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!
Some of the topics will be:
* Risk Assessment and its Role in Regulatory Decision Making.
* Toxicogenomics and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity.
* Toxin Synthesis and Synthetic receptors.
* Toxin Induction and Biosynthesis.
* Toxin Mitigation and Control.
* Detection Technologies for Organisms and Toxins (Focus on satellite workshop highlights).
* Animal Model Studies I and II.
* Assessing Chronic Exposure to Toxins.