The 2019 International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) Conference on “Food- and Airborne Fungi –
Challenges for Food Safety and Supply” will be organized in Freising, Germany from June 03 - 05, 2019.
As in 2010, 2013 and 2016 the ICFM Conference will be organized in the picturesque settings of Freising, a cozy
and traditional city in the heart of Bavaria, Germany.
The meeting is open to participants from academia and industries. Current research will be presented as oral or
poster presentations that will focus around, but are not restricted to the following subjects:
- Food and Beverage mycology
- New Methods for isolation, detection, and identification
- Taxonomy and new naming of food and beverage fungi
- Control of food- and air-borne mycotoxinogenic fungi
- Heat resistant fungi
- Fungi and the environment
- Fungi as airborne contaminants
- Fungal problems in an industrial setting
- Fungal fermentation of food and beverages
The registration fee of € 550,- will include single room accommodation for three nights at the venue (checkin
June 2, checkout June 5, 2019), breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 coffee breaks per day as well as conference
materials and a conference dinner. Additional nights prior to and after the meeting can be booked on request
for € 53,- including breakfast or for € 73,- full board. As the number of rooms at the venue will be limited,
additional accommodation can be booked individually at local hotels. The registration fee for the conference
without accommodation at the venue will be € 320,-
The venue: Freising is a 50,000 citizen community situated in the heart of Europe, only a 30 minute train ride
north east from the city of Munich. MUC Airport is close by with direct bus connections to the venue (20 min).
The airport is served directly from most European cities and many overseas destinations. The city of Freising is
well known for its rich ecclesiastic history as well as for its importance as a center of food science and
technology as well as beer brewing. The Freising Cathedral (built in 1205) is one of the two home churches to
the archbishop of Munich and Freising, an office once held by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, pope emeritus Benedikt
XVI. The workshop will take place at the Pallotti-Haus Freising, a former monastery now used as center for
training and education with lecture rooms and accommodation for participants in single and double rooms.
The Second Announcement with registration form and call for abstracts will be sent out in September 2015.
Please feel free to circulate this invitation to any colleagues who might be interested to attend the
Registration of the workshop will open soon.