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Local Organizing Committee

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Leon Kochian | Co-Chair

Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan
Associate Director | Professor, Departments of Plant Sciences and Soil Sciences
Canada
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William (Bill) Lucas | Co-Chair

College of Biological Sciences, University of California
Distinguished Professor - Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology
USA
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Chris Barker

Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre, GIFS, University of Saskatchewan
Research and Business Development Director
Canada
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Mike Cey

Ag-West Bio
Director of Corporate Initiatives
Canada
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Brian (Byung-Kook) Ham

University of Saskatchewan
GIFS Research Chair in Plant Long-Distance Signaling, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Canada
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Bobbi Helgason

University of Saskatchewan
Associate Professor, Department of Soil Science
Canada
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Jurandir Vieira De Magalhaes

Embrapa Maize and Sorghum, Sete Lagoas-MG
Research Scientist, Molecular Genetics
Brazil
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Isobel Parkins

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), University of Saskatchewan
Research Scientist | Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Canada
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Marco Pellino

GIFS, University of Saskatchewan
Lab Manager, Sharbel Laboratory | Senior Research Associate
Canada
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Brad Peters

Tourism Saskatoon
Director of International Sales
Canada
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Pierre-Luc Pradier

GIFS, University of Saskatchewan
Lab Manager, Kochian Laboratory | Research Scientist
Canada
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Dave Schneider

GIFS, University of Saskatchewan
GIFS Research Chair in Digital and Computational Agriculture | Professor
Canada
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Tim Sharbel

GIFS, University of Saskatchewan
GIFS Research Chair in Seed Biology | Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Canada
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Andrew Sharpe

GIFS, University of Saskatchewan
Director of Genomics & Bioinformatics | Director of OPAL - Omics & Precision Agriculture Laboratory
Canada
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Steve Shirtliffe

University of Saskatchewan
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Canada
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Bunyamin Tar'an

University of Saskatchewan
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences/Crop Development Centre (CDC)
Canada

International Program Committee

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Xuewei Chen

Sichuan Agricultural University
Executive Director, Key Laboratory of Major Crop Diseases Rice Research Institute
China
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Elizabeth P B Fontes

Universidade Federal de Viçosa, MG
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology Institute
Brazil
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Andreas Graner

Martin Luther University
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben
Germany
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Michael A. Grusak

USDA-ARS Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center
Director
USA
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Graeme Hammer

The University of Queensland
Department of Crop Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Australia
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Sanwen Huang

Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agri Sciences
Director General, Chief Scientist, Synthetic Biology Center
China
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Stephen Kresovich

Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair of Genetics, Clemson University
Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences/Department of Genetics and Biochemistry
USA
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Chun-Ming Liu

Chinese Academy of Agri Sciences, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Director General, Institute of Crop Sciences, Director General
China
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Jian Feng Ma

Okayama University
Institute of Plant Science and Resources
Japan
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Rana Munns

University of Western Australia, CSIRO Agriculture and Food
School of Agriculture & Environment, and Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
Australia
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Roberto Papa

Università Politecnica delle Marche
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences
Italy
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Martin Parry

Lancaster Environmental Centre, Lancaster University
Plant Science for Food Security
United Kingdom
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Loren Rieseberg

University of British Columbia
University Killam Professor, Department of Botany
Canada
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Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

College of Biological Sciences, University of California
Department of Evolution and Ecology
USA
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Qifa Zhang

Huazhong Agricultural University
National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement
China

Canadian Society of Agronomy Members

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Jaswinder Singh

McGill University
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science
Canada
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Sheri Strydhorst

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Livestock and Crops Division
President of CSA + Cereal Agronomic Research Scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Barrhead
Canada

ICSS Board Members

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Hans-Joachim Braun

Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Director
South America
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Desiree Haute

University of the Philippines Los Baños College
Professor
Philippines/Asia
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Shawn Kaeppler

University of Wisconsin Madison | Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center
Professor, Department of Agronomy | Director
USA/North America
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Ruth K Oniang’o

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)
Hon. Professor | Editor-in-Chief
Africa
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Roberto Tuberosa

University of Bologna, Italy
Department of Agricultural and Food Science
Italy/ Europe
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Rajeev Varshney

Center of Excellence in Genomics & Systems Biology, Int. Crops Research Institute
Global Research Program Director, Genetic Gains & Director
India/Asia
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Jianmin Wan

Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor of Ministry of Education
Vice President of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China