Special Issue "Novel Techniques for Analysis and Determination of Mycotoxins in Food"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Cristina Juan García
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, E-46100 Valencia, Spain
Interests: The determination of mycotoxins in food, their daily intake, and toxicity are the basis to assess the risk associated with contaminated food and to contribute protecting consumers´ health. Professor Dr. Cristina Juan García main research interest lies in the analysis of mycotoxins in food and feed, through effective extraction and sensitive determination methods to help and contribute to the risk assessment of such contaminants, with a focus on human health. She is also interested in researching factors that influence the intestinal bioavailability and methods to decrease mycotoxins effects through natural compounds or decontaminating procedures. She is also interested in studying the application of new advanced techniques that provide knowledge or help to evaluate the risk assessment of mycotoxins through different matrices.
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycotoxins contaminate crops worldwide and can play a role in animal health and performance, and crucial importance for ensuring food safety and quality. Furthermore, multiple mycotoxins may be present together in food and feeds which could increase the negative impacts on the human and animal. A highly sensitive system for the accurate analysis of mycotoxins are of paramount importance. So that novel techniques to assess the occurrence of mycotoxins in food and feed are necessary to successfully detect and identify important (legislated and none legislated) mycotoxins. Some of them have proven to be particularly effective in not only the detection of mycotoxins, but also in detecting mycotoxin-producing fungi such as masked mycotoxins. Chromatographic techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with various detectors like fluorescence, diode array, UV, liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography coupled with time of flight-mass spectrometry have been powerful tools for analyzing and detecting major mycotoxins. Recent progress of the development of rapid immunoaffinity-based detection techniques such as immunoassays and biosensors, as well as emerging technologies like proteomic and genomic methods, molecular techniques, electronic nose, aggregation-induced emission dye, quantitative NMR and hyperspectral imaging for the detection of mycotoxins in foods, are also welcoming. Novelties in extraction, purification and isolation, including some derivatization are interesting improvement strategies of analysis.

Prof. Dr. Cristina Juan García
Guest Editor

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  • mycotoxin in food
  • detection techniques
  • determination
  • analysis
  • food safety
  • food quality
  • chromatographic techniques

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