Message from the Chairperson
Dear LOQ Division Member:
I extend my heartiest thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Division’s chairperson. I hope you enjoyed this year’s meeting in Montréal as much as I did.
In 2013, LOQ had a unique technical program and brought a number of highly qualified speakers, highlighting today’s recent advances from both academia and the industry. We hope that LOQ will continually hold a strong technical session program in 2014 and I solicit your input.
Plans are underway for a networking reception and a dinner by the LOQ steering committee for next year as a follow up to the successful activities in the past years. We hope to see many of you at the reception, dinner and the technical sessions. Next year, the LOQ Division will as usual present five LOQ sessions and a roundtable discussion. We are looking for great ideas to effectively shape the Division’s program for the next two years; if you have an idea, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the executive steering committee, or just stop by the next roundtable discussion.
We hope that the LOQ Student Poster award is interesting for your students. Please encourage them to participate and compete in this. We would like to incorporate a new membership drive.
See you in San Antonio!
LOQ Best Student Poster Award Competition
At the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Montréal, Québec, Canada, the LOQ Division successfully held the Best Student Poster Award competition. The competition was open to all students presenting within the LOQ Division poster session. The aim of establishing this Student Poster Award is to attract more students to participate in LOQ activities, to encourage students to actively share their latest research during the AOCS annual meeting, and to improve their presentation skills as well as their abilities to communicate their research results to peers efficiently. Award sponsored by Bunge.
The Student Poster Award was judged based on the research merit of the work, quality of the poster and presentation, as well as the ability to answer the judges’ questions. The final decision was made based on the votes from the Student Poster Award judging committee members. We appreciate four judges’ efforts (Amy Logan, CSIRO; Usha Thiyam-Hollander, University of Manitoba; Ketinun Kittipongpittaya, UMass; Shawn Pan, DuPont N & H) who volunteered their time to evaluate, discuss and make decision for the final winner.
We had another successful year for the Student Poster Award Competition, and we found many excellent student posters. We expect more students will participate in this competition next year, and we are also looking forward to your volunteering and help for this selection process.
LOQ Student Poster Award Planning Committee
2013 LOQ Student Poster Competition Award Winner ($300 honorarium and certificate):
Lipid Co-oxidation of Proteins in Peanut Butter
W. Wanibadullah and K. Schaich
Rutgers University, USA
2013 Annual Meeting Social Activities
Those within the LOQ committee and friends who had arrived into Montreal prior to the Saturday evening got together to share some lovely food, wine (or beer!) and company in the streets of Old Montréal. It was a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, some of whom, we may not have seen since the meeting before in Long Beach.
This was followed by a successful LOQ mixer held at the convention center where LOQ Division members and alike were able to get together and network with like-minded peers and colleagues over beer, wine and nibbles. This event will likely run again in 2014 and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this event and come along!
2014 LOQ Technical Session Topics
The following are the tentative LOQ technical session topics for next year’s annual meeting:
• Measuring lipid oxidation: correlation of analytical with sensory (Joint with ANA)
• From theory to applications: fundamental research applicable to foods
• Frying oils: stability, antioxidants, and oxidation measurement tools
• Low moisture foods: oxidation of protein, cereal and flour
• Skin lipids: oxidation and health
• General session
New AOCS Publication Now Available
Lipid Oxidation: Challenges in Food Systems
LOQ Division leaders Amy Logan and Shawn Pan, and AOCS member Uwe Nienaber are editors of the most recent AOCS title which focuses on lipid oxidation mechanisms and strategies to improve the oxidative stability of food systems. Learn more about the book, the editors, and then add this invaluable title to your bookshelf—the print and/or eBook version(s)! The eBook version is available on iTunes and Amazon.
AOCS Press Call for Topics!
Submit your ideas for a future book, digital publication, or multimedia product that pertains to lipid oxidation or a related topic.
Additional Publication of Interest
Canola and Rapeseed: Production, Processing, Food Quality, and Nutrition
Published: November 21, 2012 by CRC Press
Editor(s): Usha Thiyam-Holländer, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; N.A. Michael Eskin; Bertrand Matthäus