Programme outline

Programme outline

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MONDAY 13 JANUARY 2020

13.00 – 13.15 Opening of WMFmeetsAsia
13.15 – 13.30 Introduction and overview of the conference
13.30 – 15.30 PLENARY SESSION
Exchanging knowledge and experience across boundaries – rolling into Asia
15.30 – 16.00 Networking break & poster viewing
16.00 – 16.45 Company pitches*
16.45 – 17.30 Speed presentations**
17.30 – 19.00 Poster viewing & drinks

* Short presentations by sponsors to inspire the audience to visit their booths
** Short presentations by selected poster presenters to provide an overview of their research

 

TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 2020

08.30 – 10.30 SESSION 1
Regulations for mycotoxins: ‘Tour de Asia’
SESSION 2
Mycotoxin occurence, exposure and health risks
10.30 – 11.00 Networking break and poster viewing
11.00 – 12.30 SESSION 3
Mycotoxin detoxification: where do we stand?

SESSION 2
(continued)

 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break & poster viewing
13.30 – 15.15

SESSION 4
Minimising mycotoxin contamination

 

 

SESSION 5
My Toolbok: Smart strategies for effective mycotoxin management along the chain – focus on Asia
15.15 – 15.45 Networking break & poster viewing
15.45 – 17.15 SESSION 4
(continued)
SESSION  6
(Multi)mycotoxin analysis
19.30 – 22.00 Conference dinner (reservations only)

WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2020

08.30 – 10.30 PLENARY SESSION
EUROPEmeetsASIA – the SEAR (Southeast Asian Region) perspective on the practical guidance to mitigation of mytoxins during food processing
10.30 – 11.00 Networking break & poster viewing
11.00 – 12.15 PLENARY SESSION
Beyond mycotoxins: addressing high-priority food safety challenges
12.15 – 12.30 Best Poster Award presentation
12.30 – 12.50 Top Five Answers learned at WMFmeetsAsia
12.50 – 13.00 Looking forward to WMFmeetsITALY
13.00 Closing of WMFmeetsASIA

MONDAY 13 JANUARY 2020

13.00 - 15.30 | PLENARY SESSION: EXCHANGING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ACROSS BOUNDARIES - ROLLING INTO ASIA

Contamination of agricultural products by mycotoxins has become an important issue worldwide. Asia contributes a very large part of the globe with most countries in the tropical and subtropical regions favouring fungal growth and mycotoxin production. What are the key challenges the Asian region is facing?

Chairs Prof. Rudolf Krska, BOKU Vienna, Austria
Prof. Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
13.00 Opening of WMFmeetsASIA
13.15 Introduction and overview of the conference
Prof. Rudolf Krska, Department IFA-Tulln, BOKU Vienna, Austria
Prof. Chris Elliott, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
13.30 Key challenges facing the Asian food industry in the next decade
Matt Kovac,
Food Industry Asia (FIA), Singapore
13.55 Mycotoxins in the Asian region: a multi-annual survey
Dr. Gerd Schatzmayr, 
Biomin Research Center, Austria
14.20 What climate change means for fungi, mycotoxins, and food & feed safety in the regions of Asia
Prof. Naresh Magan,
Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute, Cranfield University, UK
14.45 Getting from farm to fork: analytical tools for integration of mycotoxin management in the Asian food production chain
Ronald Niemeijer,
 M. Sc., R-Biopharm AG, Germany
 15.10 ASEAN policy on mycotoxins: past, present and future
Representative from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Thailand
Dr. Surmsuk Salakpetch, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand
 15.30 Networking break and poster viewing
16.00 - 19.00 | PLENARY SESSION: COMPANY PITCHES AND SPEED PRESENTATIONS
Chair Prof. Lei Bao, Nestlé Food Safety Institute, China
16.00 Company pitches
Short presentations (5-minutes) by sponsors to inspire the audience to visit their booths
16.45 Speed presentations
Short presentations (6-minutes) by selected poster presenters to provide an overview of their research
17.30 Poster viewing & drinks
19.00 End of conference day 1

TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 2020

08.30 - 10.30 | SESSION 1: MYCOTOXINS IN THE FOOD & FEED CHAIN: 'TOUR DE ASIA'

What about the regulations and risk management programmes to protect humans and animals from the potential health risks posed by mycotoxins? An overview of activities in Asian countries will be presented.

Chair Dr. Awanwee Petchkongkaew, Thammasat University, Thailand
08.30 Mycotoxins: the regulatory framework and challenges in India
Dr. Deepa Bhajekar,
 d technology, India
08.50 Recent regulatory history regarding mycotoxins in China
Cathy Yu, Food Business Division, Hangzhou REACH Technology Group Co., Ltd. (CIRS Group), China
09.10 Japan in focus: a close look at regulatory issues for mycotoxins and recent advances in mycotoxin research
Prof. Shoshei Sakuda,
Department of Biosciences, Teikyo University, Japan
09.30 Regulations relating to mycotoxins in food and feed in Thailand
Dr. Warapa Mahakarnchanakul,
Department of Food Science and Technology, Kasetsart University, Thailand
09.50 Mycotoxins: regulation and risk management in Indonesia
Prof. Endang S. Rahayu,
Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
10.10 Mycotoxins in agricultural crops: a review on occurence and regulations in the Philippines
Dr. Mark A. Balendres,
Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
 10.30 Networking break and poster viewing
08.30 - 12.05 | SESSION 2: MYCOTOXIN OCCURENCE, EXPOSURE, AND HEALTH RISKS

Recent developments and challenges in relation to the impact of mycotoxins on human and animal health will be reviewed.

Chairs Dr. Amnart Poapolathep, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Isabelle Oswald, INRA, France
08.30 Occurence of toxigenic black Aspergilli sp. and their mycotoxins production in agricultural products in Thailand
Dr. Amara Chinaphuti,
Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, Thailand
08.50 Biological monitoring and exposure assessment for mycotoxins in inhabitants of Bangladesh
Dr. Nurshad Ali, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
09.10 Multiple mycotoxins and health risk monitoring of selected Thai foods
Dr. Saranya Poapolathep,
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Thailand
09.30 Mycotoxins in human breast milk: challenges and perspectives
Dr. Amin Mousavi Khaneghah,
Department of Food Science, State University of Campinas, Brazil
09.50 Mycotoxins in aquaculture: an overlooked risk?
Dr. RuiA.,
Gonçalves, Lucta, Spain
10.10 Mycotoxin tolerance by black soldier flies and mealworms
Dr. Ine van der Fels-Klerx,
Wageningen Food Safety Research, the Netherlands
 10.30 Networking break and poster viewing
11.00 Impact of mycotoxins on gut health and microbiota
Dr. Sabran Mohd-Redzwan,
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
11.25 Toxicological characteristics of fusarenon-X in animals and human T cells
Dr. Amnart Poapolathep, Department of Pharmacology, Kasetsart University, Thailand
11.45 A possible involvement of mycotoxin exposure in the development of allergic disease
Dr. Tomoki Fukuyama, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Japan
12.05 Title to be confirmed
Dr. Songsak Srianujata, Thai Society of Toxicology, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University and Thailand Risk Assessment and Surveillance Center (TRAC), Thailand

 

11.00 - 12.30 | SESSION 3: MYCOTOXIN DETOXIFICATION: WHERE DO WE STAND?

A collection of ongoing research and promising strategies will be presented.

Chair Dr. Warapa Mahakarnchanakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
11.00 Promising detoxification strategies to mitigate mycotoxins in food and feed
Dr. Ting Zhou,
Guelph Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
11.20 Biological detoxification of mycotoxins in the feed chain
Prof. Yang Liu, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
11.40 Innovative feed additives for mycotoxin decontamination
Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco,
Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council, Italy
12.00 Mitigating mycotoxin contamination with yeast cell wall technology in an AGP-free production system
Dr. Anhao Wang,
Canadian Bio-Systems Inc., Canada
12.15 The effectiveness of Durian peel as a multi-mycotoxin adorbent,
Saowalak Adunphatcharaphon, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
 12.30 Lunch and poster viewing
13.30 - 17.30 | SESSION 4: MINIMISING MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION

This session will focus on recent research and promising approaches to minimise mycotoxin contamination throughout the food & feed chain from different perspectives.

Chairs Dr. Guangtao Zhang, Mars Global Food Safety Center, China
Prof. Chiara Dall’Asta, University of Parma, Italy
13.00 Chairs introduction
13.35 Understanding soil-fungal-plant interactions as key steps in the development of strategies to minimise mycotoxin exposure
Dr. Gal Winter, School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Australia
13.55 Novel intervention strategies to mitigate mycotoxins in feed
Dr. Paul Bruinenberg,
Trouw Nutrition, the Netherlands
14.15 Mycotoxin mixtures in the rice food chain: current situation, and pre- and post-harvest strategies to minimise contamination
Dr. Armando Venâncio,
Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal
14.35 Title and speaker to be confirmed

14.55 Mycotoxins and probiotics interaction: an approach for improving food safety
Dr. Hani El-Nezami,
School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 15.15 Networking break and poster viewing
15.45 Title to be confirmed
Dr. Jagger Harvey,
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA
16.10 Strengthening the food value chain through introducing traceability from farm-to-fork: a case study of aflatoxin
Dr. Saikat Datta Mazumdar, Agribusiness and Innovation Platform, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India
16.35

Assessing fungal infection and mycotoxin formation:

  • Vietnam’s maize supply chain
    Ming Trang Tan, Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Vietnam’s rice supply chain
     Dr. Liên Phan Thi Kim, Faculty of Food Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, Vietnam
17.10 Effect of water activity and temperature on growth of Aspergillus flavus, expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic genes and production of aflatoxin in food
Prof. Fuguo Xing, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China
17.30 End of conference day 2
13.30 - 15.15 | SESSION 5: MYTOOLBOX: SMART STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE MYCOTOXIN MANAGEMENT ALONG THE CHAIN - FOCUS ON ASIA

The project MyToolBox funded by the European Commission aims at reducing the mycotoxin contamination throughout the food and feed chain by integrating different disciplines and research into an ICT tool that assists stakeholders in decision making. A summary of project outcomes relevant to the Asian region will be presented.

Chair Dr. Monique de Nijs, Wageningen Food Safety Research, the Netherlands
13.30 What can be achieved when novel and fully integrated management strategies reducing and controlling mycotoxins are developed and applied to food and feed chaings?
Prof. Rudolf Krska,
Department IFA-Tulln, BOKU Vienna, Austria
13.45 Real-time decision support systems for better silo management of stored Asian commodities
Prof. Naresh Magan, Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute, Cranfield University, UK
14.00 The influence of processing parameters on the mitigation of deoxynivalenol during industrial baking
Dr Michele Suman,
Barilla SpA, Italy
14.15 Performance of feed additives for the detoxification of fumonisins in swine and aflatoxins in cattle
Dr. Jinquan Wang,
Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
14.30 Succesful application of enzymatic detoxification in the production of bioethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles
Dr. Jinquan Wang, Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
14.45 E-platform for mycotoxin prevention and control along the chain
Dr. Ine van der Fels-Klerx, Wageningen Food Safety Research, the Netherlands
 15.15 Networking and poster viewing

 

15.45 - 17.30 | SESSION 6: (MULTI-)MYCOTOXIN ANALYSIS

From sampling to multi-mycotoxin analysis, from rapid screening to quantitative methods, and from method development to validation: an update.

Chairs Dr. Kaushik Banerjee, National Research Centre for Grapes
Dr. Sheryl Tittlemier, Canadian Grain Commision, Canada
15.45 Revisiting the sampling, sample preparation, and analytical variability associated with testing wheat for deoxynivalenol
Dr. Sheryl Tittlemier,
Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission, Canada
16.00 Challenges of developing mycotoxin proficiency testing, reference material, and certified reference material for Asian food matrices
Dr. Bhadresh J. Desai, R-Biopharm Neugen Pvt. Ltd., India
16.15 Development evaluation, and validation of rapid screening methods for mycotoxins
Prof. Peiwu Li,
Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
16.30 LC-MS/MS based strategies for the quantitative determination and characterisation of mycotoxin contamination in cereal-based foods
Dr. Sara Stead,
Waters Corp., UK
16.45 Title to be confirmed
Dr. Sarah De Saeger, Centre of Excellence in Mycotoxicology and Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
17.00 Trends in mycotoxin contamination of various food commodities: recent findings from Singapore’s food safety monitoring programme
Joachim Chua, National Centre for Food Science, Singapore Food Agency, Singapore
17.15 Intelligent methods to analyse mycotoxin production for future food safety
Prof. Zhisong Lu, Institute for Clean Energy and Advanced Materials, Southwest University, China
 17.30 End of conference day 2

 

19.30 - 22.00 | CONFERENCE DINNER (reservation only)

The exact location and further details will be announced in the personal invitation. Please note that the conference dinner is only accessible for invites only. 

WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2020

08.30 - 10.30 | PLENARY SESSION: EUROPEmeetsASIA - THE SEAR (SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGION) PERSPECTIVE ON THE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE TO MITIGATION OF MYCOTOXINS DURING FOOD PROCESSING

This session is made possible through the support of ILSI Europe’s Task Force Process-Related Compounds and Natural Toxins

Chair Elias Rito, Scientific Project Manager, Process-Related Compounds and Natural Toxins Task Force, ILSI Europe, Belgium
Rapporteur Geoffrey Smith, President, ILSI Southeast Asian Region, Singapore
08.30 Introduction to ILSI Europe and the Practical Guidance on Mycotoxin Mitigation along Food Processing
Dr. Michele Suman,
Barilla SpA, Italy and ILSI Europe Chair of the Processing Contaminants & Natural Toxins Task Force
08.50 Toxicological assessment of process-related mycotoxins at a regulatory level – state of the art
Dr. Paula Alvito, Food and Nutrition Department, National Institute of Health, Portugal
09.10 In-depth analysis: how to manage the cereals and cereal-based food production chain mitigating mycotoxins
Dr. Johan De Meester,
Cargill R&D Centre Europe, Belgium
09.30 The application of the mycotoxin mitigation guidance at an ASEAN level in coffee production – a case study
Dr. Jonathan Barcelo,
School of Natural Sciences, Saint Louis University, Philippines
09.50 Remaining gaps and challenges on mycotoxin mitigation in Southeast Asia
Elias Rito,
Scientific Project Manager, Processing Contaminants & Natural Toxins Task Force, ILSI Europe, Belgium
10.10 Roundtable discussion on the toxicology, occurrence and risk assessment of mycotoxins
Dr. Michele Suman
Dr. Paula Alvito
Dr. Johan de Meester
Dr. Jonathan Barcelo
Elias Rito

 10.30 Networking break and poster viewing

 

11.00 - 13.00 | PLENARY SESSION: BEYOND MYCOTOXINS - ADDRESSING HIGH-PRIORITY FOOD SAFETY CHALLENGES

Looking beyond the mycotoxin horizon, what’s up?

Chairs Prof. Rudolf Krska, BOKU Vienna, Austria
Prof. Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
11.00 Beyond mycotoxins: plant toxins!
Dr. Monique de Nijs,
EU Reference Laboratory Mycotoxins & Plant Toxins and Wageningen Food Safety Research, the Netherlands
11.25 Food & feed fraud: mycotoxins and beyond
Prof. Chris Elliott, Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
11.50 Finding new solutions to help address high-priority food safety challenges
Dr. Guangtao Zhang,
Global Food Safety Center Mars, China
12.15 Best Poster Award presentation
12.30 Fop Five Answers learned at WMFmeetsASIA
12.50 Looking forward to WMFmeetsITALY
 13.00 Closing of WMFmeetsASIA
13.00 | CLOSING OF WMFmeetsASIA 2020

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