16–21 June 2013 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins
Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA
Fungal, algal, and cyanobacterial toxins adversely affect the health of humans, animals, and the environment. The occurrence and toxicity of these mycotoxins and phycotoxins, which may be present in food, water, and air, is often impacted by multiple factors including environmental change and human activity. Given the ecological and societal importance of this field, exchange of ideas and collaboration among numerous disciplines (e.g., biology, analytical chemistry, toxicology, ecology, plant pathology, epidemiology, genomics/proteomics, meteorology, economics/trade, risk assessment/hazard management, and public health) is critical for assessing risks and developing sustainable management practices for these natural toxins.