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Photo Report: Mycotoxin Forum 2012

The 7th conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum and the XIIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 5-9 November 2012.

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  • Venue for WMFmeetsIupac 2012 was the Beurs (exchange) in the World Trade Centre building in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Venue for WMFmeetsIupac 2012 was the Beurs (exchange) in the World Trade Centre building in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Delegates entering the Beurs building pass a bronze statue of Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, who lived from 27-10-1762 to 5-08-1834, and who developed the first Dutch constitution which was immediately was put in place by King Willem I when he returned from England in 1813

    Delegates entering the Beurs building pass a bronze statue of Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, who lived from 27-10-1762 to 5-08-1834, and who developed the first Dutch constitution which was immediately was put in place by King Willem I when he returned from England in 1813

  • Once inside visitors to WMFmeetsIUPAC pass these two elephants, which are the remains of a charity event by WTC and Rotterdam for saving the elephants in Indonesia

    Once inside visitors to WMFmeetsIUPAC pass these two elephants, which are the remains of a charity event by WTC and Rotterdam for saving the elephants in Indonesia

  • Rudolf Krska (IFA-Tulln) introduced the programme to the delegates and emphasised the importance of mycotoxins. Since 1996 some 9,000 scientific papers have been published and more than 136,000 citations have been made

    Rudolf Krska (IFA-Tulln) introduced the programme to the delegates and emphasised the importance of mycotoxins. Since 1996 some 9,000 scientific papers have been published and more than 136,000 citations have been made

  • Attendants had plenty of time to network during the coffee and lunch breaks

    Attendants had plenty of time to network during the coffee and lunch breaks

  • Wim Schreuders (Dutch Consumer and Food Safety Authority) told the audience that mycotoxins are the number one reasons for activating the rapid alert system in the European Union

    Wim Schreuders (Dutch Consumer and Food Safety Authority) told the audience that mycotoxins are the number one reasons for activating the rapid alert system in the European Union

  • Photo Report: Mycotoxin Forum 2012
  • David Miller (Carleton University, Canada) said that patterns of occurrence of the five agriculturally important mycotoxins have shifted and can be predicted to further shift with global warming, changes in cultivar and plant breeds, prevalence of some pathogens and agronomic practice

    David Miller (Carleton University, Canada) said that patterns of occurrence of the five agriculturally important mycotoxins have shifted and can be predicted to further shift with global warming, changes in cultivar and plant breeds, prevalence of some pathogens and agronomic practice

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  • Gerd Schatzmeyr (Biomin, Austria) gave an extensive overview of the company’s annual mycotoxin survey programme. He concluded that there is no specific trend in occurrence, because this greatly depends on weather issues

    Gerd Schatzmeyr (Biomin, Austria) gave an extensive overview of the company’s annual mycotoxin survey programme. He concluded that there is no specific trend in occurrence, because this greatly depends on weather issues

  • Photo Report: Mycotoxin Forum 2012
  • More than 200 posters were presented

    More than 200 posters were presented

  • Maria Weidner of the Institute of Food Chemistry in Münster, Germany was awarded for the best poster presented on “Neurotoxicity of T-2 and HT-2 toxin”

    Maria Weidner of the Institute of Food Chemistry in Münster, Germany was awarded for the best poster presented on “Neurotoxicity of T-2 and HT-2 toxin”

  • Photo Report: Mycotoxin Forum 2012
  • A typical Dutch lunch (often completed with a glass of cold milk, buttermilk, tea or coffee)

    A typical Dutch lunch (often completed with a glass of cold milk, buttermilk, tea or coffee)

  • Sponsors of the meeting had the opportunity to present themselves in a mini-exhibition

    Sponsors of the meeting had the opportunity to present themselves in a mini-exhibition

  • Photo Report: Mycotoxin Forum 2012
  • Photo Report: Mycotoxin Forum 2012
  • The next WMFmeetsIUPAC will take place in 2016 and Singapore has been chosen as the host city

    The next WMFmeetsIUPAC will take place in 2016 and Singapore has been chosen as the host city

Allison Winstanley

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