Johann Vollmann is an associate professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria. He teaches plant breeding and other crop science topics. He served as a Secretary General to EUCARPIA (European association for research in plant breeding) and is a scientific advisor in several professional organisations. His research is focused on adaptation of early maturity soybean to European needs. This also includes genetic improvement of seed quality characters for developing food-grade soybeans such as protein or sucrose content, genetic control of food-safety traits as well as bioactive and health-promoting components.