2nd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

26.03. - 27.03.2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

2nd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

Übersicht Programm Referenten Veranstaltungsort Preise & Leistungen

Übersicht

Highlights

Regulatory Developments

  • Update from the EU Commission: Activities regarding biological pesticides
  • Scientific questions to be answered for the purpose of simplification of the risk assessment and registration of microbial pesticides
  • A member state perspective on updating the regulatory framework for microbial PPPs
  • ECHA: Update on Biological Biocides
  • An update of the work of the OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides
  • IBMA’s work on a the decision tree focusing on potential risk areas
  • Registration of a botanical within the EU PPP Regulation

Risk Assessment

  • Implications of in situ metabolite production for the human and environmental risk assessment of microbial pesticides
  • Challenges in evaluating the pathogenicity of microbial pesticides in adult and immature honey bees

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

  • Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of Biological control for the agricultural use
  • Production/distribution of biological/microbial pesticides and biocides
  • Research & development
  • Risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Registration

Sectors that should take part:

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

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Programm

Get-together on Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Will you arrive on Wednesday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

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

Regulatory Developments

9.10 Update from the Commission: Activities regarding biological pesticides

Eric Liégeois, European Commission, Belgium

9.35 EFSA’s current activities and goals regarding biological pesticides

Jürgen Sturma, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy (to be confirmed)

10.00 ECHA update on microbial biocidal products

Outi Priha, European Chemicals Agency, Finland

10.25 Industry perspective on the current state of regulation of microbial biopesticides

  • Registration of biopesticides
  • Experiences from different geographies
  • Outlooks

Philip Kessler, Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland

10.50 Panel discussion

11.20 Coffee break

11.50 A member state perspective on updating the regulatory framework for microbial PPPs

  • Regulations
  • Guidances

Anne Steenbergh, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Produts (Ctgb), The Netherlands

12.15 Scientific questions to be answered for the purpose of simplification of the risk assessment and registration of microbial pesticides

  • Which biological characteristics should be considered in the risk assessment?
  • What are the real risks?
  • What can be learned from approaches in other risk assessment frameworks for microbial pesticides?

Gertie H. P. Arts, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

12.40 Moving towards a more risk-based and proportionate regulation for Bioprotectants

  • IBMA work on a decision tree focusing on potential risk areas

Matthias von Erffa, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Belgium

13.05 Panel discussion

13.35 Lunch

The Biologics Landscape: Regulation and Beyond

14.40 An update of the work of the OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides

  • What is the OECD?
  • Current activities and future plans
  • The benefits of biologicals in solving minor uses needs

Jeroen Meeusen, EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France

15.05 Experiences and Challenges in registration of a botanical within the EU PPP Regulation

  • Data requirements - difficulties & possibilities
  • Interpretation of the guideline - from an industrial point of view

Ina Kleeberg, Trifolio-M, Germany

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 A competent authority view on the recent changes regarding biostimulants and biofertilisers

Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office, (NÉBIH), Hungary

16.25 Panel discussion

17.00 End of 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!

Friday, 27 March 2020

9.00 Welcome address by the Chair

Mark Whittaker

Risk Assessment

9.10 Implications of in situ metabolite production for the human and environmental risk assessment of microbial pesticides

  • The role of microbial metabolites in ecology
  • Toxicity and stability of metabolites in the environment
  • Implications for the risk assessment

Adi Cornelese, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), Germany

9.35 Improving ecological risk assessment for microbial pesticides

  • The current guidance framework
  • Relevance of methodology used and data generated for risk assessment
  • Experience-based improvement

Will Askew, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), United Kingdom

10.00 Unique challenges in evaluating the pathogenicity of microbial pesticides in adult and immature honey bees

  • Assessment of suitability of OECD Guidance Document No. 239 to assess honey bee larval toxicity with microbial pesticides
  • Possible modifications to US EPA Microbial Pesticide Test Guideline (885.4380) to improve performance
  • Next steps

Maryam Sultan, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

10.25 Research perspective: An update on the challenges and solutions for in-vivo testing of biopesticides

  • Prerequisites for animal testing
  • Clearance and infectivity
  • Biological versus pathogenic response

Ton van Huygevoort, Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch, The Netherlands

10.50 Panel discussion

11.20 Coffee break

Research and Development

11.50 How can bacteriophage, a new technology for plant protection, be regulated

  • Bacteriophage are used widely in human health and as biocide but are new for plant protection
  • The way they are regulated therefore needs to be considered
  • Discussion: how, based on their biology and ecology, can they be regulated to allow them to be assessed for use in plant protection

Roma Gwynn, Rationale Biopesticide Strategists, United Kingdom

12.15 Development of an attract and kill formulation containing Metarhizium brunneum and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  • Encapsulation
  • Drying
  • Field results

Michael Przyklenk, Biocare, Germany

12.40 Questions and Answers

13.00 Final discussion

13.30 Lunch and end of the conference

Referenten


Name

Unternehmen

Arts

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.

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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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Adi Cornelese

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.

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Gwynn

Roma Gwynn

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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Kessler

Philip Kessler

Andermatt Biocontrol

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.

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Kleeberg

Ina Kleeberg

Trifolio-M, Germany

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.

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Liégeois

Eric Liégeois

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.

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Meeussen

Jeroen Meeussen

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).

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Priha

Outi Priha

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.

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Michael Przyklenk

Biocare, Germany

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.

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Steenbergh

Anne Steenbergh

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.

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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.

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Sultan

Maryam Sultan

Bayer AG, CropScience Division, Germany

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.

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Gábor Tökés

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).

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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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van Huygevoort

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.

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von Erffa

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.

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