European Lipid Science Award
List of All winners
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
For his outstanding contributions to the cell biology and molecular biology of lipids.
Martijn B. Katan
University of Wageningen, the Netherlands
For his outstanding contributions to nutrition, lipid metabolism and health.
Johnathan A. Napier
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
For his outstanding contributions to plant lipid research.
Edward A. Dennis
University of California, La Jolla, USA
In recognition of his outstanding discoveries in the fields of phospholipases and eicosanoids, and in appreciation of his world-wide engagement and collaborative efforts in the area of lipidomics.
University of Bonn, Germany
In recognition of his outstanding discoveries in the fields of analysis and pathobiochemistry of lysosomal storage diseases, and in appreciation of the deep insights and advances he has provided for our understanding of sphingolipid metabolism as a whole.
Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria
In recognition of the hallmark discovery of adipocyte triglyceride lipase and subsequent investigations on the biochemistry and pathobiochemistry of this enzyme in the cellular and organismic context, including human disease.
University of Lille, France
For his excellent research on the role of lipid-modulation of nuclear receptors, in particular PPARs, with respect to the control of lipid and glucose homeostasis.
Ole G. Mouritsen
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
For his outstanding contributions in the field of membrane biophysics, especially the interactions between membrane phospholipids and proteins.
University of California, Irvine, USA
For his outstanding contributions in the field of lipid mediators, especially endogenous cannabinoids.
University of Stockholm, Sweden
For her outstanding contributions in the field of metabolism and obesity, by targeting brown adipose tissue in humans.
INSERM, Paris, France
For his outstanding contributions in the investigation of blood plasma lipoproteins and their role in atherosclerosis.
Yusuf A. Hannun
Stony Brook University, USA
For his landmark contributions to lipid biochemistry and medicine related aspects.
INSA Lyon, Villeurbanne, Fance
For his outstanding contribution to the progress of Lipid Science knowledge, in the area of lipid mediators and lipoxygenase products from various polyunsaturated fatty acids of nutritional value.
FEFL, Graz, Austria
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Lipids Science, especially his dedicated work on the study of regulation of genes by lipids and his decisive contributions to the functional understanding of the intracellular fatty acid binding proteins, fatty acid transport and signaling to lipid-activated nuclear receptors.
Markus R. Wenk
National University of Singapore, Singapore
For his distinguished contributions and achievements in the field of Lipid Science, in particular for his outstanding contributions to the development of lipidomic methods based on mass spectrometry. These methods form a novel and independent approach for the systems level scale analysis of biological systems.
Ramón Aparicio López
Instituto de la Grasa - CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of characterization, authentication and quality of edible oils. With this award, Euro Fed Lipid honours a distinguished colleague who has significantly contributed to the fundamental understanding of the quality of olive oil. by his research and chairing the Euro Fed Lipid division for olive oil.
Prof. Philip C. Calder
University of Southampton, UK
European Lipid Technology Award
List of All winners
Albert J. Dijkstra
St.-Eutrope-de Born, France
For his outstanding contributions and improvements of the processing of edible oils, especially the refining process and the modification of fats.
Britannia Food Ingredients Ltd, Lincoln, UK
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in edible oils, fats and chocolate industries, especially in fat crystallisation, confectionery fats, and fractionation of oils and fats technology.
Filtration and Membrane World LLC, College Station/TX, USA
For his outstanding achievements in Oilseed Processing, Edible Oil Refining and Membrane Technology.
DeSmet Ballestra, Zaventem, Belgium
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oils and fats processing and refining industries, especially in the areas of fat modification and deodorisation.
Hans Christian Holm
Novo Nordisk, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oils and fats processing and refining industries, especially in the development and commercialisation of enzymes based oil processing technology.
Gary R. List
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oil processing and refining industries, especially the analysis, utilisation and processing of soybean oil.
University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the chemistry of food lipids, functional foods, neutraceuticals, and natural antioxidants.
University of Gent, Belgium
For his major contributions to the development of lipid technology obtained during an impressive career in organic chemistry.
Mahle Industrial Filtration, Lochem, the Netherlands
For his major contributions to the development of the oil processing technology by developing and leading an edible oil filtration business.
University of Hiroshima, Japan
For his major contribution in the field of crystallization of biological soft materials and the physical chemistry of fats and lipids.
Unilever, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands
For his dedication and leadership regarding the RSPO (Round table Sustainable Palm Oil). He has been president of this organization for a period of almost 10 years. During which he has been driving for the development of principles and criteria of sustainable palm oil production resulting in the acceptation by all stakeholders of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil as a new product in the market.
University of Graz, Austria
For his contribution to the progress of oleochemistry and biofuels, by means of teaching and high level research activity.
GEA Westfalia Separator Process GmbH, Oelde, Germany
For his contribution to the progress of oils and fats processing technologies, especially in the area of separation technologies.
Wilmar Biotechnology R&D, Shanghai, China
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the oils and fats processing and refining technologies, especially his dedicated work on use of enzymes for production of margarine, structured lipids and biodiesel.
Eric A. Decker
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of lipid oxidation and its control in the food- nad the oils and fats industry. With this award, Euro Fed Lipid honours a distinguished colleague, who has significantly contributed to the fundamental understanding of the machanisms of lipid oxidation and the development of innovative strategies to control it and increase the shelf-life of food products.
Alejandro G. Marangoni
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
For his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of structuring of fats and oils and its application in the food industry. With this award, Euro Fed Lipid honours a distinguished colleague who has significantly contributed to the fundamental understanding of fat crystallization and the development of innovative strategies towards the reduction of saturated fats and trans fats from food products.
Awards: Criteria And Procedure
To honour distinguished persons in the fields of Lipid Science and Technology, Euro Fed Lipid hasdecided to sponsor the “European Lipid Science Award” and the “European Lipid Technology Award”
1. Rules of Eligibility
A nominee must have given outstanding contribution to the development of science or technology in the fields of lipids, fats and oils and must be recognised for such distinguished achievements in the community. The prospective recipient must agree to be present for acceptance of the award and to deliver an award address at the designated time and place.
2. Nomination and Selection of Awardees
A Search and Nomination Committee (SNC) consisting of 5 renowned experts (including chairperson) is installed by the Council of Management.
Nominations can be made up to end of March to the Euro Fed Lipid office by Euro Fed Lipid members, members of the SNC, societies in membership and former recipients of the Award. Self-nomination is not accepted
Nominations must include a summary of each nominee’s accomplishments, his/her resume and a list of publications and/or other achievements.