When food turns deadly: Brodhagen to discuss aflatoxin at April 5 event

What makes food turn deadly?

Marion Brodhagen, an assistant professor in the Western Washington University Biology Department, will tell the story of aflatoxin and present methods for detecting and preventing its production during a noon presentation Thursday, April 5, in Communications Facility Room 105.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at WWU.

The purpose of the RSP faculty research series is to provide opportunities to learn about research, publication of research and the direction research is taking in various disciplines and cross disciplinary areas of the university. The presentations underscore the importance of research development and creative efforts by members of the Western community.

Presentations are facilitated by faculty members (or teams) who are or recently have been involved in substantial research or research-and-development projects, including creative efforts.

A full schedule is online at http://www.wwu.edu/depts/rsp/. For more information, contact Connie Hernandez, in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, at connie.hernandez@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2884.