JOCS-AOCS Joint Symposium 2018

The Japan Oil Chemists’ Society (JOCS) and the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) will organize the JOCS-AOCS Joint Symposium 2018 on 6 September, 2018 during the 57th Annual Meeting of the Japan Oil Chemists’ Society at Arise campus of Kobe-Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan.

JOCS and AOCS started the joint meeting in 1972 in Los Angeles, California to offer the opportunity to meet face-to-face and to exchange the latest information and to network with colleagues. As the joint meeting is held once every seven years, in the intervening years a joint symposium is held with a smaller number of presentations by narrowing the thematic focus.

In the Joint Symposium 2018, JOCS and AOCS members will present 32 speeches in four sessions including Biotechnology, Edible Applications Technology, Health and Nutrition and Surfactants and Detergents.


Theme: Lipid Biotechnology for Healthy and Sustainable Society
JOCS Liaison: Jun Ogawa (Kyoto University)
AOCS Liaison: Ching T. Hou (NCAUR, USDA, USA)

Edible Applications Technology

Theme: Crystallization of Confectionary Fats
JOCS Liaison: Satoru Ueno (Hiroshima University)
AOCS Liaison: Derick Rousseau (Ryerson University, Canada)

Health and Nutrition

Theme: Lipid and Health
JOCS Liaison: Naohiro Gotoh (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
AOCS Liaison: Holiday Durham-Zanetti (Amway, USA)

Surfactants & Detergents

Theme: Interfacial Phenomena
JOCS Liaison: Shigeyoshi Tanaka (Kao Corporation)
AOCS Liaison: Rajan Panandiker (Procter & Gamble, USA)

All registrants to the 57th Annual Meeting of the Japan Oil Chemists’ Society are allowed to attend the JOCS-AOCS Joint Symposium 2018. We hope a lot of people will attend the symposium.

I would particularly like to thank the cooperation and support of JOCS, AOCS and the 8 session liaisons and 32 speakers who have graciously agreed to share their time and expertise in the field of fats, oils, surfactants, nutrition, biotechnology and related materials.

Masaki Tsumadori
General Chair, JOCS-AOCS Joint Symposium 2018
Kao Corporation, Japan

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