15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress
Oil, Fats and Lipids: New Technologies and Applications for a Healthier Life
27-30 August 2017, Uppsala, Sweden
hosted by the Nordic Lipidforum

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Dear Colleagues,
A warm welcome to the 15th Euro Fed Lipid Congress!

Proud host is Nordic Lipidforum which this year celebrates 65 years since the very first meeting in Halmstad, Sweden, 1952. We are now very happy to welcome you to Uppsala, a lively university city characterized by charm, famous scientists and, of course, its students. Our venue, Uppsala Concert & Congress (UKK), is very centrally located within short walking distance from the train station, all hotels and the historical center of Uppsala. Also, the airport is just 18 min train ride away!

The theme of this years´ congress reflects the great importance of oils, fats and lipids for a healthy life through its multiple functions in all aspects of human life and care. With the present theme in mind, the Scientific committee, coordinated by Ingrid Undeland (Chalmers University of Technology) and Bengt Herslöf (Lipidor AB) has created a program with strong key note speakers, invited lectures, award lectures and volunteer lectures.

Further to sessions which follow the division structure of Euro Fed Lipid, we are featuring three extra topics which we hope can attract both first-time and frequent attendees to the congress; Lipids in formulation of pharma and cosmetics, Lipids in novel foods, and Lipid soluble contaminants. To acknowledge the importance of posters, short oral poster pitches will be offered, and poster titles will be highlighted also within the oral sessions.

Altogether, we see a timely and relevant program of very high quality targeting many issues of global importance. We therefore feel confident that congress attendees will experience new findings and knowledge on oils, fats and lipids.

However, a congress should be more than just lectures and posters. As hubs for socializing and networking, coffee breaks, lunches, receptions and conference dinner will this year be enriched with joint morning jogging (first time in EFL-history!) and pub night. It is not unlikely that seeds for new collaboration studies to be presented in coming EFL-meetings will be planted just here! In short, we very much look forward to meeting you in Sweden in August. Most welcome!

Villeneuve Undeland Hersloef
Pierre Villeneuve
Euro Fed Lipid
Ingrid Undeland
Congress Chair
Bengt Herslöf
Congress Chair

Sponsoring, Marketing

[updated 05.08.2016]

Download the flyer

for some suggestions!
For tailor-made offers please contact the headquarters (amoneit@eurofedlipid.org)

Early deciders enjoy a longer visibility!

Please note that 2017 there is no table top exhibition within the congress framework. Companies are kindly asked to exhibit at the oils+fats trade show.

Scientific Committee

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Poster Noelia Aldai Elkoro-Iribe, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz/ES
Björn Bergenståhl, University of Lund/SE
Anders Carlsson, MediGelium AB, Stockholm/SE
Anders S. Carlsson, SLU Alnarp, SE Lanfranco Conte, University of Udine/IT
Wim DeGreyt, DeSmet Ballestra, Zaventem/BE
Per Ola Darnerud, National Food Agency, Uppsala/SE
Imogen Foubert, Catholic University of Leuven Kulak/BE
Bengt Herslöf, Lipidor, Stockholm/SE (Chair)
Lars Hellgren, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby/DK (deceased)
Hans-Christian Holm, Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd/DK
Charlotte Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby/DK
Søren Krogh Jensen, Aarhus University/DK
Harald C. Köfeler, Medical University of Graz/AT
Ahmad Kushairi Din, MPOB, Kuala Lumpur/MAL
Michel Lagarde, INSA Lyon, Villeurbanne/FR
Anna-Maija Lampi, University of Helsinki/FI
Bertrand Matthäus, MRI, Detmold/DE
Johnnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden/UK
Karsten Nielsen, AAK, Aarhus/DK
Astrid Nilsson, Nofima A/S, Aas, NO
Fatima Paiva Martins, University of Porto, PT
Jana Pickova, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala/SE
Nicoletta Ravasio, CNR, Milano/IT
Verena Siewers, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg/SE
Gudrun Skuladottir, University of Iceland, Reykjavik/IS
Iren Stoknes, FMC/Epax Norway, Alesund/NO
Gerrit van Duijn, Vlaardingen/NL
Ingrid Undeland, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg/SE (Chair) Pierre Villeneuve, CIRAD-AMIS, Montpellier/FR
Robert Wolff, Sintef, Alesund/NO

Scientific Programme

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Special Website

containing he daily updated lecture and posterlists as well as the congress registration

Printed Programme Brochure

(8 MB, .pdf, as of 12 April 2017)

Opening Lecture:
Janina Seubert
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
"Lipids in Eating and Appetite Regulation - a Neuro-Cognitive Perspective"

Fritz Spener
European Lipid Science Award:
Friedrich Spener
University of Graz
Graz, Austria
"From Lipid Biochemistry to Lipidomics"

Normann Medal Lecture:
Gerd Schmitz
University Hospital
Regensburg, Germany
"Lipidomic Biomarkers in Vascular- and Metabolic Diseases"

Chevreul Medal Lecture:
Philippe Legrand
Agronomic University
"Fatty Acid Desaturation in Animals and Humans"

Xu Xuebing
European Lipid Technology Award:
Xu Xuebing
Wilmar Biotechnology R&D Center
Shanghai, China
"Enzymes in Lipid Technology: from Laboratories to Industrial Plants"

Nordic Lipidforum Honorary Lecture:
Guðmundur Haraldsson
University of Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
"Lipids from the Marine World: Perspectives of an Organic Chemist"

Main Topics/ Keynote Lectures:

Christer Ejsing, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark: ”Shotgun Lipidomics: Harnessing the Power of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Complex Lipid Samples”

Biotechnology and Enzyme Technology:
Marc Kellens, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem, Belgium: "Implementation of Biotechnology Solutions on Oils and Fats Processing"

Animal Lipids, including Dairy:
Laurence Bernard, INRA, France: "Advances in Nutritional Strategies to alter the Lipid Fraction of Ruminant Milk for a Healthier Life"

Health and Nutrition:
Hans Demmelmair, Univ. of Munich Medical Center, Germany: "Early Life PUFA Intake Interacts with Genetic Variation in Determining Health Outcomes"
Lotte Lauritzen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Effects on Cognitive Development by Maternal and Infant LC n-3 PUFA Intake"

Plant Lipids and Plant Breeding:
Sten Stymne, SLU, Alnarp, Sweden: "Three Decades of Plant Oil Biotechnology: Where are we today and how do we move forward?"

Oleochemistry, Biofuel and Biosurfactants:
Jean-Luc Dubois, Arkema, Colombes, France: "Preparation of Monomers from Fatty Acids through various Chemistries"

Seed Oils and Speciality Oils –including Rapeseed, Berry and Olive Oil:
Parkash Kochhar, Reading, UK: "Emerging Importance of Speciality Oils: Characteristics and Beneficial Aspects"

Palm Oil:
Ahmad Kushairi Din, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Mitigation Actions by the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry to reduce the formation of 3-MCPD and GE in Palm Oil"

Lipid Oxidation and Quality:
(supported by Kalsec)
Giuseppe Poli University of Torino, Italy: "Lipid Oxidation Products between Health and Disease"

Marine Lipids:
Bente Ruyter, Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Aas, Norway: "Strategies to improve Efficiency of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Utilization in Atlantic Salmon"

Physical Chemistry:
Anna Fureby, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden: "Superficial Investigations - Characterisation Techniques for Surface related Phenomena in Lipid Containing Systems"

Processing and Sustainable Sourcing:
Ulrich Heindl, Neustadt a.d.W., Germany: "Tools and Procedures to Ensure Traceability in Commodity Supply Chains"

Microbial and Algal Lipids:
Jean-Marc Nicaud, INRA, Thiverval Grignon, France: "Engineering of Lipid Metabolism in Yarrowia lipolytica"

Lipids in Formulation of Pharmaceutics and Cosmetics:
Christel Bergström Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Sweden: ”Can Dietary Lipids Enable Delivery of Problematic Pharmaceutical Compounds?”

Lipids in Novel Foods:
Marina Heinonen, University of Helsinki, Finland: "Lipid Containing Novel Foods and their Safety"

Lipid Soluble Contaminants:
Jacob de Boer, VU Environment and Health, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands: "Contaminants in Lipids: An Undesirable yet Growing Group of Chemicals"

Satellite Event

Nordic Lipidforum Academy 2017
University of Uppsala, August 23 - 27, 2017

A introductory course in Lipid Science and Technology for Ph.D. students and employees in the fats and oil industry.

Course content covers:
Basic Lipid Chemistry and Analysis
Lipids as Raw Materials
Lipids in Foods
Lipids in Nutrition
Lipids in Aquaculture
Lipids in Pharma
Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
Current Frontlines in Lipid Research

A small project group work on relevant topics will also be carried out and presented during the course.
Course credit: 3 ECTS point
Course language: English
Maximum number of participants: 25
More details and Registration: www.lipidforum.info

Abstract Upload

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Download the call for papers!

The scientific committee continues to accept poster abstracts.

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!)
IMPORTANT: Please avoid long file names and blank spaces in the filename. Those are causing software errors.


Lecture Abstracts: 3 February 2017
Poster abstracts to be included in the printed programme/ last minute lectures: 21 February 2017
Meeting of the Scientific Committee 21 February 2017

Poster abstracts to be included in the book of abstracts: 1 July 2017

Poster Presenters will have an opportunity to apply for a 1-min oral poster pitch until 9 June.
Please write to undeland@chalmers.se and bengt.herslof@lipidor.se


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until 14 July 2017 after 14 July 2017

515 Euro+VAT***
580 Euro+VAT

585 Euro+VAT
630 Euro+VAT
Student Member with poster
(proof needed)

100 Euro+VAT
150 Euro+VAT
Other Students
(proof needed)

150 Euro+VAT
200 Euro+VAT

* 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).

*** In Sweden the Registration fees are subject to value added tax (where applicable).

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
-New: Lunch wrap/ lunch sandwich with water, coffee/tea, cookie (Monday and Tuesday)

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 14 July 2017 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee.
After that date until 11 August 2017, the cancellation fee is 100 Euro. There will be no refund for cancellations after 11 August 2017 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

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The Congress takes places at the
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress,
Vaksala torg 1,

Uppsala, Sweden



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For your convenience we have reserved hotel rooms in different hotels in Uppsala, offering a wide range of categories and prices. Hotels rooms from our contingents can easily be reserved by clicking here:



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see http://www.destinationuppsala.se/en/Travel/Travel-to-Uppsala/

It's easy and convenient to get to and from Uppsala.
Uppsala is easily reached by train in just 35 minutes from Stockholm and 18 minutes from Stockholm (Arlanda) Airport.

To and from the airport, you can comfortably continue to Uppsala with both the airport buses and direct train, with departures from SkyCity. During the day, buses and trains depart twice an hour. And it is just as easy to travel between Uppsala and Stockholm.

If you wish to travel by taxi, the three largest taxi companies in Uppsala offer fixed prices for travel between Uppsala and Arlanda. If traveling by car from Stockholm or Arlanda Airport, follow E4 north towards Uppsala, following the signs towards Sundsvall. At Uppsala, take exit 186 towards Uppsala S and then follow the signs to the city.

If driving from Enköping, take Route 55 north. When you get to Uppsala, make a right at Enköpingsvägen and continue in to the city center.

From Gävle, take E4 south towards Uppsala/Stockholm. At Uppsala, take exit 188 towards 55/Strängnäs/288/Östhammar. At the first traffic circle, take the first exit onto Route 55/72 towards Strängnäs and then continue straight through the next traffic circle you come to. From there, follow the signs in to the city.

Congress Dinner

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kindly sponsored by AAK

29. August 2017 at the former hall of state at Uppsala castle.

Dinner Gustav Vasa began construction of Uppsala Slott in 1549, and the castle was destined to play a major role for many years in the history of Sweden and of Uppsala.

The castle was seriously damaged by fire in 1702, being reduced essentially to a ruin. Reconstruction took many years, and was indeed hampered by the remains of the castle being used as a quarry for stone to be used in building Stockholm Palace.

The building was the administrative centre of Uppland for many years, and is today the residence of the County Governor of Uppsala County.

Rikssalen, the former Hall of State, whose uses have included that of drying closet for the governor's wife, was restored in 1932 and is now Uppsala's most glittering festive location.

Price: 95 Euro plus VAT
Reduced price* for students, sponsored by AAK: 60 Euro plus VAT

*The reduced students tickets sponsored by AAK are limited in number and are only available in combination with a confirmed students congress registration. They are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis until the contingent is expired.

Events not to be missed

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Sunday, 27 August 2017, 17:45
Welcome Reception and Poster Session
Make sure not to miss the oral Poster Pitches taking place 17:15 – 17:45 in the Plenary Hall The “Ice-Breaker” will take place afterwards within the poster area. As usual some snacks and drinks will be served.

Monday, 28 August 2017
Student Pub Night
Make sure not to miss the oral Poster Pitches taking place 17:30 – 18:00 in the Plenary Hall.
Right after the poster session on Monday an informal student Pub Night starts at Pub Katalin (www.katalin.com). Meet the other stu- dent participants for a beer or some Köttbullar (Swedish meat- balls). Please note that each person will need to order and pay food and drinks themselves.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 07:00
Morning Jog
Join us for a 30 min-40 min morning jog in calm tempo passing some of the must see sights in Uppsala. Start at the main entrance of the Radisson Blue Hotel at 07:00. T-shirts will be provided to all attendees. The event and t-shirts are sponsored by Larodan.
Participation is free.


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Uppsala, located 71 km north of the capital Stockholm, is the 4th largest Swedish city. Since 1164, Uppsala has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest centre of higher education in Scandinavia.
Wikipedia, Author Tusse
Stora Torget
Wikipedia, Author DavidArthur
Uppsala has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and mild summers. Due to its northerly location, Uppsala experiences over 18 hours of visible sunshine during the summer solstice,
On a circa 35-metre high hill to the southwest of the city center stands Uppsala Castle. Its construction was initiated in 1549 by King Gustav Vasa, founder of the Vasa royal dynasty. Today the castle holds several museums, and is the residence of the Governor.
Wikipedia, Author David Castor
Wikipedia, Author Per Enström
The Botanical Garden of Uppsala University. Carolus Linnaeus became responsible for the garden in 1741 and had it rearranged according to his own ideas, documented in his work Hortus Upsaliensis (1748)


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