RQS Reviewer Global Head of Breeding

Andreu Francés | MS

Expert in: Cannabis Breeding - Genetics - Tissue Culture - Quality Control

Andreu Francés is the Global Head of Breeding at RQS Pro. He has experience with cannabis cultivation and has participated in many cannabis research projects. Currently, he is in charge of professional breeding programmes to develop new hybrid varieties.

“A winner is just a dreamer who never gives up”

Andreu Francés is a biologist specialising in Plant Genetics and Breeding. While pursuing his degree, he had the opportunity to develop his own project titled “Analysis of the production of cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa for therapeutic use”. After that, he collaborated with the COMAV research institute in a tissue culture laboratory focused on Vitis rootstock.

Due to his passion for cannabis, he started working at RQS Pro, where he joined the position of Global Head of Breeding. Currently, he is in charge of coordinating and supervising the breeding programmes for developing new inbreeding lines and hybrid varieties of cannabis. Moreover, he works on other research projects to accelerate his breeding activities, and to gain more knowledge about the cannabis plant.

Andreu’s latest reviewed posts

  • What Are F1 Hybrid Cannabis Seeds?

    Farmers have been using F1 hybrid genetics for decades to grow more uniform, resistant, and productive crops. Now, cannabis growers can grow true F1 hybrid cannabis seeds. These varieties are highl ...

  • The Importance Of Pistils To Cannabis Growers

    Cannabis growers that understand the cannabis life cycle and can tell the difference between male and female plants before flowering will always enjoy more success than the uninformed. Pistils can ...

  • The Most Common Cannabis Mutations

    Ever seen ducksfoot cannabis? What about a variegated plant? While not common, the cannabis plant has quite a few interesting mutations that sometimes can even boost yield. Here is a list of the mo ...

  • Understanding Male, Female, And Hermaphrodite Cannabis

    When you grow cannabis plants, they will either turn out as females, males, or hermaphrodites, meaning a hybrid of the two sexes. Knowing the difference between the three is vital to maintaining a ...

  • Understanding Cannabis Genetics Terminology

    Reading about cannabis genetics can feel overwhelming. Use this list of common cannabis genetics and breeding terms to better understand words like phenotype, genotype, backcrossing, and much more. ...

  • Breeding And Preserving Cannabis Genetics At Home

    If you're interested in breeding your own cannabis strain but find scientific jargon confusing, and graphs and punnet squares put you to sleep, this is the blog for you. We break down all you need ...

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