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Toxinology Home    February 23, 2018
What's Toxinology?

The area of science that deals with natural toxins (biotoxins) such as mycotoxins and other fungal toxins, toxins from marine and freshwater algae (phycotoxins), bacterial toxins (bacteriotoxins), plant toxins (phytotoxins) and animal toxins and venoms (zootoxins), including their chemistry, mode of action and ecological roles.

Latest News
Deoxynivalenol – nervous effects reconnaissance
In yet another project (acronym DONNER) targeting the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol we aim to study its effects on global changes within brain functional networks. It is financed via the cooperation initiation program between French and Norwegian research institutions "AURORA".
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DONdetox a new solution for removal of DON in contaminated crops?
Contamination of grain with deoxynivalenol is a major problem for the grain industry, resulting in substantial economic losses. In this new project we will test the potential of a new chemical approach for detoxification of the compound. Read More
SafeFish: New NRC funded project will start in September 2016
The project is aimed at studying the carry-over of plant peptides, natural toxins and other bioactive compounds from "green" feed into the fish.
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Upcoming Events

International Conference: The burden of Mycotoxins on animal and food health, 15th December 2017, Rome, Italy

• 23. Norske Symposium i Kromatografi 2018, 7.-9. January 2018, Sandefjord, Norway

• 10th Conference of the World Mycotoxin Forum, 12.-14. March 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

• GIA2018: 5th International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture, 21.-23. March 2018, Albufeira, Portugal

EFS14European Fusarium Seminar, 8.-11. April 2018, Tulln, Austria

10th Workshop on Food Allergen Methodologies, 7.-9. May 2018, Toronto, Canada

• SETAC EUROPE 28th annual meeting; Responsible and Innovative Research for Environmental Quality, 13.-17. May 2018, Rome, Italy

ISSX: 22nd North American ISSX meeting, 15.-19. July 2018, Montreal, Canada

• AOAC: 132nd Annual Meeting & Exposition, 26.-29. August 2018, Toronto, Canada

18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 21.-26. October 2018, Nantes, France


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