Dr. Božana Purar, Principal Research Fellow. Has worked at Maize Department since 1993. Received her MSc at the Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek, in 1993. Received her PhD in Novi Sad in 1998. Focus of her work was studying maize disease factors, detecting resistance sources and introducing resistance genes to elite selection material. Authored or co-authored more than 150 research papers and 56 maize hybrids.