• Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
    • Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas
    • Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (CPI), Edificio 8E
    • Camino de Vera s/n
    • 46022 Valencia (Spain)
    • Tel. +34-96-387 78 78; Fax: +34-96-387 78 59
    • E-mail:

Oscar Vicente was born in 1956, in Madrid (Spain), where he graduated in Biochemistry in 1976 and obtained his PhD in 1983, before spending a three-year postdoctoral period at the Friedich-Miescher Institut, in Basel (Switzerland). In 1988, he moved to the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna (Austria), where he established and led a research group, to work on pollen development and its biotechnological applications, and on the molecular characterization of pollen allergens and plant MAP kinases. As Assistant Professor, from 1991 to 1996, he was responsible for several courses of Experimental Genetics taught at the Faculty of Sciences. Oscar Vicente returned to Spain in 1996, to join the faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he is at present Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, teaching different subjects in this area to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Biotechnology and Agronomic Engineering. His research interest focuses on the study of plant responses to abiotic stress and stress tolerance mechanisms.

Professor Oscar Vicente is member of the editorial board of the journals of SHST society, respectively:

Botanical Garden Cluj Sept 28 2012

Picture: Botanical Garden Cluj-Napoca, September 28, 2012. From left to right:

    • Radu Sestras (Honorary President of SHST)
    • Vasile Cristea (Director of Botanical Garden Cluj-Napoca)
    • Carlo Blasi (University “La Sapienza”, Rome; Director of Botanical Garden)
    • Dan Gafta (Univ. Babes Bolyai Cluj-Napoca)
    • Oscar Vicente (UPV Valencia)
    • Lucia Draghia (Dean, Faculty of Horticulture Iasi)
    • Adriana Sestras (SHST secretary)
    • Adrian Asanica (Scientific Vice Dean, Faculty of Horticulture Bucuresti)
    • Gica Gradinariu (Academic Vice Dean, Faculty of Horticulture Iasi)

Prof Carlo Blasi and Prof Oscar Vicente - invited speakers UASVM symposium Sept 29, 2012

Picture: Prof Oscar Vicente and Prof Carlo Blasi – invited speakers,

UASVM symposium Sept 29, 2012