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Special Issue "Metabolomics in Mycotoxin Research"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Mycotoxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rainer Schuhmacher

Center for Analytical Chemistry, Department for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), 1180 Tulln, Austria

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metabolomics studies try to generate a (global) comparative snapshot of the metabolic state of a biological system under investigation with the aim to identify and relate changes in the metabolic network to the applied experimental conditions. Since most metabolomics studies follow this generic concept, the discipline is well suited to illuminate versatile topics such as mycotoxins from multiple perspectives.

In the field of mycotoxin research, the toolbox of metabolomics has already been successfully used for example to elucidate novel secondary metabolites of fungi, identify mycotoxin biomarkers, to study the metabolism of mycotoxins in plants and animals, to investigate defense mechanisms of plants against fungal attack or to probe changes in the metabolome of organisms which were exposed to mycotoxins / pathogenic fungi.

This topical issue is dedicated to metabolomics in mycotoxin research and intends to present state-of-the art research papers as well as review articles in the field. Articles may present novel metabolomics methods for mycotoxin research, focus on methodical aspects or describe applied metabolomics studies, which provide novel insight into any of the above mentioned mycotoxin related issues.

Dr. Rainer Schuhmacher
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Novel methods
  • Untargeted / targeted approaches
  • Plant pathology / physiology
  • Biomarker
  • Toxicology
  • Biotransformation
  • Secondary metabolism
  • Stress response
  • Chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Spectroscopy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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