MYCO-GLOBE Argentina 2006
MYCO-GLOBE Argentina 2006

MYCO-GLOBE Argentina 2006

March 15, 2006
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The conference Hill be held at Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba province, on March 15 – 17, 2006.

The main objectives of the event are the following:

- Exchange of information and experiences on multiple issues about mycotoxins, in developed countries and South America.
- Providing a discussion forum with governmental agencies, food industries, and academic sectors, to find strategies for the prevention and control of mycotoxin contamination in the food supply.
- Discussion of the economic impact of market barriers for mycotoxin contamination.
- Cooperation between South America and developed countries in order to start coordinated programs to reduce the entrance of mycotoxins in the food and feed chain.


Tuesday, 14 March 2006
16:00 - 19:00: Registration of participants

Wednesday, 15 March 2006
07:30 - 09:00: Registration of participants

Session I
Opening Ceremony

Chairperson: Sofia Noemi Chulze

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome address by the Rector UNRC or Governor of Cordoba Province.
09:10 - 09:30 EU's Myco-Globe project and objectives of the conference, Co-Coordinator, Myco-Globe project, Naresh Magan Institute of Bioscience and Technology, Cranfield University - UK.
9:30 - 10:00 Improvement of the cooperation between South America and EU for food safety and quality, Agueda Menvielle, ANCYPT- International Cooperation Argentina.
10:00 - 10:30 Group photography and coffee break.
10:30 - 11:00 National Research program on mycotoxins in Argentina (Secretary of Sciences and Technology from Argentina, Lino Barañao ANCyPTFONCYT - Argentina. 11:00 - 11:30 National Research Program on mycotoxins in Brazil, Myrna Sabino -Brazil.
11:30 - 12:00 Advances on the programs to reduce the impact of mycotoxins in other South American countries, Amaury Martinez - Venezuela.
12:00 - 12:30 Update on worldwide regulations for mycotoxins. The MERCOSUR harmonization of limits on mycotoxins with the international regulations, Jacqueline Cea - Uruguay.
12.30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

Session II
An update on the occurrence of mycotoxins in South America. Situation in a global context

Chairperson: Miriam Etcheverry

14:00 - 14:20
State of art on occurrence of mycotoxins in Argentina, Ana Dalcero - Argentina.
14:20 - 14:40
Mycotoxins of relevance in Brazil, Carlos Da Rocha – Brazil.
14:40 - 15:00
Occurrence of mycotoxins in other Latin American countries, Adriana Torres – Argentina.
15:00 - 15:20 Advances on the research of Fusarium head blight in the South Cone, Jorge Nisi Jorge, INTA Argentina.
15:20 - 16:00
Coffee break

Section III
Ecophysiology and genetics of mycotoxigenic fungi

Chairperson: Naresh Magan

16:00 - 16:30
Biotechnology approaches to reduce the impact of mycotoxins, A. Dejardins – USA.
16:30 - 17:00
The advances in the knowledge of Fusarium genetics to help diminishing the impact of Fusarium mycotoxins in the food and feed chains, John Leslie, USA.
17:00 - 17:30
Ecophysiology of ochratoxigenic fungi. The OTA-PREV Project experience, Monica Olsen – Sweden.
17:30 - 18:00
Genomics. How can we reduce the impact of aflatoxigenic fungi, Deepak Bhatnagar, USDA – USA.
18:00 - 18:30
What do we know about the ecophysiology and genetics of toxigenic fungi in South America, Sofia Chulze – Argentina.
18:30 - 19:00
Coffee break
19:00 - 20.00 Poster Presentation

Session IV
Risk analysis. Biomarkers

Chairperson: Ranajit Banyopadhaya

08:00 - 08:25 Risk analysis of mycotoxins, Monica Olsen - Sweden.
08:25 - 08:50
Biomarkers to estimate individual exposure to aflatoxins, Chris Wild – UK.
08:50 - 09:15
Biomarkers for exposure to Fusarium toxins, Michele Solfrizzo – Italy.
09:15 - 09:40
Fumonsins understanding the bioogical activity and methods to control the levels in the food aand feed chains (To define).
09:40 - 10:05 Ochratoxin A occurrence and significance in human blood samples in South America, Ana Pacin – Argentina.
10:05 - 10.35
Coffee break

Session V
Biosensors for mycotoxins. The experience of developed countries

Chairperson: Michele Solfrizzo

10:35 - 11:00
Current situation on standardization and validation of analytical methods for mycotoxins in South America, Eugenia Vargas - Brazil.
11:00 - 11:30
Development of nano-devices for mycotoxins analysis. The European experience, Sam Tohill – UK.
11:30 - 12:00
Advances in the development of biosensors for mycotoxins in Latinamerica, Héctor Fernandez - Argentina.
12:00 - 12:30
Rapid and low cost methods for screening purposes, John Richard – USA.
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break

Session VI
International collaboration to help South America with new strategies to reduce mycotoxin contamination

Chairperson: Maya Piñeiro

14:00 - 14:30
The chain wide approach to reduce Fusarium mycotoxins, Paul Nicholson – UK.
14:30 - 15:00
Food processing to reduce the entry of mycotoxins to the food and feed chains, Silvia Resnik – Argentina.
15:00 - 15:30
Global collaboration to prevent mycotoxins, the case of ochratoxin A in coffee, Marta Tanawaki – Brazil.
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Development of a Food quality management system to control mycotoxins in cereals, conclusions from the Mycotoxin Project, N. Zachia-Rozis- CIRAD – France.
16:30 - 18:30
Demonstration of Romer Labs
18:30 - 19: 30
Poster Presentations

Friday, 17 March 2006

Session VII
Prevention of mycotoxins in the food and feed chain

Chairperson: Monica Olsen

08:00 - 08:30
Important outcomes from the European mycotoxin cluster - possible tools for South America, Naresh Magan – UK.
08:30 - 09:00
Is the reduction of aflatoxin in Brazil nuts possible? Experiences from research in Perú, Greg Blank, The Manitoba Group - Canada.
09:00 - 09:30
The Africa experience to reduce the impact of mycotoxins, Ranajit Bandyopadhaya, IITA – Africa.
09:30 - 10:00
Experience from a decision support system approach to reduce DON contamination in Uruguay (To define).
10:00 - 10:30 Socio-economic constraits and opportunities affecting the implementation of mycotoxin control measures in Southern Cone grain supply chains, Guy Henry, CIRAD – Argentina.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break

Session VIII
The Impact of EC mycotoxin legislation on the trade of agricultural products for South America

Chairperson: Nadin Zakhia-Rozis

11:00 - 11:30
Mycotoxins and trading problems in Argentina, Ana Di Giulio, SENASA.
11:30 - 12:00
The experience of the industry on European legislation and the trading of agricultural commodities, Raquel Caminoa, CIARA - Argentina.
12:00 - 12:30
Argentinean Peanut Chamber, Beatriz Ackerman – Argentina.
12:30 - 13:00
Chamber of cereal storage (To define).
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:00 The position of the MERCOSUR trading block (To define).
15:00 - 15:30 FAO programs on mycotoxin management in South America, Maya Pineiro, FAO – Italy.
15:30 – 17:30
Proposal of cooperation between UE, USA and South America to help South American countries to reduce the impact of mycotoxins in the food and feed chains. Working groups to define strategies of collaboration.
17:30 – 19:00 Concluding remarks

Saturday, 18 March 2006
Visit to the “Misiones Jesuitas en Córdoba” (World Heritage Monument, UNESCO)