Thesis topic proposal
Melinda Kovács
Fumonisin exposure assessment in human populations


Institute: University of Kaposvár
animal husbandry
Doctoral School of Animal Science

Thesis supervisor: Melinda Kovács
Location of studies (in Hungarian): MTA-KE Mikotoxinok az Élelmiszerláncban Kutatócsoport
Abbreviation of location of studies: MTAKE

Description of the research topic:

Fumonisin B1 (FB1) mycotoxin contaminants mainly maize but can occur in many other feed- and foodstuffs. According to the most recent survey in Central-Europe 46% of the feed samples tested for mycotoxin contamination contained fumonisin. This is the first time that exposure assessment will be carried out in Hungary, based on biomarker, analysis of food components, and consumer food consumption survey. People suffering from certain diseases can be more exposed to risk, the survey will cover celiac, cancer patients and people with kidney disease. Methodology: detection of FB1 in human urine samples, food frequency questionnaire, food sample analyses, PDI (probable daily intake) assessment.

Required language skills: angol
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2021-05-31

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