AGRI-Innovation 2015: Emerging Science and Technologies in Crop Research

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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
Jurrion 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
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Organising Committee
Alan Baylis, Nuvistix Innovation Ltd, RSC and AGRI-net
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 by the poster deadline of Thursday 2nd April!
Exhibition
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.
Delegate Fees
Early bird fees before Friday 13 March 2015
GB£120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student 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£135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic
GB£195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member
Venue
SCI
14/15 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PS

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For more information, please contact:
Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
E: conferences@soci.org
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