Prof. Dr. Ayzin B. Küden is an academic staff member at the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Çukurova University, Türkiye, where she served as the faculty’s vice dean from 1997–1999 and dean from 2005–2012. She took part in the establishment of the ZIDEK Association with the assignment of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Deans Council in 2008, and still serves as the association’s vice president. She chaired the TYYÇ Working Group on Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fisheries, which was published in 2011. Dr. Küden’s scientific interests include the conservation of genetic resources in fruit growing, physiological studies, stone fruit breeding, almond and fig selection and cultivation, the use of molecular markers in breeding, the physiology of dormancy in temperate climate fruits, and the effects of climate change on fruit growing. She has made short and long-term visits and training studies in many countries on these issues. Since 1996, she has been the chairperson of the Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics (TFTS) Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). She is also a country member of ISHS. Dr. Küden is an editor and author with numerous publications to her credit. She is a journal referee and active on scientific committees. She has participated in six international symposiums, several workshops, national meetings, and national and international congresses. Although retired, Dr. Küden is still active in horticultural research and continues her duty as an executive in two EU Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) projects.