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Supervisory Board

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Supervisory Board

The supervisory board is composed of the scientists-in-charge of “CropLife” partners as well as of representatives of associated partners (AP) from industry and academia. Representative of the large enterprise Carlsberg A/S (AP1) is Ole Olsen who is involved in the daily ESR training at CLAB and also in course C4. Garlich von Essen represents the European Seed Association ESA (AP4) which will be involved in the training of complementary skills (C5). AP2-DSV is represented by Michael Koch who will offer training in course C4. Robbie Waugh, The James Hutton Institute represents a public research institute and has a long-term post graduate study and training tradition involving modern scientific skills. His team is involved in the International Barley Sequencing Consortium (http://www.barleygenome.org).

In addition to the associated partners three outstanding scientists are included in the supervisory board:

  Henrik Vibe Scheller has been the coordinator of the MC-RTN “WallNet” in FP6 and also was coordinator of a training network in FP5. Currently he is on leave from Copenhagen University and has assumed office at the Joint Bioenergy Institute of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, USA.
He is studying the potential of crop plants as feedstocks for biofuel and biorefinery production. He has emphasized the importance of studying senescence control as a prerequisite for environmentally sustainable biomass production.
  The training of the network is also guided by Susheng Gan from Cornell University, USA, an internationally highly estimated expert of senescence research who is well-known also for his activities in commercialisation of results of senescence research.

  Vicky Buchanan-Wollaston, Warwick University, UK, who is an expert in the transcriptome of senescence in Arabidopsis and started to use systems biology to enhance understanding of this complex process is the third member of the supervisory board.



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