Our alumnus Dr. Naji Sulaiman, who successfully finished his PhD study at our faculty in March 2023, has been recently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Applied Botany at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo – Bra, Italy.
Naji graduated from the PhD program of Tropical Agrobiology and Bioresources Management under the supervision of Associate Professor Zbyněk Polesný. Prior to that, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Tropical Crop Management and Ecology. Naji was a member of the team of Tropical Botany and Ethnobiology Lab (TRIBE). During his studies, he published nine academic articles in WoS journals and participated in numerous international scientific conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine and a regular reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed academic journals.
Naji’s research focuses on ethnobotany, food cultures, food anthropology, and traditional food systems, mainly in the Mediterranean and Near East regions. Thanks to his MSc and PhD studies, he has a solid academic background in agroecology, agrobiology, tropical agronomy, crop production, and agroforestry.