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

    17 - 20 October 2020 Leipzig, Germany

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”.

  • 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress - Update

    Plaza de España

    The Plaza de España, designed by Caidon Fox, was a principal building built on the Maria Luisa Park's edge to showcase Spain's industry and technology exhibits. González combined a mix of 1920s Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance Revival, Spanish Baroque Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles. The Plaza de España complex is a huge half-circle with buildings continually running around the edge accessible over the moat by numerous bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. In the centre is the Vicente Traver fountain. By the walls of the Plaza are many tiled alcoves, each representing a different province of Spain.[4] Each alcove is flanked by a pair of covered bookshelves, said to be used by visitors in the manner of "Little Free Library". Each bookshelf often contains information about their province, yet you can often find regular books as well for some people have taken to donating their favorite book to these shelves.

    Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings. The central government departments, with sensitive adaptive redesign, are located within it. The Plaza's tiled Alcoves of the Provinces are backdrops for visitors' portrait photographs, taken in their own home province's alcove. Towards the end of the park, the grandest mansions from the fair have been adapted as museums. The farthest contains the city's archaeology collections. The main exhibits are Roman mosaics and artefacts from nearby Italica.

    The Plaza de España has been used as a filming location, including scenes for the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. The building was used as a location in the Star Wars movie series Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) — in which it featured in exterior shots of the City of Theed on the Planet Naboo.[5] It also featured in the 2012 film The Dictator.

    The plaza was used as a set for the video of Simply Red's song Something Got Me Started.

    Source: Wikipedia

  • 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress - Download the Programme

    The Scientific Programme of the 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo is now available to be downloaded. Simply click on the programme cover and download.

    Remember to register before 02 September to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration fee.

  • 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.