Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins

Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins

June 17, 2007 to June 22, 2007
United States
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June 17-22, 2007
Colby College
Waterville, ME
United States of America

The Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of leading edge research on the biology, chemistry, risk assessment and toxicology of fungal, algal, and cyanobacterial toxins that are known food or water contaminants.

A primary goal of the meeting is to create the critical mass of creative thinking necessary to unravel the complex food safety problem presented by naturally occurring food toxins. With this in mind, considerable effort is made to provide numerous opportunities for participants to interact in a relaxed environment that promotes the free exchange of ideas on topics vital to the future of research on the identification, toxicology, control, and regulation of natural toxins in foods.

The conference is unique in that it bring together a diverse multidisciplinary group of research scientists who are all ultimately focused on solving the same practical problem --- ensuring the safety and security of the food supply!


• Paul Alan Cox (Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
"Cyanotoxins and Neurodegenerative Illness"

• Wayne W. Carmichael (Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University)
"A human intoxication event by cyanotoxins during renal dialysis treatment in Caruaru, Brazil: 10 years after"

• Brett A. Neilan (School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Australia)
"Novel alkaloid biosynthesis pathways in toxic cyanobacteria"

• Bruce Campbell (Plant Mycotoxin Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Albany, CA)
"Chemogenomic elucidation of how aflatoxin biosynthesis and catabolism are regulated"

• Michael A. Quilliam (Institute for Marine Biosciences, National Research Council Canada)
"Structure elucidation of new PSP toxin analogues - 2 new subgroups encompassing almost 20 new PSP analogs"

• Allen R. Place (Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute)
"Karlotoxins - sterol targeted dinoflagellate toxins"

• Timothy F. Jamison (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry)
"Epoxide-Opening Cascades for Ladder Polyether Synthesis"

• Lora E Fleming (Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine)
"Recent Advances in Florida Red Tide and Human Health"

• Pauline Jolly (Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
"Association of aflatoxin B1 albumin adducts and cellular immune impairments in humans"

• George Luber (CDC, Atlanta)
"Active surveillance for Ciguatera In Culebra, Puerto Rico: Estimating the the burden of disease in a hyper-endemic region"

• Douglas L. Crawford (Rosenstiel School of Marine Sciences, University of Miami)
"Functional Genomics in Karenia brevis"

• Franz Berthiller (Center for Analytical Chemistry, Dept. of Agrobiotechnology, Tulln University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
"The role of deoxynivalenol 3 glucoside for plants and animals"

• Dr. Kathi Lefebvre (NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center)
"Sub-Acute Affects of Domoic Acid in the Vertebrate Central Nervous System"

• Alice Hudder (Rosenstiel School of Marine Sciences, University of Miami)
"Microcystin, Mice and Microarrays"

• Angela Mally (Institut für Toxikologie, Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany)
"Mechanisms of ochratoxin A toxicity"

• Janee Gelineau-van Waes (Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE)
"Mechanisms of Fumonisin Teratogenicity in a Mouse Model"

• Jim Pestka (Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI)
"Nasal tract toxicity of macrocyclic trichothecenes: Targets and Mechanisms"

• George Bailey (Linus Pauling Institute, Environmental Health Science Center and Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR)
"Chlorophylls as inhibitors of aflatoxin B1 uptake, genomic damage, and tumor induction: From animal models to humans"

• Michael Appell (National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA - Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, IL)
"Molecularly imprinted polymers for Fusarium mycotoxins"

• Felicia Wu (Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh)
"The Benefits and Costs of Strict Mycotoxin Regulations: A Case Study of Two U.S. Commodities"

• Fran Van Dolah (Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research Charleston, SC)
"Polyketide synthase gene expression in the Florida red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis"

• Jun''ich Kobayashi (Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sapporo, Japan)
"A PKS gene cluster from Amphidinium sp."

• Chris Wild (Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Leeds, UK)
"Biomarkers in the investigation of human exposure to mycotoxins: the case of deoxynivalenol"

• Craig J Forsyth (University of Minnesota)
"Synthesis and Detection of the Azaspiracid Marine Toxins"