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The commission is a COMCOF (Commissions, Committees and Federations) of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and established in 1990.

The aims of the Commission are

  • to improve and standardise methods for isolation, enumeration and identification of fungi in foods
  • to interact with regulatory bodies, both national and international, concerning standards for mycological quality in foods and commodities;
  • to support regional initiatives in this area. The Commission further aims to extend understanding of the principles and methodology of food mycology in the scientific community by publishing its findings, and by sponsoring meetings, specialist workshops, courses and sessions dealing with aspects of its work

Statutes ICFM

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:18 Written by

1. Definition. The International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) is a Commission of the Mycology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (hereafter IUMS Mycology Division).

2. Membership. Membership of the Commission is by invitation of the Commission. Membership shall be limited to experts in food mycology or such other persons who in the opinion of the Commission are able to provide significant information about the field of Food Mycology on a continuing basis. Membership shall be limited to 15 persons, coming from no fewer than six countries. Any member may make a proposal to invite a new member: the decision to issue an invitation shall be decided by a vote of members. The Executive may appoint Consultants to assist with the work of the Commission at any time, for any period.

3. Termination of membership. A member may resign at any time by written communication to the Secretary. Any individual's membership may be terminated at any time by a simple majority vote of members, the purpose of this statute being to exclude continuing membership from those not actively participating in the Commission's work.

4. Executive. The Executive shall consist of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary and a Treasurer, elected from within the membership. Executive positions shall be held until such time as elections are called for, at the request of any member in writing to the Secretary. Upon such a request, the Secretary shall call for nominations for all Executive positions, and arrange a ballot for such positions, to be held within four calender months of the initial request. Voting may be by postal ballot or at a formal meeting.

5. Responsibilities. The Chairman in association with the Vice-Chairman shall be responsible for the Commission's work program. The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping minutes of formal meetings, for other record keeping, and for informing IUMS Mycology Division of the Commission's activities. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the Commission's finances, and shall submit a balance sheet as required to the Commission.

6. Governance. The Commission shall be bound by the Statutes of IUMS Mycology Division.

7. Aims. The aims of the Commission are (1) to improve and standardise methods for isolation, enumeration and identification of fungi in foods; (2) to promote studies of the mycological ecology of foods and commodities; (3) to interact with regulatory bodies, both national and international, concerning standards for mycological quality in foods and commodities; (4) to support regional initiatives in this area. The Commission further aims to extend understanding of the principles and methodology of food mycology in the scientific community by publishing its findings, and by sponsoring meetings, specialist workshops, courses and sessions dealing with aspects of its work.

8. Finance. The Commission has the right to raise funds and to administer those funds as it sees fit, for its own purposes, as a nonprofit organisation bound by the statutes of IUMS.

9. Publications. The Commission has the right to publish any or all of its deliberations, studies or findings, as it sees fit. Members or consultants may publish work sponsored by the Commission only with Commission approval, by majority vote, and shall suitably acknowledge Commission support. Neither of these statements shall be construed as hindering research or publication on any area of Food Mycology by individual members of the Commission where such research or publication does not impinge on areas specifically under study by the Commission. However, the Chairman or Secretary of the Commission shall be informed by members where such research does impinge on Commission studies.

10. Formal meetings. A formal meeting of the Commission is defined as a meeting over which the Chairman or Vice-Chairman presides or, in their absence, an Acting Chairman is appointed by the Members present, minutes are taken, and voting procedures used. A formal meeting may be held at any time when five or more members are together, provided that all Commission members have been advised in advance in writing of such a meeting.

11. Voting. Voting on any matter related to the Commission may be taken by post, in which case a decision will be made by a simple majority of members who return a vote to the Secretary by a date nominated by the Secretary; or at a formal meeting, as defined in Statute 10, again by a simple majority vote of members present and proxies received from absent members. In these Statutes, voting is governed by the provisions of this statute.

12. Disbanding. The Commission may be disbanded (1) by simple majority vote of members either by post or at a formal meeting; or (2) by a constitutional and valid motion from IUMS Mycology Division to order disbanding. In the event of disbanding, all property of the Commission shall become the property of IUMS Mycology Division.

13. Alteration of Statutes. The Statutes may be emended by a simple majority vote of members, under the voting conditions defined in Statute 11.

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL SOCIETIES is one of the 29 Scientific Unions of the International Council of Science (ICSU). It was founded in 1927 as the International Society of Microbiology, and became the International Association of Microbiological Societies affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a Division in 1967. It acquired independence in 1980 and became a Union Member of ICSU in 1982. The objectives of the Union are to promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally: initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation; ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of international conferences, symposia and meetings and assist in the publication of their reports; represent microbiological sciences in ICSU and maintain contact with other international organizations.

ICFM is one of the commissions under the Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology (MEM) Division.

The next IUMS congresses will be organized by the Royal Dutch Society of Microbiology and Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology and they will take place as a hybrid meeting in the congress centre Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Executive Board

Monday, 11 October 2021 13:39 Written by

Chair

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Niessen
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mikrobiologie, Weihenstephaner Steig 16, 85350 Freising, Germany
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Vice Chair

Prof Dr Dr h c Robert A. Samson
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 85167, 3508 AG Utrecht, Netherlands

Secretary

Dr Su-lin Leong

Dept. Of Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Treasurer

Dr Emilia Rico-Muñoz
BCN Research Laboratories, 2491 Stock Creek Blvd., Rockford, TN 37853, USA

members iCFM 2019-2022

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Dr Feng-YanBai, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, 100101 Beijing (China)

Prof Dr F. Javier Cabañes Saenz.Veterinary Mycology Group, Department of Animal Health and Anatomy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Spain).

Dr Sofía N. Chulze, UNRC Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto Rutas 8 Km 601 (5800) Rio Cuarto-Córdoba (Argentina).

Prof. Emmanuel Coton, Université de Brest, EA 3882 Laboratoire Universitaire de Biodiversité et Ecologie Microbienne, ESIAB, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, 29280 Plouzané, France

Prof Dr Jens C. Frisvad Department of Systems Biology, Building 221, Søltofts Plads, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark). 

Prof.dr. Rolf Geisen, Max Rubner Institute, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Karlsruhe (Germany).

Dr Jos Houbraken, Applied and Industrial Mycology. Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, PO Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht (The Netherlands).

Dr N. Magan Institute of Bioscience and Technology Cranfield University Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4DT (United Kingdom).

Prof. Dr L. Niessen Ist. für Technische Mikrobiologie Technische Univ. München 85350 Freising (Germany).

Dr Giancarlo Perrone. Institute of Sciences of Food Production National Research Council Via Amendola 122/O. 70126 Bari (Italy).

Dr Emilia Rico-Munoz BCN Research Laboratories P.O. Box 50305 Knoxville, TN 37950 (USA).

Prof Endang S.Rahayu, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Jl. Flora, Bulaksumur Sleman, 55281 Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Prof Dr Dojin Ryu. School of Food Science, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 2312, Moscow, ID 83844-2312 (USA).

Prof. Dr Dr h c Robert A Samson. Applied and Industrial Mycology. Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, PO Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht (The Netherlands).

Dr Su-lin Leong. Dept. Of Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, (Sweden).

Dr Marta Taniwaki Instituto de Tecnologia de Alimentos C.P. 138 Campinas, SP 13073-001 (Brazil).

Dr Ulf Thrane Biocentrum. Department of Systems Biology, Building 221, Søltofts Plads, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark).