Dr. Đorđe Jocković, Principal Research Fellow. Has worked at the Institute since 1977, when he was appointed assistant in the field of soybean breeding at the Department for Soil and Agroecology. In 1992 he started work at the Maize Department. He received his PhD in 1983 at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, and was appointed Principal Research Fellow in 1997. He was Head of the Soybean Department - the Department for Soil, Agroecology and Fertilization, and in the period 2000-2013 he was Head of the Maize Department and Breeders Team Leader. Authored 90 maize hybrids realised in Serbia and 20 released abroad. Authored 85 soybean cultivars released in Serbia and 25 released abroad. Authored more than 250 research papers in national and international journals. He was awarded the „1st of May Award of the city of Novi Sad“ in 1997.