Welcome to the

Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation

an Australian Research Council funded Industrial Transformation Training Centre


A. Deutscher

The Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation is dedicated to providing the Australian horticulture industries new, sustainable and environmentally friendly tools for controlling fruit fly pests. Our research aims to protect horticulture industries and market access, and help ensure Australia's food security.

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17 March 2021 - 11 am (Sydney)

Developing new male attractants and toxicants for improved monitoring and control of pest tephritids by structural modification of cuelure and zingerone


With special guest Dr Soo Jean Park.


Download the seminar brochure for more details.

This seminar is part of the Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series.


15-17 March 2021

BioAg World Congress 2021


The BioAg World Congress core theme relates to four main BioAg segments – biopesticides, biostimulants, biofertilizers, and bionutritionals. The sessions will take an in-depth look at industry developments, roles of the food chain to influence biosolution adoption, soil health and water management, challenges and opportunities on regulation, go-to market, science-backed innovations, investment in bioag, and insight into growth areas such as precision AgTech.


4-6 May 2021

National Fruit Fly Symposium 2021


Hosted by the National Fruit Fly Council, the symposium will workshop several key fruit fly challenges and seek to identify priorities for building future national success.


7-9 June 2021

Hort Connections


The conference theme Celebrating the international year of fruits and vegetables, will recognise the horticulture industry and the important role fruits, vegetables and floral industries have in human nutrition, health and wellbeing, and global food security. Whether it be through technology, labour solutions, or financial and environmental sustainability, Hort Connections will highlight and display exciting new possibilities set to shape the industry.


1-15 July 2021

1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE)


This meeting provides an opportunity for scientists around the globe to present their most recent research findings in Entomology. IECE aims to contribute to the rapid spread of worldwide advances on insects from the entire scientific community through the publication of proceedings after the conference. Participation is free of charge.


26-28 October 2021

2021 Australian Biosecurity Symposium


The Symposium will bring an unprecedented opportunity to influence the direction of Australia’s future biosecurity system, network, develop new concepts, share and test ideas, build new partnerships and engage in challenging discussions.


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