Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to be hosting the 4th International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants (ISLOA) organized by Euro Fed Lipid, which will be held in Vigo, Spain, from 23-25 May 2022. Lipid oxidation and its control by antioxidants have been, and still are, investigated for years and research on the topic did not stop in spite of the rapid spreading of corona virus all over the world, which enforced lockdowns of varying degrees and made advisable to postpone the 3rd ISLOA meeting in 2020.

Now that we have some control on the pandemic and slowly returning to our previous life style, we will make an attempt to organizing it again because the topic is fascinating and highly dynamic, and presentation of recent work in the field – we do hope you can come and share yours with all of us – will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge. This will make the meeting a great opportunity for discussion and presentation of new achievements that you should not miss. Aiming to provide an appropriate environment for showing the progress, exchanging ideas, establishing new collaborations, and try to solve common problems and challenges, the 4th ISLOA meeting will cover, among others, the following topics:

  • Antioxidant and lipid oxidation evaluation Methods.
  • Elucidation of lipid oxidation and antioxidant mechanisms.
  • Lipid oxidation in multiphasic systems.
  • Control of lipid oxidation.
  • Protein and lipid co-oxidation.
  • Oxidative stress and human health
  • Nutritional and physiological effects of oxidized lipids and antioxidants.

The symposium will be hosted by the University of Vigo, a very dynamic University with three campuses and more than 22000 students from all around the world. Vigo is the most important city in the northwest of Spain, pretty close to the Portuguese border. Vigo is a unique city with a perfect blend of a traditional and historic location with an active city, beaches and mountains, industry and innovation. The modern Vigo´s Airport (VGO), located 15 km away from Vigo, is connected with Madrid, Barcelona and other important cities in Spain.  Vigo’s urban area is built over both a hill-fort (“castro”) and a Roman settlement and has been given the nickname “ciudad olívica” (city of olives). Vigo´s one mile route across the streets of the Old Town, will allow you to discover that the center of Vigo hides a past carved in numerous stone buildings and will help you experience the city’s history on foot. The Vigo estuary is the city’s real treasure: its origin, its engine, its past and its future. Of all the Galician estuaries, ours is the one furthest south of the Rías Baixas and it enters the earth to mix with the river’s water, while the sides of the valley rise to form mountains on the coast’s edge, drawing a myriad of incomparable outlines. The Vigo estuary is protected by the Cíes Islands, a nature park in the middle of the Atlantic and a gateway to the Vigo estuary from the open sea. This is our natural paradise, the sea of ​​Vigo, with its calm waters and exceptionally rich marine life. Nearby cities include Santiago de Compostela, the major pilgrim´s center of West Europe.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vigo for the exciting 4th International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants from 23-25, May 2022.

Carlos Bravo-Díaz           Fatima Paiva-Martins          Charlotte Jacobsen            Karin Schwarz
University Vigo                 University Porto                  Technical Uni. Denmark      University Kiel


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