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Curriculum Vitae


Emeritus Professor

Group of Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Plants
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel.: +30 2310 997656



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture-Agronomy (March 1973), Agricultural University of Athens.
  • Master of Science degree in Vegetable Crops. (March, 1984), University of California, Davis.
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in Horticulture. (August, 1987), University of Maryland, College Park.


Teaching Experience

  • Teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Crete, University of Athens and Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.


Supervising up-to-today

  • 18 post-docts, 8 Ph.D. students, 16 M.Sc. students and 5 technicians.



  • Member of 4 national and international scientific societies.


Participation in Scientific Meetings

  • Participation in 74 meetings with 74 presentations and 47 as invited speaker.


Grant History

  • 41 competitive grants from National and EU agencies.


Professional Recognition (recent)

  • Associated Editor, Frontiers in Plant Science, Section Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity
  • Associated Editor, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Section Crop Biology and Sustainability
  • Associated Editor, BMC Biotechnology
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Postharvest Biology and Technology”
  • Metrics (Google Scholar - November 2020): citation index 4990, h-index 38, i10-index 63,


Main research interests and achievements

A. Molecular Biotechnology of Secondary Metabolism
B. Molecular Biotechnology of Plant Stress


Recent publications