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Food Security: The Fungal Threat

Call for UK early career researchers to attend this workshop in Brazil. Apply by 31 May. An outstanding opportunity - all travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered.
When Sep 11, 2018 09:00 AM to
Sep 14, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Ribeirão Preto - São Paulo, Brazil
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Fungi spoil foods, devastate crops, and food contamination by fungi poses a serious human health-risk, especially in vulnerable populations.  Workshop participants should have research interests relevant to the topic of fungal threat to food security and its impacts. We encourage an inter-disciplinary mix. In addition to fungal biologists and food scientists, we invite applications from those with skills in mathematical modelling (e.g., fungal growth in foods, climate change and socio-economic impacts on food security), chemistry or formulation science (e.g., informing fungal-control measures), food regulations standards or food engineering. We will also welcome applicants with appreciation of socio-economic development or technology transfer complemented by at least one of the above subject-specific skills. 

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

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