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Unilever: Course on lipid science and technology

Date: 3 December 2015 (morning)

Location: Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France

Half-day course for SNAL ESRs and ERs will take place in the morning before start of Training course in Strasbourg: Principles of Imaging for Membrane systems (see program of the event)

Specific course on lipid science and technology (inter-sectorial)

Unilever has extensive knowledge of basic physical chemistry about lipid structures, phases and interactions with polymers and surfactants. This capability underpins the company’s leading business activities in food and personal care sectors. Unilever lectures can demonstrate how lipid properties and their interactions with polymers are exploited in the formation of industrial products such as gels, creams. The structuring, rheological and mechanical properties and stability of these systems rely critically on the tuning of interfacial molecular composition and structure.

09:30 Disruptive Sustainability – The Biobased economy and sustainability – your and our future
Dr Neil Parry Director
10:20 Computational science skill base leader – Skin lipids – current opinion in modelling
Dr Massimo Noro
11:00 Coffee
11:15 The structure and composition of Human hair, and the role of hair lipids.
Dr Ian Tucker
12:00 Current opinion in membrane lytic membrane modification
Dr Radka Petkova

Ian Tucker

Unilever, UK D.Phil Chemical Physicist with over 25 years experience in Home and Personal Care R&D, particularly concerning product microstructure. Expert in surfactant self-assembly, polymer-surfactant interactions, emulsions and electrokinetic factors affecting colloidal stability. more...

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