Special Issue "1st International MYCOKEY Conference: Advances on Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2017
The 1st International MYCOKEY conference, entitled “Global Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain” will be held in Ghent, Belgium, 11–14 September, 2017. The EU project MycoKey (http://www.mycokey.eu/) proposes an integrated management of pre- and post-harvest practices, aiming at minimizing the risk of mycotoxin contamination of main crops in the agro-food chain with effective and practical solutions. The project will contribute to the reduction of mycotoxin contamination at a global level, with particular attention on Europe and China, where frequent and severe mycotoxin contaminations occur in crops, and where international trade of commodities and contaminated batches are increasing. Moreover, this conference will be organized in collaboration with another important EU project, dedicated to the mycotoxin problem, MyToolBox (https://www.mytoolbox.eu/).
The goal of this conference is to share knowledge at a global level, as well as to provide practical solutions to operators, directly involved in specific food and feed chains. This will be done through the development of tools for the prevention, monitoring, and reduction of mycotoxins in the field or during industrial processing, in a dynamic system able to consider variable data and information. Through this conference, we will present scientific and technological advances showing the most recent research results and integrated approaches to boost innovation in the agro-food sector.
The Special Issue is open for all advanced contributions (research papers, as well as review papers) related to the following topics in mycotoxin research:
Mycotoxins and Fungi/Plant Diseases (pre-harvest)
- Biodiversity and toxigenic fungi monitoring
- Breeding for resistance
- Fungicide applications
- Field management (including modelling)
Mycotoxins and Food/Feed Contamination (post-harvest and food/feed processing)
- Mycotoxin monitoring and analysis
- Post-harvest intervention strategies
- Detoxification strategies
- Safe use of mycotoxin contaminated biomasses
Mycotoxins and Human/Animal Health
- Animal health and toxicology
- Human health and toxicology
- In vitro and in vivo mycotoxin detoxifying agents
Moreover, research and review papers dedicated to topics such as climate change, developing countries, and ICT solutions related to the mycotoxin issue, are very much appreciated. Particular attention will be dedicated to contributions addressing effective prevention and reduction of the risk of mycotoxin contamination to give practical answers to requests coming from markets and producers, in order to support them in the different phases of the food production chains, starting from harvest to storage and transformation.
For additional links to the conference that may be useful, please visit:
Prof. Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco
Prof. Dr. Sarah De Saeger
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