Elena Popova

Elena Popova

Elena is a plant physiologist and biotechlonogist with particular interest in biodiversity conservation. She explores the ways to adapt in vitro and cryopreservation technologies for conserving genetic diversity of crops and endangered plant species that are clonally propagated or have desiccation sensitive seeds. She has worked as a genebank program scientist at Global Crop Diversity Trust (Germany), and as a researcher at the University of Guelph (Canada), National Agrobiodiversity Center, Korea Forest Research Institute and Chungbuk National University (Republic of Korea) developing and adapting cryopreservation protocols for various plant species, researching mechanisms of cryotolerance and teaching courses in plant biodiversity conservation. Elena studied biotechnology and engineering in Moscow and received her Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry from the Institute of Plant Physiology of Russian Academy of Sciences.

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