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Section Board for 'Genotype Evaluation and Breeding' (44)

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Prof. Dr. Rodomiro Ortiz
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sundvagen, Sweden
Interests: genetics; plant breeding; genetic resources; agrobiodiversity; food security
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Dr. Gaoneng Shao
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State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and China National Center for Rice Improvement, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 310006, China
Interests: rice; rice quality and safety; genetics; QTL-mapping; genome wide association studies; gene editing technology; molecular design breeding
Dr. Nour Ahmadi
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CIRAD, UMR AGAP (Amélioration Génétique et Adaptation des Plantes Méditerranéennes et Tropicales), 34398 Montpellier, France
Interests: rice based cropping systems; rice plant related research; genetics and plant breeding
Dr. Tomasz Płociniczak
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Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, University of Silesia in Katowice, Jagiellonska 28, 40-032 Katowice, Poland
Interests: phytoremediation; endophytes; PGPE; PGPB; PGPR; phytodegradation; phytoextraction; bioaugmentation; NGS; gene expression
Prof. Dr. Dongcheng Liu
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State Key Laboratory of North China Crop Improvement and Regulation, College of Agronomy, Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding 071000, Hebei, China
Interests: wheat quality improvement; wheat proteomics; QTL mapping; wheat genomics
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Prof. Dr. Aimin Zhang
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1, State Key Laboratory of North China Crop Improvement and Regulation, College of Agronomy, Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding 071000, Hebei, China
2, Institute of Genetics and Development Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 100101, China
Interests: wheat molecular breeding; wheat genomics; wheat male sterility and heterosis; yield potential improvement; generation accelerating technology; genomic selection
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Prof. Dr. Linhai Wang
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Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science, Wuhan 430062, China
Interests: sesamum indicum; oil; lignan; plant architecture; abiotic stress; quality; yield; genome; gene; metabolite
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Prof. Dr. Nacer Bellaloui
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Crop Genetics Research Unit, 141 Experiment Station Road, P. O. Box 345, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA
Interests: seed nutrition; soybean; Plant Physiology; grain nutrition; genetics
Dr. Andres Belver Cano *
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Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Granada, Spain
Interests: Na+, Cl- and K+ homeostasis in plants; functional analysis of plant ion transporters; salinity; abiotic stress; crop plants (tomato and citrus)
* He is busy in 2021, please don't disturb him this year.
Dr. Filippo Biscarini
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Institute for Biology and Biotechnology in Agriculture, National Research Council (CNR-IBBA), Milan, Italy
Interests: biostatistics; bioinformatics; genetics; precision agriculture; breeding; artificial intelligence
Dr. Lesley G. Campbell
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Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: population biology; plant evolution; wild crop relatives; gene flow; Cannabis; quantitative genetics; weed evolution
Prof. Dr. Wen-Chi Chang
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Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences and Microbiology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Interests: bioinformatics; genomics; metagenomics; gene regulation; transcription factor; gene regulatory network; promoter; non-coding RNA
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Dr. Ming Chen
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Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)/National Key Facility for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Triticeae Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China
Interests: abiotic stress; wheat; drought resistance; Low nitrogen stress; salt stress; transgenic crop; gene cloning
Prof. Dr. Jianjun Chen
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Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: biotechnology; environmental physiology; phytoremediation; plant breeding; plant genetics
Dr. Éva Darkó
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Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Martonvásár, Hungary
Interests: plant stress physiology; salt and drought stress; LED lighting: modification of plant growth and metabolism
Prof. Dr. Yinbo Gan
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Crop Research Institute, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: trichome and root hair development; heavy metal stress; plant hormone vs. plant development; nitrate signal and lateral development
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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. Carlos Guzmán
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Department of Genetics, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: wheat quality; flour color; gluten; bread-making; pasta-making; wheat fiber
Prof. Dr. Ladislav Havel
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Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant anatomy and morphology; plant physiology; plant genetics; plant tissue culture
Prof. Dr. Yuqing He
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College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Interests: rice; grain quality; molecular breeding; gene clone; blast resistance; plant hopper resistance
Prof. Dr. Manuel Jamilena
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Department of Biology and Geology, Higher Engineering School, Research Centres CIAIMBITAL and CeiA3, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
Interests: plant breeding; plant genetics; plant genomics; developmental genetics; plant sex determination; postharvest biology; horticulture
Prof. Dr. Fuh-Jyh Jan
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Department of Plant Pathology, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Rd., Taichung 402, Taiwan
Interests: plant virology; diagnosis of plant virus diseases; plant biotechnology
Dr. Diego Jarquin
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Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915, USA
Interests: genomic selection GS; genomic prediction GP; genotype-by-environment interaction GxE; quantitative genetics; plant breeding; animal breeding
Dr. Kevin B. Jensen
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Forage and Range Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Logan, UT 84322, USA
Interests: grass breeding; range land restoration
Dr. Jeong-Dong Lee
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School of Applied Biosciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: soybean; genetics; breeding; varieties; germplasm
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Prof. Dr. Yinghui Li
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Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: soybean; genetics; gonomics; breeding; selection; gene discovery; evolutionary
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Dr. Ana Isabel López-Sesé
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Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture "La Mayora" (IHSM, UMA-CSIC), Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Department Estación Experimental La Mayora-CSIC, Avda. Dr. Wienberg, s/n., 29750 Algarrobo-Costa, Málaga, Spain
Interests: plant breeding; pest and disease resistance; genetic diversity; genetic resources; molecular markers; host-microbe interaction
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Dr. Panagiotis Madesis
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Institute of Applied Biosciences, The Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas, Thessaloníki, Greece
Interests: genomics; plant breeding; CRISP/R; stress tolerance; molecular genetics; population genetics mlecular species identification and authentication
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Dr. Sergio Mapelli
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Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA), via A. Corti 12, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: plant physiology; plant biochemstry; abiotic strsses; genetic resurces for sustainable agriculture; environmental impact; anthropogenic impact; agroforestry; industrial plants; biomass renowable energy
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Dr. Domenico Pignone
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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources of the National Research Council (IBBR-CNR), Via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: plant genetic resources; crop evolution; crop domestication; crop genetics; high throuhput phenotyping
Dr. Mariola Plazas
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Institute for Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera 14, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: breeding for quality; abiotic stress breeding; genetic diversity; phenomics; introgression breeding
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Prof. Dr. Jaime Prohens
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Institute for Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera 14, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: plant breeding; genomics; genetic resources; in vitro culture; experimental breeding populations
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Prof. Dr. Marcin Rapacz
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Department of Plant Breeding, Physiology and Seed Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 30-239 Kraków, Poland
Interests: climate change; chlorophyll fluorescence; cold de-acclimation; drought tolerance; freezing tolerance; functional genomics; winterhardiness
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Prof. Dr. Sachin Rustgi
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Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Pee Dee Research & Education Center, Clemson University, Florence, SC, USA
Interests: crop biotechnology; crop genetics and genomics; genetics engineering; genome editing; new plant breeding technologies; gene drive; nutritional enhancement; food allergy
Dr. Giovanni Scopece
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Department of Biology, University Federico II of Naples, Napoli, Italy
Interests: crop pollination; herbivory; crop wild relatives
Dr. Cristina Silvar
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Department of Biology, Univerisity of Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
Interests: genetic resources and nutraceutical compounds in pepper (Capsicum spp.)
Dr. Davinder Singh
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Sydney Institute of Agriculture, Plant Breeding Institute Cobbitty, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2567, Australia
Interests: plant breeding; genetics; pathology; germplasm; genetic resources; cereals; root crops
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Dr. John C. Snyder

Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
Interests: solanaceous breeding; wide crosses; germplasm evaluation; host-plant resistance to insects; trichomes; secondary metabolism; prebreeding
Prof. Dr. Rentao Song
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National Maize Improvement Center, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: maize genetics; seed development; storage protein synthesis; gene cloning; functional analysis
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Tokatlidis
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Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
Interests: agronomy; crop breeding; intra-species competition; low-input agriculture; preservation and utilization of plant genetic resources
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Prof. Kenichi Tsuda
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State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Interdisciplinary Science Research Institute, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: plant immunity and abiotic stress; phytohormones; plant microbiota; plant evolution
Prof. Dr. Valya Vassileva
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Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: root development and abiotic stress adaptation; hormone signalling; epigenetics; DNA methylation; comparative genomics of model legumes
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Dr. Mark O. Winfield
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Interests: SNP genotyping; cereal and fruit crops (principally wheat and apple); genetic diversity; genome editing; transformation; biofouling
Dr. Michelle Wirthensohn
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Waite Research Institute, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia
Interests: plant breeding; almond flavour analysis; fatty acid profiles of plants; plant waxes; water-use efficiency; germplasm conservation; reproductive biology; UV radiation effects on nutritive value of seeds; molecular mapping
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