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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the second symposium “Power of Fungi and Mycotoxins in Health and Disease”, which will be held in Šibenik, Croatia from 20 to 23, September 2015.

The main objective of this meeting is bringing together the most prominent mycologists and mycotoxicologists from Europe and broader to present and discuss their knowledge and experience in a field, exchangenew ideas, promote scientific contacts and start potential collaborations among participants.The last but not the least, it is to inform and teach students about current topics in mycology and mycotoxicology.


Symposium President
Stjepan Pepeljnjak


Organising Committee President
Dubravko Jelić


Programme Committee President
Maja Šegvić Klarić


Caister Academic Press supports “Power of Fungi and Mycotoxins in Health and Disease”!

Caister Academic Press is a leading specialist publisher of books and ebooks in microbiology and molecular biology.


Undergraduate and Graduate Students can Attend the Symposium Free of Charge!

To seize this opportunity, please register by filling out the electronic registration form by July 15, 2015. Only students whose application is accepted will be free to participate in the Symposium.


Main Symposium Topics

  • Emergent Fungal Pathogens in Humans
  • Distribution and Biodiversity of (Toxigenic) Fungi
  • Deleterious Effects of Single and Combined Mycotoxins
  • Mycotoxin Detection, Control and Reduction Strategies
  • Fungal Diseases in Animals
  • Fungal Diseases in Plants
  • Round table discussion “Mycotoxins as Economic and Health Hazards” (in Croatian)

Pedro Ramos Caramona, Portugal

Pedro Ramos Caramona is currently leading the Mycotoxin Management project.

Irena Zdovc, Slovenia

Her research interests include both clinical investigation and microbiological examinations, with special interest of susceptibility testing.

Verena Starkl, Austria

Biomin GmbH
Expertise on mycotoxins

Johanna Fink-Gremmels, The Netherlands

Johanna Fink-Gremmels obtained her degree in veterinary medicine from the Veterinary School in Hannover (Germany) and qualified as lecturer and specialist in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology at the same University.

Suzana Hađina, Croatia

Specialized in the field of Malassezia yeast in animals and innate immune responses to gram negative bacteria and endotoxins.

Alberto Ritieni, Italy

His main research topics are the chemical characterization of mycotoxins; the monitoring and analytical surveillance in food and feed.

János Varga, Hungary

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged

Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Austria

Specialised in the field of medical microbiology, her teaching and clinical service responsibilities focus on the diagnosis of fungal infections in severely immunocompromised patients.

Richard Manderville, Canada

Department of Chemistry
Science Complex, Rm 3243
Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1

Helena Bujdáková, Slovakia

Head of the Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University.

Ana-Marija Domijan, Croatia

Ana-Marija Domijan is associated professor at Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Zagreb. Her scientific and research interests are toxicity and mechanism of toxicity of mycotoxins.

Elena Pieckova, Slovakia

Since 2003, head of the certificated laboratory of environmental mycology (international approval) & deputy chief of microbiology.

Attila Gacser, Hungary

Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology, University of Szeged, Hungary where he is the Head of the EMBO-Candida Research Group

Piotr Goliński, Poland

Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland

Dario Ivić, Croatia

His research interests include fungal diseases of pome and stone fruits, management of plant diseases and emerging invasive plant pathogens.

Antonio Prodi, Italy

His main interest is the identification and biomolecular characterization of different Fusaria plant pathogens responsible of producing mycotoxins in cereal and garlic crops.

Maja Peraica, Croatia

Scientific Advisor, M.D., Ph.D. at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Unit of Toxicology.

Vanda Plečko, Croatia

Head of Clinical department for clinical and molecular microbiology, CHC Zagreb Medical School University of Zagreb.

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