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Research & Studies Coordinator

Dr. Ioannis Livieratos
Dr. Ioannis Livieratos

Studied (BSc/MSc) Agriculture/ Crop Production/ Protection in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1991) and Wageningen Agriculture University (1994). He elucidated the nucleotide sequence of the whitefly-transmitted Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus bipartite genome (PhD, Imperial College, 1999). Following a 4 years post-doctoral period (UCDavis, Imperial College), he serves as the Studies & Research Coordinator of the Department of Sustainable Agriculture (CIHEAM/ MAICh; 2005-today). During this period, more than 25 national and EU-funded projects have been accomplished. The research lines of his lab include: plant pathogen diagnosis, molecular plant-virus interactions and essential virus elements for infection / replication. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal of Molecular Plant Pathology and has authored more than 35 articles on (Molecular) Plant Pathology and other fields on Sustainable Agriculture (H index: 18; IF >80; citations ~1050).

Email:
Phone:
livieratos@maich.gr
+30 28210 35000 (ext.535)

Research Associate (Responsible for the Laboratory of Soil Science)

Dr. Thomai Nikoli
Mrs. Anna Houdalaki

She studied at the University of Thessaly, School of Agricultural Sciences (Volos), Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment (2001-2006). She obtained her MSc (2006-2009) and PhD (2010-2014) awarded by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Soil Science Laboratory. As an agronomist and soil scientist, she has participated in national and European research projects of the Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter (ELGO-DEMETER) and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM-MAI Chania). She has authored nine articles in International Journals and one chapter in a scientific book. She has also published several articles in the proceedings of international and national Conferences. Her scientific interests include Soil Chemistry and Fertility, Soil-Plant Interactions and Sustainable Agriculture. In 2018, she started working for the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM MAI Chania) as the manager of the Laboratory of Soil Science and Plant Diagnostics, Department of Sustainable Agriculture.

Email:
Phone:
thomainikoli@maich.gr
+30 28210 35000 (ext.532)

Research Associate

Dr. Carolyn Owen
Mrs. Anna Houdalaki

Carolyn Owen [F], BSc Hons applied biochemistry, Brunel University; UK, PhD in molecular genetics, the British National Institute for Medical Research & University College, London. She was awarded an EU Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) Fellowship to work on parasite genetics at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, and was subsequently employed in a second HCM project in cancer genetics at The National Hellenic Research Institute. She joined MAICh in 1998 as a research associate, contributing to numerous national and international projects, as a researcher and project manager. In 2012 she joined the Laboratory of Microbiology, working predominantly on crini- and potexvirus replication in protoplasts, the generation and characterisation of viral mutants, and Citrus tristeza virus epidemiology.

Email:
Phone:
owen@maich.gr
+30 28210 35000 (ext.551)

Technician

Theodore Spanos
 

Theodore Spanos has studied Agronomy and followed the postgraduate specialization programme in “Horticultural Sciences and Technology–Post-harvest Biology” at CIHEAM_MAICh. He is a laboratory technician and quality manager for the last 20 years at MAICh. From January 2000 - July 2016 he worked in the Laboratory of Plant Biotechnology & GMO Detection, Dept. of Horticultural Genetics & Biotechology. In September 2016, he joined the Laboratory of Plant Virology, Dept. of Sustainable Agriculture. His main research expertise includes DNA, RNA and protein analysis (e.g. PCR, DNA electrophoresis / hybridization), gene expression analysis (qRT-PCR), agroinfiltration and protoplast isolation.

Email:
Phone
theodor@maich.gr
+30 28210 35000 (ext.551)

Technical Staff

Mrs. Anna Houdalaki
Mrs. Anna Houdalaki

During her high school years, she has been specialized as a Medical Laboratory technician. Later on she graduated from the Department of Nursing of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI, Athens) in 1998. She has worked as a technician in the Research Laboratory of the "National Reference Centre of Hepatic infectious diseases – B' University Pathological Clinic of Hippocrates General Hospital of Athens" (1992-1998). In MAICh, she firstly worked as a technician in the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (1998-2001). Over the last years, she is a technician in the Laboratory of Soil Science and Plant Diagnostics and responsible for the consumable’s order for all MAICh laboratories.

Email:
Phone:
anita@maich.gr
+30 28210 35000 (ext.534)