Plant Biosecurity CRC marks twelve month milestone with new Research Director

The Plant Biosecurity CRC today welcomes Anwen Lovett, who is joining the CRC as Research Director. As an experienced Agricultural Research Manager with a deep understanding of agriculture, government and the research system that supports them, Anwen is highly qualified to lead the Plant Biosecurity CRC research portfolio. Anwen has recently wrapped up as CEO of Food and Agribusiness Solutions (FAS) and is a Director of the Poultry Cooperative Research Centre. Prior to leading FAS, Anwen was Executive Manager at the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Read more.


The Leaflet: Australia-US research partnership

This month's newsletter features the biosecurity research partnership between the Plant Biosecurity CRC and Kansas State University in the US. Sharing biosecurity scientific expertise has helped progress research on alternatives to phosphine for stored grain insect control, smarter trapping systems for crop pests, unmanned aerial systems (drones) for crop surveillance, and cutting-edge genome-informed diagnostics, while also building biosecurity expertise and capacity. Plus, Pestpoint wins an innovation award, a wrap-up video of the Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership, and helping with NZ's response to myrtle rust. Read all about it!

Registrations open for SciPlant17 global conference

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the biggest international plant health conference of the year - Science Protecting Plant Health 2017 – to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland Australia, from 26-28 September 2017. Covering plant pathology, entomology, biosecurity and other topics relating to plant health, the conference will bring together 400-500 researchers, students, educators and policy makers to discuss the latest developments in plant protection and take part in an exciting week of science, workshops and networking. Read more.

SmartBiosecurity: Australasian Plant Biosecurity Collaborative Research Institute

We are delighted to present an investment proposal for SmartBiosecurityAustralasian Plant Biosecurity Collaborative Science Institute. This proposal for Australasian biosecurity research, development and extension builds upon the existing momentum and structures of the Plant Biosecurity CRC (which ceases in 2018), utilising the strengths of shared resourcing and overcoming the weaknesses of a short-term CRC.

View the proposal and the media release.

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