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Poster abstract submissions due Friday, July 21. Submit abstract through registration.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Biennial Cellular & Molecular Biology of the Soybean Conference

August 10 – 13, 2023

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Must book hotel by Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 for conference rates.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln

Side meeting rooms will be available for research team/Committee meetings. There will be three rooms, that can hold up to 20 people each. If your group wishes to use one these rooms during Soy2023, please reserve a time slot by contacting Connie Hansen at

Please note day and beginning and end times you wish to reserve a room.

Randy Shoemaker
Randy Shoemaker

Welcome to Soy2023

The inaugural biennial conference on the Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean was held 36 years ago (Soy1986) at Iowa State University, with the stellar USDA soybean geneticist, Randy Shoemaker, serving as the host.

In 2023 we look forward to seeing you for the 19th in-person gathering of the conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. The conference brings together a diversity of STEM professionals and learners to exchange ideas, research outcomes and challenges in improving our understanding of the soybean through multipronged experimental studies with Glycine max and complementary organisms, that span the scale from the single cell to the fields. The goal is to collectively advance our knowledge of this wonderful legume feedstock that is globally valued for its quality oil and protein.

The Program Committee is grateful to the Sessions Chairs for their willingness to serve and help make Soy2023 a success.

For those of you who have visited the capital city of the “Cornhusker” State, welcome back. For those who are visiting for the first time, have fun.

We are thankful for the donations made by the various organizations who are sponsoring Soy2023, without their generosity this event would not be possible.

The Soy2023 Local Organizing Committee

Marc Libault
Toshihiro Obata
Katarzyna Glowacka

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The conference committee is finalizing the schedule with outstanding speakers.

Full Agenda

Plenary Speakers

Our plenary-speakers include:

  • Julia Bailey-Serres, Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology; Director, NSF Plants3D NRT; Institute of Integrative Genome Biology; UC MacArthur Foundation Chair; Distinguished Professor of Genetics; Bailey-Serres Group & Plasticity Project
  • Ganesh Kishore, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Spruce Capital Partners
  • María Eugenia Zanetti, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meet the Plenary Speakers