Project

Research on fungal growth, mycotoxin production and production of volatile fungal metabolites in buildings to prevent the sick building syndrome

Duration
01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
mycotoxins fungi sick building syndrome
 
Project description

In this project an LC-MS method will be develop for the quantitative determination of mycotoxins in mould cultures and a GC-MS method for the semi-quantitative determiantion of fungal volatiles. Moulds present in buildings will be analysed on their mycotoxin and volatile metabolites production. Measures to prevent growth, mycotoxin production and production of fungal volatiles will be proposed.