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Thursday, 16 June 2016 16:04

ICFM 2016 Freising Pictures-3

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The International Workshop on Food mycology held in Feising from 13-15 June 2016 was a great success. 


Here are some images from the meeting.

Please note that there are more images on ICFM 2016 Freising Pictures-1 and ICFM 2016 Freising Pictures-2

Friday, 13 May 2016 17:14

Programme ICFM 2016

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SUNDAY, 12. JUNE, 2016

16.00 Registration

18.30 Get together at “Klause” bar (drinks and finger food)


MONDAY, 13. JUNE, 2016

08.00-09.00 Registration continued

09.00-09.15 Opening of the workshop and welcome addresses

Session 1: Taxonomy and new naming of food and beverage fungi (Chair: Naresh Magan)

09.15-09.40 Feng Yan Bai: The origin, domestication and taxonomy of lager beer yeast

09.40-10.05 Ulf Thrane: The rapid development in Fusarium taxonomy – a challenge for food mycology

10.05-10.30 Jens C. Frisvad: Penicillium, Aspergillus and Talaromyces: Identification and mycotoxins

10.30-10.55 Giancarlo Perrone: Two independent multilocus phylogenetic analyses support the monophyly of the genus Aspergillus

10.55-11.20 Coffee break

11.20-11.45 John I. Pitt: The importance of maintaining the generic name Eurotium for a major genus of spoilage fungi


Session 2: Food and beverage mycology, including mycotoxin contamination of food (Chair: Jens C. Frisvad)

11.50-12.15 Su-lin Leong: Proposed strategy for routine screening of pathogenic fungi in foods

12.30-13.30 Lunch at Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus

13.30-13.55 Barbara Biermaier: Dried culinary herbs – Contamination with toxigenic Stachybotrys chartarum

13.55-14.20 Engang S. Rahayu: The occurrence of toxigenic fungi in Indonesian dried food products

14.20-14.45 Sofia Chulze: Fusarium species and moniliformin occurrence in sorghum grains used as ingredient for animal feed in Argentina

14.45-15.10 Ludwig Pfenning: Production of fumonisins and moniliformin by Fusarium species associated with sorghum in Brazil

15.10-15.40 Coffee break

15.40-16.05 Maria L. Ramirez: Search for Fusarium species responsible for type A trichothecene contamination on natural grasses from a wetland ecosystem in Argentina

16.05-16.30 Marta Taniwaki: Fungi and aflatoxins in Brazilian rice: occurrence and significance in human health

16.30-16.55 Emmanuel Coton: Mycotoxin production by Penicillium roqueforti and genetic basis for strain-dependent mycophenolic acid production variability

17.00-18.10 Poster session (meet presenters at their poster)

18.15 Dinner at Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus


TUESDAY, 14. JUNE, 2016

Session 3 Control of food- and airborne fungi, mycotoxin producers and heat resistant molds (Chair: Jan Dijksterhuis)

08.30-08.55 Emilia Rico: Heat-resistant mold ascospores elimination in the beverage and food processing environment: Is it possible?

08.55-09:20 Elettra Berni: Heat Resistant Moulds: occurrence in raw materials, thermal death kinetics and effectiveness of some industrial strategies to avoid spoilage of pasteurized foods

09.20-09.45 Filipa Silva: Use of Byssochlamys nivea mould spores as target of pasteurization for high pressure processed fruit products

09.45-10.10 Simba Samapundo: Combined effect of pH and heat treatment intensity on the survival and outgrowth of ascospores of Byssochlamys nivea

10.15-10.35 Coffee break

10.35-11.00 Vasilis P. Valdramidis: Assessing the anti-fungal efficiency of filters coated with ZnO nanoparticles

11.00-11.25 Rhoda El Khoury: Use of a large-scale qPCR approach to understand the anti-aflatoxigenic effect of Eugenol

11.25-11.50 Maria J. Andrade: Influence of cured meat product constituents on Penicillium verrucosum growth and ochratoxin A production

11.50-12.15 Alicia Rodríguez-Jimenez: Impact of Debaryomyces hansenii on ochratoxin A production by Penicillium verrucosum on dry-cured sausage-based media

12.30-13.30 Lunch break at Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus

13.30-13.55 Naresh Magan: Efficacy of a fungal and bacterial antagonist for controlling growth, FUM1 gene expression and fumonisin B1 by Fusarium verticillioides, on maize cobs of different ripening stages

13.55-14.20 Alicia Rodríguez Sixtos Higuera: Environmental factors and ratios of pathogen:antagonist affects control of aflatoxin B1 production by A. flavus in vitro and on maize

14.20-14.45 Arnau Vidal: Enzyme bread improvers affect the stability of deoxynivalenol and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside during bread making

14.45-15.10 Per Nielsen: Controlling fungal contamination and spoilage by optimizing hygienic design and air quality in the production environment


Session 4: Fungi and the environment, including industrial settings (Chair: Rob Samson)

15.15-15.35 Ángel Medina: Aspergillus flavus and climate change: effects of environmental changes on growth, gene expression, and aflatoxin production in vitro and in maize

15.40-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-16.20 Maria Teresa González-Jaén: Growth and toxin biosynthesis profiles of F. verticillioides, F. proliferatum and F. equiseti cultured on cereal based media at environmental conditions predicted for climate change scenarios in Spain

16.20-16.40 Davide Sardella: Evaluating the interactions within mixed biofilms of Erwinia spp. and fungal isolates

16.40-17.00 Brigitte Andersen: Comparison of the fungal biodiversity outdoors and indoors using cultural and molecular methods

17.00-17.20 Fabio Mascher: Airborne fungal communities in wheat grain dusts

17.30-19.00 ICFM committee meeting (closed meeting)

19.30 Downtown Freising foot walk

20.00 Dinner at “Weißbräu Huber”, traditional Bavarian restaurant, downtown Freising




 Session 4 continued

08.30-08.55 Jan Dijksterhuis: Fungal growth and humidity dynamics


Session 5: New methods for isolation, detection and identification of fungi and mycotoxins (Chair: Ludwig Niessen)

09.00-09.25 Jos Houbraken: Identification of foodborne yeasts and filamentous fungi using MALDI TOF MS

09.25-09.50 Sebastian Ulrich: MALDI-TOF MS as a tool for identification of Stachybotrys spp

09.50-10.15 Rolf Geisen: De-regulating citrinin biosynthesis of Penicillium expansum by heterologous expression of the ctnR gene of Penicillium citrinum

10.15-10.40 Gemma Castella: Effect of culture media, incubation time and temperature on poliketyde synthase gene expression and ochratoxin A biosynthesis in Aspergillus niger

10.40-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.25 Laura Puig: Comparative genomic and phylogenomic studies of 24 Aspergillus species with fast identification of ochratoxin A biosynthesis-related enzymes

11.25-11.50 Ayşe H. Baysal: Application of Fourier Transformed Mid Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy as a technique for the identification of Aspergillus and Penicillium species

12.00-12.30 Final discussions, closing of the workshop

12.30 Lunch at Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus, Checkout


Poster presentations

1. Albina Bakeeva et al.: Biocontrol activity of Wickerhamomyces anomalus against mould growth applied in Cameroon

2. M. Rosa Bragulat and F. Javier Cabanes: Presence of ochratoxin αin cultures of Aspergillus carbonarius

3. F. Javier Cabanes et al.: Some clues in the ochratoxin A biosynthetic pathway: genome resequencing of nonochratoxigenic strains of Aspergillus carbonarius

4. Guillaume Gillot et al.: Penicillium roqueforti genetic and functional diversity

5. Celine Le Lay et al.: Screening of bioprotective bacterial cultures against bakery product spoilage molds and identification of their antifungal compounds

6. Hugo Streekstra et al.: Fungal strains and the development of tolerance against natamycin

7. Isaura Caceresa et al.: Elucidation of the molecular mechanism of action induced by the natural compound Piperine on Aflatoxin B1 production

8. Maria Helena Fungaro: Aspergillus labruscus: a new species of section Nigri isolated from grapes grown in Brazil

9. Kumaran Sivagnanam et al.: MALDI-TOF-MS identification and characterization of Alternaria species associated with cereal grains

10. Miloslava Kavkova et al.: Antifungal effect of whey ferment with propionate against bread moulds

11. Alessandra Marcon Gasperini et al.: Fungal biodiversity of Brazilian GM and non-GM maize

12. Charlotte Martin et al.: Comparison of infection modes of Fusarium in wheat, barley and oat kernels

13. Azlina Mohd Danial et al.: Screening of lactic acid bacteria (LABs) and a Streptomyces strain (AS1) for efficacy against food spoilage fungi

14. Lucia da Cruz Cabral et al.: A polyphasic characterization of small-spored Alternaria from Argentina

15. Massimo Ferrara et al.: New insight on safety and quality of salami production related to Penicillium species

16. Eugenia Cendoya et al. Fumonisin biosynthesis and FUM gene expression by Fusarium proliferatum strains in a wheat-based media under different abiotic conditions

17. Eugenia Cendoya et al.: Impact of environmental factors and fungicides on growth of two Fusarium proliferatum strains isolated from Argentinian wheat grains

18. Andrew L. Robinson et al.: Occurrence of ochratoxin A-producing fungi in green coffee from different origins

19. Nicoletta Scaramuzza et al.: House mycobiota in a Culatello manufacturing plant: Characterization and use of biocompetitors to contrast “red moulding”

20. Beyrle, A. et al.: A disease-complex involving the mycotoxigenic F. oxysporum species is associated with the horseradish-wilt in Armoracia rusticana

21. Abigail Snyder et al.: Cytotoxicity of the novel antifungal protein, thurimycin, against mammalian cell culture

22. Elisabeth Vogt et al.: Influence of Penicillium oxalicum proteins on gushing of sparkling wine

23. Évelin Wigmann et al.: Effect of deep-frying and baking steps on the inactivation of Penicillium spp. Conidia in frozen chicken nuggets processing

ICFM workshop 2010 programme

Saturday, 30 January 2016 21:45

Venue International ICFM workshop 2016

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250px Freising marienplatz48307003Freising 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.

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 “Kardinal Döpfner Haus”, a venue within the premises of the cathedral with lecture rooms and accommodation for participants.

The international airpo3t of Munich (MUC) Airport is close by with a direct bus connection to the venue (20 min). The airport is served directly from most European cities and many overseas destinations.


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Friday, 29 January 2016 15:10

ICFM 2016 Workshop

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The last ICFM workshop was held in Freising - Germany in 13-15 June 2016. 


The ICFM workshop was held for the third time in Freising, which is well known for its rich ecclesiastic history and for its importance as a centre of food science and technology as well as beer brewing. The Freising Cathedral (built 1205) it is one of the two home churches to the archbishop of Munich and Freising, one of which was Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, who was elected pope Benedikt XVI in 2005. The workshop took place at “Kardinal Döpfner Haus”, a venue within the premises of the cathedral with lecture rooms and accommodation for participants. The meeting was open to participants from academia and industries. Current research will be presented as oral or poster presentation.

For information on previous workshops (2010 and 2013) click here.

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