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Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Evolving Ecology: Toxigenic Species' Response to Climate Change


June 17-18, 2017


Stonehill College
Easton, MA Site Information


Katherine Perri & David R. McMullin

Application Deadline

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).

Meeting Description


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 ideas.

This 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.

Application Instructions

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.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

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.

Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 17, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Keynote Speaker

  • Ronald Riley (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA)


  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • David McMullin (Carleton University, Canada)
  • Katherine Perri (State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Group Networking"

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