Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New and Notes

AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo 2012 Notes

Introducing: the Executive Fast Track registration option -Refer a colleague and get $50 AOCS Cash. Developed specifically for business professionals the Executive Fast Track maximizes the AOCS experience while minimizing the time commitment. Learn more...
How do I get the $50?
1. Go here
2. Put your name in the Special Request box on the form.
3. Print or save the invitation and share it.
Whichever option(s) you choose, you will receive $50 AOCS cash* for each EFT registrant who submits a form with your name in the Special Request box.
*AOCS Cash can be used toward AOCS purchases, like books, subscriptions, future meeting registrations, and more. You will receive your AOCS Cash Certificate(s) via email after the 2012 Annual Meeting & Expo concludes.

Visit GEA Process Engineering (Booth #341) to discuss GEA Atlas dry condensing technologies.

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Lipid Library Updates

New sub-section of the Oils and Fats Section dealing with Lipid Chemistry. The first article to go online deals with Guerbet compounds (by Gerhard Knothe).

The major section of the AOCS Lipid Library dealing with Biochemistry and Nutrition is well underway. A new subsecton - Animal Lipid Biochemistry is now online, and recent articles deal with Phospholipases (Michelle Bamji-Mirza & Zemin Yao) and Glycerophosphate and acylglycerophosphate acyltransferases (Hei Sook Sul). 

The topic of "Nutrition" is in the planning stage, and we would like to have a section dealing with "Biophysics" when a suitable editor can be found. The latest article in Plant Lipid Biochemistry is Triacylglycerol biosynthesis in eukaryotic microalgae (Yonghua Li-Beisson)

Have a news posting? Let us know. Tip your editors at tips@aocs.org 

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