Henry Nguyen Named Editor of The Plant Genome

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) recently announced three appointments/reappointments of journal editors. Henry Nguyen, professor in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Division of Plant Sciences, was named the editor of The Plant Genome.

“I am honored and inspired to take on a new role as editor of The Plant Genome,” Nguyen said in the announcement. “I was involved in the development of this journal as former chair of the C-7 Division (Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology) and have served on the editorial board for several years. It has been gratifying to see the success and growth of The Plant Genome, and I look forward to working with CSSA members and the editorial board to expand its global impact. Being associated with the Wiley publishing group, we have a new opportunity to take The Plant Genome to the next level among Wiley’s highly recognized plant-related journals such as Plant Biotechnology and The Plant Journal.”

Nguyen has been a member of the CSSA and ASA for more than 40 years. His appointment begins Jan. 1, 2021, and he will serve a three-year term.

According to its website, The Plant Genome is a gold open access journal that provides the latest advances and breakthroughs in plant genomics research, with special attention to innovative genomic applications that advance our understanding of plant biology that may have applications to crop improvement.

Nguyen has a research program in molecular genetics, genomics and biotechnology. His long-standing research interest is abiotic stress adaptation and tolerance in plants with a current emphasis on soybean. Nguyen is part of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) at the University of Missouri. The IPG is one of CAFNR’s Programs of Distinction, a select collection of programs that exemplify CAFNR’s drive to distinction. Those programs define CAFNR’s current impact on Missouri’s agriculture and natural resource economies, providing understanding for how CAFNR is addressing challenges facing Missouri agriculture and natural resources.