“There is no modern agriculture and agricultural education today without a background in genomics and biotechnology. Therefore I was very glad to hear of the establishment of the Centre for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology at the University of Debrecen. This is an important step in the development of both Hungarian agriculture and the University of Debrecen, because the new Centre will provide the scientific environment for agricultural innovations and the improvement of competitiveness. Our professional cooperation with Dr. Szilvia Kusza goes back more than 15 years and her role as Head of the animal genomics research group of the new Centre will be a guarantee for future success and high-standard work. INRAE is open to future cooperation, and identifies the Centre for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology of the University of Debrecen as a potential partner. I wish you success in your work!”
Dr. Claire Rogel-Gaillard
"On behalf of our Institution, I would like to bring to your kind notice that our Institutions (Centro de Bioplantas of University of Ciego de Avila and University of Debrecen) had excellent relationships for the last 5 years. The collaboration with Prof. Dobránszki as head of the new founded Centre for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology of University of Debrecen is continued in many ways.
I am confident that our collaboration would prove to be a positive addition to our institution. I have no hesitations in recommending your esteemed centre will advance our joint research work in the future, and how important such a research unit in the 21st century for agriculture and biotechnology."
PhD. Marcos Edel Martínez Montero,
Senior Researcher at University of Ciego de Avila,
Full Member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences
General Director of ECTI Centro de Bioplantas
"I was delighted to hear that on 1 April of this year the Centre for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology was established within the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen. The leader of the animal biotechnological and genomics research projects in the new Centre is Szilvia Kusza, DSc, whose scientific career I have had the honour to follow from its beginnings. Szilvia Kusza is one of the pioneers of genomics studies on Hungarian domestic and wild animal species. She is a researcher dedicated to agriculture-related topics, an outstandingly gifted member of her generation with a wide network of academic relations. It is clearly shown by her publications reporting the results of international cooperations that she has joined forces with scientists from nearly all European countries to resolve questions that can only be addressed within the framework of cross-border cooperations. The establishment of the Centre for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology coincides with that of the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology within the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE) at Gödöllő, confirming that the key to future success is to target international excellence in the utilization of cutting-edge research in the fields of biotechnology, bioinformatics and the different ’omics."
Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna Bősze
Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences