Philippe J.BLANC blanc at
Thu Apr 2 15:34:54 EST 1998

Symposium on  Monascus culture and applications 8-10 July 1998

Last Announcement and Call for Papers

The theme of the symposium is Monascus microbiology, biochemistry,
genetics and biotechnology in general and will consist of keynote
presentations by internationally acknowledged scientists (as J.
Fink-Gremmels, Y.K. Lee, L. Leistner, C. Webb,  Xu Ganrong,
K.Yasukawa................) and offered papers.  The symposium will
cover food, cosmetics and toxicological aspects of Monascus.  The main
symposium will consist of workshops and posters sessions.

The symposium will be held in the Center for Unesco in Toulouse.
Toulouse is situated in the southwestern part of  France and is easily
reached by rail (6 hours from Paris) and by road being adjacent to the
A61 motorway.  For those arriving by air, the Center for Unesco is
within 1/4 hour’s drive from Toulouse international airport.

Call for Papers

Offers of papers are invited in any of the following subject areas :

- SSF, submerged fermentation
- genetics, protoplasts fusion
- production of pigments
- production of monacolin
- production of mycotoxins
- biochemistry, metabolism
- detoxification process
- foodstuffs applications
- contamination (food, silage, cereals)
- law regulations

Papers will be published in an abstract book and and will be
peer-reviewed.  Abstracts of not more than 300 words should be submitted
no later that 10 April 1998. Authors will be notified whether their
paper has been accepted for presentation during May 1998. Manuscripts of
papers accepted for oral presentation must be received no later than 1
June 1998.
Offers for posters, indicating the title and author(s), should be
submitted by 1 May 1998.
Abstracts and details of posters can be submitted by post, fax or e-mail

Dr. Philippe J. Blanc
Genie Biochimique et Alimentaire
Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil
F-31077 Toulouse Cedex 04
Fax. 33 561 55 94 00
email.  blanc at
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