotechnology: Phospholipase C Enzymatic Degumming"

Keynote Lectures:

Analytics/ Authenticity/ Lipidomics: Christoph Thiele, University of Bonn, Germany: "Novel Fluorescent Derivatives for Imaging of Lipid Droplets"

Oleochemistry/ Biodiesel: Mario Pagliaro, CNR, Palermo, Italy: "New Commercial Products from Bioglycerol: Routes of Chemical Ingenuity"

Bioscience, Biocatalysis, Biochemistry: Richard A. Gross, Brooklyn/NY, USA: "Engineered Lipids Produced by Microbes and their Use in Biobased Materials"

Processing: Frank Pudel, PPM Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg, Germany: "From Rapeseed Processing to Rapeseed Biorefineries - Challenges and Obstacles"

Physical Properties: Kyotaka Sato, University of Hiroshima, Japan: "Un-answered Problems in Lipid Crystallization"

Oxidation/ Food Technology/ Deep Frying/Marine lipids: Francisco J. Hidalgo, Instituto de la Grasa, Sevilla, Spain: "Maillard reaction meets lipid oxidation "

Oilseeds, Plant Breeding, Plant Lipids: Rod Snowdon, University of Gießen, Germany: "High-throughput Genomic and Transcriptomic Tools for Molecular Plant Breeding"

Olive Oil: Diego L. Garcia-Gonzalez, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain: "Explaining Virgin Olive Quality from the Frontiers of Research"

Rapeseed Oil: Krzysztof Krygier, Agricultural University of Warsaw, Poland: "What makes Rapeseed Oil so Interesting for us?"

Palm Oil: Ronald Mensink, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands: "Effects of Triglyceride Structure on Risk Marker of the Metabolic Syndrome"

Milk, Dairy Products, Animal Science: Katrin Kuhnt, University of Jena, Germany: "Selected Fatty Acids of Milk in Human Nutrition"

Health and Disease:
Gerd Schmitz, University Hospital of Regensburg, Germany: "Abnormalities of Macrophage and Neutrophil Lipid Species Processing Abnormalities Relate to Organelle Specific Stress Response in Vascular and Metabolic Disease"
Susan E. Carlson, University of Kansas, Medical Center, Kansas City/MO, USA: "Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Infant and Child Development"
Clemens von Schacky, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany "Update on the Cardioprotective Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids"

Euro Fed Lipid Olive Oil Division Complementary Programme:

Sensory analysis of EVOO - Colloquium for Panelsupervisors

"Experiences and benefits around the running EC- and IOC-Regulations"

Tuesday, 23. November 2010, 15.40 - 18.00, Room Barcelona, Hotel Westin Grand Munich

Chair and moderation: NN and Dieter Oberg

The aim of the colloquium is an interdisciplinary exchange of experiences along the existing regulations with subjects as follows:
-    experiences with the values of intensities for negative and positive attributes after the introduction of the Reg. (EG) 640/2008 including the results for light, medium and intense fruitiness and the
     benefits for consumers

-    experiences with the organoleptic assessment extended with the quality factor ?harmony?/?persistency?  (short presentation and handout)
-    experiences with the combined attribute ?fusty/muddy sediment? incl. winey originating from aerobic fermentation
-    experiences with other negative attributes in EVOO like grubby, wet wood etc.
-    experiences about the partly poor content of analysis reports
-    What differences in competence are there between panels from the IOC short list and other accredited panels?
-    short conclusion about the benefit of this programme and future planning
 The programme may be subject to change.

Open to Panel Supervisors and/or their substitutes only. (Panels with competence according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for organoleptic assessment of virgin Olive Oils).
The  Moderators will monitor subjects and speaking time.
The COI is informed about the programme.
This colloquium is free of charge but registration is required. Please use the online registration.
Should you have already registered for the congress and wish to book this colloquium please send an email to  

Satellite Workshop

Analysis and function of oxysterols and other regulatory and lipotoxic molecular lipid species
19-20 November 2010, Holiday Inn Express Munich Airport Hotel, Munich
Joint Workshop of
LipidomicNet and European Network on Oxysterol Research (ENOR)

Meeting of the Turkish Lipid Group YABITED

The meeting is scheduled for Monday 22 November 15:30 in room Barcelona of the Westin Grand Hotel.


To register for the congress (closed)

Make sure to print your confirmation/ 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
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 8 October 2010 Price after 8 October 2010
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and employees of member companies EUR 495 EUR 545
Non-members EUR 550 EUR 595
Euro Fed Lipid student member with poster presentation** (proof required) EUR 50 EUR 100
all other students** (proof required) 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:

- Entry to the scientific programme, poster sessions
- Book of abstracts
- List of participants
- Free registration for the opening mixer
- Coffee Break beverages
- 3 day public transport ticket

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
Commerzbank 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 08 October 2010 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date until 12 November 2010, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 12 November 2010 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.

The Venue

On Google Maps there is an individualised map showing places and directions:

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Munich is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. With a population of 1.3 million it is Germany's third largest city.
The year 1158 is assumed to be the foundation date, which is only the earliest date the city is mentioned in a document. By that time the Guelph Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, had built a bridge over the river Isar next to a settlement of Benedictine monks. Almost two decades later in 1175 Munich was officially granted city status and received fortification. In 1506 Munich became capital of the whole of Bavaria and in 1806 capital of the new Kingdom of Bavaria.
The city was heavily damaged during World War II and was completely rebuilt following a meticulous and - by comparison to other war-ravaged German cities - rather conservative plan which preserved its pre-war street grid. In 1957 Munich's population passed the 1 million mark.

coat of armsThe city's motto used to be "Die Weltstadt mit Herz" (The world city with a heart) for a long time but has recently been replaced by "München mag dich" (Munich loves you). Its native name, München, stems from an Old German word predating the word "Mönche" of today's High German, meaning "Monks". Therefore, the figure on Munich's coat-of-arms is a monk, and is referred to as the Münchner Kindl, the child of Munich.

Residents of Munich typically enjoy a high quality of life. Mercer HR Consulting consistently rates the city among the top 10 cities with highest quality of life worldwide.
Munich has the strongest economy of any German city and is also the economic centre of southern Germany.  Siemens A.G. (electronics) , BMW (car), MAN AG (truck manufacturer, engineering), Linde (gases), Allianz (insurance) and Munich Re (re-insurance) have their headquarters in the town.

Deutsches Museum, located on an island in the Isar, is one of the oldest and largest science museums in the world. A visit is highly recommended! The museum is very close to the congress venue.

Picture: Wikipedia, Author Stefan Kühn

The Frauenkirche (Dom zu unserer Lieben Frau - Cathedral of Our Lady) is the most famous building in the city centre and serves as cathedral for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
Picture: Wikipedia, Author Richard Bartz, Makro Freak

Munich is home to several professional football teams, including Germany's most popular club, FC Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich.
hofbraeuThe Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, arguably the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre. It also operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, one of Munich's most famous attractions.

Picture: Wikipedia, Author Mattes
oktoberfestMunich is famous for its breweries and the Weißbier (wheat beer) is a speciality from Bavaria.

Picture: Wikipedia, Author Hb 3
Oktoberfest2For two weeks, the Oktoberfest, or d' Wiesn as the locals call it, attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents ("Bierzelte") and fairground attractions.

Picture: Wikipedia, Author Michael Chlistalla
The Weißwürste ('white veal sausages'), traditionally eaten only before 12 p.m. and often served with sweet mustard and freshly baked Brezen . (pretzels) are a Munich speciality, as is Leberkäs, Bavarian baked sausage loaf often served with potato salad.

Picture: Wikipedia, Author Thomas S.

Watch "Munich loves you" on YouTube

Travel Information

Lufthansa is the official airline of the 8th Euro Fed Lipid congress and offers discounts for delegates:


Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking Munich with major cities around the world.

Participants can choose to fly to Munich  any time between 7 November 2010 and 6 December 2010.

To make your reservation, please click on this link and enter the access code DEJEI  in the "Access to Event Booking" area.  This will take you into an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available. Please note that you may have to enable pop-ups on this site - otherwise the booking platform window will not open.  

Lufthansa Munich
Picture: Lufthansa (permission granted)
Munich Airport
The airport of the Bavarian capital is the second largest international airport in Germany. It was opened in May 1992 and has had an average of 548 take offs and landings each day. The airport is located 28 km northeast of the city centre and offers both bus and train connections.
The Airport Bus to the city centre departs every 20 minutes for the main train station. Travel time: approx. 45 minutes.
Additionally, two S-Bahn lines depart every 10 minutes to take you from the airport to the city centre.

Take S8 to the Main Station or  Karlsplatz (Stachus) and change to U4. The hotel is located at the terminal station Arabellapark

Arriving by Train
For rail information, prices, timetables and tickets see Deutsche Bahn. The Main Train Station, Hauptbahnhof, is located in the centre of Munich, only approximately 2 km from the central square Marienplatz. More than 800 long-distance trains and regional trains arrive and depart every day. From the main station take underground line U4 to the terminal station Arabellapark.

Arriving by Car
Those who prefer going by car, can easily reach Munich by motorway from all directions.
The A9 coming from the north leads directly into the city centre. If you're coming from the East, the A92 leads you into Munich. The southeast is connected to the capital by the A8 from Salzburg, the southwest via the A96. Coming from the west, you can either take A8 from Stuttgart or the A95 from Lindau.
Apart from the A95 and the A96 all these motorways are connected by the motorway bypass A99, an almost complete circle around the city.
Navigation system:
Arabellastraße 6 · 81925 Munich

Urban Rail and Underground Map of the Munich Transport and Tariff Association MVV
More informations are available on the website of the Munich Transport and Tariff Association MVV.

A map of the urban rail network can be found here

Useful Links

Public Transport in Munich

Munich Airport

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