3rd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

30 Jun - 1 Jul 2022, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

3rd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

  • The EU Commission on Biocontrol in the framework of the Green Deal and the revision of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)
  • Biopesticide regulatory frameworks – a global overview
  • Upcoming technologies and the lack of technical-regulatory data packages
  • Industry perspective on biocontrol and digital farming
  • The IBMA on optimising EU regulation for biocontrol technologies
  • Plant Biostimulants in the United States: Regulatory and Legislative Developments
  • FIBL institute: Biological substances – current Challenges

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

  • Management of biological control for the agricultural use
  • Production and distribution of biological/microbial pesticides and biocides
  • Research & development
  • Consulting
  • Risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Registration and compliance

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Biocontrol industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations
  • Contract laboratories/consultancies

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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.
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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Morning Session 10:30 – 12:15 CEST

10:30 Welcome address by the organisers and the Chairs
Mark Whittaker, Applied Insect Science, United Kingdom

Regulatory Landscape

10:45 Biocontrol in the framework of the Green Deal

  • Overview of the recently endorsed new reviewed data requirements and approval rules for plant protection products containing microorganisms
  • Regulatory perspectives for other groups of biocontrol agents

Eric Liégeois, European Commission, Belgium

11:15 The revision of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) and pesticide use reduction targets 

  • The framework of the European Green Deal and Farm to Fork Strategies including reduction targets 
  • The proposed legislation for a new Sustainable Use Regulation and main policy changes 
  • Integrated Pest Management as the key principle

Andrew Owen-Griffiths, European Commission, Ireland

11:45 Optimising EU regulation for biocontrol technologies

  • Good practice for biocontrol technology from around the world for PPP regulation
  • Discussion on ways existing EU regulation can be effectively implemented
  • Consideration of advantages for the EU to have a dedicated biocontrol technology regulatory agency

Roma Gwynn, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Belgium

12:15 Lunch break

Afternoon Session 13:15 – 16:00 CEST

13:15 Competent Authority view: Biological plant protection – Status Quo

Gordon Cameron, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

13:45 Risk assessment of low-risk pesticides including microbial pesticides

Gertie Arts, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

14:15 Short break

14:30 Ecological arguments to reconsider data requirements regarding the environmental fate of microbial biocontrol agents in the registration procedure in the European Union

Jürgen Kohl, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

15:00 Biopesticide regulatory frameworks – a global overview

  • Europe
  • United States
  • Southeast Asia
  • Latin America

Milena Stephan, knoell, Germany

15:30 Plant biostimulants in the United States: Regulatory and legislative developments

David Beaudreau Jr., D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services DCLRS, United States

16:00 End of the first day

Friday, 1 July 2022

Morning Session 10:30 – 12:00 CEST

Specific Substances & New Technologies

10:30 Development of plant-derived biopesticides:Current challenges

  • History of the use of botanicals
  • Case study: Development of new botanicals for copper substitution
  • Challenges and conclusions regarding development and registration of botanicals

Lucius Tamm, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

11:00 Upcoming technologies and the lack of technical-regulatory data packages (data requirements): A look at technical dossier data package

  • Examples of new technologies
  • The problem of missing regulatory tools and landscape
  • The problematic knowledge gap on the side of regulatory authorities

Rosa Criollo, CropLife Europe/FMC Agricultural Solutions, Belgium

11:30 Biocontrol and digital farming

  • The enablers of the green deal and farm to fork
  • Digital and precision application of biologicals
  • Biologicals how do they fit into the precision application
  • The revolution of precision application and how it could affect application of biologicals

Anne Alix, Corteva Agriscience, United Kingdom

12:00 Short break

Afternoon Session 12:15 – 13:15 CEST

12:15 Bio-inspired pest control technologies

  • Sustainable exploitation of the ecosystem services aided by an increasing availability of low-impact tools and strategies of pest control
  • Development of novel, highly specific biopesticides based on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying associations between plants, insects/pathogens, and their natural antagonists
  • Use of Biocontrol agents beyond the organism level, as source of molecules and molecular technologies for pest control

Francesco Pennacchio, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

12:45 Development of RNAi based biopesticides

  • RNAi mechanisms and function
  • The current status of RNAi biopesticides
  • Development of a novel RNAi based biopesticide

William Askew, Applied Insect Science, United Kingdom

13:15 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Alix

Anne Alix

Corteva Agriscience, United Kingdom

Anne Alix joined Dow AgroSciences, now Corteva Agriscience, in 2011, as Policy and Risk Management Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has been working in the area of plant protection products risk assessment for 20 years, holding positions with the French National Institute for Research in Agronomy (INRA), the French Ministry of Agriculture and as head of the Environment and Ecotoxicology risk assessment unit at the French Agency on the safety of Food (AFSSA, now ANSES).

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Arts

Gertie Arts

Wageningen University,The Netherlands

risk assessment unit at the French Agency on the safety of Food (AFSSA, now ANSES), Gertie 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.

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Askew

William Askew

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.

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David Beaudreau

D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services DCLRS, United States

David Beaudreau, Jr. is a Senior Vice President with DC Legislative and Regulatory Services (DCLRS). He has over 15 years legislative affairs and policy experience, managing agriculture, alternative and renewable energy, biofuels and sustainability issues.

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Gordon Cameron

Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Gordon Cameron is currently a scientific officer at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). He has previously held positions with Argus monitoring and studied Biology at the RWTH Aachen.

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Rosa Criollo

CropLife Europe / FMC Agricultural Solutions

Rosa Criollo is EMEA Plant Health Regional Regulatory Manager at FMC Corporation. Having worked as Environmental specialist for the Ministry of the Environment/Ministry of Agriculture in Lima, Peru at the start of her career, Rosa, has also held positions as Group Leader Global Regulatory Affairs and Global Registration Manager for Knoell Germany.

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Gwynn

Roma Gwynn

International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)/Rationale Biopesticide Strategies, United Kingdom

Roma Gwynn is the Vice-President of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and has worked within sustainable agriculture for over 30 years. She has been an expert for EU-funded projects for regulation of biocontrol agents, the OECD Biopesticide Steering Group and EU Commission. She has been involved in the development of biopesticide regulatory guidance (FAO/WHO, EU, Kenya).

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Kohl

Jürgen Kohl

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Jürgen Kohl is a Senior Plant Pathologist with long-year experience in the development of biological control of fungal plant pathogens. He is currently a Senior Researcher at Wageningen University and is also the Research Coordinator of the EU project BIOCOMES.

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Liégeois

Eric Liégeois

European Commission, Belgium

Eric Liégeois is a Senior 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.

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Andrew Owen-Griffiths

European Commission, Ireland

Francesco Pennacchio

University of Naples, Italy

Francesco Pennacchio is Professor of Entomology at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He is also a visiting Professor at Newcastle University, and coordinator of an international network of PhD Schools in “Insect Science”. He is member of the Italian National Academy of Entomology and currently serves as President of the Italian Entomological Society (Società Entomologica Italiana), and as member of the Council for International Congresses of Entomology.

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Milena Stephan

knoell Germany, Germany

Milena Stephan is Regulatory Affairs Manager Biocontrol at Knoell Germany. She has previously worked as Regulatory Affairs Manager at SCC and holds a PhD un biophysical Chemistry from Georg August Universität Göttingen.

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Lucius Tamm

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Lucius Tamm is Head of Department of Crop Sciences at the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick. He has more than 25 years plant pathology R&D experience working on cereals, potatoes, grapevine and horticultural crops. He leads FiBL’s R&D activities for the development of fungicides and inducers of resistance and has also been involved in the development of improved registration procedures for novel plant protection products.

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Whittaker

Mark Whittaker

Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

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.

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Venue

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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 995.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Conference
  • Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

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.

Group reductions

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).

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of € 295.00 plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the online conference you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our website. There you will find all the latest versions of the presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files in colour and in digital form.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de

 

 


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