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Participates as coordinator of the Project having a wide participation in all the tasks of the project.

Dr. Martínez-García

Assistant project scientist appointed in the laboratory of David Neale at the University of California at Davis during 7 years, working in genomics and bioinformatics for horticulture crops and conifers until September 2016. In December 2016, he started a new position as Discovery Scientist at Monsanto (Bayer) Agricultura España SLU, leading a research on vegetable genomics and bioinformatics to find genes (alleles) of economic interest. In 2017, he obtained a Ramón & Cajal (Tenure Track) Fellow and he just joined at CEBAS-CSIC April 1st 2018.

Dr. Pedro Martínez-Gómez

Scientist Researcher of the group of Prunusbreeding at CEBAS, the group has a great experience of over 10 years in scientific and technical cooperation for development. Dr. Pedro Martínez-Gómez has developed research projects of collaboration with different international institutions in Tunisia (University El Manar), Iran (Universities of Tabriz, Teheran and Sharekord), and Morocco (Universities of Marrakech and Agadir). The main objective of these collaborations has been the analysis and molecular characterization of native germplasm to use in breeding programs as source of stress resistance including an important work on almond and relative wild species evaluation in the Centre of Origin in Iran and Azerbaijan.

Soil and Water conservation and Organic

Irrigation and Plant Nutrition

Biology of the stress and plant pathology

Plant Breeding, Food Science and Technology

Institut de l´Olivier, Tunisian
The Olive Tree Institute was created in 1982. It is responsible for carrying out all research, study and experimentation activities designed to develop and promote the olive and fruit tree sectors in semi-arid zones regarding agronomic technological and economic terms.

In particular, it is responsible for performing the following tasks:

– Organize and carry out all research actions, for improving the production and productivity of the olive sector at the national level and fruit trees in semi-arid areas, and ensuring the protection and preservation of natural resources;

– Carry out technical and economic studies relating to the two above-mentioned sectors;

– Contribute to the development of strategies for olive growing at the national level and fruit growing in semi-arid zones, as well as planning for the development and promotion of these two sectors;

– In collaboration with the relevant departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and the professional sectors, it ensures the dissemination and exploitation of results of researches activities as well as the implementation of extension and demonstrations of new developed techniques.


Institut de l'Olivier, Tunisian

Responsible for carrying out all research, study and experimentation activities designed to develop and promote the olive and fruit tree sectors in semi-arid zones

Dr Hassouna Gouta

Was engaged in the Olive Tree Institute in Tunisia since 1999. He started working on prospecting; conservation and characterization of fruit trees in the semi-arid conditions. He has large experience in genetic resources of fruit trees mainly almond, pistachio and olive. He is a co-supervisor of many PhD thesis and supervisor of many masters, final projects for engineers and technicians. He is also the author of a large number of publications related to almond and olive characterization and principal investigator for many national and international projects. He is an active member of GREMPA that is the Mediterranean group working on almond and pistachio.

Organize research actions

Technical and economic studies

Strategies for olive growing

Collaboration Ministry and professional sectors


Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture (ENAM) de Meknes, Morocco.

Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture (ENAM) de Meknes, Morocco.
Dr. Said Ennahli

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