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International Sunflower Association, ISA, is an international association of people interested in technical advance made in the production and processing of sunflower.

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20th International Sunflower Conference, June 20th - 23rd, 2022, Novi Sad, Serbia.

There is one month left to submit abstracts for the 20th International Sunflower Conference to be held June 20th to June 23rd, 2022 in Novi Sad, Serbia.


ISA Online events 2021 - Keep the dates

Following the postponing of the ISC to 2022, different events have been suggested by ISA Board members for 2021.

Latest Events

Lipid droplets & Oleosomes, 2nd International Conference, December 2 - 3, 2021 Strasbourg, France

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.

2022 NSA Research Forum, January 12-13, 2022, Fargo, ND, USA

Call for Papers: The National Sunflower Association is inviting research papers to be presented at the NSA Research Forum.

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