2021 ILSI Europe Early Career Scientists Seminar on Food Contaminants: mycotoxins research and mitigation strategies in Europe and Latin America

This event was supported by the Food Contaminants Task Force and co-organised with the University of Minho and the Food Safety Task Force of ILSI Brasil
Digital Event, Zoom
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Participation to the event was free.

For any question, please contact Dr Siméon Bourdoux, sbourdoux@ilsieurope.be or Ms Belinda Antonio bantonio@ilsieurope.be


  • Introduce scientific topics related to mycotoxins and mycotoxins mitigation.
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative research between Europe and Latin America.
  • Strengthen interaction between young researchers from Europe and Latin America with ILSI Europe and ILSI Brasil.


The Food Contaminants Task Force of ILSI Europe, University of Minho, and the Food Safety Task Force of ILSI Brasil, were proud to announce their joint digital seminar for Early Career Scientist.

The 2021 edition focused on mycotoxins research and mitigation strategies in Europe and Latin America.


  • 14.00-14.05: Welcome - Dr Siméon Bourdoux (ILSI Europe, BE)
  • 14.05-14.25: Mycotoxins decontamination approaches - Dr Thalita Calado (University of Minho, PT)
  • 14.25-14.45: Cold plasma technology for controlling fungi and mycotoxins in food - Prof. Liliana O. Rocha (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BR)
  • 14-45-15.05: Evaluation of near infrared spectral information as quick assessment of enniatin contamination in barley - Dr Elem Caramês (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BR)
  • 15.05-15.45: Break - recorded presentations
  • 15.45-16.30: Panel discussion - Chairs: Michele Suman, Prof. Armando Venancio

Submission of abstracts

The Organising Committee launched the call for abstracts (for live web presentations) for the Early Career Scientists Seminar 2021, taking place via live web streaming on December 15th, 2021, 14.00-17.00 CET.

We invited scientists who obtained their highest degree (MsC or PhD) within the past 10 years to take this opportunity to boost the visibility of their work in front of an audience made up of scientists and experts from Europe and Latin America.

This year the abstracts focused on 'Mycotoxins research and mitigation strategies'

  • The best submissions were invited to present their work as keynote speaker in the live session.
  • The other submissions were invited to record a video of their presentation that will be shared during the event.

Organising Committee

  • Dr Michele Suman, Barilla G&R Fratelli (IT)
  • Prof. Armando Venâncio, University of Minho (PT)
  • Dr Adriana Arisseto, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (BR)
  • Ms Laila Zeraik, ILSI Brasil (BR)
  • Dr Siméon Bourdoux, ILSI Europe (BE)

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: Sep 15th – Oct 15th
  • Announcement of selected Abstracts: Nov 15th
  • Selected Abstracts Video Submission/Recording: Nov 15th – Dec 7th
  • Registration: Nov 1st – Dec 14th
  • Event: Dec 15th