ABSTRACT SUB-THEMES

1. Food and health risk assessment
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CORE ASPECTS

One-health, clinical implications and burden of food illnesses

Industrial implication and mitigation for contamination

Systems modeling for food associated risk assessment

Socio-economics of GMOs

Policy and Governance

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2. Pesticides and chemical food safety
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CORE ASPECTS

Food and health risk assessment

Clinical implications of food contamination

Impact of endocrine disruptors on the food chain

Food grown in metal-heavy lands

Mycotoxins in food and feed

Indigenous knowledge in food safety

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3. Antimicrobial Resistance in the agroecosystem
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CORE ASPECTS

Antimicrobial resistance in water – food nexus

Effect of antibiotics use on agroecosystem

Effect of antibiotic use on environment resistance

Water, soil and food resistome

Molecular resistance

Next generation resistance

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4. BIOSECURITY and zoonoses (update concept)
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Emerging zoonoses

Transboundary zoonoses

Pathogen Discovery

Epidemiology

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5. Current and emerging microbial foodborne pathogens and indicator systems
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CORE ASPECTS

Food safety in the agroecosystem

Public policy on food safety, nutrition and security, application and coherence

Use of indicator systems

Next generation foodborne pathogen diagnostics

Bacterial and viral food safety and security policies

Foodborne pathogen source tracking; virulence profiles

Risk assessment

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