18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

Fats, Oils and Lipids: for a Healthy and Sustainable World

17 - 20 October 2021, Leipzig, Germany

Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

the German Society for Fat Science is very happy and proud to host the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress 17 – 20 October 2021 in Leipzig.

The motto of the congress, Fats, Oils and Lipids - For a Healthy and Sustainable World, is still relevant in the second decade of the 21st century and not only interesting for academics and scientists but also for responsible stakeholder in the industry. Health and the sustainable use of the world's limited resources are aspects that also play an important role in the area of oils, fats and lipids. Therefore, the congress will feature in addition to well-known sessions like analytics, oxidation, olive oil or biotechnology also new aspects like bio-economy/green deal, processing and sustainability or insect lipids. Thus, the Euro Fed Lipid Congress takes up the urgent questions of the present and tries to give answers for the future. With a number of famous experts in the Organizing committee organizing the different sessions and coordinated by Markus Dierker (BASF) and Bertrand Matthäus (Max Rubner-Institut) a strong program with interesting key note speakers, invited lectures, awarded lectures, volunteer lectures and posters has been prepared. Therefore, we are sure that the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo in Leipzig will give the attendees the opportunity to get new insights and knowledge on fats, oils and lipids.

In addition to the lectures and posters, this congress will also offer the opportunity to meet old friends, but also to get to know new colleagues and exchange ideas in the field of oils, fats and lipids.

The conference will take place in very well-known city in the Eastern part of Germany is the home of the famous Thomaner Choir in the late Gothic Thomas Church with the tomb of Johann Sebastian Bach, starting point of the Monday demonstrations that finally led to the fall of the Wall and is home to Auerbachs Keller, where Johan Wolfgang Goethe already drank his wine in the 18th century that he mentioned in his tragic play Faust. Thus, the conference dose not only allow academics and technical discussions, but the stay in Leipzig also makes it possible to walk in the footsteps of the composer Bach and the poet Goethe or can be used to visit the nearby city of Berlin, one of the liveliest capitals of Europe or Dresden.

Leipzig is only a 75 min train ride away from Berlin, the historical and lively capital of Germany with a large number of museums, parks, restaurants and castles. As well as  Dresden with the famous rebuilt Frauen Church. The nearby Elbe Sandstone Mountains near the Elbe are not far away. Twenty years after the 1st EFL congress in Würzburg and ten years after the 8th congress in Munich EFL is back in Germany.

We look forward to welcoming you in Germany for the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress from 17 – 20 October 2021 in the famous city of Leipzig.

                                                                                        
Markus Dierker (BASF)        Bertrand Matthäus (Max Rubner-Institut)     Karin Schwarz (Kiel University)
Congress Chair                    Congress Chair                                             President Euro Fed Lipid