Shi Ying was an associate professor at the Institute of Crop Genetic Resources, Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China when she joined our team in August 2003 to do a PhD, as a student from Charles Sturt University. Shi Ying has expertise in genetics and agronomy of grain legumes. Her successful project on the development and application of DArT for pigeon pea was completed at the end of 2006. During her time with us, Shi Ying also contributed to the overall technology development of DArT, most notably for other tropical and legume species. She has now moved to Adelaide in South Australia to pursue her scientific career.