On Thursday 22 February 2018, MYTOX-SOUTH organized a food-safety workshop in Harare (The Rainbow Towers, Zimbabwe). The theme of the workshop was “Mycotoxins: the hidden threat to human health in Zimbabwe”. This workshop was funded by RANDOX Laboratories and the Ghent University Global Minds Fund. MYTOX-SOUTH had an active participation in this one-day workshop by […]
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We are pleased to announce that the following candidates have been competitively selected for a MYTOX-SOUTH traineeship: Mr. Gbashi Sefater & Mrs. Maria Agustina Pavicich. The selected candidates are from South-Africa and Argentina. Both selected and non-selected candidates will be contacted by the MYTOX-SOUTH coordinators in the next days via e-mail with feedback and instructions about […]
It is with great pleasure to announce the 2nd African Symposium on Mycotoxicology entitled “Mitigating mycotoxin contamination in the African food and feed chain”, hosted by Dr. Bradley Flett and Dr. Sheila Okoth. This event will be organized in Mombasa (Kenya) from 24th to 27th June 2018, and will be held under the auspices of […]
On Thursday 22 February 2018, MYTOX-SOUTH organizes a food-safety workshop in Harare (The Rainbow Towers, Zimbabwe). The theme of the workshop is “Mycotoxins: the hidden threat to human health in Zimbabwe”. The event will be organized in three key sessions, namely: Occurrence of mycotoxins in food commodities in Zimbabwe. Human dietary exposure to mycotoxins in […]
Since the start of MYTOX-SOUTH, two research projects were granted to perform research in the South. The funding was granted through VLIR-UOS. The TEAM-project in Uganda, entitled ‘Holistic approach to combat mycotoxin contamination in Northern Uganda’ is coordinated by Prof. dr. Geert Haesaert (Ghent University) & Prof. dr. Dr. Richard Echodu (Gulu University, Uganda), and […]
MYTOX-SOUTH is very enthusiastic to announce that Ghent University is now part of the World Food Preservation Centre.
On 9 December 2016 the Symposium of the Ghent Africa Platform – GAPSYM10 took place. A specific session was dedicated to mycotoxins as an important food safety issue in Africa. More detailed information can be found via the following link.
From October 2016 on, the Laboratory of Food Analysis hosts two AWARD fellows: Mrs. Marguerite Niybituronsa (Ruanda) and Mrs. Ifeoluwa Adekoya (Nee Olotu) (Nigeria). AWARD is a career-development program that since 2008 has equipped top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their science and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. […]
World Health Organization (WHO) approached us to analyze food and biological samples from a Tanzanian region suffering from an aflatoxin outbreak.
More than 25% of the world’s crops are contaminated with poisonous moulds and fungi known as mycotoxins.
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