General Assembly

General Assembly

The General Assembly is composed of representatives of the Plant ETP. It ensures that all ETP activities contribute to the Plant ETP long-term goal: Strengthening European Plant Research and Innovation - Vision 2025. The General Assembly is comprised of plant sector leaders who help define the mission of the Plant ETP and its directions The General Assembly also includes experts, observers and a group of personalities.

Marc Bots, Plant ETP President

Industry

Marc Bots
Head of Crop Efficiency Trait Research
Bayer CropScience S.A.
Garlich von Essen
Secretary General
European Seed Association
Alain-Dominique Quintart
Head of Government & Public Affairs EAME
Syngenta
Arjen van Tunen
CEO
Keygene N.V.
Pierre Broun
Head of Nestlé R&D Centre - Tours
Nestlé Research Centre
Wolfgang Kraus
Head of R&D Department
Südzucker
Marc Lefèbvre
Manager Biotech
SESVanderHave
Aneke Schwager
Head of Government Affairs
KWS SAAT AG
Jan Jacobi
EU Liaison Officer
German Federation of Private Plant Breeders
Bernard Bejar
Director
Céréales- Vallée, Pôle de Compétitivité

Agricultural sector

Emmanuel Rougier
Chief Executive Officer
Groupe Limagrain
Pekka Pesonen
Secretary General
COPA- COGECA

Academia

Karin Metzlaff
Executive Director
European Plant Science Organisation
Ulrich Schurr,
Director IBG-2 Plant Sciences
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Mathilde Causse
Head Genetics & Breeding of Fruit & Vegetables
INRA Versailles
Simon Vaughan
Head of International Programmes
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden
Mark Stitt
Director & Research Group Leader
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology

Experts

Yuri Gleba
Executive Director, Nomad Bioscience GmbH
Expert in SME issues
Vincent Pétiard
Consultant to Nestlé, Nature Source Genetics (NSG)
Expert in Food sector issues
Ralf Wilhelm
Institute for Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Expert in Regulatory and safety issues

Observers

John Bell, Director
DG Research and Innovation, Directorate F Bioeconomy
European Commission
Marios Markakis, Research Programme Officer
Unit F3: Agri-Food Chain, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate F Bioeconomy
European Commission
Tomaz Calikowski, Research Programme Officer
Unit F2: BioBased Products & Processing, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate F Bioeconomy
European Commission
Aldo Longo, Director
DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Directorate H General Aspects of Rural Development and Research
European Commission
Annette Schneegans, Research Programme Officer
Unit H5: Research and Innovation, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Directorate H General Aspects of Rural Development and Research
European Commission

Group of personalities

Dick Flavell Ceres Inc., former John Innes Centre
Mohamed H.A. Hassan Third World Academy of Sciences
Andrzej Legocki Polish Academy of Sciences
Pierre Pagesse General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union, COGECA, Limagrain