Dr. Goran Bekavac, Principal Research Fellow. Has worked at the Maize Department since 1991. Received his PhD at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, in 1996. His field of research is synthetic maize populations, selection index application and the development of conventional maize hybrids of different maturity groups. Authored or co-authored more than 150 research papers in our country and abroad. Authored or co-authored more than 70 maize hybrids released in the country and abroad and the first maize hybrid released in our country tolerant to herbicide Focus Ultra. He became Department Head in 2013.