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Section Board for 'Crop Breeding and Genetics' (103)

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Prof. Dr. Alan H. Schulman
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MTT Agrifood Research & University of Helsinki, Institute of Biotechnology. P.O. Box 65, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: plant genomics and genome dynamics; plant genetics; breeding biotechnology; molecular evolution; stress tolerance and disease resistance
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Dr. Alfonso Albacete
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Institute for Agri-Food Research and Development of Murcia (IMIDA), Department of Plant Production and Agrotechnology, C/ Mayor s/n, E-30150, La Alberca, Murcia, Spain
Interests: abiotic stress; root-to-shoot signaling; source-sink relationships; plant hormones; adaptive responses of plant metabolome; food security
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Prof. Dr. Fred Bourland
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Northeast Research & Extension Center, University of Arkansas, P.O. Box 48, Keiser, AR 72351, USA
Interests: cotton breeding; cotton research; seed and seedlings
Prof. Dr. Jerzy Henryk Czembor
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Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute – National Research Institute, Radzików, 05-870, Błonie, Poland
Interests: landrace and wild relative conservation (in situ and ex situ systems, monitoring, collection and characterization of germplasm, techniques of germplasm conservation, evaluation of genetic diversity); identification and characterization of PGR for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, pre-breeding, MAS, molecular breeding, physiological breeding
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Dr. Jose Maria Barrero
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CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Black Mountain Science and Innovation Park, Canberra 2601, ACT, Australia
Interests: seed biology; germination; dormancy
Dr. Massimiliano D'Imperio
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Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA) National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Interests: malnutrition; in vitro gastro-intestinal digestion process; bioavailability; tailored food; soilless system
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Dr. Arindam Ghatak

Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Interests: cereal crops; plant proteomics; systems biology; multi-omics; abiotic stress
Dr. Mercedes Del Río Celestino
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Agri-food Laboratory. (CAPDER), Avda Menéndez Pidal, s/n 14080 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: food science; health; food processing; ready-to eat-vegetable
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Dr. Ilaria Marcotuli

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", via Amendola, 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: plant genomics; molecular breeding; genetic engineering; cereal genetics; fibre for food quality; biodiversity
Dr. Brion Duffy
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Head, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Research Group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, Life Sciences and Facility Management Department, Grüental Campus, P.O. Box, CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Interests: plant pathology; genetics and genomics; multitrophic interactions; food safety; crop protection; microbial ecology
Prof. Dr. María del Carmen Martínez Ballesta
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Agronomic Engineering department, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48. 30203, Cartagena (Murcia) Spain
Interests: water relations; aquaporins; secondary metabolism (glucosinolates); membrane proteins and nutritions in plants; crop production under different salinity stress
Dr. Sridevi Nakka
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Heartland Plant Innovations, Manhattan, KS, 66503, United States
Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States
Interests: Interested in plant molecular biology in general and have passion to carry out experiments both fundamental and applied area of weed science and crop breeding and genetics
Prof. Dr. Adrian C. Newton
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The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, Scotland, UK; Visiting Professor of Cereal Pathology, SRUC, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: analysing epidemic spatial trends and local competition effects in heterogeneous vegetation; the effects of climate change particularly on plant disease; Mechanisms of foliar blight pathogen resistance in barley; developing resistance elicitors as crop protectants; Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
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Dr. Daniel Real
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Livestock, Research & Industry Innovation, Industry and Economic Development, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
Interests: Tedera; Leucaena; Triticale; Cereal rye; Lotus; pasture; forage; breeding; agronomy
Dr. Lisa J. Rowland
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Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory, Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Interests: molecular genetics and genomics of blueberry including: transcriptome sequencing and development of molecular markers from transcript sequences; use of molecular markers in construction of genetic linkage maps and identification of markers linked to horticulturally important traits in cultivated highbush blueberry; and gene expression studies to identify genes involved in dormancy induction and release by chill unit accumulation, in development of cold hardiness, and in fruit quality determination
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Dr. J. Stephen C Smith
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Department of Seed Science, Iowa State University, 506 4th St, P.O. Box 404, Polk City, IA 50226, USA
Interests: molecular marker technology; genetic gain; crop domestication and evolution; conservation of genetic resources; intellectual property protection; maize and wild relatives; cultivar identification; plant genetic resources; gene-bank; molecular techniques; economic aspects
Dr. Jose Miguel Soriano
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IRTA Inst Food & Agr Res & Technol, Sustainable Field Crops Programme, Lleida, Spain
Interests: plant breeding; benomics; marker assisted selection; gene discovery
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Dr. Katherine Steele
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School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, LL57 2UW, UK
Interests: genetics; molecular markers; molecular breeding; quantitative trait loci; applied genomics; rice; barley; tomato
Dr. Catherine Tetard-Jones
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Nafferton Ecological Farming Group, Newcastle University, Devonshire Building, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: community genetics; nutrient use efficiency (NUE); plant - insect interactions; phenotypic plasticity; proteomics; QTL mapping; wheat breeding
Dr. Frank Liebisch
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Water Protection and Substance Flows, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER Agroscope, Research Devision Agroecology and Environment, Agroscope, Switzerland
Interests: plant and crop nutrition; precision agriculture; phenotyping; crop x environment x genotype interactions; remote sensing; arable; horticultural and grassland crops; nutrient cycles and nutrient flows in the environment; nutrient use efficiency
Prof. Dr. Peter Langridge
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School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Urrbrae SA 5064, Australia
Interests: plant genomics; genetic engineering; cereal genetics
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Dr. Riccardo Velasco
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CREA - Research Centre for Viticulture and Enology, viale XXVIII Aprile 26, 31015 Conegliano (TV), Italy
Interests: plant genetics and genomics; plant biotechnology and genome editing; plant breeding; plant molecular biology; plant-pathogen interaction; regulation of gene expression; grapevine; apple; pear; strawberry; peach; mayze
Dr. Pasquale Tripodi
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Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis (CREA), Via Cavalleggeri 25, I-84098 Salerno, Italy
Interests: plant breeding and genetics; plant genomics; quantitative genetics; plant phenomics; vegetable quality; solanaceae; leafy vegetables
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Prof. Dr. David Van Sanford
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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
Interests: inheritance of resistance to Fusarium head blight; breeding for adaptation to climate change; genetic factors associated with nitrogen use efficiency; genomic selection; locally sourcing bread wheat
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Dr. John Passioura
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CSIRO Agriculture and Food, PO Box 1700 Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
Interests: plant/soil water relations; WUE of dryland crops; rhizosheath
Dr. Stamatis Rigas
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Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens 118 55, Greece
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant physiology; molecular genetics
Dr. Pedro Revilla
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Department of Maize Breeding and Genetics, Misión Biológica de Galicia (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), P.O. Box 28, 36080 Pontevedra, Spain
Interests: maize breeding; maize genetics; maize germplasm; cold tolerance; drought tolerance; sweetcorn; maize bread
Dr. Eyal Fridman
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Department of vegetables and field crops, Institute of Plant Science, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel
Interests: plant environment interactions; plant adaptation; plant Genomics
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Batley
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School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, CRAWLEY WA 6009, Australia
Interests: crop genetics and genomics; Brassicas; plant-pathogen interactions; genetic diversity; molecular evolution
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Prof. Dr. Harbans Bariana
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Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Plant Breeding Institute, the University of Sydney, Australia
Interests: wheat; rust resistance; molecular markers
Dr. Yusuf Genc
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School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, SA, 5064, Australia
Interests: plant nutrition; plant physiology; plant breeding; abiotic stress; phenotyping; cereals
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Dr. Urmila Basu
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FSO, AFNS Labs and Genomics Unit Manager, Dept. of AFNS, 4-32A Ag/Forestry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P5, Canada
Interests: plant genomics; functional genomics; biotechnology; proteomics; stress response and resistance
Prof. Dr. Gavin Ash
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Centre for Crop Health, Institute for Agriculture and the Environment, Research and Development Division, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba 4350, Australia
Interests: plant pathology; biological control; bacteriology; fungal genetics; population biology
Prof. Dr. Chengdao Li
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Western Barley Genetics Alliance, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, WA6150, Australia
Interests: plant genetics and breeding; plant molecular genetics; cereal genomics
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Dr. Yong-Bao Pan
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Sugarcane Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Houma, LA, USA
Interests: genetics; cytogenetics; breeding; molecular biology; disease diagnosis; crop germplasm; molecular database; tissue culture and transformation; rice; maize; sugarcane
Dr. Tristan Edward Coram
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Australian Grain Technologies, Waite Campus, Wine Innovation Central Building, Cnr of Hartley Grove & Paratoo Rd, Urrbrae SA 5064, Australia
Interests: biotechnology; transgenic; agronomic traits; input traits; output traits; phenotyping; breeding; genetics; genome engineering; hybridization; hybrid crops
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Prof. Dr. David Edwards
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth 6009, Australia
Interests: genomics; bioinformatics; wheat; brassica; legumes
Prof. Dr. J. Perry Gustafson
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1-16 Agriculture, Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: plant breeding and genetics; plant genomics; cytology; evolution
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Dr. Henry T. Nguyen
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Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri,Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: plant genetics and biotechnology; plant adaptation to stress environments
Prof. Dr. Petr Smýkal
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Department of Botany, Palacky University, 771 47 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: domestication; crop wild relatives; genetic diversity; legumes; seed dormancy
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus
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Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry, Regensburg Center for Biochemistry, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
Interests: flowering time; germline development and function; fertilization mechanisms; haploidy induction; speciation mechanisms; early seed development; heat and infection stress during reproduction; gene regulation; CRPs; signaling mechanisms; RNPs; cell polarity
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Dr. Antonino Malacrinò
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Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus (OH), USA
Interests: plant protection; insect ecology and evolution; plant diseases; plant-microorganisms-insect interaction; pest management; microbial ecology; molecular ecology; meta-omics; bioinformatics
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Dr. Alireza Navabi
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Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
Interests: wheat; breeding; genetics; QTL mapping; association studies; disease resistance; abiotic stress tolerance
Prof. Dr. Dirk B. Hays
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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, United States
Interests: cereal grain developmental genetics
Dr. Sambasivam Periyannan
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1. Cereal Rust Resistance Lab Agriculture & Food, CSIRO, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia;
2. Plant Immunity Lab, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia;
3. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: cereal genetics; breeding; plant-pathogen interaction; molecular markers and gene cloning
Dr. Manish K. Pandey
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Center of Excellence in Genomics & Systems Biology (CEGSB), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India
Interests: genetics and genomics in cereals and legumes; nutrigenomics; genetic mapping and quantitative trait locus (QTL) discovery; genome-wide association study (GWAS); molecular breeding; genomic selection
Dr. Piergiorgio Stevanato
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Department DAFNAE, University of Padova, Legnaro I-35020, Italy
Interests: biotechnology; plant and soil genomics; stress response and resistance
Dr. Bronwyn Barkla
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Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University, Lismore, 2481, Australia
Interests: plant physiology; plant nutrition; proteomics; seed storage proteins; trichomes; salt tolerance
Dr. Agnieszka Golicz
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Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne Level 5, Building 184, Parkville, Victoria, 3101, Australia
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; bioinformatics; brassica; legumes; long non-coding RNAs; plant sexual reproduction
Dr. Philipp Bayer
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School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia (M092)35 Stirling Highway CRAWLEY WA 6009 Australia
Interests: crop genetics; breeding genomics; Brassica; clover; phylogenetics; GWAS; genomic selection
Dr. Matthew Hegarty
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Institute of Biological, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
Interests: genomic diversity; plant genomes; crop breeding; next-generation sequencing; polyploidy, interspecific hybridization
Prof. Dr. Paul Michael Hasegawa
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Distinguished Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Interests: plant; cellular and molecular responses to the environment; Ca2+ signaling; ion transport; sumoylation
Dr. Ana Fita
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Departemnt of Biotechnology, Institute for Conservation & Improvement of Valentian Agrodiversity (COMAV), Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: genetics; plant breeding
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Dr. Regine Delourme
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UMR1349 INRA-Agrocampus Ouest-Université Rennes1, IGEPP-Institut de Génétique, Environnement et Protection des Plantes, Centre de Bretagne-Normandie, BP35327, F-35653 Le Rheu, France
Interests: genetics; genomics; disease resistance; crop breeding
Dr. Jean-Philippe Ral

CSIRO Agriculture and Food, National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct, Black Moutain, GPO box 17000 – Canberra, Australia
Interests: starch metabolism; Alpha-amylase; wheat; end product quality; LMA; PHS; germination and dormancy; circadian rhythm; carbon partitioning; cereal and grains
Prof. Dr. Jane K. Dever
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Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A & M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX 79403-6603, USA
Interests: crop breeding and genetics; cotton; fiber quality; abiotic stress tolerance; genetic resource characterization and enhancement
Dr. Javier Terol
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Centro de Genómica, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias IVIA, Valencia, Spain
Interests: molecular biology; next generation sequencing; bioinformatics and computational biology; plant genetics; genomics plant biology; sequencing; DNA; DNA sequencing; gene expression
Prof. Dr. Pilar S Testillano
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Pollen Biotechnology of Crop Plants lab. Biological Research Center, CIB-CSIC, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: somatic embryogenesis; microspore embryogenesis; doubled-haploids; pollen development; stress; phytohormones; epigenetics; cell wall remodeling; autophagy; cell death
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Dr. Tong Geon Lee
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Horticultural Sciences Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, FL, USA
Interests: bioinformatics; genome biology; tomato genetics
Dr. Moshe Reuveni
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Ornamental Horticuture, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan, 50250, Israel
Interests: molecular events during shoot regeneration; plant tissue culture; developing tissue culture methods for ornamentals, the function of V-ATPase subunits
Dr. Hamid Khazaei
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8, Canada
Interests: crop breeding and genetics; molecular breeding; agronomy; stress physiology; legumes; faba bean
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Dr. Elena Pestsova
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Institute of Bio- and Geosciences - Plant Sciences,Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Leo-Brandt-Strasse,52425 Jülich, Germany
Interests: crop genetics and genomics; genetic mapping and QTL discovery; molecular breeding; biomass and bioenergy crops; perennial agriculture
Dr. Paxton Payton
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USDA-ARS Cropping Systems Research Laboratory, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
Interests: cotton production; physiological and genetic mechanisms of crop responses to environmental stress
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Dr. Antonio Lupini
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Dipartimento AGRARIA, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, 89124 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy
Interests: plant genetics; molecular markers; nitrogen use efficiency; biodiversity; allelopathy
Prof. Dr. Mario Caccamo
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National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge CB3 0LE, UK
Interests: crop Genetics; crop bioinformatics
Dr. Argelia Lorence
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Phenomics Facility, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72467, USA
Interests: ascorbate metabolism; redox biology; plant metabolic engineering; Genetic x Environment x Management interactions; plant phenomics; mabiotic stress tolerance; rice; maize
Dr. Thomas Hartwig
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Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10 50829 Cologne, Germany
Interests: transcriptional regulation; transcriptome analysis; bioinformatics; plant hormones; plant genomics; genetic engineering; maize (epi)genetics; drought stress
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Prof. Dr. Eric Visser
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Department of Experimental Plant Ecology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Interests: crop physiology; genotype by environment interactions; drought stress; salinity stress; flooding stress; root physiology; plant-plant interactions
Dr. Scott Boden
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John Innes Centre, Department of Crop Genetics, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK
Interests: wheat; barley; inflorescence development; flowering-time
Dr. Tran Dang Xuan
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Graduate School for International Cooperation and Development (IDEC), Division of Development Technology, Hiroshima University, 1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8529, Japan
Interests: biochemistry; food chemistry; plant physiology; sustainable agricultural production; organic chemistry; weed science; biological management of pests and weeds; allelopathy; biomass energy; isolation and identification of natural products and biological activities; plant breeding
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Dr. C. Dionisio Pérez-Blanco
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IME Business School & Department of Economics and Economic History, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Interests: hydroeconomics; economic calibrated models; mathematical programming; system analysis; water scarcity; droughts
Dr. Catalina Egea-Gilabert
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Department of Agricultural Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48, 30203 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: biochemistry; genetics and molecular biology; agricultural and biological sciences
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Dr. Leire Molinero-Ruiz

Department of Crop Protection, Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: diversity of crop pathogens; early disease detection; field crops diseases; genetic resistance; integrated disease management; oomycetes; parasitic plants; phytopathology; soil-borne fungi
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Dr. Fabio Fiorani
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Institute of Bio- and Geo-Sciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Interests: plant phenotyping; abiotic stress responses; plant and crop physiology
Dr. Guo-Liang Jiang
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Agricultural Research Station, Virginia State University, PO Box 9061, Petersburg, VA 23806, USA
Interests: plant cultivar development; germplasm enhancement; breeding principles and methodologies; QTL analysis and molecular marker applications; genome-wide association study (GWAS); genetic analysis and characterization of traits; gene exploiting/discovery; trait integration
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Dr. Andrew Eamens
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Centre for Plant Science, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, 2308, Australia
Interests: plant developmental biology; plant abiotic stress responses and stress adaptation; RNA biology; epigenetics; microRNAs (miRNAs); small RNAs (sRNAs); gene expression regulation
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Dr. Samir C. Debnath
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St. John’s Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bldg. 25, 308 Brookfield Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 6J5, Canada
Interests: berry crops; breeding; biodiversity; biotechnology; genetic enhancement; in vitro culture; micropropagation; molecular marker; wild germplasm
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Mr. Avjinder S. Kaler
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Chair of Biometry and Statistical Computing Section, Liaison of National Soybean Variety Review Board, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Interests: plant breeding and genetics; molecular genetics and genomics; genome architecture; quantitative trait loci; molecular breeding; crop physiology; high throughput phenotyping; plant adaptation to stress environments; molecular markers; gene discovery; applied genomics; legumes; abiotic stresses
Dr. María Muñoz‐Amatriaín

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Interests: genetic and genomic resources; molecular breeding; genetic diversity
Dr. Irene Perrone

Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP),National Research Council of Italy (CNR), 10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: somatic embryogenesis; in vitro culture; protoplast culture and plant regeneration; micropropagation; phytohormones; transcriptomics; epigenetics; functional genomics; biotechnology; genome editing; phenotypic plasticity; biotic and abiotic stresses; grapevine
Dr. Greg Rebetzke
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Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture and Food, A GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: quantitative and statistical genetics; physiological genetics; crop breeding; cereal adaptation to drought
Dr. Abdulqader Jighly
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Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Agriculture Victoria, Bundoora 3083, Victoria, Australia
Interests: genetic diversity; population and quantitative genetics; polyploidy; simulation; statistical genetics; synthetic hexaploid wheat
Prof. Dr. C. Eduardo Vallejos
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Department of Horticultural Sciences, and Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, University of Florida Gainesville, 1253 Fifield Hall, 32611-0690 FL, USA
Interests: legume and common bean genetics and genomics; plant molecular biology; crop modeling for prediction of the phenotype; starch metabolism
Prof. Dr. Richard G. F. Visser
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Plant Breeding, Wageningen University & Research, PO Box 386 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: breeding of crop plants; quantitative genetics; genomics; QTL analysis; GMO; potato; tomato
Dr. Ana Segura

CSIC, Department of Environment Protect, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin, 18008 Granada, Spain
Interests: plant defence; bacteria; pathogens; pseudomonas; rhizosphere; microbiology; sequencing; cell biology
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Dr. Pilar Hernandez
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Agronomy Department, Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, (IAS), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: genomics of crop adaptation; GWAS; genomic selection; phenotyping tools
Prof. Dr. Nigel G. Halford
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Plant Sciences Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, UK
Interests: crop genetics; crop biotechnology; crop composition; metabolic regulation and signalling; food safety
Prof. Dr. Roberto Papa
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D3A-Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: plant breeding; domestication; genomics; CWR; population genetics; evolution; biodiversity and genetic resources conservation; legumes; cereals
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Dr. Rafael A. Cañas
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Departamento Biología Molecular y Bioquímica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, Campus Universitario de Teatinos, E-29071 Málaga, Spain
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; nitrogen uptake; nitrogen metabolism; maize, conifers
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Dr. Valeria Cavallaro
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National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of BioEconomy(IBE) Via Gaifami 18, 95126 Catania, Italy
Interests: plant micropropagation; seed dormancy and germination; abiotic stress; conservative agriculture
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Dr. Othmane Merah
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1. Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle, LCA, Université de Toulouse, INRA, Toulouse, France
2. Université Paul Sabatier, IUT A, Département génie Biologique, Toulouse, France
Interests: cereals; oilseed crop; plant physiology; plant breeding; abiotic stress; bioactives accumulation
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Prof. Dr. Raffaele Testolin
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Department of Agricultural, Food, Animal and Environmental Sciences, University of Udine, Via delle Scienze 208, 33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: fruit genetic diversity, fruit domestication, fruit genetics, fruit breeding
Dr. Susan A. H. McCallum
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Soft Fruit researcher and breeder, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 5da, UK
Interests: Soft fruit genetics, Molecular assisted breeding, genotype x environmental interactions, high throughput phenotyping; fruit genetic diversity
Dr. Marco Cirilli
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: fruit breeding; fruit genomics and genetics
Dr. Gareth J. Norton
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building – G41, Aberdeen, AB24 3UU, UK
Interests: plant genomics; cereal genetics; soil biology; soil chemistry
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Dr. Ferdinando Branca
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Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente (Di3A),University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia 5, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: vegetable, aromatic, and medicinal plant diversity; crop domestication and evolution; agronomic, organoleptic, nutraceutical, and technological traits; miRNAs; healthy and super foods.
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Dr. Dan Mullan
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Intergrain, 19 Ambitious Link, Bibra Lake, Perth, WA, Australia
Interests: field crops; agronomic traits; phenotyping; crop stress; plant physiology; remote sensing; plant genetics and breeding;cereal genomics; wheat
Dr. Mamoru Okamoto
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School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Urrbrae SA 5064, Australia
Interests: plant molecular biology; biotechnology; nitrogen uptake and assimilation; ion transport; grain protein
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Dr. Conxita Royo
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Sustainable Field Crops, Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology(IRTA), Avda. Rovira Roure 191, 25198 Lleida, Spain
Interests: wheat; breeding; drought resistance; genetic resources; grain quality
Dr. Pilar Soengas
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Misión Biológica de Galicia (MBG-CSIC), Aptdo. 28, 36080, Pontevedra, Spain
Interests: brassica breeding; antioxidants; secondary metabolites; plant resistance; biotic stress; plant-pathogen interaction
Dr. Rajeev K. Varshney
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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru-502 324, A.P., India
Interests: molecular markers; molecular breeding; gene discovery; applied genomics; legumes; abiotic stresses
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Prof. Dr. Michael Timko
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Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
Interests: plant genomics; molecular breeding; abiotic and biotic stress response; legumes
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Dr. Ryan Whitford
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School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Urrbrae, SA, 5064, Australia
Interests: wheat; barley; reproductive development; cereal genomics; hybrid breeding
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