The SCI Lipids (formerly Oils and Fats) Technical Interest Group is now a select group of some 80 or so members whose interest lies in the science and technology of oils and fats, whether related to processing or nutrition or both. This is the only forum in the UK to specialise in this field, and it also represents the UK on the board of EuroFedLipid which is the umbrella organisation for Lipids groups around Europe (see below).
The Group Committee continues to focus its efforts on the organisation of meetings which will be of interest to the majority of the members. However, we would be pleased to receive any feedback you may have on how we could increase the benefits of membership to you all.
- The Group has also joined with other SCI Groups in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Food sectors to form the Agri-Food Hub.
The group continues to organise conferences on an annual basis.
In May 2011 we held a successful meeting on Enzymatic Modification of oils and fats which was held in collaboration with the University of Ghent in Belgium. In June 2012 we hosted a two- day meeting on the 'Science and Technology of Food Emulsions'. This included a number of international speakers, including Professor Julian McClements from the University of Massachusetts who presented the 2012 Hildich Memorial Lecture. More details.
We have also run or contributed to a number of smaller events. A public evening lecture held in September 2011 on 'The Redemption of the British Breakfast' stirred a vigorous debate over the role of saturated fats in health.
This year (2013) we are looking forward to holding two meetings. We are very pleased to be returning to the University of Ghent in June for a meeting bringing us up to date with the latest developments in analysing the composition of lipids (covering the whole spectrum of lipids). We are also collaborating with the University of Leeds in holding a meeting in early September looking at the interplay between fats processing, the physical properties of fats produced and human health. For further information on these meetings please click on the events tab below.
The Group is a member of Euro Fed Lipid and also has links with other associations. More
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Members are invited to contribute to the Group's forum (you will need to sign in first). There is also a forum for Committee Members.
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