Dr. Marcin Michalak studied Biology at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, and graduated in 2006. After, he joined the research group of Prof. Pawel Chmielarz at the Institute of Dendrology, the Polish Academy of Sciences (ID-PAS). He received his PhD degree in 2012. He completed three postdoctoral fellowships, two of them at the USDA National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, CO, US, and the third at the Millennium Seed Bank, UK. He obtained the position of Associate Professor at the University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland in 2019. Until now he has published more than 30 research articles indexed in SCI(E) journals and cited more than 300 times.