XIIth International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
XIIth International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins

XIIth International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins

May 21, 2007 to May 25, 2007
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May 21-25, 2007
Harbiye Askeri Muze
Istanbul, Turkey

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the XIIth International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins will be held in Istanbul, TURKEY, from the 21st to the 25th of May, 2007.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) initiated a series of International Symposia on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins and the first was held in Kungalv,Sweden in 1972. Since then ten symposia have been held in Pulawy, Poland; Paris, France; Lausanne, Switzerland; Vienna, Austria; Pretoria, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico City, Mexico; Rome, Italy; Guaruja, Brazil and Bethesda, Maryland, USA . These symposia have become the principal interdisciplinary meeting on mycotoxins and phycotoxins facilitating an opportunity to gain an overview of research and developments in analytical chemistry, risk assessment, effects on human health, control and remediation strategies.

The meeting will comprise a number of plenary lectures reviewing the principal areas of the Symposium plus contributed papers selected by a Scientific Committee from those submitted to the organisers. As with previous symposia, poster sessions will play an important part in the Symposium and there will be a concurrent instrument and manufacturers exhibition.

The XIIth Symposium will be hosted by TÜBİTAK-Ankara Test and Analysis Laboratory (ATAL), founded in 1994. TÜBİTAK-ATAL provides testing, analyses, consulting and training and is specialized in mycotoxins analysis and method validation.

The scientific programme will reflects a broad spectrum of disciplines, covering methods of analysis and sampling, toxicity, chemistry, biochemistry, biomonitoring, prevention, risk assessment, mycology and occurence in foods, feeds and biological materials.

General Information

Symposium Centre:
The Symposium will be held in Harbiye Askeri Muze, Istanbul on May 21-25, 2007. Detailed information about the facilities will be given in the second announcement. The venue is located centrally in Istanbul within close walking distance from major hotels and close to both restaurants and a shopping district.

Exhibition area:
A large area has been booked for companies to exhibit a range of relevant services with respect to analysis and testing for mycotoxins and phycotoxins, prevention and control, consultancy, training and other services.

Commercial Exhibition:
The Symposium will give a unique opportunity for companies to exhibit and promote their products to specialists in the field of mycotoxins and phycotoxins. The Exhibition will form an integral part of the Symposium and will be located in the same hall as the posters and close to the conference rooms. There is also a possibility for companies´ to present seminars during the lunch sessions.

Who are the visitors at the Exhibition?
Some 500 Symposium delegates are expected and non-delegate customers can be invited for 2 half day to meet exhibitors. Attendees at this important event will include Government, academic and industry researchers, product developers, manufacturers, end-users and media.

Scientific Programme

The Scientific Committee is putting together an exciting scientific programme to present the advances that have been made in understanding mycotoxin formation and improving the safety of the food supply. There will be parallel sessions on phycotoxins focusing on recent advances in this area.
Each session will have an overview presented by an invited speaker.
Some sessions have been organised on a commodity basis to provide an insight into the progress which has been made in prevention and control of mycotoxins, but the content will be multi-disciplinary and presentations on chemistry, biochemistry, mycology etc are anticipated.
Presentations will be in English but simultaneous translation from English to Turkish will be provided.

Topic Areas on mycotoxins

• Analytical techniques for mycotoxins (including sampling and sample preparation)
• Risk assessment, regulations and international trade
• Advances in toxicology (inc molecular mechanisms)
• Mycotoxins and human health (etiology) including biomarkers
• Animal feed and dairy products
• Coffee / cocoa, and derived products
• Nuts (groundnuts, pistachios, etc)
• Cereals and cereal-based products
• Dried fruits, fruits, spices, botanicals and derived products (wine, beer, fruit juices, apple-based baby foods, etc)

Topic Areas on phycotoxins

• Paralytic shellfish (PSP) toxins
• Lipophilic shellfish toxins - presentations from EU STREP projects
• ASP and other marine toxins
• Microcystins and other fresh-water toxins

Satellite Meetings

A number of Satellite Meetings will be held concurrently with XIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, May 21-25, 2007 Istanbul, Turkey. The scheduling of meetings will be arranged to minimise overlap with sessions of interest to participants.

* Annual Meeting EU FP6 Project BIOCOP
* Cluster Meeting of EU FP6 STREP project on marine toxins
* AOAC Task Force Marine and Fresh Water Toxins
* International Society of Mycotoxicology
* Meeting EU FP6 project MYCOGLOBE
* CEN European Standardization Working Group on Biotoxins
* Third Turkish National Mycotoxin Symposium