FABI Senior Research Fellow, Dr Neriman Yilmaz, attended the 14th Conference of the World Mycotoxin Forum in Antwerp, Belgium from 9 to 11 October. This biennial global meeting of mycotoxin experts is dedicated to improving the safety of the food and feed supply chain.

Dr Yilmaz chaired the session "Focus on Mycotoxigenic Fungi, Plants, and Soil" and presented her research as a poster on "Exploring toxicity using fungal genomes: Pseudopithomyces chartarum and Facial eczema in cattle". With 420 participants and 145 informative posters, the event was a remarkable success and fostered collaboration and knowledge sharing.

As usual, the five most important findings were presented at the end of the congress by renowned experts, including Prof. Rudolf Krska from the IFA-Tulln Department at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, and Prof. Chris Elliot from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast, UK.

This important event serves as a key platform for disseminating the latest knowledge in the management of mycotoxins and attracts a diverse audience including researchers, food and feed industry professionals, laboratory experts, policy makers and enforcement authorities. It makes an important contribution to addressing the challenges associated with mycotoxins in the food and feed industry worldwide.