The goal of the Mycotoxin Analysis Laboratory is to develop rapid methods for detection and characterization of mycotoxins in stored products such as grains and peanut, etc. The research group works on evaluating the feasibility of using spectroscopic technologies (FTIR), enzyme based technologies (ELISA) for rapid detection of mycotoxins (e.g. Aflatoxin in peanuts) and adoption of such technologies in developing countries.
The group seeks an interdisciplinary approach to discovery, dedicated to developing non-destructive rapid testing and ensuring food security for a sustainable future.
The laboratory is equipped with:
- Thermo Nicolet 6700 ATR/FT-IR spectromete
- Centrifuge, incubators, and hoods for sample preparation
- Microplate readers
- UV-Vis Spectrophotometers