Biotoxin Knowledge Network Conference

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Belfast

Date: Thursday 29 November 2012

This Biotoxins Networks one day conference is themed around ‘Mycotoxins and plant toxins: Emerging threats and their impact on feed and food safety’.

Mycotoxins and plant toxins in food and feed are considered a growing concern in food safety. The past few decades have witnessed significant scientific advances in this field especially in relation to limits and regulations for these toxins in food and feed as well as novel detection techniques for analysis and screening purposes. The widespread occurrence of these toxins and the threats posed by them demands the attention of the Biotoxins scientific community.
This conference will bring together researchers, industry and regulators across the Island of Ireland and further afield to discuss key topics of interest and concerns relating to the impact of emerging issues in relation to mycotoxins and plant toxins. 

Examples of Topics

  • Mycotoxins and plant toxins: Current and future concerns
  • New legislations
  • Animal and human exposure
  • Recent advances in detection techniques
  • Effect of climate change on food safety with a special focus on mycotoxins and plant toxins
  • Impact on local industry

Download the programme (PDF)

Presentation slots are available for both posters and oral presentations. Abstracts should be send to by Monday the 22nd of October 2012.  

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The cost of participation is £50 to non-network members and free of charge to members. Membership of the Biotoxins Network is free and you can register by visiting: