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1st African Symposium on Mycotoxicology - Reducing mycotoxins in African food and feed - September 2014

  11 December 2013
In an effort to address the threat of mycotoxins to food production systems, health care and trade on the African continent, an African Mycotoxin Network was established in 2011.
The objective of this network was to connect scientists, academics and industries interested in research and collaboration. With a significant membership participating in web activities, the network now is organizing the first African Symposium on Mycotoxicology in September 2014 .
The objectives of this meeting will be to: 1. Assess the occurrence and impact of mycotoxins on African food and feed chains; 2. Discuss and facilitate the mitigation of mycotoxins on the continent; 3. Coordinate scientific research efforts on mycotoxins on the continent; 4. Strengthen continental and international collaboration and networking; and 5. Establish an African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM) under the auspices of the International Society of Mycotoxicology (ISM).
The 1st African Symposium on Mycotoxicology will be jointly organized by Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and the University of Nairobi (Kenya).
The theme of the symposium is “Reducing mycotoxins in African food and feed” . Under this main theme, the symposium will consist of topics such as: · Detection and management of mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi · Value chain management · Health implications · Regulations and trade · Transfer of knowledge Each session will consist of keynote presentation(s), a selection of oral presentations, a poster session and a discussion forum. Names of keynote speakers and dates for submission of abstracts will be provided in the 2nd Announcement. The programme will also include a field trip, workshops on special topics and day tours for delegates and their partners.
ORGANIZERS
Prof. Altus Viljoen Department of Plant Pathology University of Stellenbosch Private Bag X1 Matieland 7600 South Africa Tel: +27-21-8084797 Fax: +27-21-8084956 Email: [email protected]
Prof. Sheila Okoth School of Biological Sciences University of Nairobi P. O. Box 30197-00100 Nairobi Kenya Tel: + 254-02-204442316 Fax: +254-2-4449902 Email: [email protected]


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