Ali Kuden is a full professor, specialized in temperate fruit growing, propagation, pruning, training, pomology and physiology at the University of Cukurova. He has been working for 39 years, especially on the propagation and training of mainly pome and stone fruits and also nuts, both under continental and subtropical climatic conditions. He worked as the Director of the Pozanti Agricultural Research and Application Center of the University of Cukurova from 1997 to 2017. He has published more than 180 national and international scientific papers and books and was the convener or co-convener of several national and international symposia, congress and workshops. He is currently working on 8 national and 1 international scientific projects.