55 ECPGR Potato Working Group Members

Email Distribution List
Chair: Veli-Matti Rokka veli-matti.rokka@luke.fi   
Albania  Pëllumb Abeshi Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Management
Rr. Durresit, 27
 Tirana
Albania
Tel: (355-4) 270623
Fax: (355-5) 682072312
p_abeshi@abissnet.com.al
  
Armenia Mr Aghvan Sahakyan Scientific Center of Agrobiotechnology
Ministry of Agriculture
nr 3 Isi-Le Mulino Str.
1101 Echmiadzin
Armenia
Tel: (37414) 51373
Fax: (374231) 56970
sahakyan48@mail.ru
  
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
Genebank curator, Policy and law, Information/Documentation  
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  
Belgium Ms Alice Soete Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques (CRA-W)
Bâtiment Emile Marchal, Rue de Liroux 4
5030 Gembloux
Belgium
a.soete@cra.wallonie.be Plant breeder  
Czech Republic Ms Jaroslava Domkářová Výzkumný ústav bramborářský Havlíčkův Brod s.r.o.
Potato Research Institute
Dobrovského 2366
580 03 Havlíčkův Brod
Czech Republic
Tel: (420) 569 466 227
Fax: (420) 569461578
domkarova@vubhb.cz
Genebank curator  
Estonia Ms Katrin Kotkas
Estonian Crop Research Institute
J. Aamisepa 1Teaduse 6-a
48309 Jõgeva
Estonia
Tel: (372) 6630938
Fax: (372) 604 1136
katrin.kotkas@etki.ee
Genebank Curator; other: Tissue culture  
Estonia Ms Liisa Kübarsepp Estonian Crop Research Institute
Teaduse 6A
75501 Saku, Harjumaa
Estonia
Tel: (372) 6711549
liisa.kybarsepp@etki.ee
Information/Documentation  
Estonia Ms Terje Tähtjärv
Contact person
Estonian Crop Research Institute,
J. Aamisepa 1
48309 Jõgeva
Estonia
Tel: (372) 7766905
terje.tahtjarv@etki.ee
Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Estonia Ms Aide Tsahnkna Estonian Crop Research Institute
J. Aamisepa 1
48309  Jõgeva
Estonia
Tel: (372) 7766905
Fax: (372) 7766902;
aide.tsahkna@etki.ee
Plant breeder, Crop specialist  
Finland Mr Veli-Matti Rokka
Chair
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Biotechnology and Food Research, Alimentum
Myllytie 1
FI-31600 Jokioinen
Finland
Tel: (358) 29 5317685
veli-matti.rokka@luke.fi
Crop specialist Confirmed as Chair for Phase X in March 2019 
France Mr Jean-Eric Chauvin
Contact person
INRA, Amélioration de la Pomme de terre
Domaine de Kéraiber
29260 Ploudaniel
France
Tel: (33) 229626310
Fax: (33) 229626330
Jean-Eric.Chauvin@inra.fr
Crop specialist  
France Ms Florence Esnault INRA
UMR Amélioration des plantes et biotechnologies végétales (APBV)
Domaine de Keraiber
29260 Ploudaniel
France
Tel: (33) (0) 229 62 63 17
Fax: (33) (0) 229 62 63 30
Florence.Esnault@inra.fr
Genebank Curator  
Georgia Ms Rusudan Mdivani Research Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Wine-making
6, Marshal Gelovani Ave.
115 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tel: (995-32) 607954
Fax: (995-32) 913146
r_mdivani@yahoo.com
  
Germany Mr Klaus J. Dehmer
Contact person
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Satellite Collections North
Parkweg 3A
D-18190 Groß Lüsewitz
Germany
Tel: (49) 38209 80525
Fax: (49) 38209 82313
dehmer@ipk-gatersleben.de
Genebank curator  
Germany Mr Martin Frauen Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht
Hans-Georg Lembke KG
Hohenlieth
24363 Holtsee
Germany
Tel: (49) 4351736120
Fax: (49) 43517736298
m.frauen@npz.de
Plant breeder  
Greece Ms Ifigeneia Mellidou
Contact person
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  
Greece Ms Georgia Ntatsi Agricultural University of Athens
Iera odos 75
 Athens
Greece
Tel: (30) 2105294532
Fax: (30) 2105294504
ntatsi@aua.gr
Crop specialist  
Hungary Mr Zsolt Polgár University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty
Potato Research Centre
Deák F. út 16
H-8360 Keszthely
Hungary
Tel: (36) 83545135
Fax: (36-83) 545104
polg-zs@georgikon.hu
Genebank Curator  
Ireland Mr Dennis Griffin Teagasc Crops Research Centre

 Oakpark, Carlow
Ireland
Tel: (353) 59 9170224
Fax: (353) 59 9142423
Denis.griffin@teagasc.ie
Plant breeder  
Italy Mr Bruno Parisi Council for Agricultural Research and Economics Analysis—Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops (CREA-CI)
Via di Corticella 133
40128 Bologna
Italy
bruno.parisi@crea.gov.it Genebank Curator, Crop specialist  
Latvia Ms Ilze Dimante State Priekuli Plant Breeding Institute
Zinatnes Street 2
LV 4126 Priekuli
Latvia
Tel: (371) 28605145
ilze.dimante@arei.lv
other: in-vitro conservation and propagation  
Latvia Mr Dainis Rungis Latvian State Forest Research Institute (LSFRI) Silava
111 Rigas St
LV-2169 Salaspils
Latvia
Tel: (371) 28344201
Fax: (371) 67901359
dainis.rungis@silava.lv
other: DNA markers  
Latvia Ms Ilze Skrabule State Priekuli Plant Breeding Institute
Zinatnes Str. 1a
LV-4126 Priekuli, Cesis disr.
Latvia
Tel: (371) 26365268
Fax: (371) 64107217
ilze.skrabule@arei.lv
Crop specialist  
Malta Mr Noel Azzopardi Department of Agriculture
Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment
Ghammieri
 Marsa
Malta
Tel: (356) 25904113
Fax: (356) 25904206
noel.azzopardi@gov.mt
  
Montenegro Mr Zoran Jovović University of Montenegro
Biotechnical Faculty
Mihaila Lalića 1
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
Tel: (382) 20268438
zoran.jovovic.btf@gmail.com
Crop specialist  
Netherlands Mr Roel Hoekstra Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN)
Wageningen University and Research Centre
P.O. Box 16
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands
Tel: (31) 317 480912
Fax: (31) 317 423110
roel.hoekstra@wur.nl
Genebank curator  
Norway Ms Eldrid Lein Molteberg Bioforsk, the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research
Bioforsk Øst, Apelsvoll, Nylinna 226
2849
Norway
Tel: (47) 40482799
EldridLein.Molteberg@bioforsk.no
Crop specialist  
Poland Mr Piotr Kaminski Research Institute of Horticulture
Dept. of Genetics Breeding and Biotechnology of Vegetable Crops
ul. Rybickiego 15/17
96-100 Skierniewice
Poland
Tel: (48) 46 8334193
Fax: (48) 46 8333186/8332947
piotr.kaminski@inhort.pl
Plant breeder  
Poland Ms Agnieszka Przewodowska Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute – National Research Institute
Bonin 3
76-009 Bonin
Poland
Tel: (48) 94 3423031
a.przewodowska@ihar.edu.pl
Crop specialist  
Poland Ms Danuta Sekrecka Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute – National Research Institute
Bonin 3
76-009 Bonin
Poland
Tel: (48) 94 3423031
sekrecka@ziemniak-bonin.pl
Genebank Curator  
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 Miguel Ângelo Pinheiro de Carvalho
Contact person
Banco de Germoplasma ISOPlexis
Universidade de Madeira
Campus da Penteada
9050-290 Funchal
Portugal
Tel: (351) 291 705 386
Fax: (351) 291 705 249
miguel.carvalho@staff.uma.pt
Genebank curator  
Romania  Anca Baciu Research and Development of Potato Station Targu Secuiesc
Orban Balazs 15 Street
 Targu Secuiesc
Romania
Tel: (40) 0267363755
Fax: (40) 0267361770
scdcts@gmail.com
Genebank curator, Crop specialist, Plant breeder  
Romania Ms Dana Constantinovici Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale Suceava
National Genebank Suceava
1 May Avenue, No. 17
720224 Suceava
Romania
Tel: (40) 230 521016
Fax: (40-230) 521016
dana_constantinovici@yahoo.com
Genebank curator, other expertise: in vitro and field conservation  
Romania Mr Radu Hermeziu National Institute of Research and Development for Potato and Sugar Beet
Fundaturii Street, No. 2
500470 Brasov
Romania
Tel: (40) 268 475414;476795
Fax: (40) 268 476608
icpc@potato.ro
Crop specialist  
Romania Mr Robert Motica Research and Development of Potato Station Targu Secuiesc
Orban Balazs 15 Street
 Targu Secuiesc
Romania
Tel: (40) 0267363755
Fax: (40) 0267361770
poszto@yahoo.com
Information/documentation, Policy and law  
Romania Ms Andreea Marinela Nistor , National Institute of Research and Development for Potato and Sugar Beet
Fundaturii Street, No. 2
500470
Romania
Tel: (40) 268 475414;476795
Fax: (40) 268 476608
icpc@potato.ro
Other expertise: in vitro multiplication  
Romania Ms Maria Stefan Maria National Institute of Research and Development for Potato and Sugar Beet Brasov
, Fundaturii Street, No. 2
500470 Brasov
Romania
Tel: (40) 268 475414
Fax: (40) 0268 476608
icpc@potato.ro
Plant breeder  
Romania  Carmen  Tanasă Suceava Genebank, Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale Suceava
Bd. 1 Mai, nr. 17
CP 720224 Suceava
Romania
Tel: +40 741 178 355
alina.tanasa@svgenebank.ro
Genebank Curator  
Russian Federation Mr Stepan Kiru N.I. Vavilov Research Institute
of Plant Industry (VIR)
44 Bolshaya Morskaya str.
190000 St. Petersburg
Russia
Tel: (7-812) 3144848
Fax: (7-812) 1178762
s.kiru@vir.nw.ru
  
Serbia Mr Zoran Broćić Faculty of Agriculture Belgrade
Nemanjina 6
11 080 Belgrade-Zemun
Serbia
Tel: (381) 21 6350366 ext 251
brocic@agrif.bg.ac.rs
Plant breeder  
Slovakia Ms Marcela Gubisova National Agricultural and Food Centre, Research Insttute of Plant Production
Bratislavská cesta 122
92168 Piešt’any
Slovakia
Tel: (421) 33 7947154
marcela.gubisova@nppc.sk
Crop specialist  
Slovenia Mr Peter Dolnicar Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
Hacquetova 17
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel: (386-1) 2805262
Fax: (386-1) 2805255
peter.dolnicar@kis.si
Genebank curator  
Spain Mr José Ignacio Ruiz De Galarreta Gómez Campus Agroalimentario de Arkaute
Carretera A-1, km. 355
E-01080 Vitoria
Spain
Tel: (34) 945 121313 ext. 2306
jiruiz@neiker.net
Genebank curator  
Sweden Ms Ulrika Carlson-Nilsson Nordic Genetic Resource Center
P O Box 41
SE-230 53
Sweden
Tel: (46) 40536640
Fax: (46) 40 53 66 50
ulrika.carlson@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  
Turkey Ms Gün Kırcalıoğlu Aegean Agricultural Research İnstitute (AARI)
Cumhuriyet mahallesi, Çanakkale asfaltı caddesi No:57
35660  Menemen
Turkey
Tel: (90) 5304653263
Fax: (90) 232.8461107
gun.kircalioglu@tarim.gov.tr
Plant breeder  
Ukraine Mr Mykola Furdyga Ukrainian Institute for Potato Research
Ukrainian Academy for Agricultural Sciences
22 Chkalov str. , Nemishaevo
7853 Borodyanka district, Kiev region
Ukraine
Tel: (380) 44 7741533
Fax: (380) 44 7741542
upri@visti.com
  
United Kingdom Ms Heather Campbell Potato Section
Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
Roddinglaw Road
EH12 9FJ Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)131 244 8938
Fax: +44(0)131 244 8940
Heather.Campbell@sasa.gsi.gov.uk
Information/Documentation  
United Kingdom Ms Lydia Smith NIAB
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE Cambridge
United Kingdom
Tel: (44) (0) 1223 342242
lydia.smith@niab.com
Crop specialist