Susan MacDonald

Susan has extensive experience in the area of mycotoxins analysis using a range of methods but mostly HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography–mass spectrometry).

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  • Area of expertise
    Mycotoxins and Plant Toxins
  • Years of experience
  • Highest qualification
    BSc (Hons)

Susan is Science Lead for the areas of mycotoxins and natural toxins. In addition she is Head of the UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Mycotoxins (& oversees the NRLs for a range of other Contaminants). She is a research scientist with over 40 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as being a project manager, and providing advice & training on mycotoxins (and other contaminants) including analysis and regulations, as well as general laboratory quality (e.g. ISO17025 accreditation). Susan is a member of two European expert committees for standardisation of analytical methods for natural toxins.

Our mycotoxins analysis

We undertake research, surveillance and commercial analysis of mycotoxins in food and animal feed using a variety of methods. Fera is the UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Mycotoxins and we collaborate extensively on projects within the UK and Europe.


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F. Berthiller, C. Brera, C. Crews, M. H. Iha, R. Krska, V. M. T. Lattanzio, S. MacDonald, R. J. Malone, C. Maragos, M. Solfrizzo, J. Stroka, T. B. Whitaker (2015), Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2013-2014. World Mycotoxin Journal, 8 (1), 5.

E. Marley, P. Brown, J. Mackie, C. Donnelly, J. Wilcox, A. Pietri, and S. MacDonald (2015) Analysis of sterigmatocystin in cereals, animal feed, seeds, beer and cheese by immunoaffinity column clean-up and HPLC and LC-MS/MS quantification. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2015;32(12):2131-7. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2015.1100331

Colin Crews and Susan MacDonald, (2015). Natural Occurrence of Masked Mycotoxins, in Masked Mycotoxins in Food: Formation, Occurrence and Toxicological Relevance. Edited by Chiara Dall’Asta and Franz Berthiller, Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-972-6, DOI:10.1039/9781782622574

E. Wielogórska, S. MacDonald and C.T. Elliott (2016) A review of the efficacy of mycotoxin detoxifying agents used in feed in light of changing global environment and legislation. World Mycotoxin Journal, 2016; 9 (3): 419-433

F. Berthiller, C. Brera, C. Crews, M.H. Iha, R. Krska, V.M.T. Lattanzio, S. MacDonald, R.J. Malone, C. Maragos, M. Solfrizzo, J. Stroka and T.B. Whitaker (2016) Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2014-2015. World Mycotoxin Journal, 2016; 9 (1): 5-29.

Events past and future

June 2016: Attended World Mycotoxin Plant Toxin Forum, Winnipeg, Canada          

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Susan and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Mycotoxins analysis using a range of methods but mostly HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography–mass spectrometry).

Food Contact Materials Testing

Our work involves targeted and non targeted analysis of known and unknown migrants. Analysis can be carried out in complex matrices (foods, food simulants and food contact materials and articles) utilising a range of advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.

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Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

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Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

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All Our Food Safety Science
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Latest Papers and Articles

F. Berthiller, C. Brera, C. Crews, M. H. Iha, R. Krska, V. M. T. Lattanzio, S. MacDonald, R. J. Malone, C. Maragos, M. Solfrizzo, J. Stroka, T. B. Whitaker (2015), Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2013-2014. World Mycotoxin Journal, 8 (1), 5.

E. Marley, P. Brown, J. Mackie, C. Donnelly, J. Wilcox, A. Pietri, and S. MacDonald (2015) Analysis of sterigmatocystin in cereals, animal feed, seeds, beer and cheese by immunoaffinity column clean-up and HPLC and LC-MS/MS quantification. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2015;32(12):2131-7. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2015.1100331

Colin Crews and Susan MacDonald, (2015). Natural Occurrence of Masked Mycotoxins, in Masked Mycotoxins in Food: Formation, Occurrence and Toxicological Relevance. Edited by Chiara Dall’Asta and Franz Berthiller, Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-972-6, DOI:10.1039/9781782622574

E. Wielogórska, S. MacDonald and C.T. Elliott (2016) A review of the efficacy of mycotoxin detoxifying agents used in feed in light of changing global environment and legislation. World Mycotoxin Journal, 2016; 9 (3): 419-433

F. Berthiller, C. Brera, C. Crews, M.H. Iha, R. Krska, V.M.T. Lattanzio, S. MacDonald, R.J. Malone, C. Maragos, M. Solfrizzo, J. Stroka and T.B. Whitaker (2016) Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2014-2015. World Mycotoxin Journal, 2016; 9 (1): 5-29.

Attending or speaking at

Events past and future

June 2016: Attended World Mycotoxin Plant Toxin Forum, Winnipeg, Canada          

 World Mycotoxin Plant Toxin Forum Logo
Services

Susan and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Mycotoxins analysis using a range of methods but mostly HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography–mass spectrometry).

Food Contact Materials Testing

Our work involves targeted and non targeted analysis of known and unknown migrants. Analysis can be carried out in complex matrices (foods, food simulants and food contact materials and articles) utilising a range of advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.

Learn more

Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

Learn more

Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

Learn more

All Our Food Safety Science

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