Scientific Committee 

Johann Vollmann | BOKU, Austria (Chairman)
Alvadi Balbinot | Embrapa, Brazil   
Kristin Bilyeu | University of Missouri, USA   
Adeney de Freitas Bueno | Embrapa, Brazil  
Marina Ćeran | Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Serbia 
Vuk Djordjevic | Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Serbia  
Tomislav Duvnjak | Agricultural Institute Osijek, Croatia  
Julio Ferrarotti | Haziak, Argentina   
Volker Hahn | University of Hohenheim, Germany
Tianfu Han | Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China 
Fernando Henning | Embrapa, Brazil 
Jeong-Dong Lee | Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Zenglu Li | University of Georgia, USA
Febina Mathew | North Dakota State University, USA 

Mark Messina | Loma Linda University, USA
Jegor Miladinović | Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Serbia  

Alexandre Nepomuceno | Embrapa, Brazil
Henry Nguyen | University of Missouri, USA  
Leonardo Daniel Ploper |  Estación Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (EEAOC), Tucumán, Argentina 
Vara Prasad | Kansas State University, USA
Ištvan Rajčan | University of Guelph, Canada
Milind Ratnaparkhe | Indian Councel of Agriculture Research (ICAR), India
Asheesh Singh | Iowa State University, USA
Deyue Yu | National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancements, China

Organizing Committee

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops

  • Dragana Latkovic
  • Jegor Miladinovic
  • Vuk Djordjevic
  • Marjana Vasiljevic


Donau Soja Association

  • Matthias Kroen, (Chairman)
  • Marcella Gross-Varga
  • Leo Rittler
  • Elisabeth Berger
  • Donal Murphy-Bokern


Columbus Congress & Events

  • Renate Androsch-Holzer
  • Sissy Aschenbach

 Continuing Committee

The Continuing Committee for WSRC is comprised of four soybean specialists from four regions of the world for a two-conference term plus the past Chairman. Two members from each region are elected at each Conference. 


Among others, the main responsibilities of the Continuing Committee are: 

·         to ensure that action is taken on all resolutions adopted at the past Conference; 

·         to conduct any other necessary affairs that require attention between Conferences; 

·         to select a substitute if the original host is unable to proceed with a Conference; 

·         to serve as an advisory committee to the host for planning the forthcoming Conference; 

·         to coordinate the new members election at the Conference; 

·         to coordinate the selection process for the next Conference. 

Chair WSRC11: Ricardo Vilela Abdelnoor

REGION I - USA and Canada 

Randall Nelson | USDA-ARS, Urbana, IL, USA 

Zenglu Li | University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA 

Istvan Rajcan | University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada 

Lorna Woodrow | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, Canada 


REGION II - México, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands 

Ricardo Vilela Abdelnoor | Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (Embrapa Soja), Londrina, PR, BRAZIL 

Alexandre Jose Cattelan | Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (Embrapa Soja), Londrina, PR, BRAZIL 

Eligio N. Morandi | Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Cordoba, Argentina 

Julio Ferrarotti | Haziak, Rosario, Argentina 

REGION III - Continental Asia (Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, North and South Korea)

Philips Varghese | Agharkar Research Institute (MACS), Maharashtra, India)

Wenbin Li | Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China 

Xiaobing Liu | Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Harbin, China

Deyue Yu | Nanjing Agricultural University/National Center for Soybean Improvement, Nanjing, China 

REGION IV – Africa and adjacent Island countries, Indonesia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and East European countries 

Makita Hajika | NARO institute of Crop Science, Tsukuba, Japan 

Monique Berger | Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France 

Gerhard Jan Hendrik Scholtemeijer | Protein Research Foundation, Rivonia, South Africa 

Willem Engelbrecht | K2 Seed Marketing, South Africa 

Former Chairman WSRC IX Continuing Committee 

Leonardo Daniel Ploper | Estación Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (EEAOC), Tucumán, Argentina