Researcher at the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA, Spain). He is an agricultural engineer from the University of Valencia and has a PhD in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. Arús is an expert in population genetics, crop evolution, and genetic improvement, where he has specialised in the use of molecular markers and other genomic tools to improve fruit trees and vegetables, and is the author of more than 200 scientific papers. He was the Scientific Director of IRTA and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG).
Guaranteeing access to food for a growing human population – based on sustainability criteria and in the face of the climate change threat – is the main challenge for twenty-first-century agriculture. The solutions are inevitably complex, require a variety of coordinated measures, and are dependent on the development of technologies.