MyToolBox - NEWSLETTER N°3 | Oktober 2017
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The MyToolBox Project - "Safe Food and Feed through an Integrated ToolBox for Mycotoxin Management"- which receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is a project which goes beyond the field-to-fork approach to reduce moulds and mycotoxins in the food and feed chains.  

Below, find our latest news about MyToolBox.
MyToolBox Consortium partners show the excellent progress being made in addressing the project deliverables
1st Mycokey-MyToolBox Conference on Mycotoxins, Ghent University, Belgium 11-14th September, 2017. The recent Workshop held at Ghent University provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the advances already being made by partners involved in MyToolBox. Prof. Rudi Krska presented a keynote talk highlighting the significant advances made in the different Work Packages so far even though the project has been running for only 18 months. Read more
Mycotixin testing:From Multi-toxin analysis to metabolomics
Metabolomics has emerged as the latest of the so-called –omics disciplines and shows great potential to determine hundreds to thousands of metabolites at once over a wide range of concentrations. In a preliminary study, the great potential of the presented approach is further underlined by the successful and automated detection of novel plant-derived biotransformation products of the most prevalent Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol. Full article.
Post-harvest reduction strategies
Development of real-time post-harvest environmental monitoring systems for storage of cereals
Real time monitoring of CO2, RH and Temperature in pilot scale silos at Barilla are ongoing for the next few months to compare and evaluate both indoor & outdoor storage conditions and to simulate conditions after a real harvesting campaign. Read more
Research news
MyToolBox reveals Safe Use Options of contaminated batches to produce bioethanol.
FUMzyme® and ZENzyme® have been successfully applied in the bioethanol process in lab-scale: FB1 degradation up to 100% and ZEA degradation up to 89%. Our current studies focus on the industrial upscaling of this efficient process into a pilot plant. More information on detoxifying enzymes can be found here.
New posters on mycotoxins availale
“Changes in the mycotoxin contaminations from grain to wheat bread or cornflakes” or “Modelling Fusarium graminearum growth and zearalenone (ZEA) production boundary conditions, respiration and dry matter losses for development of a post-harvest Decision Support System in stored cereals” and “Lot-to-lot variation in LC-MS based multi-mycotoxin determination and its contribution to the measurement uncertainty” are now available on the MyToolBox website. View posters
MyToolBox in the media - "die Presse" daily newspaper (in German)
Mykotoxine: Die unterschätzte Gefahr aus der Natur Schimmelpilzgifte stellen die Sicherheit von Lebens- und Futtermitteln in Frage. Wissenschaftler am IFA Tulln, einer Abteilung der BOKU, entwickeln mit 23 internationalen Projektpartnern einen Werkzeugkasten voller Bekämpfungsstrategien.  
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Follow MyToolBox on Twitter and Facebook!

To better keep in touch with our partners and stakeholders, MyToolBox is now also present on twitter and facebook. We will continuously use these channels to inform about project’s activities and updates, but also to share news from our partners. Let’s mobilise the wealth of knowledge that exists from the mycotoxin research in Europe and internationally!
MyToolBox Upcoming Events

Please find an agenda of relevant events in Europe and internationally, where MyToolBox will be present. Event overwiew.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678012.
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