Dr. George W. Bassel at School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK on (network) modelling of seed functions.

Dr. Carlos Alonso-Blanco at Dept de Genética, Molecular de Plantas, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CSIC), Madrid, Spain  and Dr. F. Xavier Picó at EBD-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain on climatic adaptation using the structured Arabidopsis population of the Iberian Peninsula.

Dr. Julia Buitink and Prof. Olivier Leprince at INRA, Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, Angers, France on desiccation tolerance of seeds.

Prof. E. A. Amaral da Silva at Dept of Production and Plant Breeding, State University of Sao Paulo, Botucatu, Brazil on molecular and physiological aspects of soybean seed quality. 

Dr. Renato Delmondez de Castro and Dr. Luzimar Gonzaga Fernandez at group of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioproducts, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil on molecular and physiological aspects of Castor Bean seed and seedling quality.

Prof. Juliette de Meaux at Lab of Plant Molecular Evolution, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Münster, Germany on the population genetics of seed dormancy and seed longevity.

Prof. Fred A. van Eeuwijk at of the Dept of Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands on QTL analyses on multiple populations.

Dr. Aaron Fait at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel concerning the metabolite analyses of developing seeds.

Prof. José-Marcio R. Faria at Dept of Forestry, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil on desiccation tolerance of tree seeds.

Prof. Jill M. Farrant at Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Cape town, Cape Town, South-Africa on desiccation tolerance of seeds and resurrection plants.

Dr. Richard Finkers at Dept of Plant Breeding, Plant Research International (PRI), Wageningen, The Netherlands on analysis of tomato seed quality QTLs and eQTLs.

Dr Steven P.C. Groot at Bioscience group of Plant Research International (PRI), Wageningen, The Netherlands on Masterclass Seed Technology.

Dr. Johannes Hanson at group of Molecular Plant Physiology, Utrecht University and group of Metabolic reprograming, Umeå University on the analyses of transcriptomics data and translatomics.

Dr. Loic Rajjou at Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA-Versailles, France on seed proteome analysis.

Dr. Gabino F. Sanchez Perez at Bioscience group of Plant Research International (PRI), Wageningen, The Netherlands on bioinformatics and modelling.

Dr. Ir. Wim J.J. Soppe at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding research, Cologne, Germany (Department of Prof. Dr. Ir. Maarten Koornneef) on cloning of the seed dormancy QTLs.

Prof. Sheng Teng at Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China on sugar sensing.