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

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Prof. Dr. Khalid Meksem
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Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Agricultural Science; College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4415, USA
Interests: Plant nematode interactions; mutation breeding; forward and reverse genetics; seed traits and seed composition;
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Prof. Dr. Jizeng Jia
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Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: wheat genomics; bioinformation; germplasm innovation
Prof. Dr. Guangcun He
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State Key Laboratory of Hybrid Rice, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: genetics and genomics of plant resistance to insect; rice, germplasm, molecular breeding
Dr. Yadav Gitanjali
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK
Interests: complex networks; computational genomics; food security; conservation; machine learning; phytochemistry
Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Carvalho
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Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Escola Superior Agrária (ESAB) & Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: ethnobotany; agroecology; plant resources conservation; sustainability; innovation and rural development
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Dr. Olivier Vallon
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UMR 7141, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, CNRS/Sorbonne Université, F-75005 Paris, France
Interests: photosynthesis; chloroplast; gene expression; genomics; RNA-binding proteins; algae
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Prof. Dr. Zhengqiang Ma
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Crop Genetics and Breeding Department, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095, China
Interests: plant genetics and functional genomics; plant biotechnology; plant breeding; bioinformatics
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Dr. Srinivasan Ramachandran
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Senior Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, 1,Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604
Interests: rice; leafy vegetables; biotechnology, functional genomics; mutagenesis; gene over expression and underexpression; plant ionisers
Prof. Dr. Abdelhafid Bendahmane
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Institute of Plant Sciences - Paris-Saclay, INRAE & University of Paris-Saclay, Batiment 630, rue de Noetzlin, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: translational Research; sex determination
Dr. Adnane Boualem
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Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay (IPS2), INRAE, CNRS, Université Evry, Université de Paris, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay, France
Interests: plant genetics and genomics; development; specialized/secondary metabolites
Dr. Vincent G.M. Bus
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Plant & Food Research, Private Bag 1401, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
Interests: durable pest and disease resistance; host-pathogen interaction; genetics of resistance; resistance breeding; fruit crops
Dr. Maria Elena Cartea
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Misión Biológica de Galicia, Spanish National Research Council, CSIC. Pazo de Salcedo. Carballeira, 8. Salcedo, 36143 Pontevedra, Spain
Interests: brassica crops; breeding for pest resistance; glucosinolates; genetics and breeding; crop production; biotic stress; genetic resources
Prof. Dr. Ming Chen
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Department of Bioinformatics, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Zijingang Campus, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: bioinformatics; systems biology; plant Non-coding RNAs
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Prof. Tarek Hewezi
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Interests: Molecular plant-nematode interactions; effector biology; functional genomics; epigenetics; gene silencing; miRNAs; phytohormones; signal transduction; transcriptional profiling; protein-protein interactions;
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Dr. Viktor Korzun
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KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, Grimsehlstr. 31, 37555 Einbeck, Germany
Interests: cereals genomics; genetics and molecular breeding
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Prof. Dr. Shiming Liu
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Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: plant resistance against plant parasitic nematodes; soybean-soybean cyst nematode interaction; soybean functional genomics; chemical mutagenesis and mutation breeding
Prof. Dr. Angela Roberta Lo Piero
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania | UNICT, Via Santa Sofia 100, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: plant genetics; plant epigenetics; plant transcriptomics; abiotic and biotic stress
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Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer
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Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, 85764 Munich, Germany
Interests: bioinformatics; genomics; transcriptome analysis; microbiome
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Dr. Gunvant B. Patil
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Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, 79430 TX, USA
Interests: genetic engineering; trait discovery; crop improvement
Prof. Dr. Yong-Gu Cho
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Department of Crop Science, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdae-ro, Seowon-gu, Chongju 28644, Korea
Interests: marker-assisted breeding (MAS); plant breeding by CRISPR/Cas9; functional genomics; GWAS; biotic and abiotic tolerance; transcriptomics; functional analysis of genes; plant biotechnology; molecular breeding in rice
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Prof. Dr. Bruno Mezzetti
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Interests: fruit plant breeding; biotechnology
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Dr. Sonja Siljak-Yakovlev
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Ecologie Systématique Evolution, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Ecologie Systématique Evolution, 91405, Orsay, France
Interests: chromosome evolution and genome organization; cytogenetics and evolution of plants; biodiversity; endemism
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Prof. Dr. Rebecca Grumet
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Department of Horticulture, and Graduate Program in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: cucurbit genetics and genomics; disease resistance; fruit development; plant transformation; biotechnology; biosafety
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Friedt
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Plant Breeding Department, Justus Liebig University, 35392 Giessen, Germany
Interests: plant genetics and applied genomics; plant breeding (e.g. cereals, oil and protein crops); product quality (e.g. protein, lipids); disease resistance (fungal and viral pathogens); breeding methods and improvement of crop plants
Dr. Ioannis Ganopoulos
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Hellenic Agricultural Organization – DEMETER Institute of Plant Breeding & Genetic Resources 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: plant omics technologies; plant epigenetics (methylation diversity); genetic diversity studies; molecular markers (SSRs, SNPs, ISSRs, AFLPs); plant phenotyping
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Prof. Dr. Huixia Shou
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State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: Functional genomics in rice and soybean; Crop improvement through genetic engineering; Plant transformation technology development; herbicide resistant transgenic soybean
Dr. Yukio Kurihara
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Synthetic Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 1-7-22, Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045, Japan
Interests: plant genomics; gene regulation; RNA decay; light response; Arabidopsis thaliana; Hevea brasiliensis
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Dr. Claudio Varotto
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Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, 38010 San Michele all'Adige (Trento), Italy
Interests: plant molecular evolution; plant functional genomics; plant biodiversity; plant comparative genomics; plant transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. Alex Troitsky
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Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119234 Moscow, Russia
Interests: plant molecular phylogeny and systematics; genome evolution; biodiversity; phytoplanktonic metagenome
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Dr. Ulrike Lohwasser

Senior Scientist (Taxonomist, Quality Manager) Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Department of Genebank, Research Group Resources Genetics and Reproduction Corrensstrasse 3 D-06466 Seeland, OT Gatersleben, Germany
Interests: genebank management; long-term seed storage; plant taxonomy; medicinal & aromatic plants; legumes; molecular studies
Dr. Giorgio Perrella
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ENEA, Trisaia Research Center, 75026 Rotondella (MT), Italy
Interests: epigenetics; abiotic stress; light signalling; Arabidopsis and bio-refinery crops
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Prof. Dr. Mario Ciaffi
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Dipartimento per la Innovazione nei Sistemi Biologici, Agroalimentari e Forestali, Università della Tuscia, Via S. Camillo De Lellis, s.n.c, I-01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: grapevine; jasmonate; wheat; plant-pathogen interactions; molecular characterization (ISSRs, SSRs, SNPs) of plant genetic resources in crop and forest species
Dr. Matthew Nelson
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Agriculture & Food, Perth, 6014, Australia
Interests: plant breeding; crop genomics; canola improvement; legume domestication; understanding and using diversity in crop wild relatives
Prof. Dr. Jörg Meurer
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Interests: Chloroplast RNA metabolism; Chloroplast gene expression; Assembly of thylakoid protein complexes; Function of photosynthetic proteins
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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Prof. Dr. Timothy J Tschaplinski
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Interests: metabolomics; bioenergy crop production; drought tolerance; plant-microbe interactions; transgenics; Populus; Arabidopsis; Eucalyptus; Castanea; switchgrass
Prof. Dr. Hagop Atamian
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Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866, USA
Interests: understanding the molecular mechanisms of plant interactions with the environment; biotic interactions (insects, bacteria, fungi, nematodes); various biotic stresses (drought, cold, heat); high throughput sequencing; plant genotype and environment interactions
Dr. Ornella Calderini
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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR), CNR,via Madonna Alta 130, 06128 Perugia, Italy
Interests: plant cell cycle and meiosis; plant development and reproduction; signal transduction via MAPK genes related to development and stress responses; plant functional genomics in model (Arabidopsis and Medicago truncatula) and crop species; bioenergy crops; biodiversity; heterosis
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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
Dr. Wanlong Li
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Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, 252 McFadden Biostress Laboratory, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Interests: wheat genetics; genomics; evolution; domestication and germplasm enhancement
Dr. Nikolai Ravin
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Institute of Bioengineering, Research Center of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119071, Russia
Interests: chloroplast genome; mitochondrial genome; parasitic plant; plant molecular farming; plant biofactory
Dr. Vagner A. Benedito
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Associate Professor, Division of Plant & Soil Sciences, 3425 New Agricultural Sciences Building, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6108, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108, USA
Interests: functional genetics and genomics; plant development and molecular physiology; biological nitrogen fixation in legumes; hormonal Interactions in tomato development; biochemistry of membrane transporters and transcription factors
Dr. Fabrizio Costa
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Department of Genomic and Biology of Fruit Crops, Research and Innovation Centre, Foundation Edmund Mach, 38010 San Michele all’Adige (Trento), Italy
Interests: genetics; plant breeding; fruit quality; postharvest
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Dr. Yoshihisa Ikeda
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Department of Molecular Biology and Centre of Region Hana for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc, Slechtitelu 27, 783 71, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: pluripotency; transcription; cytokinin; epigenetics
Dr. Francisco Fuentes
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Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul. Casilla 306-22, Santiago, Chile
Interests: plant genetic improvement; plant genetic resources; integrated crop production systems; bioprospecting of natural products; nutrigenomic
Prof. Dr. Gianni Barcaccia
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Laboratory of Genomics for Breeding, Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment—DAFNAE, University of Padova, Campus of Agripolis—Legnaro, 35020 Padova, Italy
Interests: plant breeding; applied genomics; population genetics; plant reproductive systems; molecular markers; food traceability
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Assoc. Prof. Katsuyuki Ichitani
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Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University, 1-21-24 Korimoto, Kagoshima, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
Interests: reproductive barrier; disease resistance; varietal differentiation; genetics of agronomic trait
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Dr. Jean Molinier
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Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg, France
Interests: DNA repair; small RNA; genome-epigenome dynamics; abiotic stress
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Prof. Dr. Emidio Albertini
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, 06121 Perugia, Italy
Interests: plant reproduction; epigenetics; apomixis; stresses; tomato; grape
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Prof. Dr. Atle M. Bones
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Cell, Molecular Biology and Genomics Group, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: plant and algae cell biology; defense systems; organization and mechanisms; functional genomics; biotic and abiotic stress responses; molecular biology; systems biology approaches
Prof. Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi
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Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: plant cell wall modifications; biomass production; improving bioenergy production; biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Pilar Catalan
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Zaragoza, High Polytechnic School of Huesca, Huesca 22071, Spain
Interests: Plant Evolutionary Biology, Plant Systematics, Population genetics and conservation of plants, Comparative genomics of model grasses, Bio- and phylogeography of plants, Plant speciation, hybridization and allopolyploidy
Dr. Jason Able
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School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Interests: breeding and commercialisation of cereal and pulses; micro RNAs (miRNAs) and their role in enhancing crop productivity (through either stress adaptation and/or reproductive fitness); understanding the molecular mechanisms that control meiosis in cereals
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