2nd International Conference

Lipid droplets & Oleosomes

December 2 - 3, 2021

Strasbourg, France

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The Conference: 2021 Edition

We are happy to announce that our second conference will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of December at the CIARUS conference center, Strasbourg.

Additional practical information on the venue and can be found here.

The conference schedule can be found in the dedicated page.

Important dates

Registrations will open soon and will remain open until the 1st of November

Abstract submissions will be accepted until the 4th of November 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.


Guidelines for posters can be found here.

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.

Photo: Catherine Schröder/Université de Strasbourg

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 160 persons including researchers, professors, engineers, technicians, PhD students and post-doc fellows.

Thanks to a roof greenhouse the IBMP contributes to a spectacular aerial night view of Strasbourg !

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".