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Prestigious Toxins Conference Features NCCOS Science

Published on: 07/09/2015
Primary Contact(s): quay.dortch@noaa.gov

The 2015 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Conference, held June 14–19, 2015 at Stonehill College (Easton, Maine) highlighted the latest research on prevention and mitigation of harmful algal blooms by a number of NCCOS sponsored scientists. The 2015 conference program included scientists funded by NCCOS through the Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) Program: Gregory Boyer (State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry), Stephanie Moore (NOAA Fisheries), Allen Place (University of Maryland), Steven Wilhelm (University of Tennessee), and Donald Anderson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).

Stonehill College, Easton, ME, is the site of the 2015 Gordon Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins Conference. (Credit Stonehill College)

Stonehill College (Easton, Maine) is the site of the 2015 Gordon Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins Conference. Credit: Stonehill College.

The Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Conferences, started in 1983, focus on toxic fungi/mycotoxins and algae/phycotoxins. They serve as an international forum for scientists sharing the goal of reducing health risks and economic losses caused by these toxins in foods, feeds, and the environment, sharing the latest data, developing novel approaches to ongoing problems, and identifying new toxin-related research needs.

For more information, contact Quay.Dortch@noaa.gov.

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