The Gordon Research Seminar on Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is on recent advances in three components of biotoxin research, including but not limited to (1) novel toxin identification, characterization, and instrumentation/tools; (2) mechanisms of toxicity, toxicokinetics, and ecological/physiological significance; and (3) biotoxin risk assessment, prevention and management. The casual setting and evening social event will provide an ideal networking opportunity among peers and a few key mentors will participate in the scheduled career panel.
|1:00 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 ADDRESS|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Lora E. Fleming (University of Miami; European Centre for Environment and Human Health, UK) |
"Lessons learned from harmful algal toxins and human health research"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I (Last Names A-L)|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||BIOTOXIN DISCOVERY, MECHANISMS, AND FUNCTION|
|Discussion Leaders: Maxwell C.K. Leung (Duke University) and Carmela Dell'Aversano (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm ||Josephine M. Wee (Michigan State University)|
"The role of AtfB-mediated regulation of the aflatoxin biosynthetic cluster"
|7:45 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion|
|7:55 pm - 8:10 pm||Tovah Salcedo (Rutgers University)|
"Genomics of toxicity in the red tide dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama"
|8:10 pm - 8:20 pm||Discussion|
|8:20 pm - 8:35 pm||Allen Henderson (Univerisity of California San Francisco |
"Profiling natural products excreted by the fungal pathogen, Histoplasma capsulatum"
|8:35 pm - 8:45 pm||Discussion|
|8:45 pm - 9:00 pm||Alexander S. Chiu (University of New South Wales, Australia)|
"The cyanobacterial toxin BMAA damages neurons and glial cells via mechanisms including excitotoxicity and cell cycle disruption"
|9:00 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion|
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Kaiyu He (Michigan State University)|
"Induction of apoptosis-associated ribosomal RNA (rRNA) cleavage by the trichothecene deoxynivalenol"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|9:30 pm - 11:30 pm||Social Event|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||BIOTOXIN RISK ASSESSMENT, PREVENTION, AND MANAGEMENT|
|Discussion Leaders: Betsy Jean Yakes (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and David Siegel (BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research, Germany)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Virginie Gaget (South Australian Water Corporation, Australia)|
"Production of secondary metabolites and toxins in the cyanobacterial genus Planktothrix is limited to specific species"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Angel Medina (Cranfield University, United Kingdom)|
"Ecology of growth and T-2 and HT-2 toxin production by Fusarium langsethiae strains"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Mengmeng Tong (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)|
"Toxin characterization of three geographical isolates of Dinophysis spp. from North America"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Maria Paula Kovalsky Paris (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)|
"Functional testing of barley and Brachypodium distachyon UDP-glucosyltransferases for their ability to inactivate deoxynivalenol by heterologous expression in yeast"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II (Last Names M-Z)|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||CAREER OPTIONS IN MYCOTOXINS AND PHYCOTOXINS|
- Stacey L. DeGrasse (US Food and Drug Administration)
- Gary A. Payne (North Carolina State University)
- Chris Miles (National Veterinary Institute, Norway; AgResearch, New Zealand)
- Gustaaf Hallegraeff (University of Tasmania, Australia)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|