Lipophilic marine biotoxins

  • Jørgensen, Kevin (Project Manager)

Project Details


The research and development activities in this project are closely connected to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration as

1) the Danish EU reference laboratory on marine biotoxins and as
2) part in the running Danish monitoring program on toxic algae and marine biotoxins.

The research and development activities are naturally affected by demands from EU and from present problems in the Danish monitoring program. The acute toxic effect of marine biotoxins is an important factor in relation to food safety issues for seafood products.

One of the aims of this project is to set up LC/MS methods for the determination of the following groups of lipophilic marine biotoxins: DSP toxins and related toxins such as pectenotoxins, yessotoxins and azaspiracids. Other issues dealt with are: the biotransformation of marine biotoxins in algae, seafood products and humans, the distribution of marine biotoxins in seafood products and fishing/production areas in relation to representative sampling and the ecology of toxic algae and factors that are important for the production of marine biotoxins and their accumulation in seafood products.
Effective start/end date01/01/200431/12/2010


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