Uygun Aksoy obtained her MSc. and Ph. Degrees at Ege University, Turkey. Being located in the center of the world’s main fig production region, Aegean, she started working on figs with her Ph D. thesis. In addition to her permanent position at Ege University, she lectured at a Masters Degree Course on Mediterranean Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (Italy) between 2000 and 2015.
Uygun Aksoy worked closely with the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Economy as a non-paid consultant in Turkey, participated in discussions in Codex Alimentarius and the European Union regarding mycotoxins in figs. Also worked with the WG preparing UN/ECE standards for dried and fresh figs. Currently, she leads monitoring and training on prevention/reduction of aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in figs.