Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 20, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 17, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research
Seminar on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins is a unique forum for graduate students,
post-docs, and other early-career scientists with comparable levels of
experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge
meeting will focus on emerging and recurring issues associated with the
occurrence of fungal and algal toxins that affect population health. Topics
covered will include but are not limited to expanding mycotoxin/phycotoxin
distributions, their ecological/physiological significance, novel toxin
identification and detection methods, new insights into their toxicology, and
risk assessment and management. A panel of experienced investigators will lead
a discussion of common research concerns, critical career decisions, and
challenges associated with professions in academia, government, and industry.
The casual setting characteristic of a GRS and evening social event will
provide an ideal networking environment for both peers and mentors.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 17, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Climate Change and Mycotoxin Exposure|
|Discussion Leader: David McMullin (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Ronald Riley (Retired, USA)|
"Mycotoxin and Phycotoxin Research Priorities for Adapting to Climate Change"
|4:00 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Expanding Ecological Niches for Toxigenic Species|
|Discussion Leaders: Esther Garcia-Cela (Cranfield University, United Kingdom) and Gustaaf Hallegraeff (University of Tasmania, Australia)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Zacharias Smith (State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA)|
"Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Monitoring in New York State Lakes and the Resulting Implications for Environmental Health"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Trinda Crippin (Carleton University, Canada)|
"A High-Resolution Study on the Genetic Chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum from Wheat and Corn in Ontario, Canada: Early Data"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Derek Smith (University of Michigan, USA)|
"Microcystis Is Dependent on Heterotrophic Bacteria for Mitigation of Oxidative Stress Caused by Exogenous Hydrogen Peroxide"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Aiko Hayashi (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Australia)|
"Evaluation of Combined Effects of Mycotoxins and Algal Toxins on Animal and Human Cell Lines"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Advancing Technologies for the Detection of Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins|
|Discussion Leader: Elisabeth Varga (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Jacqueline Meng-Reiterer (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria)|
"Metabolic Fate of HT-2 and T-2 Toxins in Cereals"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Saddef Haq (Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland, USA)|
"Acetyl-CoA Carboxylases in Dinoflagellates: Fueling the Polyketide Synthase Pathways"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Carol Verheecke-Vaessen (Cranfield University, United Kingdom)|
"Impact of siRNA Targeting of the aflD (nor-1) Biosynthetic Gene on the Kinetics of Aflatoxin B1 Production in Aspergillus flavus"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Daniel Killerup Svenssen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)|
"Screening of over 30 Prymnesium parvum Strains for Ichthyotoxic Prymnesin-Like Compounds"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Group Networking|
|Discussion Leader: Katherine Perri (State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Exploring the Future"|
- Franz Berthiller (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria)
- Rebecca Coleman (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA)
- Schonna Manning (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
- Betsy Jean Yakes (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|