2019 AOCS China Section Conference



Welcome to join us!

The Second AOCS China Section Conference: Health,

Advanced Processing, and Value-Added Utilization


Pearl River Hotel, Guangzhou (Canton), China, November 8-10, 2019



The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) is a premier international science and business society on fats, oils, surfactants, and related materials. The AOCS China Section was established in April 2016, and has several mission objectives, including 1) to promote information exchange, collaboration and partnership between Chinese and global fats, oils and related industries, 2) to bring together professionals in the China geographical region, 3) to support friendship and professional growth of its members, and 4) to ensure high standards, superior quality, safety and value-added applications of fats, oils, proteins and related-materials. The first AOCS China Section Conference was successfully held in Wuxi, China, November 10-12, 2017, with about 300 participants.


The 2nd AOCS China Section Conference is held in Zhujiang (Pearl River) Hotel, Guangzhou (Canton), China, November 8-10, 2019. Guangzhou is a city in Southern China, not far from Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and many South Asian countries. This special two-day conference features half-day plenary sessions that will cover raw material production and supply; marketing trends and consumer perceptions; special oilseed crops and lipids; health and nutrition; and advanced processing. A full day of technical sessions will cover various topics, including analytics, quality, lipid oxidation, structured lipids, microencapsulation, biocatalysis, new technology, processing, edible and industrial applications, health and nutrition, proteins and peptides, gels as delivery systems, and surfactants. The last half day is set for site visits to two nearby universities, South China University of Technology and Jinan University.  


In addition to the 2 plenary and 12 technical sessions, the conference will host a sunrise session on professional development for young scientists and students. Several seasoned professionals will share their personal experiences on how to get most out of a scientific society, how to get your manuscripts published in a prestigious journal, how to advance one’s career in a corporate environment, and how to make professional networks.


Preconference program includes a short course on advanced technologies in oilseed processing, edible oil refining and oil modification. The short course is organized by Ignace Debruyne of ID&A, Belgium and Sefa Koseoglu of Bioactives World, USA. This will be their 22nd short course on the subject. For details, please see http://www.smartshortcourses.com/oilprocess22/program.html


The conference also offers AOCS Best Presentation Award. The award will be selected by the conference academic committee through on-site voting and presented at the gala dinner on the night of November 9.


Conference Agenda


November 7, 2019  Thursday

3:00 pm- 6:00 pm   Registration for the 22nd Practical Short Course: Advanced Technologies in Oilseed Processing, Edible Oil Refining and Oil Modification


November 8, 2019  Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Premeeting program: the 22nd Practical Short Courses

8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Conference Registration

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  AOCS China Section Board & Advisory Council Meeting


November 9, 2019  Saturday


7:00 am-8:15am Sunrise session: Professional Development for Young Scientists and Students.   

8:30 am-10:10 am          Plenary Session 1

10:10 am-10:30 am        Tea break and group photo

10:30 am-11:50 am         Plenary Session 2


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm      Lunch


1:25 pm -3:10 pm

Technical Session 1: New technology

Technical Session 2: Analytics and quality

Technical Session 3: Lipid Oxidation


3:10 pm-3:30 pm   Tea break


3:30 pm-6:10 pm

Technical Session 4: Health and nutrition

Technical Session 5: Biocatalysis

Technical Session 6: Structured lipids and microencapsulation


6:30 pm-9:00 pm:  Gala Dinner

Special presentation --AOCS in the global science and technology, Janet Brown, American Oil Chemists Society, USA

Best paper winner presentation


November 10, 2019  Sunday


8:00 am-9:40 am

Technical Session 7: Bioactive peptides and soy

Technical Session 8: Enzyme applications and development

Technical Session 9: Processing and edible applications


9:40 am-10:00 am   Tea break


10:00 am – 11:40 am

Technical Session 10: Surfactants and catalysis 

Technical Session 11: Gels as delivery systems

Technical Session 12: Vegetable proteins: technology and applications


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Divided into two groups, one group go for South-China University of Technology and then to Jinan University, the other group goes to Jinan University and then to South-China University of Technology



Conference organizations and sponsors


1Conference Organizing Institutions

American Oil Chemists Society China Section

Northeast Agricultural University

South China University of Technology

Jinan University


2Conference Sponsors

US Soybeans Export Council

National Soybean Industry Strategic Alliance for Technology and Innovation


3Conference Organizing Committee


Liangzhou Jiang               Northeast Agricultural University

Liu Keshun                   USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA


Vice Chairpersons:

Xuebing Xu                   Wilmar Shanghai, China

Janet Brown                   American Oil Chemists’ Society, USA

Yuanfa Liu                    Jiangnan University, China

Guoqing Liu                  South China University of Technology

Yong Wang                   Jinan University



Xiaonan Sui                   Northeast Agricultural University



Tong Wang                     University of Tennessee, USA

Helen Ngo                     USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA

Kangming Ma                  Eurofins QTA, Inc., USA

Manyi Wang                  COFCO Nutrition Health Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Yannan Bi                    Henan University of Technology

Zong Meng                   Jiangnan University

Baokun Qi                   Northeast Agricultural University