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Important Representation from the CIU Faculty Member

Important Representation from the CIU Faculty Member

Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven from the Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, Cyprus International University (CIU) attended an event called "4th International Symposium: Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits ".

Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven, faculty member of the Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Technology Deparment, was called to present an "Invited paper" in the IV International Symposium, which was held in Spain, under the title of senior researcher and manager with extensive experience in agricultural systems, rural policy, legislation, strategy and rural development, and stated that she was also involved in the scientific committee.

Prof. Dr. Özgüven emphasized this event was first organized in 2006 in Adana as "Pomegranate and Minor First International Symposium." Professor Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven carried a study on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits and later on they were under the roof of the International Garden Vegetable Society (IGVS) Group. Prof. Dr. Özgüven also stated that she was the chairman of the IGVS group until 2013.

Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven, faculty member, noted that 98 symposiums were being presented from many countries and she was also the chairman of the symposium. Explaining that the presentations were presented using oral and poster, Özgüven stated that she also performed 4 presentations.

Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven, sempozyumun 7 bölümden oluştuğunu belirterek sırasıyla, “Islah, Genetik ve Biyoteknoloji – Anaçlar, Çeşit ve Çoğaltma – Meyve Fizyolojisi, Bitki Büyüme, Çiçekler Biyolojisi – Bitki Verimliliği ve Bahçe Yönetimi – Bitki Besin, Su Yönetimi ve Fizyolojik Hastalıklar – Zararlı ve Zararlılar ile Mücadele – Derim Sonrası Fizyolojisi, Meyve Kalitesi ve İnsan Sağlığı üzerine araştırmaların gerçekleştirildiğini bildirdi. ISHS’nin dört yılda bir yapıldığını vurgulayan Özgüven, gelecek sempozyumun hangi ülkede yapılacağına dair 4 ülkenin talep ettiğini söyledi. Prof. Dr. Özgüven, gelen talepler doğrultusunda Güney Afrika, İsrail, Hindistan ve Avusturalya ülkelerinin oylamaya katılarak kapalı oylama sistemi sonucunda oy çokluğu ile Avustralya’nın seçildiğini söyledi.

Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven is a member of the symposium organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and stated that the symposium was composed of 7 sections and she informed that the investigations had been carried out on  Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology - Rootstocks, Variety and Replication – Fruit Physiology, Plant Growth, Flower Biology - Plant Yield and Garden Management - Plant Nutrition, Water Management and Physiological Diseases - Fighting Harms and Harms - Post-Undergraduate Physiology, Fruit Quality and Human Health. She stressed that the ISHS is held every four years and said that 4 countries requested that the future symposium be held in their country. Prof. Dr. Özgüven said that in the direction of incoming requests, South Africa, Israel, India and Australia joined the voting and Australia was elected as a result of a closed voting system.

Prof. Dr. Özgüven, who gave information about the pomegranate, indicated that it contains high amounts of antioxidants, she emphasized that it has more antioxidants than pearl green roots and wine. In addition, Özgüven added that it is an anti-aging feature, according to the research in  recent years

Prof. Dr. Özgüven emphasized that there are more antioxidant substances in the pomegranate husk than in its water. She emphasized that the anthocyanidins found in the pomegranate have been investigated on heart and vascular health. Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven, faculty member said that pomegranate is anti-cancer.

Prof. Dr. Ahsen Işık Özgüven Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Technology Department, Cyprus International University stated that technical visits were organized after the presentation of the symposium reports on the Pomegranate and the Minor Mediterranean Fruits and that they visited the Pomegranate Museum as well as the growing regions.

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