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The IPPC Secretariat has opened a call for Diagnostic Protocol (DP) authors and are seeking authors with diagnostic, technical and/or scientific expertise in one (or more) of the below species:

  • Microcyclus ulei (2019-003)
  • Spodoptera frugiperda (2021-016)
  • Moniliophthora roreri (2019-005)

How to apply:

Nominations to be a DP author must be submitted to the IPPC Contact Point ( by 14 June 2023, who will submit the application through the online form on your behalf. Please note that applications are subject to approval from the Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer, Dr Gabrielle Vivian-Smith prior to submission.

To apply please submit the following:

  • Nominee details and summary of expertise form (attached)
  • Signed statement of commitment form (attached)
  • Resume/CV.

Please note, if you plan on applying for more than one pest species you must submit separate forms for each species.

Further information regarding the call including desirable expertise can be found at

Alternatively, please contact the IPPC Contact Point ( if you have any questions or require any assistance.