Director General administers COBORU with the assistance of three deputy directors.
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Director General of the Research Centre for Cultivar Testing (COBORU) prof. Edward S. Gacek
Prof. Edward S. Gacek (born
in 1950), graduate of the Agriculture Faculty of the Agricultural
Academy in Wrocław (1974). In 1982 he obtained a title of the doctor of
agricultural sciences. In 1991, in the Plant Breeding and
Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) in Radzików near Warsaw, he qualified
himself as assistant professor. In 1996 he obtained a title of a
professor of agricultural sciences.
He published almost 200 papers
on plant breeding, agricultural experimentation and on seed production
as well as dozens of popular scientific papers, many implementation and
promotion publications. In the period 1975-1996 he worked for
Experimental Station of the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute
in Bąków, near Kluczbork. At the beginning he worked as a specialist in
disease resistance Breeding Laboratory and then as a main breeder and
deputy director of the station.
He started his professional
carrier in the field of testing and breeding of barley varieties under
leadership of director Włodzimierz Dwernicki and Prof. Henryk J. Czembor.
He was engaged in development of effective methods of barley
resistance breeding, especially in the area of effective utilization of
genetic resistance in diseases control of barley and other cereals.
He elaborated scientific
basis of the concept of cereals cultivation in genetically
diverse cereal varietal mixtures, which allows to wider utilization in
practice of natural mechanisms of disease control aswell as the improvement of
yield and its stability.
As a result he has
introduced into practice almost twenty intraspecific varietal mixtures in
spring and winter barley. Together with breeding team from plant
breeding station in Bąków he has bred and put into practice nine high
yielding barley varieties resistant to diseases and abiotic stresses.
He successfuly developed and introduced into practice a nation-wide
post-registration variety testing system and effective variety recommendation into practice.
Since 1996 he has been
occupying the post of the Director General of the Research Centre for
Cultivar Testing in Słupia Wielka, near Poznań. He represents Poland in
the work of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties
of Plants (UPOV) organs and in the Standing Committees of the EU
Commission on Seeds and Propagating Material for Agriculture,
Horticulture and Forestry. He is a member of the Administration Council
of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) - institution responsible
for administration of the community plant varieties rights.