Soy2023 Conference Draws Global Soybean Scientists to Nebraska
Soy2023, the Biennial Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Conference, was held Aug. 10-13 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Lincoln, Nebraska. Over 160 scientists from national and international public and private sector institutions gathered to exchange ideas and research outcomes, and to discuss challenges in understanding soybean biology. Their goal is to ultimately communicate the collective information gathered to the soybean growers to translate this knowledge into application in soybean production, targeting improvements in yield and protection of yield.
Invited speakers covered the breadth of ongoing soybean research activities. The major thematic blocks of the conference included biotic interaction, genetic/breeding for output traits, proteomics/metabolomics, genomics/transcriptomics, breeding/genetics for yield/protection of yield and genetic engineering.
Jamie O'Rourke, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service plant research geneticist at Iowa State University, presented career awards to three outstanding individuals during the closing banquet. Learn about the award recipients’ contributions to advancing soybean research in this UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture article.