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1st International Electronic Conference on Toxins

Welcome to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxins
It is my unique pleasure to invite you to join the 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxins (IECT2021). This meeting will be hosted online by https://sciforum.net/conference/IECT2021 from 16 to 31 January, 2021.

For millennia, toxins have played an integral role in many aspects of human endeavors by impacting health and agriculture. In addition to detrimental roles, they have been incredibly useful in expanding our understanding of biology and they continue to serve as tools for drug leads and therapeutic interventions. The mission of this conference is to provide a platform for scientists working on toxins from all organisms to present the latest concepts under research on these toxins and for all to compare and contrast the actions of toxins. The potential uses of toxins for the benefit of science as well as for humankind will be key concepts up for discussion.

Topics are organized into six sessions:

  • Novel plant, animal, insect and microbial toxins
  • Mechanism of action and/or pathophysiology of toxins
  • Use of toxins as tools for research, drug discovery, and therapeutics
  • Impact of toxins on public health
  • Impact of toxins on agriculture
  • Evolution of toxins

The meeting will be organized so that scientists can share their most recent findings with colleagues worldwide in question and answer sessions as well as in discussion groups that will occur online. We hope this will be an engaging format.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee and, if accepted, authors will be invited to submit an extended abstract for the conference proceedings along with a PowerPoint presentation of their work. The 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxins is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651; Impact Factor: 3.531). The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/conference/IECT2021 for discussion during 16 January 2021-31 January 2021 and will be published in journal Toxins./

IECT2021 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work. There is no registration fee. Abstracts (in English) should be submitted online before 31 October 2020 at http://www.sciforum.net/login.

Fusarium Laboratory Workshop - 17/22 june 2018

This workshop will be taught by international Fusarium experts. Participants will be introduced to standard morphological, genetic and molecular biological techniques used to identify and characterize strains of Fusarium. Participants will learn to use morphological characters to identify the most common Fusarium species, how to make tests for vegetative compatibility groups and cross-fertility, and how to extract, PCR amplify, and analyze DNA sequences. More than half of the time will be spent in the laboratory working with standard strains. Students may bring some of their own strains.

Practical training in the laboratory will cover most of the course and trainees will be assisted individually in the laboratory by ISPA-CNR staff expert in instrumental and immunochemical analysis of mycotoxins.


organized by:

CNR – National Research Council
Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA) – Bari, Italy

Number of places available: 40
Registration deadline: May 20, 2018

ORGANIZERS
Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco
Dr. Antonio Moretti
Dr. Giuseppina Mulè

Strategies for minimization of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in food chains - 16/19 october 2017

On behalf of the MycoKey project (www.mycokey.eu) we are glad to announce the training course “Strategies for minimization of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in food chains”, that will be hosted by the Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA-CNR) of Bari. The course aims at training smart, integrated, sustainable solutions and innovative tools to manage and reduce the major mycotoxins (aflatoxins, fumonisins, trichothecenes and ochratoxin A) in economically important food and feed chains (maize, wheat, barley, dried fruits and grape) in pre and post-harvest. Advanced technologies in the field of chemical detection, molecular analysis, modelling and ICT solutions will be covered by highly qualified international instructors, throughout lectures and laboratory experiences. About half of the duration of the workshop will be ”hands on” and spent in the laboratory.
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Rapid Methods for Mycotoxin Detection in the Food Chain - 9/13 october 2017

The Institute of Sciences of Food Production – National Research Council of Italy (ISPA-CNR), under the aegis of the MYCOKEY project (http://www.mycokey.eu/) and the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM), is hosting a one-week Workshop-Training Course from October 9-13, 2017. The course will give information about major issues associated with mycotoxin analysis and contamination along the food chain. Lectures and laboratory training will be provided on routinely used and new screening tools for rapid, robust and user-friendly analysis of mycotoxins, including validation aspects.
Practical training in the laboratory will cover most of the course and trainees will be assisted individually in the laboratory by ISPA-CNR staff expert in instrumental and immunochemical analysis of mycotoxins.
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