Adrián Rodríguez-Burruezo (DVM, PhD, Diplomate EVPC, FRES)
Adrián Rodríguez Burruezo (1974) is Full Professor at Techn. College Agricultural Engineering and Natural Environment of UPV (ETSIAMN) and current Director of the Instituto Universitario de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana (COMAV).
His PhD was aimed to the adaptation and quality breeding of pepino (Solanum muricatum L.) for Mediterranean conditions (2003, cum laude). He joined UPV as Assoc. Prof. in 2007. He works on germplasm evaluation, phenomics, genotyping, selection and improvement of vegetables, mainly Capsicum peppers (he currently leads the Capsicum Breeding Group at COMAV) and neglected crops for adaptation to low input conditions, organic farming, and the improvement of nutritional and organoleptic quality. He uses conventional breeding strategies, participatory breeding, HPLC and GC/MS devices and biotechnological tools, to implement new technologies, experimental populations and improved materials in horticultural production. He collaborates with several national and international groups, with a remarkable international projection reflected in European projects and publications.
Author of over 70 JCR-indexed papers (70% in Q1), and several dissemination publications, books and chapters, 200 contributions to congresses, including invited conferences and scientific committees, and 20 invited ERASMUS+ seminars. His activity was recognized with several awards and distinctions: Young Researcher Soc. Esp. Horticultural Sciences 2007, Distinguished Researcher Univ Trujillo (Peru) 2006, Outstanding Paper 2010 Award ASHS, Research Excellence USAMV Cluj-Napoca 2012.
PI of 16 competitive projects (national, regional, EU H2020 and ERASMUS+) and R+D contracts. Breeder and obtentor of several vegetable cultivars. He coordinates the Participatory Plant Breeding Group of Spanish Soc. Agroecology (SEAE).
His academic activity has been focused on Plant Genetics and Breeding, receiving the Teaching Excellence Award from Generalitat Valenciana 2010, and surveying 23 MSc and 30 graduate thesis, and several PhD theses.