Director of Universities

Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU

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A graduate in Biology (1979) and Pharmacy (1984), and a Doctor in Biology (1987) and Pharmacy (2016) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Francisco has been a professor in Plant Physiology and Pharmacognosy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad San Pablo CEU since 2002. Since 1988, he has led there the research of his group “Biotechnology of the Plant-Microbe Interaction”. As a result, he has published more than 100 articles, registered 6 patents (1PCT licensed), and directed 10 PhD theses.

During this time, he has also worked as the Director of two departments in the Faculty, as well as Associate Dean of the Faculty, and Vice-rector of Teaching Staff and academic matters.

Index H. WoS: 24 (26/09/18). Publications: 108 (27/09/18) of which 93 are Indexed in WoS (26/09/18). Nº de Sexenios: 4 Año último Sexenio: 2017.

Session Details

Breakout Session 3A:
Stop Residue Exceedance

Dates: 07 November 2018

Time: 9-10 am

Location: Plenary Hall

About the Session

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices have successfully been introduced as an integral part of GLOBALG.A.P. to reduce the use of chemical crop protection products. However, legal requirements to limit the maximum residue levels of pesticides have not fully been harmonized and the agricultural sector has not been successful in completely avoiding occasional incidences of exceedances. With the introduction of consumer labels, retailers and brand owners as well as GLOBALG.A.P. are acquiring more accountability with respect to exceedances.

A number of Residue Monitory Systems (RMS) have been operating successfully in many markets. The panelists of this session will discuss current challenges and opportunities to stop residue exceedance in the light of new on-site testing kits, the initial introduction of zero residue programs, the harmonization efforts among RMS, and the ability of sharing residue testing data in a responsible way.