Radu E. Sestras
Institution: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UASVM) Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Faculty of Horticulture; Department of Horticulture and Landscape
Faculty responsibilities: Director Department of Horticulture and Landscape (2016-); Dean (2008-2016); Vice-dean (2004-2008); Professor (1994-); member of the Faculty Council and UASVM Cluj-Napoca Senate.
Education: PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding (1997); Bachelor in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, UASVM Cluj-Napoca (1985).
Research profile: PhD supervisor in Horticulture - Genetics and Plant Breeding (since 2007). Researcher - fruit breeding laboratory, Fruit Research Station Cluj (1990-1994). Director and member of different research projects.
Scientific achievements/awards: 21 new apple and pear cultivars homologated by ISTIS Romania; diplomas and medals obtained for new apple and pear cultivars. Member of ISHS, Eucarpia, SRH, SHST (honorary president), national comission or academy eg. ARACIS, CNATDCU, RNE, associate member ASAS. ‘Socio Onorario’ Honorary Member elected by the La Società di Medicina e Scienze Naturali dell’ Universita di Parma, Italy, 2005; ‘Rudy G.’ medal, granted by the Senate of the Agricultural State University of Moldova, 2007.