Scientific Program> Satellite MeetingsAdvanced approaches for resistance improvement to mycotoxigenic fungi in relevant species: diagnosis and infection control
WP1 activities of the year 2012
Open Session for presentation and discussion of the results obtained during the first year of project
Elisabetta Lupotto, Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA), Rome, Italy
Michele Marcotte, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Research on the detection and contrast to the development of mycotoxigenic fungi and derived mycotoxins in cereal crops represents a major priority in a wider context of international scientific cooperation between Italy and Canada. The Italian CRA is actually carrying on a bilateral project of research with two Canadian research centres: the ECORC – Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Crops Research Centre in Ottawa and the Guelph Food Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario. The project CANADAIR is a project funded to CRA by the Italian Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, for a 24 months period (2012-2013). The project includes research activities referring to three scientific areas of interest: a) food safety; b) dairy products; c) agroenergies.
Research on mycotoxigenic fungi, presence and contrast to, in maize and wheats, represent the activities of Workpackage 1. The twinned research lines carried on in bilateral collaboration are: WP1-1: twinned research activities on the identification and exploitation of resistance genes to protect wheats against Fusarium Head Blight, a mycotoxigenic complex; WP1-2: twinned research activities on genomic and genetic approaches devoted to study the maize response to the mycotoxigenic fungus F. verticillioides and F.graminearum in order to increase plant resistance and to reduce mycotoxin contamination in derived products; WP1-3: the study of bioagents for the control of mycotoxin accumulation in grains and on microbial detoxifications of mycotoxins in food and feed.
31 May 2013 - h. 15.00 – Park Hotel S. Michele, Meeting Room
The INNOFOOD SEE info-day aims at highlight the potential proposed by food innovation to consumers, food SMEs, RTD entities and stakeholders. CNR ISPA is partner in the INNOFOOD SEE project, that will allow setting up the innovation support mechanisms and increasing awareness on the potential of Food Innovation and RTD in the South East Europe area. Funding opportunities and policies for RTD cooperation at European and national level will be presented and discussed together with running projects to strengthen innovation and research in the agrifood sector.
The 5th MycoRed General Assembly will focus on results and achievements of 4 years of integrated international research on mycotoxins in the framework of the project.
27 May 2013 - h. 15.00 – 16.30 Park Hotel S. Michele, Meeting Room
The MycoRed General Executive Committee will focus on results of integrated international research on mycotoxins.