Wednesday 28

17:00–17:30 Welcome Reception.

17:30-18:30 Tribute to two important figures in the field of the mycotoxins.

18:30-19:00 Plenary lecture of Sarah De Saeger on Global perspective on mycotoxin research: the power of capacity building and co-creation., Director of the Centre of Excellence in Mycotoxicology and Public Health, Ghent University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

19:00-20:00 Concert offered by the Wind Music Band of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

20:00–21:30 Welcome cocktail.

Thursday 29

9:00-9:30 Delivery of Documentation and billposting of the posters

SESSION 1 – Biodiversity and pathogenicity of toxigenic fungi

Chairs: María Luisa Fernández-Cruz& Laura Gámiz-Gracia

9:30-10:40 Plenary conferences 

9:30-10:05 Biodiversity of Toxigenic Fungi: how genetic mechanisms can influence mycotoxin variability inter- and intra- species. Villani A., National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Bari, Italy

10:05-10:40 Fusarium langsethiae: Mycotoxigenic pathogen or endophyte of cereals? Edwards S., Agriculture and Environment Department, Harper Adams University, Newport TF10 8NB, UK

10:40-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Oral communications

11:30-11:45 MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry applied to Penicillium spp. identification. López-Díaz, T.M., University of León, Faculty of Veterinary, Food Hygiene and Food Technology Department.

11:45-12:00 Variations in the gene encoding halogenase expression and metabolites production in Penicillium nordicum strains in dry-cured ham. Álvarez, M., University of Extremadura, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Meat and Meat Products Research Institute, Cáceres.

12:00-12:15 Biodiversity of Aspergillus section n  Nigri on grapes and vine environment. Castellá G., Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Faculty of Veterinary, Department of Animal Health and Anatomy.

12:15-12:30 Aspergillus flavus, an emerging risk of aflatoxin contamination in grapes? Gil-Serna J., Complutense University of Madrid, Faculty of Biological Sciences.

12:30-12.45 Role of Penicillium expansum histone deacetylaes hosA and hosB on growth, coniciation, patulin production and virulence. Ballester A.R., Istitute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Valencia.

12:45-13:00 Characterization of non-ochratoxigenic strains of Aspergillus section Nigri isolated from vineyard air and soil.Marquès J., Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Faculty of Veterinary, Department of Animal Health and Anatomy.

13:00-14:00 Spanish network on mycotoxins, toxigenic fungi and their decontamination processes coordination reunion.

14:00-15:00 Lunch break

SESSION 2 – Challenges in mycotoxin analysis in food and feed.

15:00-16:10 Plenary conferences

Chairs:  Elena González Peñas & Ana-Rosa Ballester

Invited Speakers: Chiara Dall’Asta & Yuri Bastos Moreira

15:00-15:35 Mycotoxins in Plant-based alternative food: understanding the significance and assessing the exposure. Dall’Asta C. Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, Parma, Italy.

15:35-16:10 Unravelling mycotoxins and environmental contaminants exposure and the relationship with biomolecular markers of aging in Burkina Faso. Moreira Y., Ghent University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center of Excellence in Mycotoxicology and Public Health, MYTOX-SOUTH coordination Unit.

16:10-17:55– Oral communications

16:10-16:25 Exploring the impact of dietary fibers on mycotoxin bioaccessibility in biscuits using in vitro digestion. López-Ruiz R.,University of Porto, Department of Chemical Sciences, Laboratory of Bromatology and Hydrology.

16:25-16:40 Hapten synthesis and production of monoclonal antibodies to zearalenone and metabolites. Abad-Fuentes A., Istitute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Valencia.

16:40-16:55 Assessment of mycotoxin occurrence in feed and their exposure in pigs. Castell A., University of Murcia, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry.

16:55-17:10 Analytical control of mycotoxins in feed and raw materials in Catalonia and International commerce: results obtained between 2018 and 2022. Aragó Iglesias M., Laboratori Agroalimentari, Departament d’Acció climatica, Alimentació I Agenda rural (Generalitat de Catalunya), Barcelona.

17:10-17:25 Aflatoxin b1 specific screening in dairy cattle feed: ELISA test kits as early detection tool to prevent milk contamination. Bravin, F., Gold Standard Diagnostics Trieste, Italy.

17:25-17:40 Innovative Agilent LC-MS Instruments & Workflows for Target and Untarget Analysis. Morales J. C. Agilent Technologies, Inc.

17:40-17:55 Complexities of mycotoxin analysis in feed and food. Romero J., Prognosis Biotech.

18:00-19:00 Poster session and coffee break

21:00 Gala Dinner

Friday 30

SESSION 3 – Intervention and mitigation of mycotoxins in pre and post -harvest.

Chairs:  Agustín Ariño Moneva & Misericordia Jiménez Escamilla

9:30-11:00 Plenary conferences

Invited Speakers: Armando Venâncio & Giuseppina Avantaggiato

9:30-10:05 Mitigation of Ochratoxin A in the food chain, from prevention to remediation. Venâncio A., Centro de Engenharia Biológica-IBQM, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

10:05-10:40 Innovative approaches to counteract mycotoxins in the food chain. Avantaggiato G., National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Bari, Italy.

10:45-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13.00 Oral communications

11:30-11:45 Biotechnological application for the development of a bio-preservative ingredient for cheese conservation. Meca G., University of Valencia, Faculty of Pharmacy Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Toxicology.

11:45-12:00 Aflatoxin detoxification by thermal cooking treatment and evaluation of in vitro bioaccessibility from white and brown rice. Romero-Sánchez I., Complutense University of Madrid, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry.

12:00-12:15 The in vitro efficacy of a detoxifying agent to mitigate DON-induced oxidative stress in hepatic cells. Riahi I., BIŌNTE Nutrition S.L. Technical Department.

12:15-12:30 Deoxynivalenol, HT-2 and T-2 toxins prediction in oat samples by near-infrared hyperspectral imaging as a novel strategy. Teixido-Orries I., University of Lleida, Engineering and Science. Department of Food Technology.

12:30-12:45 Carob flour waste revalorization by lactic acid bacteria fermentation for its application as a bread biopreservation ingredient. Musto L. University of Valencia, Faculty of Pharmacy Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Toxicology.


SESSION 4 – Human and animal health & Toxicology.

Chairs:  Natalia  Arroyo Manzanares & Antonio Abad-Fuentes

14:00-15:10 Plenary conferences

Invited Speakers: Siska Croubels & Isabelle Oswald

14:00-14:35 Comparative toxicokinetics of mycotoxins in target animal species, and application of biomarkers for in vivo efficacy testing of mitigation strategies. Siska C., Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Zoological Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

14:35: 15:10 The mycotoxins, a part of the dietary exposome: a challenge for toxicologist. Oswald I., INRAE, Toxalim, Research Center in Food Toxicology, Toulouse, France.

15:10-16:10 Oral communications

15:10-15:25 Sub-lethal effects in fish after a short- and long-term exposure to mycotoxins. An in vitro and in vivo approach. Valdehita A., Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid.

15:25-15:40 Functional ingredients against mycotoxins damage as an eating strategy. Manyes Font L., University of Valencia, Faculty of Pharmacy Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Toxicology.

15:40-15:55 In vivo genotoxicity evaluation of aflatoxin B1 and sterigmatocystin alone and in combination. Vettorazzi A., University of Navarra, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

15:55-16:10 Urine biomonitoring for toxic exposure: focus on mycotoxins and pesticides. Marín-Sáez J., University of Granada, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Analytical Chemistry.

16:10-16:50 Coffee break

16:50-17:20 Round table with companies: Ángel Badía (MCA Algas y Derivados , S.L.) María Cardona (Familia Martínez) Luis M. Gallego (Analiza Calidad & ACOFESAL)

17:20-18:00 Fast pitch of best posters in workshop

18:00-18:30 Closing ceremony