1st MYCOKEY International Conference
Global Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain
11-14 September 2017
Dear colleagues and friends,
Mycotoxins play a significant role in food and feed safety. Legislative limits for a range of mycotoxins worldwide as well as the presence of emerging mycotoxins result in an increased number of official controls deriving from national food safety plans and for food trade purposes. The challenges in mycotoxin and toxigenic mould research are still enormous due to the frequency, the complexity and variability in occurrence.
MYCOKEY aims to deliver in 2019 the first integrated ICT tool to address mycotoxin contamination along the food and feed chain. MycoKey will integrate innovative key actions into an user friendly and cheap application, able to provide real-time information and suggestions for mycotoxin management to several stakeholders. Thanks to the participation of several Chinese partners, it will strengthen the global knowledge on mycotoxins as well as the effective cooperation with China. The conference will be in collaboration with MyToolBox.
Ghent is one of the most beautiful historic cities in Europe. It combines a mixture of past and present. From St Michael’s bridge there is a wonderful view on the skyline of Ghent with the three impressive towers of St Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry and St Bavo’s cathedral with the world famous painting “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by Jan van Eyck. Much of the medieval city of Ghent has been preserved throughout the city. The old port (photo) with its guild halls on the Graslei and Korenlei is just one example of the beautiful views this city has to offer you. I welcome you all to the city of Ghent!
On behalf of the local organizing committee
Sarah De Saeger, Mycokey partner and coordinator MYTOX
The congress is open for all contributions related to the following general topics in mycotoxin research:
- Global impact of mycotoxins
- Biodiversity and toxigenic fungi monitoring
- Mycotoxin analytical challenges
- Animal health and toxicology
- Impact of climate change
- Challenges for developing countries
- Remediation and intervention
- Human health and toxicology
- Modelling & ICT solutions
An exhibition of analytical, sample treatment and chromatographic equipment, test kits and other materials is organised at the venue. Interested exhibitors should contact the secretariat.
PROGRAM AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Please submit your abstract before 15 March 2017 using the following template, and send the abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Organizing Committee: all from Ghent University
Sarah De Saeger
Marthe De Boevre
Annie De Lobelle
Mohamed Fathi Abdallah Abdelmoshen
For registration, please use the following REGISTRATION LINK.
Registration fees 2017 (prices in euro)a
Regular fee: Є 450 + dinner (Registration fees cover the entire scientific programme of the congress, abstract book, coffee and lunch)
Regular fee: Є 400 (Registration fees cover the entire scientific programme of the congress, abstract book, coffee and lunch)
Upon completion of the registration form, you will receive an e-mail containing the specifics for payment of the registration fee (additional information regarding the designated bank account – name: Ghent University; address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, B-9000 Gent, Belgium).
|15 March 2017||Deadline for abstract submission: by e-mail to email@example.com|
|15 August 2017||Deadline registration|
NH Hotel Gent Belfort
The NH Gent Belfort hotel puts leisure travellers right in the heart of the city. A 5-minute walk takes you to sights like the cathedral, castle and belfry, plus you’ve got all the bars and restaurants you need just outside the door.
- couple of minutes’ walk to Graslei harbour, for boat trips
- opposite the town hall
There are 174 rooms, in a choice of Standard, Superior and Executive. Some rooms are in a classic style with carpet, while others have a more contemporary look and a hardwood floor.
- many rooms were given new mattresses in March 2014
- guests in Executive rooms get a bathrobe and slippers, plus a free bottle of water
As well as a bar and restaurant for relaxing, there’s a terrace that’s lovely to sit out at during the warmer months and a sauna in our fitness area. For special occasions, we have an amazing Medieval vaulted cellar.
- underground parking, chargeable
- non-smoking hotel
- gym with sauna
The congress venue can be easily reached with public transportation. The bus/tram stop that is closest to the congress venue is ‘Korenmarkt’, on walking distance (3 min) from the hotel/venue. From the station Gent Sint-Pieters you can take tram 1 to ‘Korenmarkt’.
The map below displays the location of the congress venue
Driving towards NH Gent Belfort Parking:
From Vlasmarkt. Turn into Koningstraat. Turn right into Onderstraat. Entrance of the NH Gent Belfort Parking
Parking for one day costs € 10.
Exit from the NH Gent Belfort:
Exit NH Gent Belfort parking. Turn right into Onderstraat. Turn right into Koningstraat. Cross the square on Zandberg. Turn left into Nederpolder. Turn left into Bisdomkaai. As of Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat you continue the route to your destination
Laboratory of Food Analysis
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)9 264 81 34, Fax. 0032 (0)9 264 81 99