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Principal Investigator: Miller, Todd R
Institute Receiving Award Gordon Research Conferences
Location East Greenwich, RI
Grant Number R13ES035637
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 19 Jun 2023 to 31 May 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Summary The 2023 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins - Emerging impacts and challenges of biotoxins on environmental and human health, provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of emerging research on fungal, algal, and cyanobacterial toxins, their effects on human and ecosystem health, and the biology and ecology of the organisms that produce them. Fungal, algal, and cyanobacterial toxins are naturally occurring food and water contaminants that adversely affect human and animal health. A multidisciplinary approach is critical in detecting, understanding, managing and mitigating their health and economic impacts. The 2023 Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins will provide a forum for academic, government, and private sector scientists to exchange ideas on harnessing advances in biology, chemistry, ecology, plant pathology, epidemiology, and risk assessment to address the problems associated with the occurrence of those natural toxins. The goal of the conference is to bring together a wide range of outstanding senior scientists, young investigators, and students to address the task of ensuring the safety of food and water supplies. Interactions between junior and senior scientists will be strongly promoted in the best tradition of Gordon Research conferences and contribute to the evolution of new strategies for dealing with the complex problems presented by naturally occurring toxins. Vigorous discussions guided by discussion leaders recognized for their expertise in each particular area will be key for the conference. Dedicated daily poster sessions will provide an opportunity for fertile cross-disciplinary interactions and ample time is foreseen for that. The Gordon Research Seminar, immediately preceding the GRC, will be organized and conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from the many disciplines involved in advancing mycotoxin and phycotoxin research. Junior scientists will present their work in a formal, oral format and engage in discussion with their peers. The environment will be welcoming and collegial and will provide an unmatched opportunity for future researchers to interact with established scientists. Two leading students from this seminar will additionally present within the GRS.
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 33 - Oceans and Human Health
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Anika Dzierlenga
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