International Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

05.06. - 06.06.2018, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

International Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

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Übersicht

Highlights

Regulatory Developments

  • Registering biopesticides in Europe, experiences and a way forward
  • Biostimulants: Regulatory framework and regulatory strategy
  • ECHA’s efforts to integrate biological biocides in the framework of the BPR
  • Competent Authority’s view on biological biocides
  • Virus use in biocontrol: Issues, points of interest, regulatory framework

International Developments

  • Approval and distribution of biopesticides in the USA
  • The OECD programme on biopesticides: Available tools and challenges

Environmental Risk Assessment

  • Effects of microbial pest control agents on soil organisms
  • Risk assessment of secondary metabolites
  • Data requirements and environmental risk assessment of microbial pest control agents
  • The potential for immune activation and possible consequences for bees upon exposure to microbial pest control agents

Human Health Risk Assessment

  • Regulatory experience with evaluating human health related issues of biopesticides
  • Challenges and solutions for generating testing for human health related issues

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 Monday, 4 June 2018

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

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

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 Issues and points of interest: The current regulatory framework for Biopesticides from an Indsutry point of view

Matthias von Erffa, Bayer Crop Science, Germany

9.40 Registering biopesticides in Europe, experiences and a way forward

  • How did the interpretation of data requirements develop during the past years?
  • Are data requirements related to the actual risks?
  • How can requirements be amended?

Rüdiger Hauschild, GAB Consulting/Member of IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents (MBCA) Professional Group, Germany

10.10 Biocontrol from development to registration

Jürgen Kohl, Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

10.40 Panel discussion
11.10 Coffee break

11.40 Biostimulants: Regulatory framework and regulatory strategy

  • Regulatory approach among the member states – national provisions
  • Application of the Mutual Recognition Regulation to fertiliser products
  • Regulatory strategies to place biostimulants and new fertiliser products on the market

Marta López, Redebel Regulatory Affairs, Belgium

12.10 Regulatory frameworks and approval processes for microbial control agents in the EU:
A microbiologist´s perspective

  • When is biological control regulated?
  • Why such a lengthy, complicated process for microbial products? Major hurdles.
  • Current developments and trends

Ingvar Sundh, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

12.40 Virus use in biocontrol: Issues, points of interest, regulatory framework

Philip Kessler, Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland

13.10 Panel discussion
13.40 Lunch

14.40 ECHA’s efforts to integrate biological biocides in the framework of the BPR

Outi Priha, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

15.10 Competent authority view on biological biocides

  • Identification of microbial biocides
  • Other specific issues of microbial biocides in approval and application

Frank Dieterich, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

15.40 Panel discussion
16.10 Coffee break

International Developments

16.40 Approval and distribution of biopesticides in the USA

Keith Pitts, Marrone Bio Innovations, United States

17.10 The OECD programme on biopesticides: Available tools and challenges

  • An introduction to the OECD programme on biopesticides
  • Available OECD tools for the safety assessment of biopesticides

Magdalini Sachana, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

17.40 Panel discussion

18.10 End of the first conference day

18.45 Departure time for the evening event
As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to the local Cistercian monastery named Eberbach. We will enjoy a short tour of the venue, which has once served as the set for the well know movie “The name of the Rose”. Afterwards we will enjoy a dinner and have time to continue the days interesting conversations in a relaxed atmosphere. Don´t miss out on this opportunity!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

9.00 Welcome address by the Chair

Mark Whittaker

Environmental Risk Assessment

9.10 Risk assessment of secondary metabolites

  • Some complicating issues
  • Possible solutions

Jacqueline Scheepmaker, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

9.40 Data requirements and environmental risk assessment of microbial pest control agents

  • The relevance of the data requirements
  • Utilising data to address the risk resulting from the use of the microorganism

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

10.10 Short coffee break

10.30 Effects of biopesticides on non-target organisms in soil

  • Effects on soil organisms are transient and non-persistent
  • Recovery of effects is observed
  • Effects last from several weeks to several months
  • The current regulation for chemical pesticides is not suitable for the risk assessment of biopesticides

Gertie H. P. Arts, Wageningen University and Research Centre

11.00 The potential for immune activation and possible consequences for bees upon exposure to microbial pest control agents

  • Exposing insects to microbes can activate subclinical responses, potentially leading to colony level effects
  • Example: antimicrobial peptide response in bumblebees and honey bees
  • Need for more differentiated laboratory trials and higher tier field trials

Ben Jones, Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

11.30 Panel discussion
12.00 Coffee Break

Human Health Risk Assessment

12.30 Regulatory experience with evaluating human health related issues of biopesticides

  • Qualitative risk assessment
  • Risk assessment of relevant metabolites
  • Low risk and antibiotics testing

Saskia Bosman-Hoefakker, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products (Ctgb), The Netherlands

13.00 Research perspective: 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, The Netherlands

13.30 Panel discussion

14.00 Lunch and end of the conference

Referenten

Name

Unternehmen

Arts

Gertie H. P. Arts

Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

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Bosman-Hoefakker

Saskia Bosman-Hoefakker

Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Saskia Bosman-Hoefakker is a Scientific Assessor for Human Toxicology/Toxicologist at the Dutch Ctgb. She is responsible for national authorisations and evaluations of biopesticides and biological biocides also under the EU review process. She participates in the ad hoc BPC WG on microorganisms for biocides and the Biopesticides WG for PPPs.

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Dieterich

Frank Dieterich

Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Frank Dieterich is a Biologist and has been working as a Scientist for the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) since 2012. Priorly he has been employed as a Scientist for microbiology within the oil and gas industry.

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Hauschild

Rüdiger Hauschild

GAB Consulting/Member of IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents (MBCA), Germany

Rüdiger Hauschild has a background in molecular plant physiology and phytopathology and has worked within the field of biocontrol research for several years. He is the Director and Head of the Biopesticides Department at GAB Consulting and has been working on registration of biocontrol agents for more than 12 years. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Professi

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Jones

Ben Jones

Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

Ben Jones is a Study Director at Applied Insect Science (APIS). His research investigates the impacts of environmental stressors on honey bee health. Using laboratory and field based experimental systems he investigates the effects of biopesticides on clinical and sub clinical responses of honey bees.

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Kessler

Philip Kessler

Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland

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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Kohl

Jürgen Kohl

Wageningen University & Research Centre, 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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Marta López

Redebel Regulatory Affairs, Belgium

Marta López has been working as Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Redebel Regulatory Affairs since 2014. She provides regulatory advice and assistance for placing on the EU market plant protection products, fertilisers and biostimulant products. Previously, she worked at Grupo Tragsa, collaborating with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. She conducted risk assessments for the authorisation and maintenance of the Official Register of Pesticides in Spain.

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Keith Pitts

Marrone Bio Innovations, United States

Keith Pitts is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Marrone Bio Innovations and is responsible for Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs. He has priorly been the Vice President-Regulatory and Government Affairs at Marrone and has significant substantive expertise in all aspects of agriculture, food, conservation, and biotechnology policy.

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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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Sachana

Magdalini Sachana

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Magdalini Sachana is a Policy Analyst within the Health and Safety Division of the OECD’s Environmental Directorate. She manages the development and implementation of policies in the field of chemical safety and contributes to pesticide, test guidelines and hazard assessment programmes. She also manages the OECD programme on biopesticides.

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Scheepmaker

Jacqueline Scheepmaker

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Jacqueline Scheepmaker has been working at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) for 17 years. Her work priority is the methodology development of the risk assessment of microbial pest control agents such as persistence of inoculum in the soil and secondary metabolites.

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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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Sundh

Ingvar Sundh

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

Ingvar Sundh’s research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) focuses on safety assessment of microorganisms used in beneficial applications, particularly biocontrol of pests and diseases. He also has a strong interest in regulatory policy issues and supports national and international authorities and organisations in the area. He is currently a member of EFSA’s Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) Working Group and the PPR Panel.

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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, 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 Research Technician at the Department of Pharmacology at TNO Rijswijk.

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von Erffa

Matthias von Erffa

Bayer CropScience Biologics, Germany

Matthias von Erffa (Dipl. agr. oec.) 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 IBMA Germany / Austria and a member of IBMA global’s Microbials Professional Group; he has also been a member of their steering committee since 2013.

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