Speakers

Chantal ARAR

Chantal ARAR

Active substances and Plant Protection Product Risk assessment for human health and environment

• Biopesticides (micro-organisms, pheromones and botanicals)

• European framework N°1107/2009

DECLERCK

Stephan DECLERCK

Role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the bioprotection of plants against soil-borne and leaf pathogens

Research topics:

• Systematics of AMF using integrated morphological and molecular tools
• Anastomosis and nuclear exchange : implications for taxonomy, biodiversity and agro-environmental adaptability of AMF.
• Role of AMF on the transport of carbon and minerals (phosphorus)

DENIS FAURE

DENIS FAURE

Quorum-sensing and quorum-quenching in plant-bacteria interactions

Research topics :

•Understanding the globalinteractions of plants with microbiota, especially in the rhizosphere (bacterial community structure and functions);
• Study of plant-bacteria interactions using specificbacterial populations (pathogens or symbiotic) as models ;
• Study of bacterial genome structure and dynamics in plant pathogens
• Thedevelopment of innovative and environmentally friendly biocontrol approaches to protect plants from pathogens.

Monica HOFTE

Monica HÖFTE

Role of cyclic lipopeptides produced by Pseudomonas spp. in biocontrol

Research topics:

• Biological control of soilborne fungal pathogens
• Natural and induced resistance mechanisms against plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria
• (Bio)surfactants for the control of zoospore-producing plant pathogens
• Plant hormones in plant-pathogen interactions

Philippe JACQUES

Philippe JACQUES

The development of lipopeptides as innovative biocontrol product: from the discovery of the compounds to its registration

•Study of microbial bioactive secondary metabolites (screening, biosynthesis, biological activities, bioproduction).
•Development of novel biopesticides based on microbial lipopeptides

Faina KAMILOVA

Faina KAMILOVA

Regulatory aspects of the placing of microbiological products on the market

Research topics:

• Development and registration of biological control agents
• Selection, isolation, and identification of beneficial microbes for biological control and plant growth stimulation suited in various environments and growth substrates
• Development of new and/or adapting existing test protocols and conducting laboratory and semi-industrial tests

Karl-Heinz KOGEL

Karl-Heinz KOGEL

The new paradigm in plant biotechnology: Healthy crop through gene silencing and genome editing?

Research topics:

• Mechanisms of compatibility: Reprogramming of plant metabolism by fungal effector molecules
• Comparing parasitic and mutualistic interactions of fungal model microbes
• Seeking for tangible solutions in sustainable plant production
• Genome and proteome of fungal endophytes

Matteo LORITO

Matteo LORITO

Soil-borne beneficial microbes that improve food security (and safety)

Research topics:

• Molecular characterization of the genome of pathogenic and antagonistic fungi
• Epidemiology and molecular mechanism of fungal pathogenesis on plants
• Development of defence strategies against phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi, and new biotechnology applied to plant pathology

Brigitte MAUCH-MANI

Brigitte MAUCH-MANI

A novel side of the priming agent beta-aminobutyric acid

Ilaria PERTOT

Ilaria PERTOT

Sociomicrobiology: when a biocontrol or a plant pathogen intruder comes into a microbial community

Research topics:

• Biocontrol
• Biological control agents-risk monitoring
• Epidemiology of grapevine
• Apple and strawberry diseases
• Plant-pathogen interaction
• Plant-environment interaction

C.M.J.  PIETERSE

C.M.J. PIETERSE

The root microbiome and plant immunity

Research topics:

• Plant immunity
• Root microbiome
• Induced systemic resistance
• Hormonal regulation of plant defense

RUMBOLZ

Joachim RUMBOLZ

Registration of biologicals in Europe

Professional interests:


• Development of micro-organisms and plant extracts for commercial use as biostimulants and / or biopesticides (selection of appropriate substance and manufacturing, biological screening)
• Sustainable registration strategies for biologicals (selection of appropriate regulatory route; assessment of data requirements and associated costs / time; integration of published data, scientific waiving and intelligent testing; expansion of product label)