I am a plant researcher.
I have contacted mainly fundamental research on Arabidopsis. However, as an undergraduate and for my MSc degree, I had the lack to work on metabolic biology of Olea europea, a project that fascinated me for both characters, basic and applied. I like to work in an organized bench, have nice professional, but also friendly contact with my colleagues and a continuous communication with my collaborators.
I am pro for innovative ideas, new technologies and commercial development, based on scientific knowledge and common good.
I am fascinated by plants.
Their extraordinary ways to contact their lives. How they initiate from few cells. How they develop. How they structure their bodies. How they communicate with their quora, both living and physical. But also their incredible ways to face environmental conditions or deal with enemies and friends.
My interests are wide.
Fundamentally, I keen to Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Physiology.
Regarding Plant Biotechnology, I am interested in projects with directions to more efficient plant defense, increased production and new traits/cultivations.
Basic research always excited me and I am highly attracted on cell biology, biochemistry and development both of Arabidopsis and productive plants.
May 2011 --- June 2014
Doctorate studies in hormone sensing, plant development and cell biology of trafficking pathways of membrane proteins Skills acquired: -Written and oral communication (reports, seminars, posters, conferences, peer reviewed publications) -Research reasoning, planning and realization -Time management
September 2006 --- March 2011
Research field: Plant development and hormone signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana. Skills acquired: -Scientific communication (reports, internal seminars) -Collaborative working -Complex experiments handling, recording, monitoring and reporting -Self motivation
October 2004 --- January 2005
Trainee in the framework of the European program "Leonard da Vinci". Skills acquired: -Protein biochemistry, protein extraction with different protocols from difficult tissues (woody roots) -Protein purification, protein quantification, protein electrophoresis, western blot, immunodetection, protein sequencing, protein characterization.
July 2003 --- August 2003
Practical exercise in the course of programmed university studies Research project: Oil biosynthesis and storage metabolic pathways of the Olea europea Acquired skills: -In vitro culture of Olea europea -PCR techniques -Cloning techniques -Semiquantitative PCR -Protein electrophoresis
March 2003 --- March 2003
Visitor undergraduate student Skills acquired: -Potato and tobacco leaf transformation
July 2002 --- August 2002
Practical exercise in the course of programmed university studies Research project: Root development and hormone physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana Acquired skills: -In vitro culture of Arabidopsis thaliana -Arabidopsis thaliana plant development and seed propagation -Preparation of media, buffers and other solutions -Sterilization
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology from Department of Plant Systems Biology, Gent University, Gent, Belgium in 2014
MSc in Agricultural Engineering & Science in Agricultural Biotechnology from Agricultural University of Athens, Greece in 2005
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