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  9th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Oils, Fats and Lipids for a Healthy and Sustainable World

9th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

18-21 September 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


to receive a complimentary copy of the poster mailto
Rotterdam Poster

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Marc Kellens Dinner Presentation

The two winning posters:

Lipase Positional Selectivity in Production of Omega-3 Enriched Triacylglycerides
Mugford, P.F., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia/CDN, A.J. Rolle, E.R. Suarez, J.A. Kralovec, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia/CDN

Processing Effects on the Nano-crystalline Structure and Mechanical Properties of Trans-fat Free Fats based from Fully Hydrogenated Stock
Acevedo, N.C., Guelph/CDN, G. Alejandro, A.G. Marangoni, Guelph/CDN

Mr. Chandran has kindly agreed to make a .pdf of his lecture "Sustainability: Challenges & Opportunities for Palm Oil" available.

Please contact Ms. Sitie Nurhanie  at: 

Dear Colleague,

The ninth Euro Fed Lipid congress brings us to the city of Rotterdam. Is there any better location in Europe than Rotterdam to host the Euro Fed Lipid congress? The Rotterdam harbour is the main entry point of fats and oils into Europe. Large storage capacities and also 25% of the European refining capacity can be found in the Rotterdam area. Furthermore, a long list of analytical laboratories, innovation and research centres and fat and oils consuming industries complete the picture of Rotterdam as the "European Capital of Fats and Oils". The boat tour through the Rotterdam harbour, scheduled for Monday evening, will give you the opportunity to judge yourself.

The two main themes of the congress are Health and Sustainability. Next to our regular Health session there will be a symposium especially designed to comprehensively discuss the subject of saturated fatty acids in nutrition. Also sustainability, for the first time explicitly in the programme, gets significant attention with a very divers group of speakers. Many more interesting sessions complete the programme.

The programme we have put together and the venue will again give ample opportunity to network and stimulate fruitful discussions at the interface of science and technology, research and application. 
It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in downtown Rotterdam for this sparkling Euro Fed Lipid congress.
M Kellens G van Duijn R. Mensink
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Marc Kellens
De Smet Ballestra, Zaventem, Belgium
Euro Fed Lipid President
Gerrit van Duijn
Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Congress Chairman
Ronald Mensink, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Eckhard Flöter, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Vice Congress Chairman

Scientific Committee

Members of the Scientific Committee: 

Giuseppe Bee, Swiss Federal Research Station for Animal Production, Posieux, Switzerland
Uwe T. Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Germany
Lanfranco Conte, University of Udine, Italy
Wim De Greyt, Desmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem, Belgium
Gerhard de Ruiter, Sime Darby R&D Plantation, Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Diego Luis Garcia Gonzalez, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
Ulf Hanefeld, Technical University of  Delft, The Netherlands
Lars Hellgren, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Karel Hrncirik, Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Charlotte Jacobsen, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
René Lessire, University of Bordeaux II, France
Michael Meier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Kalanithi Nesaretnam, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Anna Nicolaou, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
Stefanie Oude Elferink, Deventer, The Netherlands
Marcel Paques. Friesland Foods Corp. Research, Deventer, The Netherlands
Rudy Rabbinge, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
Erik van der Linden, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
Jacco van Haveren, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
Karlijn van Lierop, Dutch Product Board for Margarine, Fats and Oils (MVO), Rijswijk,The Netherlands
Robert van Loo, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
Mar Verhoeff, LabCo BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Main Topics

Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme/ Abstracts can be found here

UPDATE 27 May: Abstracts are now available in the database!

Download a PDF of the printed Programme brochure (3 MB), as of 11 May 2011

Status as of 7 September: 160 lectures, 323 posters

51 Countries represented so far:

Europe: AT  BE  CH  CZ  DE  DK 

Americas:  AR  BR  CA  co  MX  US 

Middle East/ Asia:  CN  IL  IN  

Africa: DZ  EG  NG  TN

Oceania: AU  NZ

Plenary Lectures

Opening Lecture: M.R. Chandran, Advisor to the Executive Board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Sustainability: Challenges & Opportunities for Palm Oil"

European Lipid Science Award: Ole G. Mouritsen, University of Southern Denmark: "Lipids, Curvature, and Nano-Medicine"

European Lipid Technology Award: Roland Verhe, University of Ghent, Belgium: "Integral Valorization of Lipids as Renewable Resources for Food and Non-food Products"

DGF-Normann Medal: Günther Daum, Graz University of Technology, Austria: "Lipid Storage: Yeast we can!"

SFEL-Chevreul Medal: Philippe Guesnet, INRA Jouy-en-Josas, France: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids,  Neurotransmission and Energy Metabolism in the Brain - A possible Role  in maintaining Brain Functions during Aging?"

Keynote Lectures

Analytics, Authenticity, Lipidomics: William S. Griffiths, University of Swansea, UK: "Analysis of Sterols by Charge-Tagging Mass Spectrometry"

Bioscience, Biocatalyis, Biochemistry: Michael J. Haas, USDA, Wyndmoor/PA, USA: "The sublime and the Mundane: from Lipase to Sodium Hydroxide in the Search for Catalysts and Technologies for Lipid Modification"

Health and Disease: Tom Sanders, University of London, Kings College, UK: "The Role of Long-chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids versus Alpha-linolenic Acid in Meeting Human Needs for n-3 Fatty Acids "

Milk, Dairy Products and Animal Science: Bruce German, University of California, Davis/CA, USA: "The Role of Dairy Fats for Human Health"

Oil Seeds, Plant Breeding, Plant Lipids: Amine Abbadi, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht, Hans-Georg Lembke KG, Holtsee, Germany: "Rapeseed Breeding for Oil Quality and Sustainability"

Oleochemistry, Biodiesel:  S. Mecking, Konstanz, Germany: "Novel Linear Longchain Difunctional Molecules and Plastics from Plant Oil"

Olive Oil: S. Mannino, Milan/I: "Electronic Nose and Tongue for the Evaluation of Fats and Oils"

Oxidation, Deep Frying, Marine Lipids: Bente Ruyter, Aas, Norway: "What is known about Oxidised Lipids and their Health Effects?"

Palm Oil: Yuen May Choo, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Government's Role in Sustainable Palm Oil Development"

Physical Chemistry:
- André Brodkorb, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland: "
Fatty acid/protein Complexes - A Synergy for Potential Health Benefits"
- Alejandro G. Marangoni, University of  Guelph, Canada: "Crystallization and Structure of Wax Crystal Networks"

Processing: Ivonne Rietjens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands: "Toxicological Aspects of 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Esters"

Special Session: Health Effects of Saturated Fatty Acids (SAFA) and its Possible Replacements
Order of presentations and titles are tentative

Chairmen: Pramod Khosla, Peter Zock

Introduction by one of the chairmen

Ronald P. Mensink  (University Maastricht, Netherlands)
Dietary SAFA and blood lipids in controlled diet studies

Marianne U. Jakobsen (School of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark)
SAFA versus other major types of fats and CVD in epidemiological studies / perspectives of the Copenhagen SAFA meeting, May 2010

J. Bruce German (University of California, Davis CA, USA)
SAFA and Health from a developmental perspective

Dariush Mozaffarian (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA) SAFA and CVD in randomized clinical endpoint trials

Pramod Khosla (Wayne State University, Detroit MI, USA)
Outcomes of the Wayne State University SAFA Symposium, Oct 2010

Ingeborg A. Brouwer (Institute of Health Sciences, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Health effects of specific SAFA and trans fatty acids

Peter L. Zock (Unilever Research & Development, Vlaardingen, Netherlands)
Health effects of fat structuring (interesterification) with different SAFA

Panel Discussion / Summary and Conclusions by the chairmen

Call for Papers

The Scientific Committee has started to accept abstracts for and declarations of intend for oral communications (20 min incl discussion) and poster presentations. You are cordially invited to submit your lecture or poster online.

Download the call for papers (.pdf)

The deadline for lecture abstracts was 18 March 2011
Deadlines for posters:
-to reach the printed programme: 18 March 2011
-to reach the book of abstracts: around 1 August 2011
-to be accepted as last minute poster: 16 September 2011


To prepare a one page abstract, please use this model

Afterwards use of the following links (declarations of intent can be submitted like regular abstracts)


List of papers (Scientific Committee only, password needed)


To register for the congress please make use of the Online Registration <Closed>

Make sure to print your confirmation/ invoice as last step of the 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.

Registration Fees (get a 5 Euro discount for using the online registration):

Category  Price before 5 August 2011  Price after 5 August 2011 
Euro Fed Lipid Members* and employees of member companies  EUR 510 EUR 560
Non-members EUR 565 EUR 610
Euro Fed Lipid student member with poster presentation** (proof required) EUR 60 EUR 110
all other students** (proof required)  EUR 110 EUR 160

* Euro Fed Lipid Members are direct members as well as members of 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), SFEL (formerly AFECG), SISSG (Societá Italiana per lo Studio delle Sostanze Grasse) or YABITED (Turkish Lipid Group)

** 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

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 5 August 2011 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date until 9 September 2011, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 9 September 2011 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.

Pre-Congress Event

10th ILPS Phospholipid Congress, 16-18 September 2011, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Media Partner


Rotterdam with 580.000 inhabitants is the second largest city in the Netherlands, after the capital Amsterdam.
Rotterdam is situated on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas ('New Meuse'), one of the channels in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse rivers.

Rotterdam was founded in the mid 13th century after a dam had been constructed in the River Rotte. Rotterdam received municipal rights in 1340. Over the centuries Rotterdam grew from a fishing village into an international centre of trade, transport, industry and distribution.

Picture: Wikipedia, Author Quistnix
Rhine harbour
Source: Wikipedia, Author Quistnix

In the Second World War the city centre was devastated. Now, many years later, a new, modern city centre has risen from the ashes. The avant-garde architecture is famous at home and abroad.
The city is unlike Holland's other cities. Its international orientation as a port and the regeneration of its city centre have made Rotterdam a business city without parallel with outstanding architecture and delightful culture. It is a city with an abundance of attractions, festivals and museums. A swinging, young city with excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes. Rotterdam is also home to the Dutch half of Consumer Goods company
Unilever and its research center in Vlaardingen (a suburb of Rotterdam).

The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and was the world's busiest port from 1962 to 2004, until it was overtaken by Shanghai.

The port's main activities are petrochemical industries and general cargo handling and transshipment. The harbour functions as an important transit point for bulk materials between the European continent and overseas. From Rotterdam goods are transported by ship, river barge, train or road. Being the ''Gateway to Europe'' Rotterdam has a hinterland of 500 million inhabitants.

Source: Wikipedia, Author Quistnix
Source: Wikipedia, Author Lucas Hirschegger

The windmills of Kinderdijk (15 km east of Rotterdam) are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They were placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Kinderdijk is situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.

Flood control is an important issue for the Netherlands as about two thirds of the country is vulnerable to flooding while at the same time the country is among the most densely populated on earth.

Natural sand dunes and man made dikes, dams and floodgates provide the defense against storm surges from sea. River dikes prevent flooding from water flowing into the country by the major rivers Rhine and Meuse, while a complicated system of drainage ditches, canals and pumping stations (historically: windmills) keep the low lying parts dry for habitation and agriculture.

Water control boards are the independent local government bodies responsible for maintaining this system. In modern times flood disasters coupled with technological development have led to large construction works to reduce the influence of the sea and prevent future floods.

Source: Wikipedia, Author Emvee

The Venue

The congress will take place in the "de Doelen concert and congress centre". The stylish building  is located at the very heart of of Rotterdam, 
just opposite the central station. It is also home to the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

de Doelen

A customised Google map showing all congress locations is available here. The area is also covered by Streetview.

How to get there:

Source: Wikipedia
Amsterdam International Airport named Schiphol
(located between Amsterdam and Rotterdam), is the most user friendly airport in the world and the 4th largest in Europe. Schiphol station has four direct train connections per hour to Rotterdam Central station. The new high speed train from Schiphol to Rotterdam Central Station takes only 26 minutes.

Rotterdam Airportis a comfortable and easy regional airport, situated at approximately 6 miles from the city centre.

International direct connections to Belgium, France and Germany depart many times a day from Rotterdam Central Station. Paris only 2 hours and 36 minutes, Brussels 1 hour and 11 minutes.
Tickets are available online at the webpage of the dutch railroad (Nederlandse Spoorwegen)

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From Amsterdam / Den Haag
A13 in the direction of Rotterdam, at Kleinpolderplein follow the signs in the direction of Centrum, at the second traffic light follow the signs for Euromast/Maastunnel. Take the right tunnel after the traffic light and go left at the next traffic light. You will now be on the Weena Boulevard. For further details download the directions in pdf.

From Utrecht
A20 in the direction of Den Haag / Hoek van Holland, take the Rotterdam Centrum / Schiebroek / Hillegersberg exit, at the end of the exit follow the signs to Centrum (Schieweg / Schiekade). You will now be on Hofplein square. For further details download the directions in pdf.

From Breda / Dordrecht
Take the right lane on the A16 motorway (follow Kralingen / Rotterdam Centrum). Cross the Van Brienenoordbrug and take the first exit (Rotterdam Centrum). Turn left at the end of the exit lane (roundabout in the direction of Centrum), and turn onto the Maasboulevard. Continue straight ahead (along de Boompjes). At Hotel Inntel (on your right-hand side), turn right onto the Schiedamsedijk. Continue until you have reached the Coolsingel-Westblaak intersection. Turn left onto the Westblaak and continue in the direction of the Hofplein.
For further details download the directions in pdf.

Useful Links

City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam in Wikipedia

Port of Rotterdam

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