Aleksandra Sudarić is a scientific advisor and a soybean breeder at the Department for breeding and genetics of industrial plants at the Agricultural Institute Osijek in Croatia. She received the B.Sc. degree in agronomy from the University of Osijek, M.Sc. in plant genetics and breeding from the University of Zagreb, and Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Osijek. In addition, she completed the training for the application of DNA-based marker technology at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Canada. Her main research interests are in the genetic improvement of quantity and quality characteristics of soybean. During her career, she authored or coauthored over 70 scientific, professional and popular articles, one chapter and two books. She is a co-author of 23 soybean varieties released in Croatia, and 3 abroad, a reviewer of manuscripts for several journals and an editorial board member of the scientific-professional journal Agriculture. She has given numerous presentations at national and international meetings. She is presently a coordinator of the soybean breeding program at the Institute.