12 April 2018 / London, United Kingdom


The event agenda's time zone is GMT.

Presentations, Pitch Speakers & B2B Matchmaking

12 Apr 2018
09:00 – 13:00
University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Building, Room QA 063
Plenary session and presentations

09.00  Registration and coffee

09.30  Welcome and event introduction by Dr Liliya Serazetdinova, Chairwoman of the plenary session, Honorary Secretary for the SCI Agrisciences Group & Prof. Richard Hopkins, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

09.50  The Nagoya Protocol: The fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from research and development of biodiversity by Katie Beckett, Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Katie Beckett joined the Access and Benefit Sharing team at Regulatory Delivery at the start of 2016 after spending almost eight years working in the natural product sector and supporting rural communities in southern Africa to develop new ingredients from indigenous plants.  Having closely followed the development of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing and its implementation, Katie's current role as ABS Enforcement
Team Leader is to support compliance among UK businesses and organisations by raising awareness of the legislation and providing guidance on meeting associated obligations. Katie graduated in Environmental Biology from Newcastle University and has held committee roles with the Soil Association and the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT), whilst being a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists.

10.25 Harnessing nature – fighting fire with fire? by Prof. Toby Bruce, Professor of Insect Chemical Ecology at Keele University

Toby Bruce studied Biology at University College London, completed an M.Sc. in Applied Entomology at Silwood Park, Imperial College London, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Ecology at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich. He joined Rothamsted Research, an organisation that pioneered using science to benefit agriculture, as a Research Scientist in 2000. Toby is a visiting lecturer at several UK and European universities and enjoy teaching. In 2012, he became Convenor of the Association of Applied Biologists Biocontrol and IPM group, a visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich and a visiting Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Since 2016, he is editor-in-chief of the journal Physiological Entomology and co-editor of Annals of Applied Biology. In 2017, he was recruited by School of Life Sciences at Keele University.

11.00  Tea and coffee break

11.20   Enterprise Europe Network: how it supports the innovative green business by Metodi Naydenov, Business Adviser - Enterprise Europe Network, University of Greenwich

11.30  Short pitch presentations by companies/organisations/researchers - watch this space for updates on presenters

  1. David Calvert, iFormulate – Formulation of Biopesticides
  2. Belinda Luke, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)– Crop Health and Protection – Helping UK Farmers
  3. James Townsend, Stockbridge Technology Centre – New CHAP Facilities for Biopesticide Development
  4. Isabella Van Damme, Mars Wrigley Confectionery – Cocoa Pest and Diseases
  5. Helena Heaven, i2l Research – Efficacy Testing for the Biopesticide Industry
  6. Alan Horgan, Certis Europe – Biorational Approach
  7. Carol Pullen, Oro Agri  – Importance of Adjuvant Boosters in Biopesticides
  8. Martin Usher, Grotech Production – Still Helpfully Mixing and Packing

13.00  Lunch

13:40 – 16:40
University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Building, Room QA 063

This is your opportunity to pre-arrange 1-to-1 meetings with other participants. Each meeting lasts 20 min.

The meeting booking system will be opened on 14th March 2018, four weeks before the Biopesticide event.

The event agenda's time zone is GMT.