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

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

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.

2019 AOCS Annual Meeting Photos

You can find photos taken at #AOCS2019 on the AOCS Facebook page. (

Enjoy and tag us in yours!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wednesday at #AOCS2019

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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

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


Monday at #AOCS2019

Monday at#AOCS2019

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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

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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.