Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AOCS December 2015 Newsletter

Travel Grants Available

The Industrial Oil Products Division, and Protein and Co-Products Division offer funding assistance through travel grants to attend the 107th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo.

Please visit the respective Division webpages for guidelines on available programs.

Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship Now Open for Nominations

The Smouse Fellowship includes a $15,000 scholarship and is awarded to a graduate student doing research in areas of interest to AOCS. Primary qualifications include the highest standards of academic excellence and the reasonable expectation that the recipient, upon receipt of the degree, will enter into and make significant contributions to the field consistent with the goals and interests of AOCS.

Application materials are due February 2, 2016.

Visit the website for more information on nomination requirements and how to apply.

2016 AOCS Annual Meeting—The Expo Returns!

The Expo will host 80+ international partners providing business solutions for professionals in the fats and oils industries, the AOCS Pavilion, and 200+ poster presentations. The Expo is also the meeting's hub of major networking activities including The President's Welcome Reception, Monday lunch, Tuesday reception, and daily refreshment breaks.

Interested in participating in Expo 2016 or becoming a sponsor? Contact Christina Waugh, +1 217-693-4901.

Registration for the 107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will open in January. Register by February 26 and save up to $200!

JAOCS Article of the Month

Researchers led by Arturo Morales at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, analyzed the formation of primary and secondary oxidation products in a model system of microencapsulated oils in a dairy-like matrix similar to infant formula. "The study shows that a substantial amount of secondary oxidation products and polymerization compounds can be detected in encapsulated methyl esters, even at low levels of global oxidation," said Silvana Martini, JAOCS senior associate editor, who chose this research as the JAOCS article of the month. These results could help explain rancidity in foods with low contents of primary oxidation compounds such as hydroperoxides. This paper, "New Analytical Evidence of Discontinuous Oxidation in Dried Micorencapsulated Lipids," is available free of charge until January 16, 2016.

Foods Fortified with Omega 3s

AOCS helped The Dr. Oz Show—a syndicated television talk show in the United States—secure lab footage for an episode about dietary omega-3 fatty acids. The show analyzed non-fortified eggs, milk, and peanut butter with those fortified with omega-3s. See how they compared and what Dr. Oz had to say about whether omega-3-fortified foods belong in a healthful diet.

First 2016 book in Academic Press and AOCS Press Series Now Available

Handbook of Lipids in Human Function: Fatty Acids, edited by AOCS members Ronald R. Watson and Fabien De Meester, is now available to purchase from Elsevier. AOCS Members receive a 30% discount and free shipping by entering the code AOCS30 during check out. The 29-chapter book, with over 60 experts contributing, presents current research in people and animal models that defines the roles and research status of fatty acids in major areas of health and disease. Visit the Academic Press and AOCS Press website to learn more about this title, and other AOCS Press and Elsevier titles. Remember, the 30% discount works on all Elsevier Science and Technology titles, too, so treat yourself with new titles to read this holiday season.

Upcoming AOCS Meetings 
107th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
May 1–4, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Now accepting papers, submit your abstract today!
World Conference on Fabric and Home Care—Singapore 2016
October 4–7, 2016
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Upcoming Industry Meetings 
Industry Event
The 2016 Emerald Conference
January 21–22, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Industry Event
Future of Surfactants Summit 2016
February 3–4, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Mention code SSU1D10 for 10% discount
Industry Event
18th Annual Nanotech 2016 Conference & Expo
May 22–25, 2016
Washington D.C., USA

Call for Abstracts open through January 15
Industry Event
OFIC 2016
October 19–21, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Call for posters is now open!

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