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16th International Scientific and Practical Conference | 22-23 May 2018 | St. Petersburg, Russia

The 16th International Scientific and Practical Conference will continue the cycle of conferences initiated 20 years ago and devoted to new research in the chemistry and technologies of production and application of this unique class of natural compounds.

During these years, the volume of domestic production of plant lecithin that meets the requirements of international standards has increased in Russia.

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ILPS Scientific Symposium | 26-27 November 2017 Cologne, Germany

The International Lecithin and Phospholipid Society (ILPS) organized a Scientific Symposium in the historic German city of Cologne. Highly qualified experts were present with their latest research topics divided in 3 sessions (2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon). Each session had 3+ speakers, who are leading experts in their fields of phospholipid science. The program gave time for meeting experts and communication with colleagues.

The ILPS Scientific Symposium on Monday (27 Nov 2017) took place at the Spectral Service AG lab/company in the city of Cologne in Germany.

The number of participants (72) exceeded the target and the capacity.

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ILPS Annual General Meeting 2016

ILPS Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 21 November 2016 at 10:00 at Emil-Hoffmann-Str. 33, D-50996 Cologne, Germany. Agenda was sent to ILPS Members. Guests are welcome, for which please contact Executive Director at

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Phospholipid Conference in Krasnodar

The Phospholipid Conference in Krasnodar will be organized in cooperation between ILPS (International Lecicthin and Phospholipid Society) and Protein Plus from St. Petersburg at the Kuban State University of Krasnodar. The conference program covers many topics about alternative raw materials for phospholipid production, phospholipid processing, medical and nutritional application, analytical issues and a market survey. More Info...

In memoriam Willem van Nieuvenhuyzen

We are sorry to say that last week at the 8th of March our founder member and director Willem van Nieuvenhuyzen passed away from his cancer disease.

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Pictures of successful ILPS Lecithin Short Course 2014

The 4th ILPS Short Course "Lecithin Functions in Technology and Nutrition" was held at the University Conference Center "Het Pand" in the sunny gothic center of Ghent with demonstrations in the laboratories. The number of 70+ participants exceeded the target.  View a selection of photos.  

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The Changing World of Lecithins

The Changing World of Lecithins” is a 6 page paper on the world supply changes and quality aspects of soy, sunflower and canola (rapeseed) lecithins.

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ILPS Newsletter - Q1 2014

The International Lecithin and Phospholipid Society (ILPS) was recently registered as a not-for-profit association in Cologne, Germany.  Originally ILPS was incorporated in 1991 in the USA. The ILPS Board and Membership decided to transfer the Society registration to Europe, since most ILPS events are organized in Europe. ILPS consists of corporate and private members from Academia, Institutes and Industry in the Food, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical and Technical sectors.

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ILPS Newsletter - February 2013

Transfer of ILPS Registration as non-profit organization to Germany On February 1, 2013 the representatives of ILPS memberships received the Board request to participate as founding member with signing the application form for registration of the ILPS Society in Germany. With these supporting letters ILPS Secretary Bernd Diehl will initiate the registration. After settlement of this registration, the USA registration will be ceased.

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Best Phospholipid Paper Award winners

Annually Lecithin experts from AOCS and ILPS nominate and select phospholipid related scientific publications. Judges select from the short list the winner for the AOCS Best Phospholipid Paper Award.

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Accomplishments to date

In adhering to our original objectives of incorporation, the Society initiates, organizes and sponsors various short courses, conferences and events.

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Phospholipid Book Publications

Read more about the latest, ILPS related Book-Releases.

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