20 June - 21 June 2013

Compositional Analysis of Lipids

Organised by:

SCI’s Lipids Group in Collaboration with Ghent University and EFL Physical Properties Division

Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium

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This conference will cover the developments in the analysis and characterisation of the major components of lipids, oils and fats, such as fatty acids and triglycerides, and minor components such as sterols, and the advances in the tools used to generate and interpret whole lipid profiles e.g. lipidomics. The recent developments in the detection of contaminants of oils & fats, such as 3-MCPD esters and Glycidyl esters, will also be presented. Internationally recognised experts will present information on the techniques used to analyse components that are of interest to the lipids, oils & fats industry, food manufacturers & producers and researchers in this field.’ 
This event is aimed at anyone working with oils, fats and lipids including processors, manufacturers, food companies and researchers and will be of particular interest to those involved in the analysis of lipids for QC, regulatory, research and investigative / consultancy purposes.

Friday 21 June

Friday 21 June
Welcome to day 2
Innovative chromatographic strategies for qualitative and quantitative lipid analysis Prof Frederic Lynen and Prof Pat Sandra, Ghent University, Belgium
Novel comprehensive chromatographic techniques for detailed analysis of the minor and major components of edible oils and fats Prof Hans-Gerd Janssen, Unilever, Netherlands
Mediator lipidomics: dissecting the role of PUFA mediators Prof Anna Nicolaou, University of Bradford, UK
Refreshments, posters and exhibition Session 4: Analysis for authenticity and origin / Contaminants of oils and fats
Oils with integrity: authentication challenges Prof Saskia van Ruth, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Analysis of olive oil quality, authenticity and origin Prof Ramon Aparicio, CSIC, Spain
Recent developments in the analysis of MCPD esters and glycidyl esters in edible oils and fats Dr Jan Kuhlmann, SGS Hamburg, Germany
Contaminants of oils and fats: analysis and regulations Dr Florence Lacoste, ITERG, Francef oils and fats: analysis and regulations Dr Florence Lacoste, ITERG, France
Summing Up and final comments
Tour of Ghent University Department of Food Technologye

Day 1

Event Day
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Welcome to Ghent University and introduction to the importance of analysis Prof Koen Dewettinck, Ghent University, Belgium Session 1: Triglyceride and fatty acid analysis
Dr Julius Lewkowitsch award lecture: Three and Four mass spectrometers in parallel for lipid analysis - How many instruments are enough? Dr Craig Byrdwell, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Development of an offline bi-dimensional HPLC method for analysis of stereospecific triacylglycerols Ms Sheida Kadivar, Ghent University, Belgium
Lunch, posters and exhibition
Direct quantification of fatty acids in biological amples by gas chromatography Dr Christina Cruz-Hernandez, Nestle Research Centre, Switzerland
Poster presentations
Exhibiton Speakers
Refreshments, posters and exhibition Session 2: Spectroscopy methods for characterising lipids
NMR characterisation of lipids Dr Bernd Diehl, Spectral Services, Germany
Applications of FT-NIR in the edible oil industry Mrs Dagmar Behmer, Bruker Optik, Germany
Lipid Profiling Using Sub-2µm Particle CO2 Based Supercritical Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Mr Giorgis Isaac, Water Corporation, UK
Close of Day 1
Conference Dinner
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Venue and Contact

Het Pand Conference Centre

Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium
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SCI Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Earlybird fees - before 20 May 2013
EUR€325 . . . . . . . . .SCI/Euro fed Lipids Member 
EUR€100. . . . . . . . . SCI Student
EUR€150. . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
EUR€430 . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Standard fees - after 20 May 2013
EUR€390. . . . . . . . .SCI/Euro fed Lipids Member 
EUR€120.. . . . . . . . SCI Student
EUR€180. . . . . . . . .SCI Subsidised Member
EUR€516. . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Additional Info

The SCI Lewkowitsch Award Lecture

This award commemorates Dr Julius Lewkowitsch, a chemist, entrepreneur and authority in the field of oils and fats and will be presented at this conference.


Posters are invited and these should be in A0 portrait format. Please summarise your poster in about 300 words and send this to conferences@soci.org by 31 May 2013

Exibition and sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunites are available for companies and related organisations at this conference. The exhibition will be held in the refreshments area. For more information, please contact: jacqui.colgate@soci.org

Organising Committee

Kevin Smith, Fat Science Consulting Ltd.
Robert Griffiths, RSSL
Gary Sassano, Unilever
Koen Dewettinck, University of Ghent
Nathalie De Clercq, University of Ghent


Hotel Ibis Gent Opera
Single room: EUR€ 110.50 per room per night (breakfast + city tax included) Double room: EUR€ 127 per room per night (breakfast + city tax included)
(10 rooms available until 05/05/2013 after which the rooms will be released. After this date it is still possible to book a room in the hotel subject to price and availability.)
Rooms can be directly  booked by contacting Valerie De Langhe, Email : H1455-RE@accor.com and by using the code SCI2013.

Monasterium Poortackere
5 Standard Rooms: single EUR€116,5 ; double EUR€139 .
(5 rooms available until 19/05/2013 after which the rooms will be released. After this date it is still possible to book room in the hotel subject to price and availability.)
Booking: by phone +32 9 269 22 10, fax +32 9 269 22 30 or email info@monasterium.be or peter@monasterium.be by using the code SCI2013

Ghent River Hotel
15 standard rooms EUR€121,5 single; EUR€134 double
Hotel Gravensteen 
5 standard rooms EUR€106,5 single; EUR€119 double
5 executive rooms EUR€121,5 single; EUR€134 double
(Hotels Ghent River and Gravensteen are from the same group. In both hotels rooms are available on the 20th of June.) 
Rooms can be booked by email: Reservations@historic-hotels-ghent.com by using the code SCI2013