About ISM

Aims and activities of the Society

The Society aims to increase scientific knowledge concerning biology, chemistry and any sciences/disciplines related to mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi, through membership networking, scientific meetings, symposia, discussions, technical courses and publications.
Active participation of food chemists and technologists, plant pathologists and breeders, mycologists and fungal biologists, toxicologists and nutritionists, veterinarians and medical doctors is expected.
The Society will promote research on mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi thereby leading to prevention and reduction in exposure to mycotoxins, enhanced food safety and a greater public awareness of this area.
Meetings of the Society will be held in different countries for the exchange of scientific information and the transaction of business.
They will be held at two year intervals, possibly in conjunction with other meetings or activities related to the objectives of the Society.
Exchange of information and Society news will be ensured to all members through web page, e-mail and newsletters.

Officers and Committees

  • Executive Committee: it is composed by the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past-President. It may conduct business for the Society on behalf of the Council.
  • Council: it is composed by the Executive Committee, the Contiental Representatives, and one representative of each authorised Branch of the Society. It gorverns the Society and receives and discusses reports submitted by the Executive Committee on the Society’s activities and finances. It approves the audited financial report; promotes, implements and co-ordinates the scientific programme of the Society; makes decisions concerning the Society’s constitution and policies.
  • Continental Representatives: Up to two representatives from each Continent (Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia, and Oceania) are elected by the relevant general membership.
  • Branches: Branches of the Society may be established in response to a written request by at least 10 members of the Society. Branches can be of regional, national or disciplinary nature. The constitution of the Branches should be proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Council.