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Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research



Predictive models to manage mycotoxin outbreaks in the US

New toxin facilitates disease infection and spread in wheat

Congratulations Dr. Imane Laraba. After 4 years of working with MPM, Dr. Laraba has taken a full-time Research Scientist position with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa. We will miss you, Imane but look forward to continuing our collaborations.

ARS scientists working to make wheat climate resilient

Researchers Uncover 33 New Species of Toxic Fungi

NCAUR People's Garden

Peoria "Ag-Lab": Where Innovation and Outreach go Hand-in-Hand

Readying Wheat with Climate Resiliency

Penicillium Strain Named State Microbe of Illinois

Illinois Women in Science

Guardians of the Microbial Galaxy

It is not a flower. It is a fungus!

MPM Welcomes Dr. Briana Whitaker and Dr. Kirk Broders

Friendly Fungus Protects Against Wheat Scab

MPM Welcomes Dr. Hye-Seon Kilm, Dr. William Hay, Nathan Kemp, and Paige Pierson to the group

USDA ARS Research Participant Shapes a Career in Biological Science

2019 Science Rocks Everyday Microbes results

Safeguarding Food with a New Test Kit

Dr. Kerry O'Donnell is inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame

MPM Scientists study the evolution of structural diversity of fungal toxins

4 NCAUR Scientists are interviewed on WTVP

Employing Wheat's Bacterial Partners to Fight a Pathogen

Three MPM Scientists Receive Summer Internship Awards to Support Student Research

Dr. Yi-Shu Tu (Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology) visited MPM to improve mycotoxin detection using quantum chemical methods and spectroscopy

Dr. Imane Laraba (École Nationale supérieure Agronomique, Algiers) visited MPM to study mycotoxin potential in Fusarium species pathogenic to cereals

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Appell on receiving Chemist of the Year award for the Heartland chapter of the American Chemical Society

Briana Whitaker (Indiana University) visited MPM to study beneficial bacteria in wheat during an NSF-GRIP internship

Dr. Martha Vaughan Speaks about Women in Science

Carolina Bertuzzi Pereira (State University of Maringá, Brazil) visited MPM to study Fusarium head blight pathogen diversity

ARS Culture Collection: A Valuable Resource

Dr. Martha Vaughan is a 2017 USDA, ARS Scientist of the Year

Dr. Cletus Kurtzman is inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame

NCAUR celebrates it's 75th Anniversary

Dr. Kerry O'Donnell is a 2013 USDA, ARS Scientist of the Year


The Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research is located in Peoria, IL and is part of the Midwest Area.
The Research Leader is Martha Vaughan.
Phone: 309-681-6295
Fax: 309-681-6672
Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Res.
1815 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61604