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24th Canadian Conference  on Fats and Oils

24th Canadian Conference on Fats and Oils

Canadian Section of the
American Oil Chemists' Society (CAOCS)
24th Canadian Conference on Fats and Oils
September 26 & 27, 2011
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Conference information:
Conference Website
Conference Program (.pdf)
Sponsors (.pdf)

Fats and Oils - From All Perspectives
This meeting will showcase innovations in fats and oils research from Canada and around the world. Papers from all areas of lipid science are encouraged, to be presented in multi-disciplinary sessions including:

  • Edible Fats and Oils
  • Processing and Supply
  • Industrial Lipids
  • New Oils and Oilseed Innovations

The organizing committee especially encourages graduate students to present at the meeting and travel bursaries will be available to qualified graduate students who are presenting. In addition, awards will be presented for the best student oral and poster presentations.

Organizing Committee
Dr. Randall Weselake, University of Alberta (Chair)
Dr. Jonathan Curtis, University of Alberta
Dr. David Bressler, University of Alberta
Coordinator: Dr. Disa Brownfield-Walker
Phone: 780-868-4672

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Keith Downey (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
The past and future perspectives of canola
Dr. Catherine Field (University of Alberta)
Cancer and diabetes fighting lipids
Dr. Martin Reaney (University of Saskatchewan)
Lipid quality and utilization
Dr. Tom McKeon (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Improvement and utilization of castor oil producing industrial crops
Dr. Sylvie Cloutier (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada )
Flax genomics
Dr. Sevim Erhan (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
As part of an industry panel on the potential of lipid-based biofuels and biochemicals.