Members of the External Advisory Board

Our project team gets advice and support from the members of our Advisory Board:

Dr. Eva Thörn: Background in genetics and plant breeding. Responsible for the co-ordination of network programme on conservation and utilisation of plant genetic resources in Southeast Europe. Coordinator of the ECPGR’s Inter-Regional Cooperation Network. Sweden. More…

Dr. Valeria Negri: Dip. Biologia Vegetale e Biotecnologie Agro-ambientali e Zootecniche, Università degli Studi, Italy. Chaiperson of the ECPGRs ‘On farm Conservation and Management Task Force’ and Member of the ‘Forages Working Group’. More…

Dr. Lothar Frese: Head of the Research and Coordination Centre for Plant Genetic Resources, Federal Centre for Breeding Research on Cultivated Plants, Germany. More…

Dr. Bert Visser: Director of the Centre for Genetic Resources, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands. More…

Prof. Keping Ma: Director General, Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences, PR China. More…

Dr. Dayuan Xue: Chief Scientist for Biodiversity and Biosafety, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science. State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA), and Professor, College of Life and Environmental Science, Central University for Nationalities. PR China

Dr. Bao-Rong Lu: Professor and Chairman, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, PR China. More…

Prof. Song Ge: Director Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany Beijing, Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences. PR China. More…

Prof. Hu-qu Zhai: President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. PR China

Prof. Dr. Chunlin Long: Head, Research Group for Biodiversity and Plant Resources, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. PR China. More…

Dr. Chutima Ratanasatien: Plant Variety Protection Division, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Bangkok, Thailand.

Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Long: President, Vietnamese Seed Association. Hanoi, Vietnam.

Dr. Tin Htut: Plant Breeder and Head, Plant Genetic Resources Management Division, Department of Agriculture Research. Myanmar

Prof. Sophal Chuong: Dean of Faculty of Agronomy, Royal University of Agriculture. Cambodia. More…

Dr. Edwin de Korte: Regional Economic Development Program – Green Belt. German Technical Cooperation. Siem Reap Angkor, Cambodia. More…