H. Ozkan Sivritepe gained his B.Sc and M.Sc Horticulture (Uludag University, Turkey) in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Then he was awarded with the degree of Ph.D in Horticulture (School of Biological Sciences, Bath University, England) in 1992. Currently, he is working as a full Professor for Department of Horticulture, Uludag University, in Bursa, Turkey. He gives undergraduate and postgraduate lectures on seed science and technology, vegetable growing and vegetable seed production. He has been supervising projects of M.Sc and Ph.D students as well as application and coordination of research projects, especially on seed physiology and technology and stress physiology in horticulture. He is the chair person of the ISHS Balkan Vegetable and Potato Production (V05) Working Group.
Seed science and technology; Genetic deterioration and repair mechanism in horticultural seeds; Seed hydration (i.e., seed priming and humidification) and dehydration techniques; Vegetable seed production and storage.