International Symposium of Mycotoxicology in Kagawa 2003


Takamatsu City Life-Long Learning Center, Kagawa, Japan

3-5 November 2003


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Scientific programme


Symposia (Invited speakers)

Session 1: Overview

Chairperson: Susumu Kumagai

Current situation on regulations for mycotoxins

Hans P. van Egmond

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands


Session 2: Toxicology and Health Risks of Mycotoxins

Chairperson: Yoshiko Konishi, James J. Pestka

1.     Molecular mechanisms of trichothecene toxicity

James J. Pestka: Michigan State University, USA

2.     T-2 toxin-induced toxicity in pregnant rats -histopathology and gene expression profiles-

Shinya Sehata: The University of Tokyo, Japan

3.     Fumonisins: toxicology, emerging issues, and prospects for detoxification

Kenneth A. Voss: Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research Unit, ARS-USDA, USA

4.     Ochratoxin A - sources of exposure and risk assessment

Manfred Gareis: Institute for Microbiology and Toxicology, Germany

5.     Carcinogenicity of kojic acid in rodents

Masao Hirose: National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan


Session 3: Mycotoxin Contamination and Control

Chairperson: Shohei Sakuda, Gary A. Payne

1.     Distribution, toxin production and control of Fusarium head blight pathogens in the UK

Phillip Jennings: Central Science Laboratory, UK

2.     Control of deoxynivalenol contamination of spring wheat in Hokkaido

Jun Souma: Hokkaido Central Agricultural Experiment Station, Japan

3.     Food contamination and evaluation of trichothecenes in Japan

Toshitsugu Tanaka: Kobe Institute of Health, Japan

4.     Genomic analysis of aflatoxin biosynthesis

Gary A. Payne: North Carolina State University, USA

5.     Mode of action of aflastatin A and blasticidin A, inhibitors of mycotoxin production

Shohei Sakuda: The University of Tokyo, Japan


Session 4: Molecular Genetics and Ecology of Mycotoxigenic Fungi

Chairperson: Kimiko Yabe, Yin-Won Lee

1.     Fusarium mycotoxins biosynthesis and biodegradation

Makoto Kimura: Plant Science Center RIKEN, Japan

2.     Lineage composition and trichothecene production of Gibberella zeae population in Korea

Yin-Won Lee: Seoul National University, Korea

3.     Characterization and typing of aflatoxin-producing fungi in sugarcane field of the southernmost Japan by cytochrome b gene analysis

Koji Yokoyama: Chiba University, Japan

4.     Aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus

Kimiko Yabe: National Food Research Institute, Japan

5.     Aspergillus nidulans: a model system to study secondary metabolism

Nancy P. Keller and Richard Wilson: University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Session 5: Mycotoxin Contamination in Food and Feed in Asian Countries

Chairperson: Masakatsu Ichinoe, Rose Arim

1.     Aflatoxin B1, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol contamination in feedstuffs in Thailand

Prapeuk Tangmunkhong: Kasetsart University, Thailand

2.     Contamination of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A in food products in Northern Vietnam

Nguyen Thuy Chau: Post Harvest Technology Institute, Vietnam

3.     Natural occurrence of fumonisin B1 in maize and its risk in Iran

Hassan Yazdanpanah: Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran

4.     Mycotoxin contamination of food and feeds in the Philippines

Rose H. Arim: Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Philippines

5.     Mycotoxin research in Malaysia

Norhayati Ali: Department of Chemistry Penang, Malaysia

6.     Study on the production of citrinin by Monascus strains intended for food processing industry use

Fengqin Li: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

7.     Current situation of patulin contamination in apple juice and its risk in Japan

Setsuko Tabata: Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health, Japan

8.     Aflatoxin M1 in milk and its risk in Japan

Masahiro Nakajima: Nagoya City Public Health Research Institute, Japan


Chairperson: Toshitsugu Tanaka, Setsuko Tabata, Chris M. Maragos

Part 1

1.     Quality and reliability in mycotoxin measurement

J. Marc Frèmy: French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA), France

2.     Recent advances in analytical methods for mycotoxins

Chris M. Maragos: National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USA

Part 2

1.     LC-MS/LC-UV analysis of type-A and B trichothecenes after multifunctional MycoSep® clean up

Eva M. Binder: Romer Laboratories Pte. Ltd., Singapore

2.     A practical method for measuring deoxynivalenol, nivalenol and T-2 + HT-2 toxin in foods by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using monoclonal antibodies

Kazuyuki Ikeda: Research Laboratories, Kyowa Medex Co., Ltd., Japan

3.     Immunoaffinity column clean up for the analysis of mycotoxins

Danrey Toth: VICAM, USA

4.     Immunoaffinity column for mycotoxins, its problems and solution

Masahiro Nakajima: Nagoya City Public Health Research Institute, Japan

5.     Panel discussion


Poster presentation



Interested participants are invited to submit one-page abstract for posters by not later than 31st August to the Symposium Secretariat.



English will be the official Symposium language