2nd  International Conference


Lipid Droplets


December 2 - 3, 2021

Strasbourg, France

Sponsored by:
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COVID-19 UPDATE: The conference has been postponed to the 2nd and 3rd of December 2021. No registration or payment is required yet! The deadline for Abstract submissions is extended till the 4th of November 2021.


Abstract submissions will be accepted until the 4th of November 2021 for the following sessions:

  • Composition and imaging of Lipid Droplets and Oleosomes

  • Recovering Lipid Droplets and Oleosomes for industrial applications

  • Dynamic mobilization, hydrolysis, and digestion of Lipid Droplets and Oleosomes

  • Designer materials with Lipid Droplets and Oleosomes.

More information for each session, as well as details on the submision process, will follow soon.

Lipid Droplets / Oleosomes / Oil bodies

Oils in plants are organized in natural micron-sized droplets, called Oleosomes (or Lipid Droplets or Oil Bodies). 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 oleosomes 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 oleosomes 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'.