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Agri Innovation 2015

Agri Innovation 2015: Emerging Science and Technologies in Crop Research
When Apr 22, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where London
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Synopsis

This conference is the second in a series being organised jointly by SCI Agrisciences Group, the Royal Society of Chemistry and AGRI-net, the agriscience chemical biology network.  The conference aims to provide an update in several of the most exciting areas of crop research and hopes to foster the interdisciplinary understanding and collaborations essential to innovation in agriscience and technology.

The programme for the day will cover topics including agrochemical discovery, resistance in weeds, pests and diseases, and advances in precision farming technologies for crop protection.  Speakers will represent leading research institutes, universities and crop science companies in the UK and Europe. 

Attendees

This event is designed to appeal to academic and industrial scientists involved in all aspects of crop research, and other stakeholders interested in catching up on the latest developments.   

Programme

09.00

Registration and refreshments

09.55

Chair's introduction

10.00

Implementing the agri-tech strategy
Ian Crute, Agri-Tech Leadership Council, UK

10.30

Insecticide resistance: how does knowing the mechanisms help with control strategies?
Lin Field, Rothamsted, UK

11.00

Refreshment break

11.30

 

New ways to identify target proteins for new crop protection active ingredients
Anthony Flemming, Syngenta, UK

12.00

Flash presentations of posters

12.30

Lunch and poster session

13.25

Chair's introduction

13.30

Exploring plant acquired immunity
Jurriaan Ton, University of Sheffield, UK

14.00

Insecticide synergists: more than a diagnostic tool
Graham Moores, ApresLabs, UK

14.30

Indaziflam: an innovative broad spectrum herbicide
Hartmut Ahrens, Bayer Cropscience, Germany

15.00

Refreshment break and posters

15.30

Novel microfluidic technologies for manufacturing artificial plant based biomembranes and artificial cells
Oscar Ces, Imperial College London, UK

16.00

Progress with precision farming and its technologies
Simon Blackmore, Harper Adams University, UK

16.30

Discussion

17.00

Close

Organising Committee

Sarah Al-Beidh, Imperial College London, UK
Alan Baylis, Nuvistix Innovation, UK
Laura Barter, Imperial College London, UK
Mindy Dulai, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Rudiger Woscholski, Imperial College London, UK

Organised in partnership with

Royal Society of Chemistry and AGRI-net, the agriscience chemical biology network

Posters

Offers of posters on any aspect of crop research are welcome. PhD students are especially encouraged to present their research. Interested delegates are strongly encouraged to apply early. Please send a one-page abstract to conferences@soci.org with the following subject: 'Agri Innovation - Poster Submission'. Download the poster template here.

Poster deadline has been extended to Friday 2 April 2015.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

There will be an exhibition running alongside this conference; interested companies are invited to contact conferences@soci.org for more information. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please email conferences@soci.org for further information.

Delegate Fees

Early bird fees before Friday 13 March 2015

GB£120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£40 . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Subsidised Member*
GB£110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic
GB£160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 13 March 2015

GB£145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Subsidised Member*
GB£135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic
GB£195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

* This applies to retired/unemployed members only. Limited places available.

For booking terms and conditions click here.

Venue

SCI
14/15 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PS

Please click here for a location map.

For more information, please contact:

Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
E: conferences@soci.org