Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins in Food

Thematic objective: A.2 Soutien à l’éducation, à la recherche, au développement technologique et à l’innovation
الأولوية: Priorité A.2.1 Soutenir le transfert technologique et la commercialisation des résultats de la recherche, en renforçant les liens entre la recherche, l'industrie et d'autres acteurs du secteur privé
Brief description of the project: Mycotoxins mainly enter the food chain worldwide as contaminants and very hard to prevent and control. These chemicals can be found in Cereals and their derivatives, nuts, dried fruit, and spices and may enter into the diets of many population groups. The effect of mixtures is a critical aspect to assess the potency as many parental mycotoxins and a huge number of modified forms can be found as co-contaminants in food. The biological effects of mycotoxins can be observed at the different transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic levels and may result in a series of cellular and physiological effects. The integration of “Omics” methodologies may lead to the understanding of the effects of the human metabolism on the modulation of toxic effects. Contamination levels will be determined. For consumption estimate, different methodologies could be used. Contamination and consumption data will be integrated through deterministic methods or probabilistic models to draw exposure scenarios.
Objectifs principaux – problèmes à traiter: 1.Exposure assessment: occurrence and consumption (biomarkers of exposure). 2.Biologically-based models and OMICs: Integrating variability from biological processes in risk assessment, and co-exposure risk. 3.Risk communication with SMEs, R&D, industry, and regulatory to help affected communities understand the processes of risk assessment and management, to form scientifically valid perceptions of the likely hazards, and to participate in making decisions about how risk should be managed.
Résultats attendus: Support an appropriate decision-making over the food contaminations, and provide regulatory bodies with reliable scientific findings. Building capacities and infrastructure, risk assessment, management and communication for safe food chain from residues.
Partners already involved: National Research Center of Egypt, Borj-cedria biotechnology center, Tunisia and Farhat Hached center of Tunisia.
Partenaires recherchés: Academia and R&D centers from Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Malta, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Spain.
Budget total prévisionnel: 2.0 million Euros
First name: Amer
Last name: Al-Malahmeh
Name of the organisation: Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authurity-Aqaba international labs/BENHAYYAN
Type d’organisme: Ministry or other national public administration
City: Aqaba
Country: gi
البريد الإلكتروني: amer.almalahmeh@gmail.com
Phone number: +962790674699
Skype contact: amer.malahmeh
Website: http://BENHAYYAN.com