About Us

Euro Fed Lipid is a federation of 13 scientific associations concerned with Lipids, Fats and Oils. The federation represents 2000 individuals and companies.

Its mission is the furthering of lipid science and technology and the cooperation and exchange of ideas between scientists and technologists at a European level.

The activities of Euro Fed Lipid include the organisation of international congresses at varying venues, the co-organisation of the fair "oils+fats" and the publishing of the "European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology".

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  • 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo, 2019

    20 - 23 October 2019 Seville, Spain

  • 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo, 2020

    20 - 23 September 2020 Leipzig, Germany

  • 19th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo, 2021

    19 - 22 September 2021 Poznan, Poland

Board Members

  • Hans Christian Holm


    Hans Christian Holm
    Novozymes A/S
    Krogshoejvej 36
    2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark
    Phone: +45/44460064


  • Karin Schwarz


    Universität Kiel
    Institut für Humanernährung und Lebensmittelkunde
    Heinrich-Hecht-Platz 10, 24118 Kiel, Germany
    Phone: +49 431/ 880 5034
    Fax +49 431/ 880 5044


  • Karel Hrncirik


    Upfield R&D Center of Excellence
    Nassaukade 3, 3071 JL Rotterdam, The Netherlands


  • Robert Wolff

    Board Member...

    SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture
    Process Technology
    Borgundvegen 340, 6009 Aalesund, Norway
    Mob: +47 994 49 579


  • Lanfranco Conte

    Board Member...

    Università di Udine
    Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti
    via Sondrio, 2A, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Phone: +39/0432/558145
    Fax: +39/0432/558130


  • Daniel J.E. Kalnin

    Board Member...

    rue des Babigeots, ZI METAIRIE
    17700 Surgeres, France
    Phone: +33/604498606


  • Vladimir Filip

    Board Member...

    VSCHT Praha
    Technická St. 5, 16628 Prague 6, Czech Republic
    Phone: +420/22/4353268
    Fax: +420/22/4353285


  • Magdalena Rudzinska

    Board Member...

    Poznan University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
    Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 Poznan, Poland
    Phone: +48/ 618487276


  • Frederic Carriere

    Board Member...

    Université d'Aix-Marseille
    Laboratoire de Lipolyse Enzymatique
    31 chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402 Marseille Cedex 2, France
    Phone: +33/491/164134
    Fax: +33/491/715857


  • Kevin W. Smith

    Board Member...

    Fat Science Consulting Ltd.
    16 Arundel Drive, Bedford, Beds MK41 8HP UK
    Phone: +44/7787 225 146


  • Aziz Tekin

    Board Member...

    University of Ankara
    Dept of Food Engineering
    Irfan Bastug Street, 06110 Diskapi, Ankara, Turkey
    Phone: +90/312/596 14 35
    Fax: +90/312/317 87 11


  • Maria Tsimidou

    Board Member...

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Department of Chemistry, Lab. Food Chemistry and Technology
    PO 135, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Phone: +30/310/997796
    Fax: +30/310/997779


  • Pierre Villeneuve

    Board Member...

    CIRAD - UMR IATE 1208
    2, Place Pierre Viala - Bât 31
    34060 Montpellier cedex 1 France
    Phone: +33/4/99 61 20 29


Association Members

There are two different ways to become a member of Euro Fed Lipid, either:

1. via membership in one of the associations listed below or,

2. by direct individual or corporate membership

Individual and corporate members of the following societies are considered full members of the European Federation:

  • Benelux Lipid Network

  • Czech Chemical Society

  • DGF e.V

  • AOCS - European Section

  • G.E.R.L.I.

  • Greek Lipid Forum

  • Hungarian Scientific Society for Food Industry

  • Nordic Lipidforum

  • Polish Food Technology Society - Oils and Fats Section

  • Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Sostanze Grasse 'SISSG'

  • Société Française pour l'Etude des Lipides

  • Society of Chemical Industry (SCI, Lipids Group)

  • Turkish Lipid Group


Membership fees:

  • Individual Members: 80 Euro/Year
  • Corporate Members: 350 Euro/Year
  • Retired / Students: 40 Euro/Year

To encourage the membership of scientists from countries with developing economies we offer special rates. Details are available on request (Sevim Saritas, saritas@eurofedlipid.org).

Benefits for Members

  • Members participate in a pan-european network
  • Reduced fees for subscriptions of the European Journal and for the DGF standard methods
  • Reduced fees for Euro Fed Lipid congresses
  • Member conditions for the annual Ringtest of Fat Analysis

To become a member

simply download the membership application form.

Please read the statutes of Euro Fed Lipid to find out more about your rights and duties as member.

Corporate Members

Additional benefit: all employees enjoy membership conditions while attending Euro Fed Lipid events.

Sevim Saritas
E-Mail: saritas@eurofedlipid.org
Tel: +49 69 6860 4846 (Mondays and Tuesdays only - otherwise per e-mail)
Euro Fed Lipid e.V., PO BOX 11 02 62, 60037 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Mark your Calendars

  • 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo, 2019
    20 - 23 October 2019, Seville, Spain

    It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress (20-23 October 2019) that will take place in one of the most luminous and colourful cities in Europe, Seville. Since it is being held in 2019, at the door of the new decade and new research programmes, the congress has been named “Driving Science and Technology to New Horizons”.

  • 9th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
    7-10 July 2019, Marseille, France

    Abstract submission is now open for the 9th European Symposium on Plant Lipids. The committee has started to accept poster and lecture abstracts covering the following main topics:

    • Fatty Acid Biosynthesis, Regulation and Modifications
    • Membrane Lipids, Photosynthesis and Transport
    • Storage Lipid Accumulation and Degradation
    • Autophagy, Circadian Rhythms and Lipids
    • Algal Lipids
    • Lipid and Algal Biotechnology
    • Extracellular Lipids and Lipid Signaling
    • Sphingolipids and Sterols

    The meeting will be organised by the DGF in cooperation with Euro Fed Lipid
  • 15th GERLI International Lipidomics meeting
    30 September - 02 October 2019, Compiègne, France

    The scientific program will be mostly dedicated to lipid and fatty acids biodiversity in living world and their role in cells. Under the title “Biodiversity of lipid species – Benefit for nutrition and Effects on health”, we would like to gather researchers from various areas with common interested for the exploration / exploitation of this diversity, the physical chemistry of unusual lipids and fatty acids, the metabolism leading to these different structures, their impact on the diseases, their effect on health and their various applications in biotechnology, pharmacology and nutrition.

    Αθήνα 21 Ιουνίου 2019

    Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών

    Το 8ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο με γενικό τίτλο: «ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΤΟΜΕΑ ΤΩΝ ΛΙΠΙΔΙΩΝ» έχει στόχο να αναδείξει

    • τη σημασία των λιπαρών και ιδιαίτερα του ελαιολάδου στη διατροφή
    • την εξέλιξη της τεχνολογίας για παραγωγή ασφαλών λιπαρών προϊόντων, άριστης ποιότητας και βελτιωμένης θρεπτικής αξίας
    • την ανάπτυξη τεχνολογίας παραγωγής προϊόντων/αξιοποίησης αποβλήτων φιλικών προς το περιβάλλον
    • τη συμβολή της βιοτεχνολογίας στην ανάπτυξη του κλάδου
    • τα αποτελέσματα και επιτεύγματα της έρευνας των Ελλήνων επιστημόνων
    • την καινοτομία και τις προοπτικές ανάπτυξης του κλάδου των λιπαρών

    Ευρύτερος στόχος του Συνεδρίου είναι η ανταλλαγή γνώσεων και εμπειρίας μεταξύ των Ελλήνων επιστημόνων που δραστηριοποιούνται στον τομέα των Λιπιδίων.