Friday, May 11, 2012

AOCS Newsletter Highlights

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Snapshot of the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Over 1600 people attended the 103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, with more than 45 countries represented
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inform FREE Features
Learn the secrets of Belgian chocolate in this month’s free cover feature from inform, the AOCS member magazine. Next, discover how plants “remember” drought and adapt to it, in a free news item from the inform Biotech section.

AOCS/JOCS Releases First Validated Direct Method for Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters
AOCS and the Japan Oil Chemists’ Society (JOCS) released the first validated direct method for glycidyl fatty acid esters in edible oils, AOCS/JOCS Official Method Cd 28-10. The method marks the first analytical collaboration between the two organizations.

AOCS/JOCS Official Method Cd 28-10 determines glycidyl fatty acid esters in edible oils using double solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. It is applicable for the determination of glycidyl fatty acid esters in commercial vegetable oils and fats.

Lipid Library Names New Editors
The AOCS Lipid Library is pleased to announce the appointment of John Harwood, Ph.D., D.Sc., and Randall Weselake, Ph.D., as Co-Editors-in-Chief, succeeding The Lipid Library’s founder, Dr. William Christie.

Dr. Harwood is professor and deputy director of the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University, Wales, U.K. He was the 2011 recipient of the Supelco/Nicholas Pelick-AOCS Research Award and serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Weselake is professor and Canada Research Chair in Agricultural Lipid Biotechnology at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the editorial board of The AOCS Lipid Library and serves as an associate editor for Lipids.

Book of the Month
Save $25 on the 4th Edition of Microscopic Analysis of Agricultural Products.
You will also receive by email — FREE — the eChapter, "Comprehensive 2D GC Methodologies for the Analysis of Lipids,” from Extreme Chromatography: Faster, Hotter, Smaller.

Use coupon code BOM0512 to receive the discount.

Pascal Veys discusses the AOCS Press book," Microscopic Analysis of Agricultural Products" at the 102nd Annual AOCS Meeting & Expo in Cincinnati, OH.

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