Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ergun KAYA studied Plant Biotechnology at Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey and graduated as PhD in 2011, Gebze Technical University, Turkey. He then went to USDA-ARS, Co, USA for Post-Doc. research. After one-year postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Dr. Dave ELLIS at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, Fort Collins, Co, he obtained the position of an Assist. Prof. Dr. at the Muğla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey. He has published 17 research articles in SCI(E) journals.