ULG770001 Module 1: General Training on Mycotoxins

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Berthiller, Franz
Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Chemistry, formation, occurrence and toxicity of mycotoxins
Genetics and taxonomy of toxigenic fungi
Determination of mycotoxins in food and feed
Chromatographic techniques (HPLC, LC-MS)
Immunoanalytical techniques (ELISA, LFD)
Determination of fungal DNA (RT-qPCR)
Economic impact of mycotoxins to the food and feed industry

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

MSA graduates are equipped with highly specialized theoretical and practical knowledge to analyse and evaluate various problems in relation to food safety regarding mycotoxins. They are ready to communicate this knowledge nationally as well as internationally and to tie in with latest findings in the field of food safety. Furthermore, graduates have the ability to use their knowledge gained in order to develop, realize and implement their independent ideas and they have developed a critical awareness to adequately response to problems.
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