56 ECPGR Cucurbits Working Group Members

Email Distribution List
Chair: Maria Raffaella Ercolano ercolano@unina.it   
Albania Mr Sokrat Jani Institute of Plant Genetic Resources - Agricultural University of Tirana
Rruga `Siri KODRA`
 Tirana
Albania
Tel: (355) 694053803
Fax: (355) 42235381
sokratjani@yahoo.com
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Armenia Mr Gayane Sargsyan Scientific Center of Vegetables and Industrial Crops
Ministry of Agriculture
Ararat Marz, Darakert Community
808 Ararat region
Armenia
Tel: (374-93) 576205
biotechlab01@yahoo.com
  
Austria Mr Paul Freudenthaler Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
Department for Plant Genetic Resources
Wieningerstrasse 8
4020 Linz
Austria
Tel: (43) (0) 50 555 41200
Fax: (43) (0) 50 555 41119
paul.freudenthaler@ages.at
Policy and law  
Azerbaijan Ms Saida Sadaqat Sharifova Genetic Resources Institute
National Academy of Sciences
155, Azadlig ave.
AZ 1106 Baku
Azerbaijan
Tel: (994) 50 4108205
Fax: (994) 12 4499221
saidasharifzade@yahoo.com
Crop specialist, Other: biotechnologist  
Belarus Mr Anatoly Chleborodau Belarus Research Institute of Vegetable Crops

220013 v. Samohvalovicshy, Minsk region
Belarus
Tel: (375) 175066108
belniio@mail.ru
Genebank curator, Plant breeder  
Belarus Mr Stanislau Grib Research and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Arable Farming
Timiryazev str. 1
222160 Zhodino, Minsk region
Belarus
Tel: (375) 29 6264058
Fax: (375) 1775 37066
belgenbank@mail.ru
Policy and law  
Bulgaria Ms Elisaveta Vasileva Institute for Plant Genetic Resources "K. Malkov" Sadovo
2 Droujba str.
4122 Sadovo, Plovdiv region
Bulgaria
Tel: (359) 876358375
esvirgr@abv.bg
Genebank Curator  
Cyprus Mr Angelos Kyratzis Agricultural Research Institute
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
P.O. Box 22016
1516 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Tel: (357) 22 403131
Fax: (357) 22 316770
a.kyratzis@arinet.ari.gov.cy
Genebank curator  
Czech Republic Ms Ivana Doležalová VÚRV, v.v.i. Odd. zelenin a speciálních plodin
Crop Research Institute, Vegetables and special crops
Šlechtitelů 11Slechtitelu 29
783 71 Olomouc
Czech Republic
Tel: (420) 702087788
Dolezalova@genobanka.cz
Genebank curator  
France Mr Jérémy Salinier
Contact person
INRA, Génétique et Amélioration des Fruits et Légumes
UR 1052 Domaine St Maurice, Allée des Chênes
 CS 60094F-84143 Montfavet cedex
France
Tel: (33) 432722719
Fax: (33) 432722702
jeremy.salinier@inrae.fr
Genebank Curator  
Germany Ms Ulrike Lohwasser Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Corrensstr. 3
06466 Seeland OT Gatersleben
Germany
Tel: (49) 39482 5282
Fax: (49) 39482 5155
lohwasse@ipk-gatersleben.de
Genebank curator  
Greece Mr Andreas Doulis Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER
Institute for Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops & Viticulture
POBox 2228
 Heraklion
Greece
Tel: (30) 2810 302316
Fax: (30) 2810 245873
andreas.doulis@nagref-her.gr
Information/Documentation, Plant breeder, Information/Documentation  
Greece Mr Ioannis Ganopoulos
Contact person
Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER
Institute of Plant Breeding & Genetic Resources

57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel: (30) 6946739228
giannis.ganopoulos@gmail.com
Plant breeder  
Greece Mr Apostolos Kalyvas Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER
Plant Breeding & Phytogenetic Resources Institute

57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel: (30) 2310 471544 (ext 107)
Fax: (30) 2310 473024
kalyvas@ipgrb.gr
Genebank Curator, Plant breeder, Crop specialist  
Greece Ms Ifigeneia Mellidou Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER. Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources.
PO Box 238
57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel: (30) 2310471544
Fax: (30) 2310473024
ifimellidou@gmail.com
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Greece Ms Georgia Ntatsi Agricultural University of Athens
Iera odos 75
 Athens
Greece
Tel: (30) 2105294532
Fax: (30) 2105294504
ntatsi@aua.gr
Crop specialist  
Greece Mr Konstantinos Tzerakis Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER
Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops & Viticulture
Karamanlis 167
73100 Agrokipio, Chania, Crete
Greece
Tel: (30) 28210 83448
Fax: (30) 28210 93963
ctzerakis@nagref-cha.gr
Genebank Curator, Crop specialist  
Hungary Mr Lajos Horváth, Jr Center for Plant Diversity
Külsőmező 15
H-2799 Tápiószele
Hungary
Tel: (36) 53380070
Fax: (36) 53380072
ilhorvath@mail.nodik.hu
Information/Documentation  
Hungary Mr Attila Simon Center for Plant Diversity
Külsömezö 15
2766 Tápiószele
Hungary
Tel: (36) 53 380070
Fax: (36) 53 380072
simon@nbgk.hu
Genebank Curator  
Israel Mr Yaakov Tadmor ARO - Newe Yaar Rsearch Center
POB 1021
30095 Ramat Yishai
Israel
Tel: (972) 4 9539548
Fax: (972) 4 9836936
tadmory@volcani.agri.gov.il
Crop specialist  
Italy Ms Maria Raffaella Ercolano
Chair
Dipartimento di Agraria (DIA) - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Via Università 100
80055 Portici
Italy
Tel: (39) 081 2539431
ercolano@unina.it
Crop specialist Confirmed as Chair for Phase X in March 2019 
Latvia Ms Liga Lepse Institute of Horticulture
Grandu iela 1, Ceriņi, Krimūnu pagasts
3701 Dobeles novads
Latvia
Tel: (371) 26185596
Fax: (371) 63191122
liga.lepse@llu.lv
Crop specialist  
Lithuania Mr Bronislovas Gelvonauskis Plant Gene Bank
Stoties str. 2, Akademija
58343 Akademija, Kedainiai district
Lithuania
Tel: (370) 347 37289
Fax: (370) 347 37002
bronislovas.gelvonauskis@amvmt.lt
  
Lithuania Ms Rasa Karklelienė Vegetable Breeding and Technology Department, Institute of Horticulture
Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry

54333
Lithuania
Tel: (370) 37 555 370
Fax: (370) 37 555176
r.karkleliene@lsdi.lt
Crop specialist  
Montenegro Ms Natasa Mirecki University of Montenegro
Biotechnical Faculty
Mihaila Lalica 1
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
mirecki@t-com.me Crop specialist  
Netherlands Mr Willem van Dooijeweert Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN)
Wageningen University and Research Centre
P.O. Box 16
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands
Tel: (31-317) 480917
Fax: (31-317) 423110
willem.vandooijeweert@wur.nl
Genebank curator Vice-Chair until 12/13/2014 
Poland Mr Grzegorz Bartoszewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences
159 Nowoursynowska Street
02-776  Warsaw
Poland
Tel: (48) 22 5932177
Grzegorz_bartoszewski@sggw.pl
Crop specialist  
Poland Mr Mariusz Chojnowski Research Institute of Horticulture
Konstytucji 3 Maja 1/3
96-100 Skierniewice
Poland
Tel: (48) 46 8346721
Fax: (48) 46 8333186
mariusz.chojnowski@inhort.pl
Information/Documentation  
Poland Ms Ursula Klosinska Research Institute of Horticulture
Department of Genetic, Breeding and Biotechnology of Vegetable Crops
ul. Rybickiego 15/17
96-100 Skierniewice
Poland
Tel: (48) 46 8334193
urszula.klosinska@inhort.pl
Plant breeder  
Poland Ms Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Szczytt Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Ul. Nowoursynowska 159
02 776 Warzawa
Poland
Tel: (48) 22 5932169
Fax: (48) 22 5932151
katarzyna_niemirowicz@sggw.pl
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Poland Mr Marcin Zaczyński Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR)
National Research Institute, National Centre for Plant Genetic Resources
Radzików
05-870 Blonie
Poland
Tel: (48) 22 7334640
Fax: (48)22 7254715
m.zaczynski@ihar.edu.pl
Information/documentation  
Portugal Mr Valdemar Pedrosa Carnide
Contact person
Dept. Genetics and Biotechnology
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
Apartado 1013
5001-801 Vila Real
Portugal
Tel: (351) 259 350501
Fax: (351) 259 350480 (general)
vcarnide@utad.pt
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Portugal Ms Filomena Rocha Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal
INIAV
Quinta de S. José. S, Pedro de MerelimQuinta de S. José - S. Pedro de Merlim
4700-589 Braga
Portugal
Tel: (351) 253198730
filomena.rocha@iniav.pt
Genebank curator, Information/documentation  
Romania Ms Camelia Bratu Research and Development Station for Vegetables Buzau
Mesteacanului Street, No. 23
 Buzau Town, Buzau County
Romania
Tel: (40) 238722560
Fax: (40) 238722560;
cameliaboteabratu@gmail.com
Plant breeder  
Romania Mr Dan Giurcã National Genebank Suceava
1 May Avenue, No. 17
720224 Suceava
Romania
Tel: (40) 230521016
Fax: (40) 230 521016
svgenebank@upcmail.ro
Genebank Curator  
Romania Mr Gheorghe Matei Department of Agriculture and Forestry Technologies
University of Craiova, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Libertatil street no.19
 Craiova
Romania
Tel: (40) 251 418475
Fax: (40) 251 418475
matei.gheorghe@gmail.com
Crop specialist  
Romania Ms Maria Gabriela Parvu Research and Development Station for Vegetables Buzau
Mesteacanului Street, No. 23,
 Buzau Town, Buzau County
Romania
Tel: (40)238722560
Fax: (40) 238722560
parvumariagabriela@yahoo.com
Crop specialist  
Romania Ms Silvia Strãjeru Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale Suceava
Bulevardul 1 Mai nr. 17
720224 Suceava
Romania
Tel: (40) 230 521016
Fax: (40) 230 521016
svgenebank@upcmail.ro
Policy and law  
Romania Mr Costel Vinatoru Research and Development Station for Vegetables Buzau
Mesteacanului Street, No. 23
 Buzau Town, Buzau County
Romania
Tel: (40) 238722560
Fax: (40)238722560
costel_vinatoru@yahoo.com
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Romania Ms Bianca Zamfir Research and Development Station for Vegetables Buzau
Mesteacanului Street, No. 23
 Buzau Town, Buzau County
Romania
Tel: (40)238722560
Fax: (40) 238722560
zamfir_b@yahoo.com
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Russian Federation Ms Tatiana Piskunova N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry (VIR)
42 Bolshaya Morskaya Street
190000 St. Petersburg
Russia
Tel: (7-812) 5718539
Fax: (7-812) 5718762
t.piskunova@vir.nw.ru
  
Serbia Ms Milka Brdar Jokanović Institute of field and vegetables crops
Maksima Gorkog 30
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Tel: (381) 21 780365 102
milka.brdar@ifvcns.ns.ac.rs
Plant breeder  
Serbia Ms Zdenka Girek
Contact person
Institute for Vegetable Crops
Karadjordjeva 71
11420 Smederevska Palanka
Serbia
Tel: (381) 26 317 170
Fax: (381) 26 317 785
zdnkgirek@yahoo.com
Plant breeder, molecular markers  
Serbia Ms Svetlana Glogovac Institute of field and vegetables crops
Maksima Gorkog 30
 Novi Sad
Serbia
Tel: (381) 21 4898357
svetlana.glogovac@ifvcns.ns.ac.rs
Plant breeder  
Slovenia Mr Anton Ivančič University of Maribor
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Pivola 10
2311 Hoče
Slovenia
Tel: (386) 2 3209027
anton.ivancic@um.si
Plant breeder  
Spain Ms Maria José Díez Niclós Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana (COMAV)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Ciudad Politecnica de la Innovacion, Edificio 8E, Access J - Camino de Vera s/n
46022 Valencia
Spain
Tel: (34) 963879421
Fax: (34) 963879422
mdiezni@btc.upv.es
Genebank curator  
Spain Ms Belén Picó Sirvent Instituto de Conservación y Mejor de la Agrodiversidad Vlaneciana (COMAV)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación, Cno. de Vera s/n. Acceso J. primera plantaCamino de Vera 14
46022 Valencia
Spain
Tel: (34) 963879423
Fax: (34) 963877429
mpicosi@btc.upv.es
Crop specialist  
Sweden Ms Annette Hägnefelt Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen)
Smedjevägen 3PO Box 41
230 53 Alnarp
Sweden
Tel: (46) 760063425
Fax: (46) 40 53 66 50
annette.hagnefelt@nordgen.org
Genebank Curator, Crop specialist  
Sweden Mr Kjell-Åke Lundblad Nordic Genetic Resource Center
PO Box 41
 Alnarp
Sweden
Tel: (46) 40 53 66 47
Fax: (46) 40 53 66 50
kjellake.lundblad@nordgen.org
Information/Documentation  
Sweden Mr Jens Weibull Swedish Board of Agriculture
Plant Regulations Unit at the Plant and Control Department
PO Box 12PO Box 12
SE-230 53 Jönköping
Sweden
Tel: (46) 36155864
jens.weibull@jordbruksverket.se
Policy and law  
Switzerland Mr Christian  Eigenmann
Contact person
Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Tel: (41) 58 465 17 04
Fax: (41) 58 462 2634
genres@blw.admin.ch
Information/Documentation, Policy and law  
Switzerland Mr Markus Hardegger Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Tel: (41) 58 464 98 51
Fax: (41) 58 462 26 34
genres@blw.admin.ch
Information/Documentation, Policy and law  
Switzerland Ms Christina Kägi Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Tel: (41) 58 465 60 87
Fax: (41) 58 462 26 34
genres@blw.admin.ch
Information/Documentation, Policy and law  
Tunisia Ms Hela Chikh-Rouhou Centre Régional des Recherches en Horticulture et Agriculture Biologique (CRRHAB).

4042 Chott-Mariem
Tunisia
hela.chikh.rouhou@gmail.com  Observer  
Turkey Ms Sevgi Mutlu Aegean Agricultural Research Institute (AARI)
Canakkale Road No. 57P.O. Box 9
35672 Izmir
Turkey
Tel: (90) 232 8461331
Fax: (90) 232 8461107
sevgi.mutlu@tarim.gov.tr
Plant breeder  
United Kingdom Ms Frances Gawthrop Tozer Seeds Ltd. Pyports
Downside Bridge Road
KT11 3EH Cobham, Surrey
United Kingdom
frances.gawthrop@tozerseeds.com Plant breeder