The conference will include keynote lectures by international experts
, oral presentations posters sessions, discussion group sessions.
Also commercial exhibition
by sponsors dealing with the products of interest for the mycotoxicology area will participate in the conference by exhibition booths.
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2nd ISM-MycoRed Mediterranean Workshop
Istanbul (Turkey), October 14, 2011
The Workshop on "Mycotoxicological Risks in Mediterranean Countries: Economic Impact, Prevention, Management and Control"
will be held in Istanbul on 14 October 2011, in the framewok of the 4th International Congress on Food and Nutrition and the 3rd SAFE Consortium International Congress on Food Safety.
This workshop will be focused on the cooperation among Mediterranean Countries, with an overview on the current situation on the occurrence of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in Mediterranean Bacin.
: Istanbul Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey
MycoRed Workshop in RUSSIA
Moscow (Russia), June 9-10, 2011
In the framework of MycoRed activities, a special Workshop «Reduction of Mycotoxins in Production Chains of EU and Russia: Modern Investigations and Practical Features» was held in Russia in Moscow June 9-10, 2011.
This workshop was focused on dissemination of MycoRed results, information exchange between EC and Russian specialists and discussion of specific features of mycotoxin problem in Russia.
Workshop was held in the main building of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Leninsky prospect 32A, Moscow, Russia). Organizer from the Russian side was A.N.Bach Institute of Biochemistry of RAS (INBI RAS).
Two-days programme of the Workshop included reports of participants from Russian organizations and from the MycoRed Consortium.
The first session was focused on systems to reduce the impact of mycotoxins and their monitoring and control.
The second session was focused on analytical techniques for mycotoxins control.
MycoRed General Assembly 2011
Rome (Italy), May 5-6, 2011
The MycoRed General Assembly 2011 took place on May, 5 and 6 2011 in Rome at Department of Plant Biology- University Sapienza -Orto Botanico.
The whole Consortium attended the meeting for a follow up at 24 Months from the beginning of the MycoRed project, to show developments and update the workplan for next activities.
This appointment was very important and preliminary to the Mid-term review of the project, scheduled in July 2011 in Brussels with EU Commission officers.
The External Advisory Board attended the meeting to know the progresses, to give adivces and suggest improvements for a better development of the project.
The MycoRed Executive Committee met also on May 6, 2010.
"Mycotoxin reduction – Global solutions"
Cape Town (South Africa), April 4-6, 2011
The MycoRed Africa 2011 Conference brought together a range of international experts to discuss mycotoxicological issues in general and mycotoxin reduction measures in particular.
The Conference was held from under the auspices of the International Society for Mycotoxicology.
The academic programme aimed to address a wide range of issues concerning mycotoxins, including their production by mycotoxigenic fungi, natural occurrence, their fate during processing from farm to plate, toxicology and regulatory control. Emphasis was placed on the conference theme, but prominence was given to the problems in different African environments and their potential solutions.
Besides talks on numerous topics by invited speakers (local and international), there was opportunity for presentation of original research work, either as oral or poster presentations. Participation of delegates from the African continent was encouraged and actively promoted.
Delegates were encouraged to use this meeting as a forum to discuss their research findings.
The conference was organized by Gordon Shephard from MRC.
: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
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MycoRed-MoniQA Training Course: Capacity Building in Mycotoxin Safe Food Trade
Penang (Malaysia), December 6-10, 2010
The INC, represented by Mr. Pino Calcagni, Chairman of the INC Scientific and Government Affairs Committee, participated in the training course "Capacity Building in Mycotoxin Safe Food Trade" to be held in Penang, Malaysia, from December 6-10, 2010, in cooperation with MoniQA project.
The training was focused on education, awareness, leading to improved surveillance and regulation, building a network, by an interactive program with discussion groups. Mr. Calcagni was guest speaker and trainer at the session "The regulatory environment".
The course was addressed to approximately 20 food inspectors with the following key issues in their profile:
food safety knowledge/expertise;middle level (does inspections or guides inspections);interest beyond laboratory environment;communication skills in English, andactive contribution to discussions and deliverables.
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MycoRed International Conference
Penang (Malaysia), December 1-4, 2010
The international conference "Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies: Research Advances in Asia and the Pacific Rim" was held in Penang, Malaysia from 1 to 4 December 2010.
This joint conference was organized by University Sains Malaysia (USM) and co-organized by International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM), MycoRed FP7 European project and CIMMYT (Mexico).
This appointment was very important and strategic for all the Asian and Pacific Rim community, as it involved experts and international scientists who presented the latest knowledge and researches developed in the field of toxins and mycotoxins at a global level, with focus on particular food chains most affected.
It also represented an opportunity for the dissemination of information and networking pertaining to global scientific and policy issues.
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ISM Workshop-Training Course: Detection techniques for mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in the food chain
Bari (Italy), October 4-8, 2010
A one-week workshop-training course was held at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR) in Bari, Italy, organized by Dr. Angelo Visconti and Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco, under the aegis of the MycoRed project and the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM).
The goal of the course was to demonstrate and teach traditional methods and new molecular, chemical and immunological systems for rapid, robust and user friendly identification of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in the food chain. Much of the course was spent on practical training in the laboratory.
Detection Techniques for Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Fungi in the Food Chain · MycoRed Project · Online Training Course
July 9, 2010
Students and researchers from all countries participated at the joint MycoRed-ISM training course: "Detection techniques for mycotoxin and toxigenic fungi in the food chain" from 4 to 8 October 2010. A one-week workshop-training course held at ISPA-CNR in Bari, Italy, under the aegis of the MycoRed project and ISM (International Society for Mycotoxicology).
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