Julian Cuevas (born in 1962 in Córdoba, Spain) got his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at 1985, and earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Agronomy of the School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering of the University of Córdoba, with a dissertation about Self-incompatibility and pollen-pistil interaction in Olive in June 1992. After his PhD, he enjoyed a post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of California in Davis, where he continued his work on reproductive biology of olive. Returning to Spain in 1995, he obtained a position as Professor in the University of Almeria, where already continues now as a Full Professor.

He has published more than 80 articles in Scientific Journals (SCR) (h-index 18); the majority of them on the physiology of flowering and management of fruit crops. He has conducted research on olive, table grape, almond, cherimoya, loquat, mango, papaya and avocado. His research focuses on the study of the mechanisms that regulate the transition to flowering, pollen-pistil interaction and artificial pollination in subtropical and Mediterranean fruit. Currently he is working actively on the field of protected cultivation of fruit crops.