Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Collaborative Trial on Determination of Phthalates in Vegetable Oil - Call for Participants

ISO TC 34/SC 11-"Animal and Vegetable fats and oils" is organizing a collaborative trial for the determination of phthalates in vegetable oils and they are looking for more participants. This could be you!

Interested parties should contact Committee Secretary, Gretel Bescoby ( and copy Denise Williams (

Monday, May 20, 2019

ISO Analytical Collaborative Trial for the Analysis of Chloropropanols and Glycidol Esters

As part of their ongoing standard development, ISO is planning a collaborative trial for the analysis of chloropropanols and glycidol esters within the course of this year. Laboratories are welcome to indicate their interest to participate in the validation study via AOCS/ISO/NEN by notifying

After the collaborative data is collected and analyzed, drafting the new standard will take place according to ISO Directives part 1 (clause 1.12) concerning the participation in the group charged with the actual standard writing (link):
"A working group comprises a restricted number of experts individually appointed by the P-members, A-liaisons of the parent committee and C-liaison organizations, brought together to deal with the specific task allocated to the working group. The experts act in a personal capacity and not as the official representative of the P-member or A-liaison organization (see 1.17) by which they have been appointed with the exception of those appointed by C-liaison organizations (see 1.17). However, it is recommended that they keep close contact with that P-member or organization in order to inform them about the progress of the work and of the various opinions in the working group at the earliest possible stage.
It is recommended that working groups be reasonably limited in size. The technical committee or subcommittee may therefore decide upon the maximum number of experts appointed by each P-member and liaison organizations."

Scott Bloomer, Ph.D.
Director, Technical Services
American Oil Chemists' Society
2710 Boulder Drive, Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: +1-217-693-4830

2019 AOCS Annual Meeting presentations, abstracts and pictures

We hope you enjoyed #AOCS2019. Many great science stories and conversations emerged at this year's meeting. Here are some final notes on resources and pictures from the meeting.

When will presentations be available on inform|connect?
Presentations will be available to AOCS members in the AOCS Premium Content Library on inform|connect starting June 14, subject to author/presenter permission.

How can I see final abstracts and the registration list?
Final abstracts and the registration list are now available on the Annual Meeting website to registered attendees.

Where can I see pictures from the meeting?
Pictures from the meeting are available on the AOCS Facebook page.

How can I get involved in planning next year's meeting?
You can learn how to get involved on this page. We're already looking forward to what the 2020 Annual Meeting in Montréal, Canada, will bring.

Thank you for attending the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo!

We'll see you all in Montréal!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

See you at #AOCS2020!

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 AOCS Annual meeting in St. Louis Missouri!

We hope you walk away from #AOCS2019 feeling energized, inspired, and connected to your fellow AOCS members.

Join us next year in Montreal, Canada for the 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting.

2019 AOCS Annual Meeting Photos

You can find photos taken at #AOCS2019 on the AOCS Facebook page. (

Enjoy and tag us in yours!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wednesday at #AOCS2019

Wednesday highlights for the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting --> find even more at

BIO 4: General Biotechnology: Novel Lipids and Proteins

Rm 101

10:25 Enhancing the Bioaccumulation of Curcumin in Caenorhabditis elegans by Using Nanoemul-sion-Based Delivery Systems. Ruojie Zhang* (Lipid Processing and Biotechnology Award Winner), Peiyi Shen, D. Julian J. McClements, and Yeonhwa Park, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

11:25 Solvent-Free Enzymatic Synthesis of Glyceryl Monogallate Optimized by Taguchi Method. Siyu Zhang* (Biotechnology Division Student Award Winner) and Casimir C. Akoh, University of Georgia, USA

11:45 Valorization of Fatty Alcohols: Derivatization of Fatty Alcohols into Novel Antioxidant Emulsifiers for Fish Oil Delivery. Sampson Anankanbil*1 (AOCS Honored Student Award Winner; Peter and Clare Kalustian Award Winner), Bianca Perez2, Weiwei Cheng3, Gustavo Gouveia, and Zheng Guo4, 1Aarhus University, Dept. of Engineering, Denmark; 2Dept. of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark; 3South China University of Technology, China; 4Aarhus University, Denmark

EAT 4: Phase Transition and Interfacial Phenomena in Complex Food Systems

Rm 222

8:00 Hydrophilic Fat Crystals: Partitioning Across an O/W Interface. Richard W. Hartel*, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (Supelco AOCS Research Award Winner)

8:25 Coffee meet and greet

H&N 4: Health and Nutrition Awards and General Topics

Rm 221 8:00 Oxidized Dietary Fat: A Novel Risk Factor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer via Altering Gut Microbiota. Guodong Zhang*, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA (AOCS Young Scientist Research Award Winner)

8:25 Coffee Meet & Greet with the award winner

11:05 Lipidomic Profiling Reveals Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase as a Therapeutic Target of Obesity-induced Colonic Inflammation. Weicang Wang* (AOCS Honored Student Award Winner; Health and Nutrition Division Student Award Winner), Jun Yang, Jianan Zhang, Yuxin Wang, Katherine Z. Sanidad, Zhenhua Liu, Bruce D. Hammock, and Guodong Zhang, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

11:25 Why Fat Was the Dietary Devil … and Then it Wasn’t. David M. Klurfeld*, USDA Agricultural Research Service, USA (Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award Winner)

LOQ 4a: Development of Novel Antioxidants

Rm 103 8:20 Opposite Antioxidative Activity Variation of Soluble Free and Soluble Bound Phenolic Compounds during Yellow Pea Germination. Minwei Xu* (AOCS Honored Student Award Winner) and Bingcan Chen, North Dakota State University, USA.

** AOCS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon **

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30–1:30 p.m. America’s Center Convention ComplexRoom 223/224
Hosted by the AOCS Networking Value Center
We appreciate YOU! Enjoy FREE food and fun as we celebrate our volunteers.

To celebrate the efforts and to honor our dedicated volunteers, we invite all attendees to join us for this FREE luncheon. If you have volunteered with AOCS in the past year, be sure to enter our special AOCS Volunteer Raffle and Giveaway! Looking to become involved and make a difference? Get inspired by those who make a difference through AOCS.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Tuesday at #AM2019

Tuesday Highlights --> fine event more at

ANA 2a: Polar Lipids, including Phospholipids

Rm 100 8:00 Advances in Preparative Separation of Ganglio- sides from Porcine Samples via High-Speed Counter Current Chromatography (HSCCC). Nuanyi Liang*1 (Analytical Division Student Award Winner), Lucie Necasova2, Yuanyuan Zhao2, and Jonathan M. Curtis1, 1Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Canada; 2University of Alberta, Canada

BIO 2: Biocatalysis II — Functional Foods and Natural and Derived Oleo-materials

Rm 101 8:00 Restructuring Lipids for Functionality and Health. Casimir C. Akoh*, University of Georgia, USA (Alton E. Bailey Award Winner)

8:25 Coffee meet and greet

11:05 PUFA Enriched PG Synthesized by PLD- Mediated Transphosphatidylation Exerts Anti- Inflammatory Effect upon LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 Cells. Liping Chen*1 (Biotechnology Division Student Award Winner), Masashi Hosokawa2, and Kazuo Miyashita2, 1Hokkaido University Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Japan; 2Hokkaido University, Japan

EAT 2: Crystallization Behavior of Fats and Oils

Rm 222 9:40 Lipid Sonocrystallization: What have we learned? What is next? Silvana Martini*, Utah State University, USA (Timothy L. Mounts Award Winner)

11:45 Evidence of Molecular Clustering in Liquid Triacylgycerols. Gianfranco Mazzanti*, Dalhousie University, Canada (Edible Applications Technology Division Outstanding Achievement Award Winner)

12:05 Development of Peppermint Essential Oil-Loaded Hollow Solid Lipid Micro- and Nanospheres as Natural Food Antimicrobials. Junsi Yang*(AOCS Honored Student Award Winner), Car Reen Kok, Robert Hutkins, and Ozan N. Ciftci, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

IOP 2: Olechemicals and Green Chemistry

Rm 102 11:05 Waterborne Glycerol Based Thermoplastic Adhesives for Wood Composites. Eric Cochran* (ACI/NBB Glycerine Innovation Award Winner), R. Christopher Williams (ACI/NBB Glycerine Innovation Award Winner), Andrew N. Becker, Nacu B. Hernandez, and Michael J. Forrester, Iowa State University, USA

PCP 2a: Emerging Sources of Protein

Rm 220 8:00 Value-added Applications of Spent Hen as Nutraceuticals and Functional Food Ingredients. Hongbing Fan* (AOCS Honored Student Award Winner) and Jianping Wu, University of Alberta, Canada

BIO 3: Plant and Algae Lipid Biotechnology and Genomics

Rm 101 4:45 Development of Strategies for Modification of Seed Oil Formation. Randall J. Weselake*, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Canada (Biotechnology Division Ching Hou Biotechnology Award Winner)

LOQ 3b: Specialty Oils: Phytochemicals, Extraction and Oxidative Stability

Rm 103 4:45 Effects of Deacidification Methods on High FFA Containing Oils Obtained from Sea Buckthorn Berry. Longkai Shi* (AOCS Honored Student Award Winner; Manuchehr (Manny) Eijadi Award Winner), Ruijie Liu, Ming Chang, Qingzhe Jin, and Xingguo Wang, Jiangnan University, China

PHO 2: New Trends in Lecithin Process, Modification and Applications

Rm 106

2:00 Polar Lipids: Potentiality for Exploration. Xuebing Xu*, Wilmar Global Research and Development Center, China (Stephen S. Chang Award Winner)

2:25 Coffee meet and greet

ANA 3c/LOQ 3a: Advanced Analytical Techniques for Lipid Oxidation

Rm 103 3:00 Application of Flow Cytometry as Novel Technology in the Study of Lipid Oxidation in Oil-in-Water Emulsions. Peilong Li*1 (Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division Student Travel Grant Winner), D. Julian J. McClements2, and Eric A. Decker2, 1Dept. of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; 2University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Dedicated poster viewing 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Hall 1