10.06.2024: Symposium on Aquatic Toxins

10. – 11.06.2024

Symposium on Aquatic Toxins

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment is looking forward to welcome the scientific community to the Aquatic Toxins symposium to be held June 10th and 11th 2024 in Berlin.


The presentations can be found further down this website.


Aquatic Toxins derive from many sources and exist in different forms, presenting invisible dangers to human health. The goal is to exchange relevant scientific information towards a better understanding of aquatic toxins, through their formation, impacts, analytics, toxicology, and case studies. Join us in Berlin for an eye-opening journey into the fascinating world with far-reaching consequences.

The symposium will start on Monday, 10 June 2024, at 13:00 h and will end on Tuesday, 11 June 2024, at 15:00 h.


Präsentationen vom 10.06.2024

Sam Murray, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
Toxic benthic microalgae in the South Pacific

Maura Manganelli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Toxic cyanobacteria and antibiotics in the environment: a complex relationship

Charlotte Schampera, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Mechanisms underlying Microcystis spp. toxigenic fraction and microcystin production

Bernd Krock, Alfred Wegener institute Helmholtz centre for polar and marine research, Bremerhaven, Germany
What do we know about ichthyotoxic microalgal species and their toxins?

Petra Visser, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Suppression of cyanobacterial blooms using hydrogen peroxide: effects on phytoplankton, zooplankton and cyanotoxins

Präsentationen vom 11.06.2024

Mònica Campàs, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology IRTA, La Ràpita, Spain
Bioanalytical tools for the challenging screening and quantification of marine toxins

Manoëlla Sibat, French Institute for Ocean Science, Nantes, France
Implementation of analytical approaches for a first evaluation of risk associated to ciguatoxins in New Caledonia

Mirjam Klijnstra, Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands
The screening and identification of marine and freshwater toxins in food and feed using a state-of-the-art high resolution mass spectrometry technique

Jorge Diogène, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology IRTA, La Ràpita, Spain
Linking research and surveillance for the risk assessment of emerging marine toxins. Present and future.

Rómulo Aráoz, University of Paris-Saclay, France
Discovery and mode of action of Ingrilimine, a novel cyclic imine toxin active on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

Ronel Biré, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, Maisons-Alfort, France
Anses recommendations to prevent human poisoning linked to the proliferation of Ostreopsis on the south-west French coast

Elisabeth Varga, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
Insights into the toxicity of Prymnesium parvum

Miriam Friedemann, BfR, Berlin, Germany
Ciguatera: outbreaks in Germany due to imported fish 2012–2018

Fernando Real Valcárcel, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Current CTX occurrence and official monitoring on the Canary Islands (SPAIN)