The BioResources Group represents SCI's interests in agriculture. Its remit covers the production of food and materials from the planet's biological resources. The Group is a unique multidisciplinary network involved in all aspects of food security and the bioeconomy. The Group aims to reflect contemporary agricultural science and agribusiness interests.
The Group welcomes enthusiastic new members. You don't have to organise conferences – those with knowledge and opinions to share and good connections are also valuable, so if you would like to join the BioResources Committee, contact SCI's Communications Team E: email@example.com, T: +44 (0)20 7598 1564, F: +44 (0)20 7598 1545.
The committee is the core network of the group and comprises more than 20 active members. These come from industry, institutes, universities and other organisations, including: Syngenta, Rothamsted, Biosciences KTN, University of Bristol, Imperial College London, University of Reading and Sheffield Hallam University. We are also well-connected to the Association of Applied Biologists, IUPAC and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Members have extensive experience in agronomy, analytical sciences, crop nutrition, crop physiology, crop protection chemicals, environmental sciences, formulation chemistry, soil science and senior management.
The committee meets on four afternoons a year, not only to plan the programme of events: lunch and a seminar on the work or interests of a member give opportunities to get the most out of networking in the group, and to learn what you didn't know or meet someone who might turn out to be useful in future! We are always keen to be joined by new committee members, or you can take part in our online forum as well as attend the group's conferences.
Recent successful conferences have covered topics including crop protection and alleviating poverty, toxicogenomics, plant-derived natural products, plant signalling, wheat as a feedstock, bioplastics, virus vectors, insecticides, and events specially aimed at postgrads and postdocs.
You can read our Chairman’s message to learn more about the Group and we are always pleased to receive suggestions for new conferences and other activities via our Forum.
The Group now has its own Facebook group, which you are welcome to join.
You are cordially invited to join SCI BioResources Group on LinkedIn. The LinkedIn group extends the opportunities BioResources offers to SCI members to extend their network and knowledge in all aspects of agrisciences and agribusiness. The group is open to non-members, so please invite your contacts to join too and help us grow the group, supporting SCI and the resurgence of interest in food security and the bioeconomy. LinkedIn
The Group has teamed up with other agriscience and business organisations also working in food security and biorenewables to help promote forthcoming events. More
We also have close links to the following journals co-published by SCI and John Wiley:
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Outlooks on Pest Management offer
Research Information Ltd is pleased to offer SCI Members a reduced personal rate of £48 (regular price is £575) for a year's subscription to Outlooks on Pest Management, an 'overview journal' covering current developments in all aspects of crop protection, animal and public health worldwide.
The journal is written by invited experts who review a topic in 2-6 pages. Topics include chemical pesticides, GM crops, biopesticides, food storage and vector-borne diseases. The offer also includes full online access to all volumes from year 2000.
To take advantage of this offer, sign in, click on BioResources Group, and go to Member Documents. Alternatively, click here.
Crop Protection Monthly offer
Crop Protection Monthly is now being offered to all members of the BioResources and Horticulture groups at the special price of £175 + VAT per year, a 20% discount. Subscribers will also receive a copy of CropScene, once every three months. More
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