19th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment

Thessaloniki, Greece, from August 25 to 30, 2019


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee of the 19th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment, that will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from August 25 to 30, 2019, we would like to inform you that the deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2019.

In 2019 the symposium will be hosted by the Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, The ISTA symposium series has been biennial since 1983, and it provides a platform for scientists from around the world to discuss current advances in toxicity and risk assessment, to explore fundamental and innovative concepts in ecotoxicology as well as to support research in environmental protection and conservation efforts. ISTA 19 will be  a unique opportunity to bring together researchers, professionals, administrators, regulators, non-governmental organizations and policy-makers to exchange ideas, identify research, and determine resource needs, in order to support better management of ecosystem health and minimize risks to public health.

The first ISTA symposium took place in Burlington, Canada in 1983 and since then it has been globetrotting from continent to continent. In 2009, ISTA 14 took place in Metz, France, in 2011, ISTA 15 was held in Hong Kong, China, in 2013, ISTA 16 was organized in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2015, ISTA 17 took place in Bellingham, USA and, finally, in 2017, ISTA 18 was held in Limeira, Brazil. We are certain that ISTA 19, which will be organized in Thessaloniki, Greece, between August 25 and August 30, 2019, will be a memorable event.

The main topics of the conference include:

  1. Ecotoxicity effects on communities
  2. Ecosystem health
  3. Human toxicology
  4. Aquatic/ Terrestrial toxicology and ecology.
  5. Biomarkers and bio-indicators
  6. Emerging concerns: nanomaterials, biotoxins, endocrine disruptors etc.
  7. Progress in environmental risk hazard assessment
  8. Genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in ecology and ecotoxicology
  9. Genomics/proetomics/metabolomics/exposomics
  10. Biodegradation, bioremediation and mitigation techniques
  11. Laboratory tests and field validation
  12. Bioaccumulation and biomagnification
  13. Climate change and environmental pollution
  14. Effects of organic/inorganic contaminants
  15. Alternative methods of toxicity assessment
  16. Models and methods of predictive toxicology
  17. Laboratory techniques and test kits
  18. Mutagenicity/genotoxicity
  19. Biosensors, Microgravity and Life Support Systems
  20. Algal/fungal toxins
  21. Soil microbiology and ecotoxicology
  22. Pollution and environmental health
  23. Environmental legislation: state of the art and future perspectives

More information about the conference can be found at http://ista19.civil.auth.gr/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference secretariat:

Dr. Vicky Manakou, tel: +302310995681, +30 6973328909, e-mail: vmanak@civil.auth.gr

On behalf of

Dr. Athanasios Kungolos
Dr. Doris Au
Dr. Tracy Collier
Dr. Christian Blaise
Dr. Petros Samaras

25/08/2019 08:00 a 30/08/2019 17:00

305-307 Monastiriou str. – 54628 Thessaloniki – Greece