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Our Governance

The work of CropXR is overseen by a Supervisory Board. Its Board of Directors is advised by a Scientific Advisory Board and a Stakeholder Advisory Board.

Supervisory Board (left to right):

  • Karin Metzlaff, Executive Director, European Plant Science Organisation (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Geert-Jan Houben, Pro Vice Rector Magnificus AI, Data & Digitalisation, TUD (Delft, Netherlands)
  • Dirk Inzé, Em. Professor, Ghent University; Scientific Director, Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Nelleke Kreike, Lector Green Biotechnology, Hogeschool Inholland (Ede, Netherlands)
  • Martin Kropff (Chair), Fmr. Global Director of Resilient Agrifood Systems, CGIAR (Montpellier, France)
  • An Michiels, Independent Director, AgKnowledge Partnering (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Susanne Sütterlin (Observer), Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (The Hague, Netherlands) (not pictured)

Board of Directors (left to right:)

  • Auke Damstra, Technology Director
  • Hedwich Teunissen, Programme Director
  • Guido van den Ackerveken, Scientific Director

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Edward Buckler, Professor, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA); Researcher, US Department of Agriculture (USA)
  • Julia Bailey-Serres, Professor, Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology, UC Riverside (Riverside, CA, USA)
  • Klaas Vandepoele, Group leader, VIB ; Professor of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Diana Horvath, President and Co-founder, 2Blades Foundation (Evanston, IL, USA)

Stakeholder Advisory Board

  • Jim Woodhill, Honorary Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
  • André Hoogendijk, Directeur, BO Akkerbouw (Zoetermeer, Netherlands)
  • Maaike Raaijjmakers, Project Manager, Biological Breeding, Liveseed, Sustainable Floriculture, Bionext (Ede, Netherlands)
  • Mirka Macel, Senior Programme Officer, NWO; Lector Plant Resilience, Aeres Hogeschool (Utrecht/Almere, Netherlands)
  • Sheila Ochugboju, Executive Director, Alliance for Science (New York, NY, USA)