1st MYCOKEY International Conference

  • 12th September 2017
  • by secretary

11-14 September 2017. Ghent, Belgium. 1st MYCOKEY International Conference. Global Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain
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MYCOKEY aims to deliver by 2019 the first integrated ICT tool to address mycotoxin contamination along the food and feed chain. MycoKey integrates innovative key actions into an user friendly and cheap application, able to provide real-time information and suggestions for mycotoxin management to several stakeholders. Thanks to the participation of several Chinese partners, it strengthens the global knowledge on mycotoxins as well as the effective cooperation with China. The conference isbe in collaboration with MyToolBox.

The congress is open for all contributions related to the following general topics in mycotoxin research:

Prof. Krska 

  • Global impact of mycotoxins
  • Biodiversity and toxigenic fungi monitoring
  • Mycotoxin analytical challenges
  • Prevention
  • Animal health and toxicology
  • Impact of climate change
  • Challenges for developing countries
  • Remediation and intervention
  • Human health and toxicology
  • Modelling and ICT solutions

Extract of the programme:

14 September 2017. 

  • KEYNOTE: The socio-economic impact of mycotoxin contamination in Africa Patrick Njobeh (University of Johannesburg, South-Africa) 
  • Multi-mycotoxin contamination in fermented locust beans (Parkia Biglobosa) and the perception of mycotoxin contamination in Nigerian and South African markets I. Adekoya (University of Johannesburg, South-Africa) 
  • Risk assessment of mycotoxins associated with consumption of stored maize grains by infants and children in Nigeria A. Olusegun (DBS, Nigeria) 
  • Awareness and perception about the occurrence, causes and consequences of aflatoxin contamination in Burundi and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo N. Wiredu (IITA, Mozambique) 
  • Current trends in sample size in mycotoxin analysis in grains: are we measuring accurately? L. Matumba (Luanar, Malawi)