Danish Lipid Research Society

Kick-off symposium

Date Thursday, October 04, 2012, 09:00 - 18:00
Location Auditorium – Campusvej 55 – Entrance O, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Organizers Nils J. Færgeman, Christer Ejsing, Daniel Wüstner, Danish Lipid Research Society


The symposium marks the founding of a new scientific society in Denmark: "Danish Society for Lipid Research". Three scientists at Lipid Research Group at Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark: Christer Ejsing, Nils Færgeman and Daniel Wüstner have taken the initiative. The goal is to create a network among researchers in basic and applied lipid research at academic organisations and industrial companies in Denmark. Members of the society may share their expertise on scientific as well as analytical issues in research on lipids. Furthermore, the Danish Society for Lipid Research may accelerate the internalization of this research area in Denmark. Formation of the societys homepage is in progress: http://www.danish-lipid.org/. The Kick-off symposium invites all lipid-oriented researchers and others interested to participate.  


9.00 – 9.30


9.30 – 9.40

Nils J. Færgeman (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU) Kick-off of Danish Lipid Research Society

Morning session, chaired by Daniel Wüstner

9.40 – 10.20

Plenary speaker Pentti Somerharju (University of Helsinki, Finland) Mechanisms of Glycerophospholipid Homeostasis in Mammalian Cells

10.20 – 10.45

Thomas Pomorski (KU-Life) Flippases and Floppases: The lipid translocation machinery of cellular membranes

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break/refreshments/exhibitions

11.15 – 11.40

Charlotte Jacobsen (National Food Institute, DTU) Omega-3 enriched foods and lipid oxidation

11.40 – 12.05

Christer Ejsing (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU) Functional lipidomics: from chemical transitions to regulation of lipid metabolic networks

12.05 – 13.00


Afternoon session, chaired by Christer Ejsing

13.00 – 13.25

Ole Mouritsen (MEMPHYS, SDU) Lipids in model membranes

13.25 – 13.50

David Needham (Duke University/SDU) Thermal sensitive liposomes and their use in anti-cancer treatments

13.50 – 14.15

Jakob M. Jungersted (Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital) Lipids and skin barrier

14.15- 14.40

Thomas Aaskov Pedersen (Novo-Nordisk A/S) Insulin and lipid metabolism


14.40 – 15.15

Coffee break/refreshments/exhibitions

15.15 – 15.40

Jesper Brask (Novozymes A/S) Technical applications of lipids and lipolytic enzymes

15.40 – 16.05

Kaustuv Bhattacharya (DuPont Nutrition Bioscience ApS) Ultrasound Doppler based in-line viscosity and solid fat profile measurement of fat blends

15.05 – 16.30

Viggo Norn (Palsgaard) Food emulsifiers and applications, - some examples

16.30 – 16.35

Concluding remarks Nils J. Færgeman (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU)


Pizza and beer/exhibitions


Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Danish Biotechnology Society.


Nils J. Færgeman (nils.f@bmb.sdu.dk)


Deadline October 1, 2012.

Secretariat and vendor contact

Vivian Juhl, Danish Biochemical Society. Tel: 50723667. vivian.dyrup.juhl@gmail.com