Friday, March 30, 2012

News and Notes


Solazyme is also looking for a Director of Business Development in California. Job Posting.

Solazyme is looking for an Associate Director (in California) of Product Marketing - Fuels and Chemicals. Job Posting.

Around the Interwebz
The most popular article from last week's inform SmartBrief was "High-oleic oilseeds aim to take out the trans fat". Read this or better yet get SmartBrief.
FDA considers regulating some "cosmeceuticals" as drugs 
From the FDLI SmartBrief-- The FDA might begin regulating as drugs some cosmetics containing active ingredients such as retinol and peptides, according to the prepared testimony of Michael Landa, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, before a House subcommittee. Such products straddle the line between beauty products and drugs, which change the body's structure, Landa said. Cosmetic makers, meanwhile, said greater federal regulation would be preferable to differing state standards. Bloomberg Businessweek (03/27) Blog of Legal Times, The (03/27) . Read more.  

Odd Lipid out May Illuminate Evolution
Science Daily-- Spectroscopic evidence for the unusual handedness of a mammalian lipid may advance our understanding of evolution. Read the article.

Research and Markets: Oils And Fats In The United Kingdom
With the staying at home and cooking trend gaining increasing popularity, this had a positive impact on oils and fats, which was also reflected in health concerns ...Read the article.

New on

A section just for press has gone live on the Singapore 2012: World Conference on Fabric and Home Care website. Find press releases, logos and a media kit here.

Upcoming Events/ Early April 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

 01-03 80th Oil Mill Operators Short Course
Wichita, Kansas, USA

01-03 Resolving Inflammation: Mechanisms and Drug Discovery
Oxford, United Kingdom

01-06  Hands-On Workshop on Electron Beam and X-Ray Irradiation Technologies
College Station, Texas, USA

02-05 The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference
Washington, D.C., USA

04 The Commercial Impacts of Biofuel Sustainability
London, United Kingdom

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