Dr Aleksandra Sudarić was born in Osijek, Croatia. She received her MSc 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 (Guelph, Canada). Dr. Sudarić has been working at the Agricultural Institute Osijek (Osijek, Croatia) as the senior research scientist. She is the Head of the Department for breeding and genetics of industrial plants. The focus of her scientific work is the soybean breeding with emphasis on the development of soybean varieties for the needs of the producers, processors and customers. Dr. Sudaric has authored more than 140 scientific, professional and popular articles, three chapters and three books about soybean and more than 20 registered soybean varieties.