Janet Brown, Director, Membership, attended the 17th EuroFed Lipid Congress & Expo in Seville, Spain, last week. Here's her recap of the meeting!
The 17th EuroFed Lipid Congress & Expo
recently concluded in Seville, Spain, and included many wonderful and
enlightening conversations with AOCS members and other lipid-loving
scientists. It was almost like a family reunion for me and other AOCS
members in attendance.
AOCS Fellow Alejandro Marangoni
received the Euro Fed Lipid Technology Award; he is only the second
non-European to win this award. Notably, the first person to win this
award was Eric Decker, current AOCS President. Eric won this award in
2018. Alejandro presented the award lecture, "The Nanoscale Structure of
Fats and its Relationship to Functionality."
an AOCS Corporate Member, sponsored their 3rd Annual Fun Run. Even
though we ran in the dark (the sun in Seville does not rise until 8:30
a.m. local time), Carl and Emma led our group down well-lit streets
along the river, over the bridge, through a park, and back to the hotel.
It was a perfect start to the morning.
exhibit hall included nearly 30 companies, many of whom also exhibit at
the AOCS Annual Meeting, so it was great to meet exhibit personal from
Europe. Pictured below are Bruce Patsey, Oil-Dri Corp, and Kaustuv
Bhattacharya, Dupont Nutrition Biosciences APS.
were many conversations and connections made between AOCS journal
editorial board members. Representatives from the JAOCS editorial board
included Yomi Watanabe, and Suzana Ferreira-Dias and Uwe Bornscheuer
also enjoyed meeting our two winners of the AOCS Euro Section Travel
Grant, Sandra Beyer Gregersen (pictured with Eckhard Floter) and Beatriz
also spent time talking with members of the AOCS China Section. Many of
these researchers will also be attending and presenting at the upcoming
AOCS China Section Meeting in Guangzhou, China.
new General Director of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Ahmad
Parveez Ghulam Kadir, happens to also be the new Chair of the AOCS Asian
Section. I sat down and chatted with him about Section activities and
the 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting. What a wonderful resource to have as the
chair of this Section.
next meeting of the EuroFed Lipid is planned for 2021 in Leipzig,
Germany. Thank you to the organizing committee for your wonderful job of
hosting this meeting.