Biocide test on Androctonus bicolor from Israel
As well as agricultural pesticide Ecotoxicology testing, SynTech Research conducts biocide testing on several species of medical importance including scorpions. Our Ecotoxicology GAM, Eric Ythier, based at SynTech France, Macon, extends this interest, as an expert on scorpions.
Over the last six years he has described six species new to science from the Cape Verde Islands, Philippines, Morocco, Madagascar, French Guyana and from Ecuador in 2013. Eric is co-author of Scorpions of the World, published in 2010. He can be contacted at
SynTech Research will be exhibiting at this year’s SETAC North America Meeting which carries the theme “Harmonizing Science Across Disciplines”.
SynTech Research will be exhibiting on Stand 105 – be sure to visit the stand and find out from its staff what SynTech can offer you and your business.
This 5-day event is jam-packed with training and learning opportunities. More than 2,300 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers will gather to gain knowledge and skills in the latest cutting-edge environmental research and science. There will be a chance to connect with and learn from a diverse group of representatives from academia, business and government from more than 40 countries.
The first day of the meeting offers professional training courses. The daily program consists of more than 1,800 platform and poster presentations over four days. Sessions cover topics such as aquatic toxicology and ecology, ecological risk assessment, environmental or analytical chemistry, terrestrial or wildlife toxicology and ecology, and risk management, remediation or science policy. Special symposia and daily keynote speakers will tackle emerging and topical events and research. New this year, several sessions will be recorded and made available online after the meeting, allowing delegates to keep learning and to share the experience with coworkers back home.
The Exhibit Hall will feature more than 60 businesses and organizations that support environmental research. Networking opportunities and area tours will give delegates the opportunity to connect with other scientists outside the session rooms. Students from across the globe will attend the meeting to present their work and to interact with professionals in mentoring and leadership events.
Further information about the event can be accessed on the SETAC North America website here
Dr. Khosro Khodayari (left), Alexandre Swarowsky, SynTech Brazil, Dr. Dalvan Heinert (right)
Dr. Khosro Khodayari, President and CEO of SynTech Research and Dr. Dalvan Heinert, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Santa Maria , Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, have agreed a novel co-operative education program. Biological sciences students from the University will be work as interns in one of SynTech’s USA or EU facilities as a part of their graduation requirement. The University will provide experts to deliver short courses to train SynTech staff in Brazil in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science and Environmental Sciences. The parties are also discussing collaboration on agricultural chemical and biotechnology R&D activities.
Young entomologists insect display at SynTech Research, Kansas
Austin (13) and Maddie (10) are the children of Denise Woodward, Associate Research Scientist – Study Director at SynTech Research Laboratory Services (SLRLS), Stilwell, Kansas. They collected insects and created displays as part of their entomology project in the local 4-H club. Cathy Webster who also works at SLRS, provided the insects from which Austin and Maddie created this particularly impressive display in the SLRS Reception.
Asia Pacific workshop, Melaka, Malaysia
In mid-March the SynTech Research Asia-Pacific team and some of their exclusive contractors met for the fifth SynTech Research Asia Pacific Workshop in Melaka, Malaysia. This is the location of a number of SynTech Import Tolerance trials. Dave Marsden, Global Account Manager for Insecticides and Daniel Mourad, GAM for GLP also participated. Items covered included the SynTech Strategy, the new Staff Performance System, training in Leadership and GLP, efficacy trial methods and chemical import processes.