Ayzin B. Kuden is a professor of agriculture at Horticultural Department, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey. She was vice dean during 1997-1999, vice chairman between 1997-1998 and 2003-2005, and dean of Faculty of Agriculture during 2005-2012. Her specialization is physiology and breeding of stone fruits and figs. Her research includes selection, identification, and characterization of temperate and subtropical fruit germplasm. She is also interested in the use of molecular markers in breeding and dormancy breaking studies on temperate fruits. She attended training courses in different countries. She has been working as the chairperson of ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science), \"Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics” working group since 1996. She had professional memberships in ISHS, TSHS (Turkish Society for Horticultural Science) and FAO MESFIN network. She contributed to three Acta Horticulturae and one IntechOpen book publications as editor and as author of a chapter within an IntechOpen book and several national books. She organized three international symposiums, a CIHEAM Nut Course, a Turkish – German Workshop, several national meetings, and a National Horticultural Congress. She published around 154 peer-reviewed papers. She organized two symposiums and a workshop at the IHC Congress in Istanbul in 2018. 6 of her PhD students were appointed as academic staff in different universities in Turkey and 1 PhD and 12 master students were appointed at good jobs. At the moment, she is supervising 5 PhD and 9 master students.