Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply - 10th-12th June 2020
Scope and Description
Natural toxins can pose varying degrees of risk towards ecosystems and even human health. “Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply” is the first international conference focusing solely on the topic of natural compounds affecting the quality of our water resources and drinking water. The conference provides a unique platform to present latest findings in plenum and develop new ideas among experts and young researchers, setting the direction for future research in this rapidly evolving field and help guide water legislation.
- Emerging compounds and sources of natural toxins
- Analysisof natural toxins, Sampling, and monitoring to determine exposure
- Physicochemical properties, environmental distribution, and fate
- Toxicity to aquatic/terrestrial organisms and humans
- Risk assessment, removal, and management of natural toxins in (drinking) water
- March 15, 2020:
Confirmation of acceptance
- April 3, 2020:
End of Early-Bird registration (discounted)
- May 15, 2020:
End of registration
- Tue 9th June 2020:
Training course for young researchers (limited spaces available)
- Wed 10th - Fri 12th June 2020:
Conference “Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply”
The Conference takes place in the historic city of Brno – the second largest city of the Czech Republic and designated the “City of Music” in 2017. It is the hometown of the founder of genetics Johann Gregor Mendel and had one of the first completely electrically lit public buildings in the world, the Mahen Theater (built in 1882). With seven universities, Brno is still at the edge of scientific discoveries and innovation – which underlines the journey of natural toxins in the freshwater environment.
The city harbours gems of UNESCO cultural heritage both, in its heart, as well as its surroundings. It was in Brno that the visionary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe manifested his fame with the construction of the functionalist Vila Tugendhat (UNESCO cultural heritage). The Punkva Caves of the Moravian Karst offer magnificent views of the force of Water carving its way through rocks and stone with an underground river and gorgeous stalagmites. Nearby, there are also the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lednice-Valtice and the Biosphere reserve Pálava – prime destinations for a weekend trip in line with the conference.
Brno can be easily accessed by the international airport of Brno, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Besides convenient public transport connections, we offer bus shuttles from major airports in the area for conference attendees to easily access the venue.
The conference is organised by at great team of project members:
Hans Christian Bruun Hansen, Head of NaToxAq, Uni. Copenhagen
Klara Hilscherova, RECETOX, Masaryk University
Ludek Blaha RECETOX, Masaryk University
Werner Brack, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Thomas D. Bucheli, Agroscope
Barbara Kubickova, RECETOX, Masaryk University
Carina Schoensee, Agroscope
Martin Smolik, RECETOX, Masaryk University
Angelika Rasmussen, project manager, Uni. Copenhagen
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Photo credits: Vaidotas Kisielius (ESR 7), Carina Schönsee (ESR9), Klára Hilscherová (RECETOX) and Dana Kolpin (USGS)
Deadline for the early bird discount – April 3, 2020
When and where?
10th - 12th June 2020
602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
People in Scientific Board
Prof. Hans Chr. Bruun Hansen, UCPH
Assoc. Prof. Bjarne W.Strobel, UCPH
Prof. Werner Brack, UFZ
Assoc. Prof. Klára Hilscherová, RECETOX
Prof. Luděk Bláha, RECETOX
Dr. Marinella Farré, CSIC
Dr. Thomas Bucheli, Agroscope, WBF
Dr. Carmel Ramwell, Fera
Dana Kolpin, USGS
Assoc. Prof. Pavel Babica, RECETOX
Prof. Blahoslav Marsalek, Czech Academy of Sciences
Prof. Matthew MacLeod, Stockholm University
Prof. Allan T. Stone, John Hopkins University
Dr. Ingrid Chorus, Umweltbundesamt