Project

relationship mycotoxins in Gulu Uganda

Duration
01 November 2013 → 31 October 2015
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Systems biology
Keywords
nodding disease
 
Project description

The project will:

1) Carry out a preliminary screening to study a possible link between mycotoxins and the nodding disease. Therefore a thorough evaluation of diet components will be carried out with focus on mould infections and mycotoxins in affected districts

2) Upgrade the knowledge of food safety in general and mycotoxins in particularly. Therefore we will strengthen the capacity of Ugandan researchers and lectures in conducting mycotoxin risk assessment, mycotoxin analysis methods and prevention techniques to reduce mycotoxin exposure.