BiodivClim Joint call: partner / project search entry

Looking for : a partner (for my project)

Title : Mr. PhD
Name : Kursad Ozbek
Country : Turkey
Organisation name : Field Crops Central research Institute
Department / section : Turkish Seed Gene Bank
E-mail :
Telephone : +905325168646
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My expertise / skills : Main research expertise on collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation of plant genetic resources (landraces, crop wild relatives, edible wild plants, cultivated plants). I am currently working as head of the Turkish Seed Gene Bank and responsible for relevant research activities. I have attended numerous research projects about morphologic, molecular characterization, conservation, preparing legislation and guidelines, economics, sustainable utilization, traditional knowledge, monitoring of associated risks and trends of plant genetic resources.

the partner(s) should work on :
Biotechnology (excluding environmental, medical, agricultural and food)
Conservation Biology
Crop Production
Crop Science
Molecular Biology
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Sciences
Population Genetics
Keywords : plant genetic resources, conservation, characterization
Project description : Turkey has a rich wheat diversity in terms of the wild related species, landraces and botanical varieties. Farmers have identified, selected, multipled and preserved landraces and botanical variaties for millennia. I would like to prepare a project on evaluation of the effects climate change on wheat landraces pattern especially on drylands. During past decades our research team conducted many projects on this area and would like to work with collaborativelly volunteer countries to share our experiences, meet researchers and prepapare future projects.
Networking opportunities : The Santiago Climate Change Conference will take place in Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos in Santiago de Chile, Chile from 2 to 13 December.

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