Fatty Acids & Lipid Chemistry, Biology & Analysis

A popular lecture programme brought to you by Mylnefield Lipid Analysis with presentations from Mr Peter Clough, Professor Bill Christie, Dr Charlie Scrimgeour & Professor Terry Smith at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK on Thursday 22 & Friday 23 February 2018.

Designed for those working with lipids in the food, oleochemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, or in academia, to provide an introduction to the analysis, chemistry, physics and biochemistry of lipid molecules. 

Further information about the course can be found here

Please register for the course using this FORM Please download the form before completing and email completed forms to the address shown within. 

William (Bill) Christie MBE

Bill is non-executive Chairman of Mylnefield Lipid Analysis.

He has published several books on aspects of Lipid analysis and received the Dutton Award of the American Oil Chemists’ Society for his work in this area. In the New Year’s Honours List in 2000, Bill was awarded an MBE for “Services to the Scottish Crop Research Institute”.

Most recently Bill has set up a new website, the LipidHome containing a wealth of information on lipids, their chemistry, biochemistry and analysis.

Bill will present:


  • separation of lipid classes 
  • fatty acids
  • molecular species and positional analysis



Peter Clough

Peter founded his independent technical consultancy company Cobden Research Ltd. in 2013 to allow him to make his expertise in speciality oils such as fish oil, evening primrose oil and borage oil available to a wider audience of nutritional, healthfood and pharmaceutical companies.

He has a wealth of experience in the field of nutritional supplements, in particular, the omega-3 and omega-6 oils.

Peter is co-editor of Lipid Technology and ISSFAL Secretary.

Peter will present:

Commodity oils and oilseeds – markets and processing

Speciality oils with emphasis on omega-3 and omega-6 oils 




Terry Smith

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis is working in collaboration with Professor Terry K. Smith, Principle Investigator of the TKS Group at St Andrews University.

Terry is an internationally recognised expert in the area of lipidomics and in particular its applications in parasitology and other pathogens.

Terry is interested in talking to organisations in collaborative projects in the area of targeting lipid and fatty acid metabolism for drug discovery.

Terry will present:

Lipidomics – methodology & applications

Lipid biology



Charlie Scrimgeour

Charlie was involved with Frank Gunstone in the early years of Lipid Analysis in St Andrews and in the transfer of the unit to the Mylnefield site.

His publications on lipids include NMR spectroscopy, isolation and identification of fatty acids and metabolic studies using labelled lipids and most recently in conjunction with Peter Clough, ‘Authentication of Borage Oil’ published in Lipid Technology, October 2014.   
Charlie is a consultant to Mylnefield Lipid Analysis.

Charlie will present:

Fatty acid and lipid structure 

Fatty acid chemistry 

Physical properties 

Quantifying fatty acids and quality control 

Oils and fats as renewable resources

Bill Christie

Peter Clough

Terry Smith

Charlie Scrimgeour

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