26 Mar - 27 Mar 2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany
Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of
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Will you arrive on Wednesday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.
8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair
Mark Whittaker, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), United Kingdom
Eric Liégeois, European Commission,
Jürgen Sturma, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy (to be confirmed)
Outi Priha, European Chemicals Agency, Finland
Philip Kessler, Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland
10.50 Panel discussion
11.20 Coffee break
Anne Steenbergh, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Produts (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Gertie H. P. Arts, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Matthias von Erffa, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Belgium
13.05 Panel discussion
Jeroen Meeusen, EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France
Ina Kleeberg, Trifolio-M, Germany
15.20 Coffee break
Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office, (NÉBIH), Hungary
16.15 Panel discussion
16.40 End of the first conference day
18.00 Departure time for the evening event
As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event. At the end of the first conference day, Akademie Fresenius invites you to a leisurely evening, which will take us to a lovely location in Mainz for a dinner visit. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
9.00 Welcome address 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 BV, The Netherlands
10.50 Panel discussion
11.20 Coffee break
Roma Gwynn, Rationale Biopesticide Strategists, United Kingdom
Michael Przyklenk, Biocare, Germany
12.40 Questions and Answers
13.00 Final discussion
13.30 Lunch and end of the conference
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), Germany
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
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).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
Ina Kleeberg holds a master in mechanical and process engineering which she completed at TU Darmstadt in 2013. She has been employed with Trifilo-M since 2008, starting in the area of process planning and development. For the last 5 years she has been the CEO of Trifilo-M.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
EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France
Jeroen Meeussen has been working as coordinator for the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility since 2015. From 2010 until 2015 he has 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
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 has 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
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 which dealt with 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 biopesticides.mehrweniger
Jürgen Sturma (to be confirmed)
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy
Jürgen Sturma is a Scientific Officer at EFSA and the Scientific Co-ordinator for the European evaluation process for active substances used in plant protection products in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. He is a member of the Working Group on biopesticides at EU Commission.mehrweniger
Bayer AG, CropScience Division, Germany
National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Hungary
Gábor Tökés is the Deputy Director of the Directorate of Plant Protection products in Hungary’s food safety authority, the National Food Chain Safety Office NÉBIH. His academic background is in bioengineering, plant physiology and plant growth regulation.mehrweniger
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.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
International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Belgium
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
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Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.
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