1 December 2022

Plant derived biostimulants for crop growth and protection

Organised by:

SCIs Agrisciences group

SCI, London, UK

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Prices start from £75.00

Early bird offer ends 20 October 2022

Synopsis

The conference on Plant derived biostimulants for crop growth and protection aims to connect people along the value chain from researchers, technology suppliers, biostimulant producers, regulatory representatives to end users with a remit to share knowledge and experiences of biostimulants for crop growth and protection from plant sources, including plant extracts, and seaweed.


Attendees

This event will be of interest to anyone with an interest in biostimulants, sourcing, mode of action, registration, applications, formulation and recent advances in the field.


Programme

Thursday 1 December 2022

10:00
Registration and refreshments
10:30
Welcome and introduction
10:40
Keynote lecture: Inter-relationships between biology and chemistry
Dr John Haywood, Unium Biosciences Ltd
11:05
From Field to Lab: Reversing our approach to understand the mechanisms of action and overall benefits of a plant biostimulant
Dr Ruta Nathinee, Syngenta Crop Protection AG
11:30
Making drugs out of sunlight and ‘thin air’: an emerging synergy of synthetic biology and natural product chemistry
Dr Michael Stephenson, John Innes Centre
11:55
Question and answer panel session
12:15
Lunch
13:15
Developing reliable chemical biostimulants
Dr Steven Adams, Plant Impact
13:40
A quantum of solace for plants - Identifying lead structures against abiotic stress by exploring new analogues of plant derived natural products abscisic acid and lunularic acid
Dr Jens Frackenpohl, Bayer AG
14:05
Question and answer panel session
14:25
Refreshment break
14:45
Increasing smallholder crop resilience in eastern Africa through using multi-purpose botanicals
Prof Steven Belmain, University of Greenwich
15:10
A review of the biostimulant regulatory landscape: where we have come from, where we are now and what the future holds
Dr Robin Blake, Compliance Services International
15:35
Question and answer panel session
15:55
Closing remarks
16:00
Networking reception

Due to the uncertainty and ever changing situation regarding the pandemic and company travel policies, it may be necessary for some speakers to present remotely at short notice.


Sponsorship

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.


Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees
Before early bird - ends 20 Oct 2022
SCI Member - £75
Non-member - £100
Student member* - £35
After early bird
SCI Member - £125
Non-member - £150
Student member* - £85

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

*There are a limited number of places available for this rate

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Sponsors

Organising committee

Jeraime Griffith, SCI / Cognizant
Prof Richard Hopkins, SCI / University of Greenwich
Kathryn Knight, SCI / Croda
Kirsty Stark, SCI / Battelle
David Withall, SCI / Rothamsted