WORKSHOP FAPESP–BBSRC Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Insect Pest Resistance in Agriculture

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) within the scope of the Newton Fund, invite you to the

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Insect Pest Resistance in Agriculture

October 5-6, 2017 – 8h30 a.m to 5h00 p.m – FAPESP

The purpose of the partnering workshop is to bring together the relevant funding agencies FAPESP and BBSRC, key research organisations and leading academics from São Paulo and the UK to discuss anti microbial and pest resistance in agricultural research initiative. The primary focus is on microbiological pathogens and/or insect pests of relevance to Brazilian arable crops, farmed animals and reservoirs in agricultural soils, and agents designed to target them; including bactericides, fungicides, broad spectrum antimicrobials and insecticides. This includes pathogens with zoonotic potential where the focus is on farmed animal health. At the partnering Workshop will be also announced the joint FAPESP/BBSRC/Newton Fund call for collaborative research proposals focussing on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and insect pest resistance in agriculture.

The joint Newton Fund call for collaborative research proposals will be found at:


Host pathogen/pest interactions

• Understanding the role of host-pathogen host-pest interactions in the development and transmission of resistance including the role of farmed animal, crop and soil microbiomes in acting as a reservoir, drug target or alternative control strategy

• Understanding the implications of reducing the inappropriate use of antimicrobials and insecticides, for example as growth promoters, prophylactic use, excess use on GM resistant crops.

Underpinning mechanisms

• Understanding the underpinning mechanisms associated with the emergence, persistence, transmission, evolution, co-selection of relevant resistant pathogens/insect pests or resistance genes

• Understanding mechanisms of action of antimicrobials/insecticides

• Identification/validation of novel targets for novel antimicrobials and insecticides .


• Identification of key agriculturally relevant drivers and reservoirs

• Understanding of prevalence, pathogenicity and transmission dynamics (genetic, organism and host level), including the biological effects of agricultural management practice on disease epidemiology

• Mathematical modelling in an AMR and/or insecticide resistance context.

Disease management and control

• Diagnostics for pathogens and/or insect pests, especially rapid on farm diagnostics; and other biological tools and technologies that can support decision making

• Novel alternatives for pathogen control, including immune stimulation and biocontrol

• Novel agents for pathogen and/or insect control, including antimicrobials and insecticides, therapeutics and vaccines.



Event free of charge | Limited seats


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