Advisory Committee

The 2017 WSRC-10 Advisory Committee is made up of the following:

The members of this committee are a mixture of academic and industrial scientists who are aware of the major soybean research thrusts around the world. The mission of the Advisory Board will be to a) consult with the International Continuing Committee for the WSRC to ensure there is a satisfactory balance among program disciplines; b) ensure that invited speakers represent the various WSRC regions from around the world, and c) ensure the program topics are current and relevant.


H. Roger Boerma, Executive Director and Emeritus Professor, Georgia Seed Development and University of Georgia

Committee members:

Horst Bohner, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Canada
Glenn Bowers, Vice President, Calyxt, Jonesboro, AR
Joe Byrum, Global Head of Soybean Breeding, Syngenta Seeds
Shawn Conley, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin
Almir Dalpasquale, President of APROSOJA, Brazil
Anne E. Dorrance, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
Julio Ferrarotti, Breeding Consultant, Argentina
Michael Grusak, USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX
Tianfu Han, Professor and Chief Scientist, National Soybean Research System, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Trevor Hohls, Global Soybean Breeding Lead Monsanto Company
Richard Joost, Production Research Program Director United Soybean Board
Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Professor of Agribusiness, University of Missouri
Wenbin Li, Professor and Director of Soybean Research Institute, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China
Marcelo Oliveira, Embrapa-Soja, Brazil
Larry C. Purcell, Professor and Altheimer Chair for Soybean Research, University of Arkansas
Masqsood Rehman, Global Soybean Breeding Lead, Dow AgriSciences
Rodolfo Rossi, Nidera Seeds, Argentina
Philippe Seguin, McGill University, Canada
Roy A. Scott, National Program Leader Oilseeds & Bioscience, USDA/ARS
Paul Stephens, Soybean Product Development Lead, DuPont Pioneer
Chris Tinius, Global Soybean Breeding Director, Bayer CropScience LP
Brett Tyler, Director, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University