Seminar / information for attendees

Day 1-Agricultural Sector

Biocontrol contributes to reducing the use of chemical pesticides by being an alternative for the treatment of plant diseases.

Today they are a clear alternative for the agriculture sector and are consolidated in innovative solutions designed from substances of botanical origin (natural extracts) and/or microbial (biological control agents) for crop protection, or, in other words , the control of fungal and bacterial diseases.

We aim to encourage the debate about new challenges offered by plastic, such as improving the efficiency of treatments based on biocontrol. Thematic sessions:

- BLOCK 1: Biocontrol -Regulatory framework

- BLOCK 2: Mechanisms of action - Precise ecological agriculture

- BLOCK 3: Research Lines. Solutions to the main fungal and bacterial diseases.

- BLOCK 4: Market Registry. Success stories.


Day 2-Health Sector


The fight against microbes covers a wide range of sectors, with a special focus on Health and Food. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), multidrug-resistant microbes will be one of the ten biggest threats to humanity by 2050.

Currently, multi-level research is carried out to counter this threat, both in the detection, treatment, and prevention of related diseases.

During our discussions, new perspectives and opportunities in this field will be addressed.

A wide variety of topics will be tackled. Among them will be the implementation of new detectors to quickly identify bacterial outbreaks, the development of innovative pharmaceutical products to combat microorganisms, as well as the creation of new active materials in the plastic industry for disease prevention.

Join this event to discuss new challenges and opportunities that the Pharma sector and the Plastics sector face and learn about the complex problems posed by microbes and the new solutions on the horizon.

- BLOCK 1: Current challenges and regulatory framework

- BLOCK 2: Antimicrobial Solutions and trends

- BLOCK 3: New Research lines



  • 09:00 -


  • 09:25 -


  • Block 1. Biocontrol - regulatory framework

  • 09:35 -

    Plasticulture. A

    Chelo Escrig (AIMPLAS)

  • 10:00 -

    Syntech Research Group - Biocontrol strategies, polymer use and product registration


  • 10:25 -

    Agriculture in our era: tele-detection and monitoring systems


  • 10:50 -

    International biocontrol manufacturers association. Regulatory framework

    Jacobo Herrero (IBMA España)

  • 11:15 -


  • 11:25 -

    Coffee break

  • Block 2. Mechanisms of action: precision organic farming

  • 11:55 -

    Phages: new strategies for biocontrol in agri-foods

    Marisa Domingo-Calap (EVOLVING THERAPEUTICS)

  • 12:20 -

    Crop protection: microbial diseases can devastate crops and threaten food production

    Antonio Vicent (IVIA)

  • 12:45 -

    New challenges and opportunities for sustainable food systems

    Emmanuel Poirot (UPL)

  • 13:10 -

    Innovation for sustainable agriculture by investing in soil health

    Francisco Marín (Koppert España)

  • 13:35 -


  • 13:45 -

    Lunch Break

  • Block 3. Lines of investigation: solutions for the main fungal and bacterial diseases.

  • 15:00 -

    Necessary advances in biological control of fungal and bacterial diseases.

    Miguel Ángel Domene Ruiz (CAJAMAR)

  • 15:25 -

    Development effectiveness: analysis and identification of fungi in agri-food industries


  • 15:50 -

    Identification of novel susceptibility factors to infection by Botrytis cinerea and other necrotrophic fungi

    Pablo Vera (IBMCP (CSIC/UPV)

  • 16:15 -


  • 16:30 -

    Visit to our LIVING LAB facilities

  • Block 4. Market registration:s uccess stories.

  • 17:00 -

    Solutions for microbial disease control in agriculture

    Ana Falcón (DOMCA)

  • 17:25 -

    Potential of substances for crop safety

    Javier Arizmendi (Zerya)

  • 17:50 -

    Registration of fungicide and/or bactericidal products

    Judith Pascual (BIOREGULATORY)

  • 08:45 -


  • 09:00 -


  • Block 1: Current challenges and regulatory framework

  • 09:05 -

    Antimicrobial resistance: beyond the human factor

    Alba Ruiz (IIS La Fe)

  • 09:30 -

    Antimicrobial resistance in the human intestinal microbiome

    Alfonso Benítez-Páez (IATA CSIC)

  • 09:55 -

    QSAR modeling for biocidal identification: from small molecules to peptides.

    David Talavera (PROTOQSAR)

  • 10:20 -

    Applicable regulatory framework

    Lidia Ferrer (Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública)

  • 10:45 -


  • 11:00 -

    Coffee break

  • Block 2: Antimicrobial solutions and trends

  • 11:30 -

    Fighting the silent pandemic in the healthcare sector with NOB166® technology

    Steve Vriethoff Martín (NOB166®)

  • 11:55 -

    Alternative technologies for the production of antimicrobial additives

    Ana Mangas (AIMPLAS)

  • 12:20 -

    Trends in disinfection

    Fernando Lorenzo (Christeyns)

  • 12:45 -

    Antimicrobial textiles

    Tomás Zamora (DELAX)

  • 13:10 -


  • 13:20 -

    Visit to AIMPLAS

  • 14:00 -

  • Block 3: New research lines

  • 15:00 -

    Proposals for microbiological control of surfaces in critical areas. IA AIDRIX for high-level disinfection in robotic operating theatres.

    Jesús Fayos (Hospital General Universitario de Valencia y Fundación Investigación Hospital General Universitario de Valencia)

  • 15:25 -

    Phages as biomedical tools

    Pilar Domingo-Calap (EVOLVING THERAPEUTICS)

  • 15:50 -

    Innovative solutions in prevention: sensors and biocides

    Susana Herrero (AIMPLAS)

  • 16:15 -


The seminar will feature a poster session on new scientific projects carried out during the last three years related to the theme of the seminar.

Proposals must be sent with the following information:
  •    - Idea title
  •    - Project summary (10 lines maximum)
  •    - Project application

to the following email address:

The organization will review the proposal and, once approved, a template will be sent to layout the digital poster and send it in PowerPoint or PDF format.

The cost of participation is equivalent to the registration fee (general rate). One poster is allowed per registration.


If you want to participate in the event as a speaker, send us a brief abstract, title, and name of the person who would give the talk. The Deadline is 30th November 2023.

To the following email address:

Belén Franch


Chelo Escrig


Jacobo Herrero

IBMA España

Javier Arizmendi


Lidia Ferrer

Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública

Susana Herrero



Not associated      AIMPLAS member       Students/Unemployed *
Day 1: Agriculture 250 € 200 € 75 € *
Day 2: Health 250 € 200 € 75 € *
Day 1: Agriculture
Day 2: Health
400 € 300 € 100 € *

* You must present a student card and/or unemployment card.

From three or more registrations of attendees from the same company, consult with the organization.