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Section Board for 'Plant Genetics and Genomics' (53)

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Prof. Dr. Roberto Tuberosa
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna Viale Fanin, 44 40127-Bologna, Italy
Interests: Quantitative Trait Loci mapping; drought resistance; root system architecture; phenotyping; maize; durum wheat; barley
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Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Batley
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Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: crop genomics; brassica; disease resistance; pan genomics; evolutionary genomics; population genomics
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Prof. Dr. Bin Yu
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Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1901 Vine St, Lincoln, NE, USA
Interests: non-coding RNAs; miRNAs and siRNAs; epigenetics; functional genomics; plant molecular biology; genetics
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Prof. Dr. Annette Becker
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Institute of Botany, Justus-Liebig-University, 35392 Giessen, Germany
Interests: flower development; evodevo; transcription factors; transcriptome analysis; evolution of gene networks; VIGS
Dr. Valérìe Geffroy

Institute of Plant Sciences Paris Saclay (IPS2), INRAE, 91192 Gif sur Yvette CEDEX, France
Interests: disease resistance genes; NLR; legume; common bean; genomics
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Dr. Noland H. Martin
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Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
Interests: natural hybridization; speciation; population genetics; quantitative genetics
Prof. Dr. Serena Aceto
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Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: evolutionary genetics; flower development genes; gene expression; genomics; Orchidaceae; transcriptomics
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Dr. Diego Hojsgaard
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1. Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
2. Taxonomy and Evolutionary Biology, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany
Interests: apomixis; asexuality, evolution; genetics; genomics; hybridization; plant reproductive biology; polyploidy
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Prof. Dr. Jae-Heung Ko
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Department of Plant and Environmental New Resources, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Korea
Interests: plant science; wood formation; secondary wall biosynthesis; stress biology; biotechnological improvement
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Dr. Marcial Escudero
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Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Seville, Seville, Spain
Interests: chromosome; cytogenetics; evolution; genetic mapping; linkage; phylogenetics; phylogenomics; recombination
Dr. Diego Breviario
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Depterment Biosciences and AgriFood CNR, Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology: IBBA-CNR, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: genomics; molecular genetics; genetic diversity; molecular markers; cytoskeleton; microtubules at a plant biology level; plant cell biology and biotechnology
Dr. Elena Bitocchi
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (D3A) Polytechnic, University of Marche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: population genomics; evolution; plant genetic resources; plant breeding; legumes
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Dr. Abdelhafid Bendahmane
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Paris Saclay Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS2), INRA Île-de-France – Versailles-Grignon, 75338 Paris, France
Interests: tomato; crop genomics; tilling
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Prof. Dr. Paola Vittorioso
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Department Biology and Biotechnology C. Darwin, Sapienza Università di Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: arabidopsis thaliana; seed germination; light signaling; phtomorphogenesis; Dof proteins
Dr. Mathilde Causse
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INRAE, UR1052, Génétique et Amélioration des Fruits et Légumes, 67 Allée des Chênes, Centre de Recherche PACA, Domaine Saint Maurice, CS60094, 84143 Montfavet, France
Interests: tomato genetics; fruit quality; adaptation to environmental stresses; QTL; breeding
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Dr. Barbara Molesini
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Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, 37129 Verona, Italy
Interests: plant biotechnology; solanum lycopersicum; parthenocarpy; fruit growth and development; phytohormones
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Dr. Gabriella De Lorenzis
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, University of Milan, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
Interests: molecular markers; SNP; SSR; genetic structure; genetic diversity; fingerprinting; heterozygosity; pedigree; QTL; GWAS
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Dr. Francesco Sunseri
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Department of Agraria, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Loc. Feo di Vito I-89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: genetic structure of plant biodiversity; genomics and transcriptomics; genome-wide association selection (GWAS) and mapping; genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS); molecular assisted selection (MAS); QTL analysis and cloning; plant abiotic stress with a particular interest in nitrogen use efficiency (NUE)
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Dr. Enriqueta Moyano Cañete
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Córdoba, Campus Rabanales, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: development and ripening; fruit biotechnology; transcription factors; postharvest; strawberry
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Dr. Attila Kereszt
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Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, 6726 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: nitrogen fixing symbiosis; legumes; rhizobia; plant genetics and genomics; microbial genetics and genomics
Dr. Jeffrey P. Mower
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Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Interests: plant evolutionary genetics; mitochondrial genomics; plastid genomics; phylogenetics
Dr. Juan Imperial
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1. Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias (CSIC), 28006 Madrid, Spain
2. Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP UPM-INIA), 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón Madrid, Spain
Interests: genomics and biotechnology of plant-associated microorganisms; plant microbiota; rhizobia; xylella; endophyitc fungi
Dr. José A. Mercado
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Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea La Mayora (IHSM-UMA-CSIC), Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Interests: cell wall; fruit physiology; fruit biotechnology; fruit texture; genetic transformation; olive; postharvest; strawberry, subtropical fruits
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Dr. Antonio Granell
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Department of Fruit Quality and Biotechnology, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC), Ingeniero Fausto Elio, s/n 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: tomato; genetics; genomics, biochemistry; fruit quality
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Prof. Dr. Philippe Gallusci
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INRA, Bordeaux Science Agro, UMR Ecophysiologie et Génomique Fonctionnelle de la Vigne (EGFV), 210 Chemin de Leysotte, University of Bordeaux, CS 50008 33882 VILLENAVE D'ORNON, France
Interests: plant epigenetic mechanisms; DNA methylation; plant development; plant stress responses; drought; adaptation; fruit development and ripening; metabolism and epigenetic crosstalk
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Dr. Florian Frugier
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Institute of Plant Sciences Paris Saclay (IPS2), CNRS, Univeristy of Paris-Saclay, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: pant microbe interactions; symbiosis; legume; root and nodule development; hormonal signaling; systemic signaling
Prof. Dr. Kejian Wang
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China National Rice Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 311401, China
Interests: genome editing; apomixis; recombination; meiosis; Hybrid vigor; heterosis; plants
Prof. Dr. Ingo Schubert
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Department of Breeding Research, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, 06466 Gatersleben, Germany
Interests: cytogenetics; karyotype evolution; chromosome mutagenesis; chromosome structure; comparative cytogenomics
Dr. Frank L.W. Takken
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Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: molecular plant pathology; plant diseases; resistance breeding; NLR proteins; pathogens; solanaceae; Fusarium oxysporum
Dr. Christian Chevalier
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INBRAE, UMR1332 Fruit Biology and Pathology, University of Bordeaux, F-33882 Villenave d'Ornon, France
Interests: plant reproductive development; flower; fruit; cell cycle; cell division; cell expansion; endoreduplication; tomato; gene expression
Prof. Dr. Alberto Acquadro
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Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Turin, 10124 Torino TO, Italy
Interests: genomics; bioinformatics; plant genetics; RNAseq, abiotic/biotic stress in plants
Prof. Dr. Bernd Weisshaar
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Chair of Genome Research, Universität Bielefeld, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: structural genomics; functional genomics; transcriptome analyses; crop genetics and genomics; transcription factors; transcriptional control; grapevine; sugar beet; brassica
Dr. Pietro Gramazio
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1. Department of Biotechnology, Institute for Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity (COMAV), School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (ETSIAMN), Vera Campus, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Camino de Vera s/n, Building 8E, 46022 Valencia, Spain
2. Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan
Interests: plant breeding; introgression breeding; crop wild relatives (CWRs); solanaceae vegetable crops; genomics; genetics; molecular markers; genetic mapping
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Dr. Jeremy Murray
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Laboratory of Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction Research, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 300 Feng Lin Road, Shanghai 200032, China
Interests: symbiosis; nodulation; arbuscular mycorrhiza; rhizobial and mycorrhizal infection; rhizosphere; nitrogen signaling; flavonoids; gene networks
Dr. Calvin O. Qualset
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: plant breeding; genetic resources conservation; quantitative genetics; agrobiodiversity; plant production systems
Prof. Dr. Euan K. James
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The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, DD2 5DA Scotland, UK
Interests: plant electron microscopy; nitrogen fixation by legumes; nitrogen fixation by non-legumes
Prof. Dr. Cesar Arrese-Igor
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Department of Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Applied Biology, Universidad Pública de Navarra, E-31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: nitrogen fixation in legumes; nitrogen plant nutrition; carbon/nitrogen interactions; sucrose synthase; plant environmental physiology; drought; water stress effects on plants
Dr. Charles Bell
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Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
Interests: diversification; divergence times; molecular clocks; RADseq; phylogeny; phylogenetics; phylogenomics
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Dr. Aureliano Bombarely
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Department of Biosciences, University of Milan (UNIMI), 20122 Milano MI, Italy
Interests: plant genomics; evolutionary genomics; polyploidy; bioinformatics; databases; sequence assembly; solanacea; domestication
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Prof. Dr. Douglas Cook
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Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8680, USA
Interests: forward genetics; symbiotic development in Medicago truncatula; ecological genomics; association genetics
Dr. Hongchang Cui
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Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: plant development; root biology; molecular biology; genetics; genomics; epigenetics
Dr. Assaf Distelfeld
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The Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Interests: wheat; wild emmer wheat; polyploidity; genetic-mapping; genotyping; chromosome substitution lines; molecular markers; segregating populations; genetic material; genome sequencing; homoeologous gene expression; genomics; domestication; crop evolution; QTL; yield
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Prof. Dr. Dariusz Grzebelus
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Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. 29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Krakow, Poland
Interests: apiaceae; carrot; crop domestication; genetic diversity; molecular markers; plant breeding; plant genomics; transposable elements
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Prof. Dr. Zengjian Jeffrey Chen
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Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: genomics; genetics; epigenetics; small RNAs; chromatin; transcription; post-transcriptional regulation; polyploidy; hybrids; circadian regulation; molecular evolution; plants; Arabidopsis; cotton; maize; rice; wheat
Prof. Dr. Benoît Lacombe
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Institut de Biologie Intégrative des Plantes Claude Grignon, F-34060 Montpellier, France
Interests: transport; hormones; nutrition; development; nutrient sensing
Dr. Marc Libault
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Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Center for Plant Science Innovation Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Interests: plant root response to biotic and abiotic stresses; plant single cell biology; comparative genomics
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Dr. Anca Macovei
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Department of Biology and Biotechnology “L. Spallanzani”, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: DNA damage response (DDR); microRNAs; abiotic stress response; systems biology; seed biology
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Dr. Dan Milbourne
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Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Crops Research Centre, Carlow R93 XE12, Ireland
Interests: molecular genetics; genomics, breeding tools, potato breeding
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Prof. Dr. Silvio Salvi
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Department of Agricultural Sciences (DipSA), University of Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: QTL mapping; root architecture; root development; shoot development; flowering time; maize; barley; wheat; mutagenesis; tilling
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Prof. Dr. Frederick Stoddard
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Department of Agricultural Science, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: grain legumes; faba bean; protein crops; cropping systems; pre-crop effects; yield stability; yield gap; crop breeding; sustainable intensification
Dr. Bing Yang
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1. Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
2. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO 63132, USA
Interests: plant genome editing; rice genomics; rice disease
Dr. Qingyi Yu
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Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252, USA
Interests: plant genomics; plant sex chromosome; genome evolution; abiotic stress responses
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