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Meet the Committee

Chair's message

Welcome to the SCI Lipids Group (previously known as Oils and Fats) homepage. The main aim of our Group is to organise meetings on various areas related to the processing and end use of Lipids including nutritional and health aspects. We are part of the wider European community of Lipid societies, being founder member of Euro Fed Lipids, which coordinates lipids related meetings across Europe. We are part of the SCI Agri-Food Hub, and also collaborate with the Food Group in arranging meetings.

We welcome new ideas for meetings - so if you feel that a subject is worthy of more attention, whether as an evening lecture, a full day or even a two-day meeting, then please let us know, or come along to our next AGM. Recently, following our AGM meeting, we have initiated an annual Young Lipid Scientist Award (YLSA) to encourage the interest of young lipid scientists. The winner of YLSA is also encouraged to make presentation at the Euro Fed Lipid Congress meeting. Please check our calendar of events.

If you would like to join our committee, please feel free to contact me via SCI's Committee Support on
e: committeesupport@soci.org or t: +44(0) 20 7598 1513. The committee typically meets twice a year (usually at Belgrave Square, London) and also meets twice a year by teleconference.

Dr Parkash Kochhar
Chairman, Lipids Group

Committee biographies and photographs


Dr Parkash Kochhar

Vice Chair:
Kevin Smith

Mr Kevin Smith


Mr Gary Sassano


Dr Robert Griffiths

Ordinary Members:

Prof Richard Hamilton


Dr Tassos Koidis

Nicola McCarthy

Miss Nicola McCarthy

Dr Barry Rossell

Dr Barry Rossell

Andrew Stapley

Dr Andrew Stapley


Dr Robert Winwood

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