12 Nov - 13 Nov 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
The Akademie Fresenius International Biocontrol Conference will continue to be the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. For now, with the COVID-19 crisis, it will be difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to learn from one another, and important regulatory changes are continuing to be made, we have decided to transfer our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!
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Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair
Mark Whittaker, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), United Kingdom
Eric Liégeois, European Commission, Belgium
Outi Priha, European Chemicals Agency, Finland
Philip Kessler, Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland
Anne Steenbergh, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Produts (Ctgb), The Netherlands
13:00 CET - Lunch break
Gertie H. P. Arts, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Matthias von Erffa, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Belgium
Jeroen Meeusen, OECD-Expert Group on Biopesticides, France
Ina Kleeberg, Trifolio-M, Germany
Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office, (NÉBIH), Hungary
Caroline Pastor, Lallemand Plant Care, France
Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chair
Adi Cornelese, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), Germany
Will Askew, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), United Kingdom
Maryam Sultan, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany
Ton van Huygevoort, Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch, The Netherlands
12:50 CET - Lunch Break
Roma Gwynn, Rationale Biopesticide Strategists, United Kingdom
Michael Przyklenk, Biocare, Germany
Gertie H. P. Arts
Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Gertie H. P. Arts holds a PhD in natural sciences and works at Wageningen University and Research as a Senior Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist in the environmental risk assessment team. She is involved in ecological, ecotoxicological studies and risk assessment for organic and other contaminants, especially risk assessment for aquatic macrophytes and plants as well as plant ecology and ecotoxicology.mehrweniger
Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom
Will Askew is a Study Director at Applied Insect Science. He develops, directs and reports ecotox and bioanalytic studies, mostly centred around microbial biopesticides. He has a background in entomology and molecular biology and is currently completing a part-time PhD on the topic of ‘Development and Biosafety of Novel Biopesticides’ with Newcastle University.mehrweniger
Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom
Adi Cornelese is a senior regulatory expert at APIS. She has large experience in preparing dossiers for registration of active substances and products and was involved in developing guidance documents for EFSA and the Commission. She was involved in drafting of EU data requirements for microorganisms under the BPR and participated in the Biopesticides WG for PPPs and the OECD working group on biopesticides.mehrweniger
Philip Kessler has been working for Andermatt Biocontrol since 2005. In different roles he has been responsible for the registration of biopesticides, as well as the market development in Africa, Asia and Australia. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Head of Regulatory Affairs and in 2016 he was assigned as Director International Market Development. He is active in the Professional Group for Microbials within IBMA and has been a member of their Steering Committee since 2012.mehrweniger
European Commission, Belgium
Eric Liégeois is a Policy Officer at the European Commission in charge of Pesticides Legislation, moderating the Working Group on biopesticides and contributing to risk mitigation measures policy for DG SANTE. Formerly he was the Head-of-Sector for Fertilisers, Plastics and Circular Economy at DG GROW.mehrweniger
OECD-Expert Group on Biopesticides, France
Jeroen Meeussen has been working as coordinator for the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility since 2015. From 2010 until 2015 he has worked for the European Commission (DG SANTE). Before that, he worked for the Dutch Ctgb and since 2005 Jeroen has also been chairing the OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides (EGBP).mehrweniger
Lallemand Plant Care, France
Caroline Pastor holds a master in international business. She has been employed with lallemand since 2007 and is working as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, responsible for analysing and opening markets for biostimulants, fertilisers & biopesticides.mehrweniger
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Outi Priha joined the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in March 2016, and is chairing the Biocidal Products Committee Ad hoc Working Group on Micro-organisms. She has a PhD in environmental microbiology. Before, she worked as a Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for 14 years, where her main research activity was on detection and control of biofouling in close co-operation with the industry.mehrweniger
Biocare, Germany (to be confirmed)
Michael Przyklenk has been working for Biocare since 2016. He is responsible for the quality assurance, production and F&E of their encapsulated product ATTRACAP. His expertise stems from his PhD project, which dealt with encapsulation of the biological insecticide Metarhizium brunnuem.mehrweniger
Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Anne Steenbergh is a Microbial Ecologist employed at Ctgb Netherlands as an Assessor for environmental fate and behaviour. As part of the Ctgb ‘GreenTEAM’ she focuses on the risk assessment of biopesticidesmehrweniger
Maryam Sultan is a Pollinator Safety Expert within the Environmental Safety function at Bayer. She is responsible for generating and assessing environmental hazard endpoints and performing risk characterisation of both chemical plant protection products as well as microbial/biochemical biopesticides.mehrweniger
National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Hungary
Gábor Tőkés is the Head of the Authorization Department in the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH). His scientific background is bioengineering and plant physiology. He spent 20 years with organizing efficacy trials for biostimulants and plant growth regulators. Since 2010 he has been responsible for authorization of both plant protection products and yield enhancers (fertilizers).mehrweniger
APIS Applied Insect Science
Mark Whittaker has a PhD in entomology and is an established expert on the registration of biopesticides. He is the Managing Director of APIS, a specialist contract research lab for microbial safety testing.mehrweniger
Ton van Huygevoort
Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Ton van Huygevoort has been a Study Director for General Toxicity at Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch since 1997. Between 1985 and 1997 he worked as a Research Technician at the Department of Pharmacology at TNO Rijswijk.mehrweniger
Matthias von Erffa
Bayer CropScience Biologics, Germany
Matthias von Erffa has been working in biocontrol since 2000. Since 2013, he has been working in regulatory affairs for biocontrol agents for Bayer. Matthias is an active member of the IBMA Germany/Austria and a member of the IBMA global’s Microbials Professional Group; he has also been a member of their steering committee since 2013.mehrweniger
Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).
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