Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Deadline for three AOCS Awards extended to Sept. 1

The AOCS Fellow, Stephen S. Chang and Alton T. Bailey Awards recognize scientists and technologists who have contributed outstanding research and service to the oils, fats, and lipids industries. Help recognize valuable members of our community!

Learn how to submit a nomination via the links below or contact Victoria Santo for help.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Longtime member, volunteer, and AOCS Fellow Ragnar Ohlson passes

Ragnar Ohlson, an AOCS member since 1964, AOCS Fellow since 2009, AOCS Award of Merit winner in 2013, and longtime JAOCS Editorial Advisory Board Member passed away on June 21, 2019.

Among his many accomplishments, Ohlson was the general secretary of the International Society for Fat Research (ISF) for over 10 years and was instrumental in AOCS being named the ISF Secretariat in 1992. In addition, he was involved in the formation of the AOCS European Section.

Ohlson also served on the AOCS Governing Board (1994–1996), was co-chairman of the AOCS World Congress on Oil Technology (1995), and was a member of the JAOCS Editorial Advisory Board (1998–present). Further, Ohlson assisted AOCS by representing the Society at many European meetings and conferences.

Ohlson was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (1983) and of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (1975).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Upcoming AOCS #WebinarWednesdays

AOCS webinars are free and open to members and non-members. All registrants receive a copy of the recording.

Structural and Functional Properties of Plant Protein Isolates and Hydrolysates for Various Applications
August 14, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

B. Pam Ismail, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, will cover the structural and functional properties of various plant proteins from pea, camelina, and pennycressas as impacted by extraction and functionalization procedures, as well as potential applications. Register here.

Succeeding in process optimization tasks by using process simulation techniques. Episode 1: Soybean oil deodorization
August 28, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

Marcelo Usseglio, Process Simulation Specialist at ProSimTechs, will present advanced deodorization concepts and how to optimize deodorization without even going to the plant — all without jeopardizing operations. Register here.

Overcoming the challenges in the production & utilization of plant protein isolates in food
September 4, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

Nagul S. Naguleswaran, Senior Associate Scientist, Global Research & Technology Ingredion Incorporated, will review the challenges and opportunities associated with the production of selected plant protein isolates, with desired functional properties. Register here.

Process improvements for cost-efficient pre-treatment in edible oil refining
September 11, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

Véronique Gibon, Science Manager at Desmet Ballestra Group (Belgium), R&D Department, will review the benefits of different improvements to chemical and physical refining, such as hydrodynamic cavitation and enzymatic degumming. Register here.

Career paths for young scientists: presented by the AOCS Young Professional Group
September 18, 2019, 12:00 noon CDT

A panel of four scientists from industry will share their stories of navigating the challenges and opportunities in management and technical career paths, including making the jump to consulting, to help you answer the question: “What comes next?” Register here.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

New AOCS Silver Corporate Members

AOCS Corporate Members not only support the Society, but also gain visibility and savings on exhibiting, advertising and membership. Learn more about our newest Silver Corporate members below and also view the entire listing of the more than 100 AOCS Corporate Members.

Introducing our new AOCS Silver Corporate Members:

Aboissa Commodity Brokers
Ariane Aboissa
Aboissa Commodity Brokers
Largo Arouche Do 396 2nd Floor
Republica, Sao Paulo Sp 01219-010, Brazil
www.aboissa.com

Founded in 1987, Aboissa is a respected commodity broker in Latin America. Because of our vast knowledge of the global production chain, we have a broad view of business opportunities for each customer. We count on specialized brokers, who are focused on each product segment. From planning to after-sales, we are fully committed to excellence and developing long-term business relationships. Aboissa is exhibiting at the 2019 AOCS Latin American Congress.


Lipsa SA
Oscar Angrill
Ctra B-141 Km 4.3
Sta Perpetua 08130
Spain
www.lipsa.es/lipsa

LIPSA is a leading family business in the oils and fats sector. In our refinery we provide neutralization, discoloration, hydrogenation, deodorization, interesterification, physical refining, winterization, and fractionation of all types of oils and fats for a wide variety of applications. Our aim is to be an important supplier for the industry of all those countries in which we are present.


Young Living Essential Oils
Richard Carlson, member of AOCS since 2010, frequent sponsor of Health and Nutrition sessions at the AOCS Annual Meeting
3125 Exec Pkwy
Lehi, UT 84043-9572
USA
www.youngliving.com/en_US

Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness that can be truly life-changing. Richard Carlson leads the team responsible for scientific research for Young Living, including the development of analytical test methods that determine the authenticity of essential oils

Monday, July 8, 2019

Upcoming #WebinarWednesdays featuring plant proteins

How to assess protein functionalityJuly 31, 2019
12:00 noon CST

Novel sources of proteins have gained much attention in the recent years due to the increasing global demand for protein and the growing market for vegan products. Plants, algae, yeast and by-products from the food industry such as oil meals are promising sources of novel proteins. To demonstrate their capacity to replace conventional food ingredients, producers must be able measure objectively the functionality of their products.

Presenter: Frédéric Baudouin, Project Manager, IMPROVE SAS

Register here


Structural and Functional Properties of Plant Protein Isolates and Hydrolysates for Various Applications
August 14, 2019
12:00 noon CST

This presentation will cover the evaluation of various plant proteins from pea, camelina, and pennycress, highlighting their structural and functional properties as impacted by extraction and functionalization procedures, as well as potential applications. Structural characteristics and functional properties of the protein concentrates, isolates and hydrolysates will be discussed and compared to reference proteins, whey protein isolate (WPI) and soy protein isolate (SPI).

Presenter: B. Pam Ismail, PhD, Associate Professor, Director, Plant Protein Innovation Center, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

Register here


Overcoming the Challenges in the Production & Utilization of Plant Protein Isolates in Food
September 4, 2019
12:00 noon CST

The utilization of plant proteins in food products has rapidly increased during recent years. The food industry prefers the use of plant protein isolates primarily due to their high protein content and high nutritional value. However, there are numerous challenges in formulating food products with plant protein isolates, particularly in achieving the target functional properties in the ingredients. This presentation reviews the challenges and opportunities associated with the production of selected plant protein isolates, with desired functional properties.  

Presenter:
Nagul S. Naguleswaran, PhD, Senior Associate Scientist, Global Research & Technology Ingredion Incorporated

Register here

Friday, July 5, 2019

Call for experts on avocado oil to participate in an Electronic Working Group

The Codex Alimentarius Committee on Fats and Oils has issued a call for Experts to participate in oversight of their review of avocado oil.

The intention is:

"To review all available data on the characteristics and origins of avocado oil with a view to revising the provisions for avocado oil; and to prepare a report of the EWG to be submitted to the Codex Secretariat, at least 3 months in advance of CCFO27 for circulation for comments at Step 3."

Details are available at this link: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/resources/circular-letters/en/

The Usergroup name is CCFO-Avocado oil_2019

Please note there is an impending deadline for registration (July 31, 2019). Interested parties can register at codexmex@economia.gob.mx; and uscodex@fsis.usda.gov. Experts outside of Mexico and the USA may be directed to register through their respective Codex Points of Contact at LIST OF CODEX CONTACT POINTS.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Nominations open for 2020 AOCS Society and Scientific Awards


AOCS Society and Scientific Awards recognize leaders who advanced the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials as well as members who dedicated their time and expertise to supporting AOCS for future generations of scientists.

Learn how to submit nominations at the links below.
AOCS Society and Scientific Awards will close for nominations on August 1, 2019.





If you have questions, please email victoria@aocs.org.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Lipids seeks Editor-in-Chief

The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) seeks candidates for the Editor-in-Chief position of Lipids (https://www.aocs.org/stay-informed/journals#Lipids and https://aocs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15589307), a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers and invited reviews in the general area of lipid research, including chemistry, biochemistry, clinical nutrition, and metabolism. In addition, Lipids publishes papers establishing novel methods for addressing research questions in the field of lipid research.   

Responsibilities and duties
The Editor-in-Chief sets direction for the publication while overseeing the paper solicitation process and making final selections for publication. Duties include leading a team of associate editors; working closely and cooperatively with AOCS and the international publisher, Wiley, to define editorial policies, formulate special issues, and develop ideas for guest editorials; communicating with peer reviewers, prominent international authors, and the AOCS leadership team; attending Society and industry events; attending the annual strategy day with our publisher; and chairing a journal meeting at the Society’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

What we’re looking for in a candidate

The Editor-in-Chief position requires a motivated individual with experience in the field of lipid research who is interested in making a significant contribution to a global society that provides information about fats, oils, and related materials. Strong leadership qualities are a must. The term for this appointment is five years, with an option for one additional term. We are seeking someone to begin this position on January 1, 2020. This is a volunteer position with the only compensation being travel reimbursement to assist in attending a limited number of conferences each year.

How to apply
For consideration, please submit the following documents by August 8, 2019: letter of intent (please include your interest in and vision for the position), curriculum vitae, and any other material that supports your candidacy. Send the documents to Janet Brown at janet.brown@aocs.org. A final decision will be made in the Fall.

For further information, please contact Janet Brown, AOCS Director, Membership and Publications, (phone: +1 217-693-4897; Fax: +1 217-693-4898; e-mail: janet.brown@aocs.org).

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Thank you 2018 AOCS journal reviewers

AOCS thanks our volunteer editors and reviewers who provide expert peer review for our journals: Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS), Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD) and Lipids. There are nearly 1,200 of you!

Visit aocs.org/stay-informed/journals to find your name or the names of colleagues, former students, or mentors on the 2018 reviewer lists.

These volunteers' contributions make it possible for AOCS journals to fulfill our mission of providing high-quality key research to scientific communities worldwide. 

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for an AOCS journal, contact the Editor-in-Chief:

    JAOCS: James A. Kenar, jim.kenar@ars.usda.gov 
    Lipids: Eric J. Murphy, eric.murphy@med.und.edu
    JSD: George A. Smith, george.smith@sasol.com

Thank you, reviewers!

Journal of Surfactants and Detergents seeks Editor-in-Chief

The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) seeks candidates for Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (www.aocs.org/journals/jsd.cfm and https://aocs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15589293), a peer-reviewed, bimonthly (six issues per year) journal publishing research papers and reviews in the area of surfactants and detergents.

Content includes the basic and applied science of petrochemical and oleochemical-based surfactants, the development and performance of surfactants in all applications, as well as the development and manufacturing of detergent ingredients and their formulation into finished products.

In the past decade, JSD has grown considerably. It has gone from publishing four times to six times a year and has increased the number of published articles and performance indices such as the impact factor (1.454) and download number. 

Responsibilities and duties
The Editor-in-Chief sets direction for the publication while overseeing the paper solicitation process and making final selections for publication. Duties include leading a team of Associate Editors; working closely and cooperatively with AOCS and Wiley to define editorial policies, formulate special issues, and develop ideas for guest editorials; communicating with peer reviewers, prominent international authors, and the AOCS leadership team; attending AOCS and industry events; attending the annual strategy day with our publisher; and chairing a journal meeting at the AOCS’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

What we’re looking for in a candidate   
The Editor-in-Chief will be a motivated individual with experience in the field of surfactants and detergents who is interested in making a significant contribution to a global society that provides essential research. Strong leadership qualities are a must.

The term for this appointment is five years, with an option for one additional term. We are seeking someone to begin this position in November 2019. This is a volunteer position with travel reimbursement(s) to assist in attending a limited number of conferences each year.

How to apply   
For consideration, please submit the following documents by July 15, 2019: letter of intent (please include your interest in and vision for the position), curriculum vitae, and any other material that supports your candidacy. Send the documents to Janet Brown at janet.brown@aocs.org.

For further information, please contact Janet Brown, Director, AOCS Membership and Publications (phone: +1 217-693-4897; Fax: +1 217-693-4898; e-mail: janet.brown@aocs.org).

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 (Gretel.Bescoby@fosfa.org) and copy Denise Williams (denise.williams@aocs.org).











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 scott.bloomer@aocs.org.

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
scott.bloomer@aocs.org

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.

https://annualmeeting.aocs.org/general-info/annual-meeting-2020



2019 AOCS Annual Meeting Photos

You can find photos taken at #AOCS2019 on the AOCS Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/AOCSfan)



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 https://annualmeeting.aocs.org/program/program

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 https://annualmeeting.aocs.org/program/program

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

Biotechnology
Phospholipid
Processing


Monday at #AOCS2019

Monday at#AOCS2019

Find even more at https://annualmeeting.aocs.org/program/program

FS 2: AOCS Governing Board Town Hall Monday, May 6 | 7:15–7:45 a.m. | Room 100

Want to know more about AOCS? Join us for an informal get-together with AOCS Governing Board members to learn about our strategic initiatives. In addition to conducting rou-tine business of the Society, President Len Sidisky will share his perspective on this past year.

FS 3: Career Management & Networking Techniques: A guide to strategic partnership with recruiters Monday, May 6 | 8–9 a.m. | Room 221

Upon completion of this session, you will have the skills to proactively manage your career through effective networking, self-promotion, and resume writing. In addition, you will gain knowledge in the areas of effective interview preparation, social media best practices, and strategic partnering with an executive recruiter — both for your own career and for building your technical teams. 60-minute breakout sessions at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will provide time to speak with a seasoned Executive Recruiter in a small group format. This is your opportunity to ask questions, engage one-on-one and gain specific insight into the career management process. We will provide an “open book” to the entire recruiting process.

FS 4: The OLEUM project advancements for a global strategy to guarantee olive oil quality and fight fraud Monday, May 6 | 7:55–10 a.m. | Room 222

Session is sponsored in part by Pompeian

FS 5: Healthy Oils at the Heart of Personalized Medicine Monday, May 6 | 10:20 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Room 221 Organizer: Patricia Kearney, PMK Associates, Inc., USA.

New capabilities in epigenetics, nutrigenomics and a growing understanding of the human microbiome are paving the way for increased consumer demand for personalized nutrition. This session will explore new research that is showing the benefits of unsaturated fats in various dietary patterns and how specific fatty acids are providing different benefits to different individuals.

FS 6: Ingredient Transparency Monday, May 6 | 10:20 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Room 220

Transparency is one of the current key issues surrounding new material development for formulated products, and complex due to the necessary balance of companies protecting their intellectual property and the consumers’ right to know about what they are using as part of their daily routines.

FS 7: AOCS Technical Services Available to Serve You Monday, May 6 | 10:20 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Room 222

AOCS has a long history of providing services to our members and the fats, oils, proteins and surfactants industries. This session presents details on what the AOCS Technical Department has to offer.

FS 8: Sterols Symposium, featuring the Schroepfer Medal Award Lecture Monday, May 6 | 1:55–5:25 p.m. | Room

2:00 p.m. Chemical Biology of Phylaspecific Steroidal Antimetabolites Functioning as Suicide Inhibitors. W. David Nes*, Texas Tech University, USA (Schroepfer Medal Award Winner)
2:25 Coffee meet and greet

Herbert J. Dutton Award Luigi Mondello, University of Messina, Italy Lecture: ANA Luncheon | Monday, May 6 | 12:30 p.m. | Room 240

4:05 Fast GC and GC×GC Approaches to Detailed Fatty Acid Fingerprinting in Natural Fats and Oils. Luigi Mondello*, University of Messina, Italy (Herbert J. Dutton Award Winner)

Biotechnology Student Award Ashwin Sancheti, University of Akron, USA Lecture: BIO 1.2a/PRO 1a | Monday, May 6 | 3 p.m. | Room 104

3:00 Kinetic Modelling of Enzymatic Saccharification of Soy Molasses. Ashwin Sancheti* (Biotechnology Division Student Award Winner) and Lu-Kwang Ju, University of Akron, USA

Edible Applications Technology Student Award Bingjing Zheng, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA Poster: EAT-P | Monday, May 6 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Hall 1

Health and Nutrition New Investigator Research Award John J. Miklavcic, Chapman University, USA Lecture: H&N 1 | Monday, May 6 | 2 p.m. | Room 221

H&N 1: Lipids and Inflammation

2:00 Increase in Plasma Ganglioside Content is Associated with Improved Quality of Life in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. John J. Miklavcic*1 (Health and Nutrition Division New Investigator Research Award Winner), Glen Shoemaker2, Kareena L. Schnabl3, Alan BR Thomson4, Vera Mazurak2, and M Tom Clandinin5, 1Chapman University, USA; 2University of Alberta, Canada; 3Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Canada; 4Gastroenterology, Western University, Canada; 5Centre for Health and Nutrition, University of Alberta, Canada

Industrial Oil Products Student Award Meghan E. Lamm, University of South Carolina, USA Lecture: BIO 1.1/IOP 1 | Monday, May 6 | 2 p.m. | Room 102

Hans Kaunitz Award Sarah A. Willett, University of Georgia, USA Lecture: EAT 1 | Monday, May 6 | 3 p.m. | Room 222

3:00 Physicochemical Properties of Yellow Cake Produced with Menhaden Oil or Structured Lipid Organogels. Sarah A. Willett* (Hans Kaunitz Award Winner) and Casimir C. Akoh, University of Georgia, USA

Ralph H. Potts Memorial Fellowship Meghan E. Lamm, University of South Carolina, USA Lecture: BIO 1.1/IOP 1 | Monday, May 6 | 2 p.m. | Room 102

2:00 Plant Oil Derived Emulsion Copolymers with Predictable Properties. Meghan E. Lamm*(Ralph H. Potts Memorial Fellowship Award Winner; Industrial Oil Products Division Student Award Winner), Ping Li, and Chuanbing Tang, University of South Carolina, USA

Lipid Chemistry and Nutrition Award Marnie Newell, University of Alberta, Canada Lecture: PHO 1 | Monday, May 6 | 4:05 p.m. | Room 106 4:05 Achieving a Tumor Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Content of 5% from Different Doses and Sources of DHA Improved Chemotherapy Efficacy in Mice Bearing Patient Derived Breast Cancer Xenografts. Marnie Newell*(Lipid Chemistry and Nutrition Award Winner), Vera Mazurak, Lynne M. Postovit, and Catherine J. Field, University of Alberta, Canada

Honored Student Award Anabella S. Giacomozzi, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina Poster: EAT-P | Monday, May 6 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Hall 1

Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship Zipei Zhang, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA Lecture: EAT 1.1/H&N 1.1 | Monday, May 6 | 4:05 p.m. | Room 223

Phospholipid Division Best Paper Award

New Phenophospholipids Equipped with Multi-functionalities: Regiospecific Synthesis and Characterization (Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 523(2018):169–178). Sampson Anankanbil, Bianca Pérez, Chiranjib Banerjee and Zheng Guo

Lecture: PHO Dinner | Monday, May 6 | 7 p.m. | Room 232

BIO 1: Biocatalysis I — Oleochemicals and Novel Bioprocesses

Rm 101 2:00 Developing Foods to Address Health Concerns throughout the Lifespan. Kaori Nakajima*, The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd., Japan (AOCS Corporate Achievement Award Winner)

EAT 1.1/H&N 1.1: Structural Determinates of the Metabolic Response for Lipids

Rm 223 4:05 Encapsulation, Protection and Controlled Release of Nutraceuticals using Biopolymer Microgel. Zipei Zhang* (Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship Award Winner) and D. Julian J. McClements, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

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

Analytical
Edible Application Technology
Health and Nutrition
Industrial Oil Products
Lipid Oxidation and Quality
Protein and Co-Products
Surfactants and Detergents




Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sunday, May 5 at the AOCS Annual Meeting

Let's get started!

Registration will be open 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Pick up you packet early - I really hope you join us for the Opening Celebration! Our keynote lecture will be delivered by Ainissa G. Ramirez. I heard her speak 2 ago and was so blown away I booked her for you!

We then go straight to the President's Welcome Reception. Great networking, hors d'oeuvres, open bar and of course our fantastic exhibitors can't wait to help you!

I added a few new things this year - can you please let me know if you like them? (amy.garren@aocs.org)

We will have a (2) caricature artists, some special photo opportunities and a station for 'The Chemistry of Beer and Cocktails' where a Certified Brewmaster will be at the ready to explain the chemistry of the brewing process and recommend beer pairings based on the  hors d'oeuvres menu. If you prefer a cocktail there will also be a Mixologist Station to pick up a signature cocktail and learn about the chemistry of the cocktail.

I want you to enjoy your Annual Meeting experience - please give me feedback on these 'extras'. Happy to try your ideas next year! 

- Amy Garren, AOCS Brand and Digital Strategy




Welcome to the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting!

What to know before heading to #AOCS2019
 
The registration desk at America's Center Convention Complex opens at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 5. Visit us in Hall 1 to pick up everything you need for the meeting before joining us for the Opening Celebration, featuring the Plenary Lecture by Dr. Ainissa G. Ramirez, at 4 p.m. in the Ferrara Theatre.
 
Before you finish packing your suitcase, here are some reminders and travel notes to help you make the most of the meeting.
 
Check Division programming
With 10 Divisions, the 2019 program has plenty of sessions offering technical insight and knowledge. Not only that, but we have some great networking events Sunday night you won't want to miss.
 
Discover the benefits of AOCS membership
Hear the experiences of current members when you connect with meeting attendees wearing blue and white AOCS lanyards and at the AOCS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday. Look for a special, limited-time offer in your registration packet to save up to US $75 on AOCS membership.
 
 
Engage one-on-one with a recruiter
Seats are still open for the breakout sessions with one of two executive recruiters.
 
Ground transportation
Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services, ride share services, and car rental companies all operate at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Read all ground transportation details.
 
New this year — AOCS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
To celebrate the efforts of and to honor our dedicated volunteers, all attendees are invited to join us for this free luncheon. Stay after sessions end on Wednesday to enjoy free food and fun.
 




Monday, April 15, 2019

AOCS Governing Board Member Gérard Baillely awarded Médaille de Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite

Gérard was awarded the Médaille de Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite (Medal of Knight of the National Order of Merit). The National Order of Merit is a French order that was instituted in 1963 to reward distinguished service to the French Nation. Its purpose is threefold:

"uniting all intentions, and rewarding innovation and contributions..."

"... designed as a form of emulation so that all give their best ..."

"...the National Order of Merit embodies the diversity of French society, its different cultures and social origins, and its new economic sectors..."

Here are some pictures of Gérard receiving the Medal!

AOCS could not be more proud to have Gérard as a member and volunteer. Congratulations, Gérard!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Lipids article of the month: Importance of Ethics in Scientific Research

This month Lipids' editor-in-chief, Eric Murphy, chose to highlight two letters to the editor. Both letters are titled "The Importance of Ethics in Scientific Research," one by Regan Lawrence, the other by Gbolahan Bamgbose. Murphy says the journal works diligently to educate authors on the importance of ethical publishing and demands authors' work meets the highest ethical standards. In their letters, these two first year graduate students present different perspectives on the importance of conducting scientific discovery in an ethical manner. "I hope each of you have an opportunity to read each letter and to gain an appreciation of their insight," says Murphy. "For the public, these letters are important to understand that we do indeed take ethical conduct of scientific discovery seriously and that we are working to build a strong foundation of ethical conduct in the students we train."


Access the letters with the following links:






Friday, February 8, 2019

Clorox seeking Senior Scientist in analytical chemistry

The Clorox Company has an opportunity in the Advanced Measurement Sciences (AMS) – Analytical Group at their Research and Development Center in Pleasanton, California, for a Senior Scientist in Analytical Chemistry to provide analytical chemical support and leadership to AMS and the R&D community. As a Senior Scientist in this group, you will be part of a team growing numerous brands across the Clorox portfolio.

This position is for an experienced analytical chemist with knowledge and experience in analytical problem solving and chemical analysis of raw materials, intermediates and finished products related to consumer ,including cleaning products (colloids, surfactants, surface disinfection agents, anti-microbial actives), foods products (emulsions, preservatives), personal care products (cosmetics) or FDA-regulated OTC products (natural sunscreens and supplements and vitamins).

Learn more about the position and how to apply.