Project structure details

MycoKey project has been funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme, Societal challenge 2 “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy challenge” – topic “ Biological contamination of crops and the food chain”.

It aims to deliver in 2019 the first integrated ICT based solutions to address mycotoxin contamination along the food and feed chain, by using a holistic and sustainable approach.

32 partners from Europe, China, Nigeria, Argentina, including research institutions, SMEs, industries and associations will work together for 4 years, focusing on aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, ochratoxin A, fumonisins.

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Mycotoxins

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins contaminate a wide range of agricultural products. They occur mostly in nuts, peanuts butter and oleaginous seeds, but can contaminate also cereals, milk, and cheese.

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Fumonisins

Fumonisins are natural contaminants mainly of maize grains and derived products worldwide. Fumonisins are produced by species of Fusarium

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Trichothecenes

Trichothecenes are tricyclic sesquiterpenes, divided in type A and B according with the absence/presence of a cheto group at C-8 of the epoxide ring.


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Ochratoxin A

Ochratoxin A (OTA) is the most toxic member of the ochratoxins group and one of the most important mycotoxins isolated and described to the present day.


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Global Network

1. MycoKey global Network

The network will be built on the basis of the previous MycoRed project, through several actions of capitalizations of relationships and agreements.
MycoKey will enhance the network by connecting experts all over the world through a massive intervention to build a Global Mycotoxin Knowledge.
The project will strenghten the cooperation with CHINA, by working together to find new solutions to prevent and manage contamination alonf the food chains.

2. MycoKey international cooperation

We would like to enlarge the network inviting your organization to join our global network to improve Mycotoxin awareness and synergetic research all over the world!
If you are interested in cooperation with MycoKey project, please contact our Coordinator
The creation of these relationships is very important to achieve MycoKey awareness throughout the world and to create a very useful system to strengthen knowledge and scientific exchanges and cooperation.