2nd International


on Oil Bodies /


Natural Oil Droplets
Ingredients for Industry

March 2021

Strasbourg, France


Institut de biologie
moléculaire des plantes

Oil Bodies / Oleosomes

Oils in plants are organized in natural micron-sized droplets, called oil bodies or oleosomes. Oils, in the form of triacylglycerides comprise their core, which is surrounded by a unique set of proteins embedded in a dense phospholipid monolayer. The membrane, which is designed through evolution to protect plant oils during seed storage, equips oil bodies with high physicochemical stability.

They can potentially replace manufactured oil droplets in applications, like foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The aim of this conference is to discuss how the fundamental knowledge on the properties of oil bodies can be used to efficiently obtain and use them in real products.



The IBMP, Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes, represents an inescapable pole regarding research and education in plant biology in France.

Attached to the Institut National des Sciences Biologiques of CNRS, the IBMP is associated with the University of Strasbourg. The institute gathers about 200 persons including researchers, professors, engineers, technicians, PhD students and post-doc fellows.

Wageningen University and Research

Wageningen University & Research is a university and research centre in the Netherlands that focusses specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Key dates

The conference will take place on the March 2021

The exact dates as well as further information on registration & abstract submission will be communicated soon.