The AOCS European Section, one of seven Sections in the American Oil Chemists’ Society, is comprised of more than 100 individuals from Europe. Membership in this section also includes membership in EuroFed Lipid (EFL). Prior to this partnership with EFL, the European Section was responsible for planning European Section conferences, but since then, the group’s main purpose has shifted to holding a seat on the EFL Leadership Team and awarding two student travel grants annually. With EFL’s recent changes to biennial conferences, the new leadership team will consider which topics are of the greatest interest to members in the European region and, thus, should be presented, in either onsite or online formats. If you have any ideas or contributions, please contact Paul Smith, Chair of the leadership team.
Chair: Paul Smith, Principal Scientist, Cargill, Belgium
Ignace Debruyne, Technical Marketing Consultant, Ignace Debruyne & Association VOF, Belgium
Etienne Deffense, Equipment Supplier, Contifrac Sprl, Belgium
Stéphanie Marty-Terrade, Lipid Expert, Nestle, United Kingdom
We would like to thank outgoing members for their service and dedication: Daniel Kalnin, John Harwood and Albert Zwijnenburg.
We would also like to highlight the newest member to the European Section team, Stéphanie Marty-Terrade. Welcome, Stéphanie!