Bridging the World through Horticulture

S39- Saffron Biology and Biotechnology

Hallname: 3B-87

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Symposium Secretary:

Basar Sevindik MSc.
Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Saffron known as Crocus sativus L. is very important geophyt and spread over Northern hemisphere up to 1000 metres from sea level especially Mediterranean basin (Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France),  Iran, India. It has been cultured during the ancient time due to its medicinal and aromatic properties. Stigmas of saffron has different usage in various industry (dye, food or beverages additive and pharmacology industry) because of its biochemical components (Crocin, safranal and  picrocrosin). Saffron corms reach to flowers in a short time after planting to the field in autumn.  Dried stigmas of saffron is one of the most expensive spice due to odoriferous, coloring, and medicinal properties. As a matter of fact, value of one gram of saffron is nearly equivalent to the that of gold and its sale price is around 13.000 dollar per kg in the markets.

The International Society for Horticultural Science decided to organize 6th Saffron Symposium in XXX International Horticulture Congress to be held at Istanbul, Turkey at 12-16 August 2018. The Symposium will be hosted researchers, producers, academics, extension advisors, marketers to discuss and bring solutions to the problems related with saffron in the same platform. They will be able to network, learn and share their research learning's, challenges and oppurtunities.

Main themes:

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Propagation and Production Technology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology and Micropropagation
  • Postharvest Quality and Technology
  • Food, nutrition and health values
  • Plant physiology and biochemistry

Scientific Committee

  • Reza Amirnia   (University of Urmia, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Urmia, Iran)
  • Neşet Arslan   (University of Ankara, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, Ankara, Turkey)
  • Filiz Ayanoğlu (University of Mustafa Kemal Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, Hatay, Turkey)
  • K.Hüsnü Can Başer (University of Near East,  Faculty of  Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Cyprus)
  • Osman Erol (University of İstanbul, Faculty of Science and Letter, Department of  Biology, İstanbul ,Turkey)
  • Subhendu Shekhar Gantait (University of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Department of Floriculture & Landscaping, Faculty of Horticulture, India)
  • Mortaza Hajyzadeh (University of  Uşak, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Science, Department of Crop science, Uşak, Turkey)
  • Memet İnan (University of Adıyaman Üniversitesi, Vocational School of  Kahta, Adıyaman, Turkey)
  • Alpaslan Kaya  (University of Mustafa Kemal, Faculty of Agriculture, , Department Crop Science, Hatay, Turkey)
  • Serpil Demirci Kayıran (University of Cukurova, Faculty of Pharmacy Faculty, Department of Pharmaceutic Botany, Adana, Turkey)
  • Khalid Mahmood Khawar (University of Ankara, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop science, Ankara,Turkey)
  • Monuira Lage (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco)
  • Firdous Ahmad Nehvi (Shere-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural & Technology of Kashmir, India)
  • Mehmet Özkaymak (University of Karabük, Faculty of Technology, Department of Energy System Engineering ,Karabük, Turkey)
  • Ercüment Sarıhan  (University of Uşak, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Science, Department of Crop science, Uşak, Turkey)
  • Serkan Selli (University of Çukurova, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Food Engineering, Adana, Turkey)
  • Levent Şık (University of Celal Bayar, Faculty of Science and Letter, Department of Biology, Manisa, Turkey)
  • Maria Tsimidou (University of Aristotle Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry, Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Mehmet Uğur Yıldırım (University of Uşak, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science Uşak, Turkey)
  • Sırrı Yüzbaşıoğlu  (University of İstanbul, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutic Botany, İstanbul, Turkey)