The Society for Mycotoxin Research (Gesellschaft für Mykotoxinforschung e.V.) was founded in Munich, Germany, in 1997. The aim of this registered, non-profit association is to promote research on all scientific fields of mycotoxinology including:
- Mycotoxins and Human Health
- Mycotoxins and Animal Health
- Mycotoxins and Food Safety
- Mycotoxins and Feed Safety
- Toxigenic Fungi and Production of Mycotoxins
- Toxicology of Mycotoxins
- Occurrence and Analyses of Mycotoxins
One of our core ideas was to create bridges between the different scientific disciplines working on the field of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins.
Our central event is an annual scientific meeting named the MYCOTOXIN WORKSHOP, which had its beginnings in 1979. The success of this conference, which resulted in an ever increasing attendance and organisatory workload, was one of the driving forces to initiate an official Society. In the years since the foundation of the Society for Mycotoxin Research, the MYCOTOXIN WORKSHOP is organized under the auspices of the Society.
Today, the MYCOTOXIN WORKSHOP typically attracts 200+ participants from academia, government, and industry. Scientific contributions (approx. 100 per year, oral and poster presentations) cover all aspects of mycotoxin research. In addition to composing a high quality scientific programme, we try to do our best to maintain an informal atmosphere, allowing participants to exchange information and experiences, to meet old friends and to make new ones. With an international attendence from more than 20 countries coming from all parts of the world, the official language of the conference is English. The workshops are typically held in May or June. Some examples of recent Workshop locations:
31st Mycotoxin Workshop 2009: Münster, Germany
32nd Mycotoxin Workshop 2010: Copenhagen, Denmark
33rd Mycotoxin Workshop 2011: Freising, Germany
34th Mycotoxin Workshop 2012: Braunschweig, Germany
35th Mycotoxin Workshop 2013: Ghent, Belgium
The BRIGITTE GEDEK AWARD FOR MYCOTOXIN RESEARCH, endowed with
10,000.- € is awarded from the Society for Mycotoxin Research to scientists every two years for a creative and outstanding scientific contribution (master thesis, doctoral thesis as well as publication in international scientific journals).
With a continuous publication history of 20 years, MYCOTOXIN RESEARCH became the official journal of the Society for Mycotoxin Research, effective with Volume 21 (2005).
The Society for Mycotoxin Research has taken the editorial responsibility for the scientific contents of this journal which provides an international forum and interdisciplinary platform for all scientists working in the field of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi. From 2009 on Mycotoxin Research is published by Springer - All issues are available online, starting from the first issue published in 1985.
The society presently has more than 200 members from 20 countries and is a truly international society. New members which are interested in mycotoxin research are always welcome.
Please feel free to contact us.
Published 23-07-2008 20:35:13
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