Dr. Siniša Jocić, Principal Research Fellow. Has worked at the Department since May, 1992 on sunflower genetics and breeding. Received his PhD on genetics and breeding in 2003 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad. Specialised sunflower genetics and breeding in 2000, at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) – Centre de Montpellier, France. Appointed Principal Research Fellow in 2012. Coordinator of the sunflower breeding program at the Oil Crops Department in the period from 2007 to 2010. Coordinator of F.A.O. ESCORENA Sunflower Research Network since 2010. Authored or co-authored 116 sunflower hybrids released abroad and 41 sunflower hybrids released in Serbia. Authored or co-authored 244 research papers.