Frantisek Paprstein studied University of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic and graduated as MSc in 1974. He received CSc. degree (equivalent of Ph.D.) at the same university in 1988 (postgraduate study). He executed the duties of statutory representative and deputy director of Research and Breeding Institute of Pomology Holovousy Ltd. between 2001 and 2011. Presently he works as the head of the Department of Fruit Genebanks. He has published more than 80 scientific and research articles in the past ten years.