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Research Project: Improved Analytical Technologies for Detection of Foodborne Toxins and Their Metabolites

Location: Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research

Title: Chemical approaches to solve mycotoxin problems and improve food safety

item Appell, Michael

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/9/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Foodborne illnesses are experienced by most of the population and are preventable. Agricultural produce can occasionally become contaminated with fungi capable of making mycotoxins that pose health risks and reduce values. Many strategies are employed to keep food safe from mycotoxin contamination. Recent advances in science have enabled the use of synthetic receptors and other rationally designed materials as sensors and biomimetic materials for toxin detection and remediation. In addition, computational chemistry methods have provided insight into the contributions of chemical structure in toxin detection, toxicity, and biosynthesis.