Personal Information

Name:Brian Diers
Address:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dept of Crop Sciences, 1101 W Peabody Dr
268 National Soybean Research Center
Urbana, IL61801
Phone:217-265-4062
Email:bdiers at illinois.edu

Biography


Projects as Lead Investigator

Projects

Project Title
Accelerating soybean yield and composition improvement through genomic selection
Mapping genes referring resistance to white mold
Increasing profits through genetic resistance to SDS
Breeding and Biotechnology (Managed Research Area)
Project 3: Increasing and protecting yield through the utilization of exotic genetic resources at UIUC
Nested association mapping (NAM) of genes controlling soybean yield and other key traits
Nested Association Mapping to Identify Yield QTL in Diverse High Yielding Elite Soybean Lines – Continued Evaluation (Year 1 of 2241)
Map the locations of genes from soybean plant introductions that can improve soybean yield and disease resistance
MRA-Project #3: Combine and integrate new genetic sources of high yield potential, disease resistance, and composition into elite soybean germ plasm
Breeding non-GMO varieties
Development of Varieties with Increased Protein Concentration (Year 2 of 8224)
Identification and Utilization of Resistance to Soybean Rust (Year 1 of 9235)
Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (9209)

Projects - Individual Years

YearProject Title (each year)
2016Increasing profits through genetic resistance to SDS
2016Accleration of soybean yield and composition improvement through genomic selection
2016Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (Year 3 of 1420-532-5609)
2015Accelerating soybean yield and composition improvement through genomic selection
2015Increasing profits through genetic resistance to SDS
2015Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (Year 2 of 1420-532-5609)
2014Mapping genes referring resistance to white mold
2014Increasing profits through genetic resistance to SDS
2014Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (Year 1 of 1420-532-5609)
2013Breeding and Biotechnology (Managed Research Area)
2013Project 3: Increasing and protecting yield through the utilization of exotic genetic resources at UIUC
2013Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (1320-532-5609)
2013Nested Association Mapping to Identify Yield QTL in Diverse High Yielding Elite Soybean Lines – Continued Evaluation (Year 2 of 2241)
2012Nested association mapping (NAM) of genes controlling soybean yield and other key traits
2012Nested Association Mapping to Identify Yield QTL in Diverse High Yielding Elite Soybean Lines – Continued Evaluation (Year 1 of 2241)
2012Evaluation of the effect of SCN on the genetic gain of soybean varieties in Illinois and the US
2012University of Illinois soybean breeding program
2012Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (2209)
2011University of Illinois soybean breeding program
2011Identification and Utilization of Resistance to Soybean Rust (Year 3 of 9235)
2011Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyct Nematode (SCN) Tests (1209)
2010Map the locations of genes from soybean plant introductions that can improve soybean yield and disease resistance
2010Combine and integrate new genetic sources of high yield potential, disease resistance, and composition into elite soybean germ plasm
2010Breeding non-GMO varieties
2010Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (0209)
2010Identification and Utilization of Resistance to Soybean Rust (Year 2 of 9235)
2009MRA-Project #3: Combine and integrate new genetic sources of high yield potential, disease resistance, and composition into elite soybean germ plasm
2009Breeding non-GMO varieties
2009Development of Varieties with Increased Protein Concentration (Year 2 of 8224)
2009Identification and Utilization of Resistance to Soybean Rust (Year 1 of 9235)
2009Coordination of Regional Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tests (9209)

Projects as Co-Investigator

Projects

Project Title
Utilizing unique genetic diversity to combine elevated protein concentration with high yield in new varieties and experimental lines (Year 1 of 3)1920-152-0113)
An integrated approach to enhance durability of SCN resistance for long-term strategic SCN management (Phase II)
Utilizing Unique Genetic Diversity to Combine Elevated Protein Concentration with High Yield in New Varieties and Experimental Lines (1820-152-0106-B)
Increasing the rate of genetic gain for yield in soybean breeding programs
High Oleic/Low Lin (HOLL) Soybean Breeding (Year 1 of 1720-162-0109)
Utilizing Unique Genetic Diversity to Combine Elevated Protein Concentration with High Yield in New Varieties and Experimental Lines (1720-152-0104)
An integrated approach to enhance durability of SCN resistance for long term strategic SCN management
Initiation of a genomic selection pipeline for public soybean breeders in the North Central region
Soybean entomology in the North Central region: Management and outreach for new and existing pests
Accelerating soybean yield improvement by utilizing yield genes from soybean wild relatives
Breeding to improve resistance to SDS in soybean as a means to protect yield: Delivering resistant varieties and lines
Increasing Soybean Yield with Exotic Germplasm (Year 1 of 1420-532-5650)
Improved Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode via Rhg1 and Other Soybean Loci (Year 1 of 1420-532-5643)
Genomics to accelerate the annual rate of soybean genetic yield improvement
Clarifying the Genetic Architecture of Components of Yield with SoyNAM (Year 1 of 2509)
The Sudden Death Syndrome Research Alliance (2264)
Evaluation of the effect of SCN on the genetic gain of soybean varieties in Illinois and the US
Evaluation of varieties across eras of soybean breeding
Expanding the Genetic Base of U.S. Soybean Production to Improve Productivity (Year 1 of 1232)
High-Impact Research for Soybean Improvement Using Genetics and Genomics (1204)
Soybean aphid: Management, biocontrol, and host plant resistance
Screening for genetic resistance against soybean viruses
The sudden death syndrome research alliance
Managed Research Area: Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)
Managed Research Area: Soybean Germplasm and Breeding Research Initiative
The Sudden Death Syndrome Research Alliance (Year 3 of 7264)
Harnessing Soybean Innate Immunity to Reduce Yield Losses Due to Fungal Pathogens (Year 1 of 9230)
Nested Association Mapping to Identify Yield QTL in Diverse High Yielding Elite Soybean Lines (Year 1 of 9241)

Projects - Individual Years

YearProject Title (each year)
2019Utilizing unique genetic diversity to combine elevated protein concentration with high yield in new varieties and experimental lines (Year 1 of 3)1920-152-0113)
2019An integrated approach to enhance durability of SCN resistance for long-term strategic SCN management (Phase II)
2018Utilizing Unique Genetic Diversity to Combine Elevated Protein Concentration with High Yield in New Varieties and Experimental Lines (1820-152-0106-B)
2017High Oleic/Low Lin (HOLL) Soybean Breeding (Year 1 of 1720-162-0109)
2017Utilizing Unique Genetic Diversity to Combine Elevated Protein Concentration with High Yield in New Varieties and Experimental Lines (1720-152-0104)
2017Increasing the rate of genetic gain for yield in soybean breeding programs
2016An integrated approach to enhance durability of SCN resistance for long term strategic SCN management
2016Initiation of a genomic selection pipeline for public soybean breeders in the North Central region
2016Soybean entomology in the North Central region: Management and outreach for new and existing pests
2015Accelerating soybean yield improvement by utilizing yield genes from soybean wild relatives
2014Breeding to improve resistance to SDS in soybean as a means to protect yield: Delivering resistant varieties and lines
2014Increasing Soybean Yield with Exotic Germplasm (Year 1 of 1420-532-5650)
2014Improved Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode via Rhg1 and Other Soybean Loci (Year 1 of 1420-532-5643)
2012Genomics to accelerate the annual rate of soybean genetic yield improvement
2012Clarifying the Genetic Architecture of Components of Yield with SoyNAM (Year 1 of 2509)
2012The Sudden Death Syndrome Research Alliance (2264)
2011Evaluation of the effect of SCN on the genetic gain of soybean varieties in Illinois and the US
2011Evaluation of varieties across eras of soybean breeding
2011Expanding the Genetic Base of U.S. Soybean Production to Improve Productivity (Year 1 of 1232)
2011High-Impact Research for Soybean Improvement Using Genetics and Genomics (1204)
2010Soybean aphid: Management, biocontrol, and host plant resistance
2010Screening for genetic resistance against soybean viruses
2010The sudden death syndrome research alliance
2009Managed Research Area: Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)
2009Managed Research Area: Soybean Germplasm and Breeding Research Initiative
2009The Sudden Death Syndrome Research Alliance (Year 3 of 7264)
2009Harnessing Soybean Innate Immunity to Reduce Yield Losses Due to Fungal Pathogens (Year 1 of 9230)
2009Nested Association Mapping to Identify Yield QTL in Diverse High Yielding Elite Soybean Lines (Year 1 of 9241)