Event description

ISM – MycoKey Workshop – Training Course 2017 – Programme

The Institute of Sciences of Food Production – National Research Council of Italy (ISPA-CNR), under the aegis of the MYCOKEY project (http://www.mycokey.eu/) and the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM), is hosting a one-week Workshop-Training Course from October 9-13, 2017. The course will give information about major issues associated with mycotoxin analysis and contamination along the food chain. Lectures and laboratory training will be provided on routinely used and new screening tools for rapid, robust and user-friendly analysis of mycotoxins, including validation aspects.

Practical training in the laboratory will cover most of the course and trainees will be assisted individually in the laboratory by ISPA-CNR staff expert in instrumental and immunochemical analysis of mycotoxins.

organized by:

CNR – National Research Council
Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA) – Bari, Italy

Number of places available: 20
Registration deadline: September 09, 2017

Dr. Annalisa De Girolamo
Dr. Veronica M.T. Lattanzio
Dr. Vincenzo Lippolis
Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco
Dr. Michelangelo Pascale
Dr. Giancarlo Perrone

The course covers

  • Lectures
    Mycotoxins/toxigenic fungi: occurrence, risks and regulation
    Overviews of traditional and rapid methods for mycotoxin detection
    LC-MS methods for multi-mycotoxin analysis, including emerging and modified mycotoxins
    Validation of rapid methods for mycotoxin analysis
  • Laboratory
    Rapid techniques for mycotoxin detection:
    – Fast-ELISA
    – FPIA (fluorescence polarization immunoassay)
    – LFD (lateral flow devices)
    – Fluorometric tests
    – LC-MS

For more details on the Workshop-Training course, please contact:
Dr. Veronica M.T. Lattanzio, Tel.: +39 080 5929364; e-mail: veronica.lattanzio@ispa.cnr.it
Dr. Vincenzo Lippolis, Tel.:  +39 080 5929457; e-mail: vincenzo.lippolis@ispa.cnr.it


The course registration fees include a one-year subscription to the International Society for Mycotoxicology (www.mycotox-society.org), all training materials, lunches and coffee breaks whilst attending the course, social dinner. Costs of meals for dinner, travel, local transportation and accommodation are not included. Trainees will be covered by liability insurance against injuries and damages that may result from work during the training course at ISPA-CNR. Each participant should ensure accommodation on its own.

Registration is not complete until fees are paid. Payment is due by September 09, 2017. Registration after this date is only on seat-available basis.
Registration Office: Dr. Mariella Quarto (mariella.quarto@ispa.cnr.it), Tel: +39 080 5929365
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Substitutions are encouraged. A written notification of cancellation from attendees must be received and confirmed by the Registration Office before a refund can be issued. Registration fees, less a € 100 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received by the Registration Office before September 09, 2017. After that date no refunds can be given. Organizer Committee may cancel or postpone the course because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled or postponed, the registration fees will be refunded, but the organizers are not responsible for other costs, bank charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
ICPC countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia Fiji Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea,, Bissau, Guyana Haiti, Honduras Indonesia, Iran, Iraq Jamaica, Jordan Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Democratic Republic), Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya Macedonia FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar/Burma Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines Rwanda Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam Yemen Zambia, Zimbabwe.



October 9, 2017
9:00 am
9:15 am
9:45 am
10:00 am
10:45 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:45 pm
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
4:30 pm
4:50 pm
October 10, 2017
9:00 am
9:45 am
10:30 am
11:15 am
11:45 am
11:59 am
1:30 pm
3:30 pm
October 11, 2017
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:15 am
1:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
October 12, 2017
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:15 am
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
8:30 pm
October 13, 2017
9:00 am
12:30 pm
1:30 pm


Visa Certain countries require participants to obtain a visa when travelling to Italy. As Training Course participants, the Organizers will be glad to issue an invitation letter to support your visa application. Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed. Invitation letters will be sent by e-mail. In order to request an invitation letter, just e-mail us with the following data:
  • - a good-quality scan of your passport
  • - surname/family name and given names, exactly as they appear in your passport
  • - contacts: e-mail and phone number
  • - affiliation/organization: name, address, country, and the position you hold/occupy
  • - name and address of hotel/accommodation during your stay in Italy
  • - any additional information you may think is relevant to your application.