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Conference on Mycotoxins, Phycotoxins set for June

The 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, will be held June 18-23 at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

The conference will bring together senior and early-career scientists, as well as students, to address the very practical task of ensuring the safety of food and water supplies. Podium presentations will include a mixture of established and junior scientists, with a view to establishing networks and ideas to understand and mitigate these complex threats.

Each presentation will be followed with a discussion guided by leaders recognized for their expertise in each particular area. Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for fertile cross-disciplinary interactions.

The Gordon Research Seminar, immediately preceding the GRC, will be organized and conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from the many disciplines involved in advancing mycotoxin and phycotoxin research. Junior scientists will present their work in a formal, oral format and engage in discussion with their peers.

Session topics will include:

  • Keynote Session: Global Impacts of Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins
  • Global Efforts in Monitoring, Mitigation and Forecasting of Biotoxin Prevalence
  • Mode of Action of Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
  • Biotoxin Exposure Risks and Vulnerable Populations
  • Increased Prevalence and Economic Impacts of Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
  • Challenges of Biotoxin Detection and Quantitation in Biological Matrices
  • Changing Exposure Risks and Health Impacts of Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
  • Human Health and Early Developmental Effects of Biotoxin Exposure
  • Keynote Session: Biotoxin Challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries: Sustainable Solutions for Health and Food Security

To find out more about the conference, “Understanding the Exposure and Global Health Risks Associated with Naturally Occurring Environmental Biotoxins in a Rapidly Changing World,” go to the event page.