The application deadline for this meeting was May 18, 2013. You may still submit an application. However, it will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
The Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins GRC web page for more information.
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 the development and use of new technologies in harmful biotoxin research in the following areas including but not limited to novel toxin identification, characterization, and biosynthesis, mechanisms of toxicity and ecological/physiological significance, and biotoxin risk assessment, prevention and management. In addition to the scientific presentation, there will also be a career panel of established biotoxin investigators that will discuss common concerns, critical career decisions, and associated challenges with career paths in academia, government, and industry.
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 15, 2013. 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.
|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||Timothy Phillips (Texas A&M University)
"Ancient Medicine For Populations At Risk For Aflatoxicosis"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||The Next Generation in Biotoxin Research: Discovery, Mechanisms, and Function|
|Discussion Leaders: Reagan Errera (Texas A&M University) and Rudolf Krska (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Farhana Runa (North Carolina State University, US)
"Nuclear Composition and Genetic Heterogeneity of Aspergillus flavus"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Darcie Ryan (Texas A&M University, US)
"Karenia Brevis Reference Transcriptome Assembly And Putative Transmembrane Protein Discovery"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Xiaomei Shu (North Carolina State University, US)
"Interaction between Maize Seed and Its Fungal Pathogens Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Lauren Salvitti (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
"Elucidating the Origin of Tetrodotoxin"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||New Tools in Biotoxin Research: Risk Assesment, Prevention, and Management|
|Discussion Leader: Ángel Medina-Vayá (Cranfield University, UK) and Kathleen Rein (Florida International University, US)
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||TBA|
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Elisabeth Varga (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
"Detection, Isolation, Structure Elucidation and Toxicity Assessment of a Novel Type A Trichothecene Toxin Produced by Isolates of the Northland Population of Fusarium graminearum"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||TBA|
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Chikere Nkwonta (Cranfield University, UK)
"Impact of Postharvest Processing on the Fungal Population and Potential Mycotoxin Risk of African Walnut, Tetracarpidium conophorum (Mull. Arg), at Different Maturity Stages"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||What Lies Ahead: Career Options in Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins|
- Genevieve Bondy (Health Canada)
- Gregory Boyer (State University of New York)
- Naresh Magan (Cranfield University, UK)
- Darcie Couture (Resource Access International)
|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.|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13ES022898-01 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Last Updated: April 30, 2013