6th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology conference


The 6th AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology conference aims to stimulate collaborations between the chemical biology and agri-science research communities drawn from academia and industry. This one-day meeting provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to tackle challenges in sustaining and protecting food and fibre production and will cover a wide spectrum of research, with poster contributions from both the chemical biology and agri-sciences communities.


Syngenta Jealott’s Hill International Research Station, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6EX 


09:30 - 09:45   Registration and coffee

09:45 - 10:00   Welcome, general introductions and house-keeping announcements

Session I – Chair: ANDY CORRAN (Syngenta)

10:00 - 10:40   DAVID COOKE, James Hutton Institute, UK - Limiting resistance risk via knowledge of potato late blight pathogen populations

10:40 - 11:20   FIRAT GUDER, Imperial College London, UK - Low-cost sensing with paper-based devices

 11:20 - 11:40   Coffee and Poster Session 

 Session II – Chair: VLADIMIR NEKRASOV (Rothamsted Research Institute)

11:40 - 12:00   KEVIN CAROLAN, Rothamsted Research Institute, UK - Extending the durability of disease control mechanisms

12:00 - 12:20   ELIZABETH NOBLE, Imperial College London, UK - Label-free mapping of the effect of agrochemical distribution in plants using chlorfluorescence lifetime

12:20 - 12:40   MOHAMMAD ASADUZZAMAN MIAH, Patuakhali Science & Technology University, Bangladesh - An over-expressed cytochrome CYP439A1v3 confers deltamethrin resistance in Small Brown Planthopper

12:40 - 13:40   Lunch and Poster Session

Session III – Chair: RICHARD DALE (Syngenta)

13:40 - 14:20   OLIVER WINDRAM, Imperial College London, UK - Using machine learning to identify complex stress in plants

14:20 - 15:00   VLADIMIR NEKRASOV, Rothamsted Research Institute, UK - Genome editing: a revolutionary tool for basic and applied plant science

15:00 - 15:40   GERALD LARROUY-MAUMUS, Imperial College London, UK - Intact cell lipidomic fingerprint using MALDI Mass Spectrometry

15:40 - 16:20   DAVID BROCKLEHURST, CHRIS CHAMBERS and JOHN SINCLAIR, Syngenta, UK - Chemical proteomics for agrochemical target deconvolution – the Syngenta experience   

16:20   Closing remarks

16:30 Meeting close (Includes optional Syngenta tour)



If you have any further queries about the event, please visit the event webpage or contact Rita Figueira, Laura Barter, Rudiger Woscholski or Andrew Crossthwaite at rita.figueira07@imperial.ac.ukl.barter@imperial.ac.uk, r.woscholski@imperial.ac.uk or andrew.crossthwaite@syngenta.com