Hussaini Makun

Federal University of Technology Minna

Hussaini Anthony Makun is currently working as Professor of Biochemistry and Centre Leader of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety in the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He completed his PhD in Biochemistry (Toxicology) from the same University. The researcher was a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) with Food Environment and Health Research Group of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) between 2008 and 2010. He is the Lead Researcher of the Food and Toxicology Research Group (FTRG), which conducts researches on mycotoxins, African medicinal plants and substances of abuse in Nigeria. He has won seven national and international grants and is a member of the African Union Expert Committee on Contaminants in Food and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Contaminants in Food (2012-2016). He has 57 publications in peer-reviewed journals, technical papers and books.

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4chapters authored

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This book provides information on the incidence of fungi and mycotoxins in some African countries, the health implications and possible intervention control strategies for mycotoxins in developing countries and in Africa in particular. It will therefore be of interest to students, educators, researchers and policy makers in the fields of medicine, agriculture, food science and technology, trade and economics. Food regulatory officers also have quite a lot to learn from the book. Although a lot of the generated data in the area of mycotoxicology are available to the developed world, information on the subject area from Africa is scanty and not usually available in a comprehensive form. This book attempts to address the gap. Being an open access book, it will be of great benefit to scientists in developing countries who have limited access to information due to lack of funds to pay or subscribe for high quality journals and data from commercial publishing and database companies.

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