Nazimi Açıkgöz graduated from Ankara University in 1964 and earned his Ph D. degree at Munich Technical University in 1972. He then joined Ege University and worked there until his retirement in 2009.
His rice breeding studies was supported by CENTO, NATO, IAEA and TUBITAK and at the end, a rice variety “TOAG92″ was registered. His studies on computer use in agriculture were on seed database management system and bioistatistics. One of his packages TARIST (Agrostatistics) is still the only Turkish software in this area.
He is one of the founders of the “Seed Center” at Ege University, which has been directed between 1998-2004 by him. He is now a freelance writer and moderating a Turkish portal “gelecekteki gıdalarımız” (our future foods, https://nazimiacikgoz.wordpress.com) whichs papers are republished in numbers of journals and portals.
He writes also blogs in Turkish newspapers:
- Milliyet – http://blog.milliyet.com.tr/gidakrizivebilim
- Radikal – http://blog.radikal.com.tr/Sayfa/dunyada-tohumculuk-nasil-destekleniyor-21195