55 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
Observer
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) 50 555 41200
Fax: (43) 50 555 41119
paul.freudenthaler@ages.at
Policy and law  
Azerbaijan Ms Saida Sadaqat Sharifova
Observer
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 The Research and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Potato Growing, Fruit and Vegetable Growing

223013 v. Samohvalovicshy, Minsk region, 2a Kovalev str.
Belarus
Tel: (375) 175167761, (375) 293316299
Fax: (375) 175067001
belbulba@belbulba.by
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) 177545574
Fax: (375) 177540096
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@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 Ms Rebecca Stevens
Contact person
Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (INRAE), Génétique et Amélioration des Fruits et Légumes
UR 1052 Domaine St Maurice, Allée des Chênes
60094F-84143  Montfavet cedex
France
Tel: (33) 432722718
Fax: (33) 432722702
rebecca.stevens@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
Observer
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
Observer
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
Observer
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
Observer
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
Observer
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  
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
office@svgenebank.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
office@svgenebank.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
Observer
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
Plant Regulations Unit at the Plant and Control Department
Österleden 165
SE-261 5 Landskrona
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
Observer
Centre Régional des Recherches en Horticulture et Agriculture Biologique (CRRHAB).

4042 Chott-Mariem
Tunisia
hela.chikh.rouhou@gmail.com  Observer  
Türkiye Ms Sevgi Mutlu Aegean Agricultural Research Institute (AARI)
Canakkale Road No. 57P.O. Box 9
35672 Izmir
Türkiye
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