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The 31st Nordic Lipidforum Symposium postponed until 2022

Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic situation, the board of Nordic Lipidforum decided at the last board meeting to postpone the next Symposium until 2022.

Nevertheless, we are happy to announce that there will be a 31st Symposium! The city of Ålesund will host both the 6th Nordic Lipidforum Academy and the 31st Nordic Lipidforum Symposium. The Acadamy are, as earlier, scheduled ahead of the Symposium. Dates for Symposium are 12 to 15 of June, and most likely start of Academy at 8 of June.

Save the dates!

A practical PhD course on Lipid Biochemistry, Technology, Application and Analysis (4 ECTS)

The objective of the course is to introduce the participants to practical applications in lipid biochemistry, lipid nutrition, biotechnology and advanced lipid analytical methods through lectures and laboratory experiments. The following areas will be covered: modification of lipids and lipid processing, lipid metabolism, lipophilic vitamins, lipid oxidation and antioxidants, and different lipid analytical methods including methods for analysis of lipophilic contaminants. The course is a mix of lectures and practical lab work.

Due to the uncertainties related to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the course might be arranged as an online course. In this case, the laboratory part will not be carried out.

Time: 22 – 26 June 2020.

More information about the course can be found here:

You will also find some more information in a flyer by clicking here.

SINTEF BIOPRO receive food approval

As earlier mentioned, the Norwegian R&D institute SINTEF Ocean, launched their pilot plant Centre for bio-processing and Ingredients Research, BIOPRO, in 2017 (more here).

This week SINTEF received a temporary approval for food processing, with manufacture number TL17, from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority .

– This enable us to provide our partners with food grade oil samples, that can be used in market research, among others, says SINTEF in a comment.

What is happening?

New events coming up in near future:

  • 5th International Symposium Dietary Fat and Health, 28-29 April 2020, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. More information here.
  • 3rd International Symposium On Lipid Oxidation And Antioxidants 10 – 12 June 2020
  • Nordic LipidForum Seminar 2020  – Lipids in a sustainable society – from raw materials to inclusion in our diet. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (SWE), 2 – 3 September 2020.

WEBINAR – a Nordic LipidForum Seminar 2020

Due to the corona pandemic situation, the organising committee has decided to organise our next seminar as a webinar. Dates are as earlier announced on the 11 and 12 of November 2020.

The webinar is titled: Lipids in a sustainable society – from raw materials to inclusion in our diet. Some question to be covered: How will the nutritional profile our lipid intake affected by the ongoing dietary shift? What are the sustainable sources of lipids that could be better explored to reach a sustainable diet on a more holistic level – i.e., beyond just a change in our protein intake? What is needed from sustainable refining and processing of biomasses to produce new oils? How should sensitive lipids with a clear sustainability profile be formulated into foods and supplements? And, not least, what does the term sustainability really mean?

More information here.

Registration: fill in Forms by clicking here.

Nordic LipidForum on Social Media

You are now able to follow us on Social Media. The Nordic LipidForum have groups both on Facebook and LinkedIn. Arrangements, like Seminars and Symposium, will be announced on all our platforms.

If you have any information related to lipids you will announce, please contact us.

Please visit and join us at Facebook and LinkedIn.

EFL Congress 2019 in Seville

The next Euro Fed Lipid Congress 2019 will be arranged in Seville, Spain, between 20 and 23 October. We request members of the Nordic Lipidforum to submit abstracts for poster session or oral presentation. Several sessions are very interesting for our members. This is a great opportunity to present your work.
You will find more information at the EFL website here. Save the dates and see you in Seville 2019.

Welcome to seminar – High Quality Lipid Products

Photo: Møreforsking AS

Foto: Møreforsking AS


The Nordic Lipidforum invite to a seminar entitled High quality Products – lipid oxidation and sensory properties. The seminar will be arranged in Ålesund, Norway, at 24 and 25 October. Registration here.

For further information about the program and other details, see our folder here.

Thanks to our gold and silver sponsors:


Cecilia Tullberg to defend her PhD-thesis

Nordic Lipidforum member Cecilia Tullberg will defend her Phd-thesis on Friday 2 February 2018. The title of her work is Oxidation of marine oils during in vitro gastrointestinal digestion and its effects on stress in human intestinal Caco-2 cells. Cecilia has done her work at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering – Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology. Prof. Ingrid Undeland has been Cecilias supervisor.

For those of you that have the possibility to witness Cecilias presentation, the defend will be held at Sal KC (Kemihuset, Chalmers, Gothenburg) 1000 o’clock.

For more information, see copy of abstract here.