Kalliope K. Papadopoulou (Assoc. Prof. in Plant Biotechnology) has a first degree in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. She is in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology since October 2005. Before that she was an Associate Researcher at the National Agricultural Research Foundation and a Marie-Curie Grant Holder at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, U.K. Her main research interests are in plant secondary metabolism (biosynthesis, production in heterologous systems, biological activities) and in plant-microbe interactions, with emphasis on beneficial microorganisms. KP has 41 publications in leading journals in the field of plant sciences, an h-index of 21 and >1200 citations and has contributed in a textbook on Molecular Development of Plants and the greek translation of Plant Physiology (Taiz & Zeiger) She has acted as Editor for Annals of Applied Biology and is a regular reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and EU and National funding bodies. She has coordinated and participated in 19 projects funded by the EU, National Bodies (GSRT-Greece, Ministry of Education, RPF-Cyprus) and projects funded by agro-industries. Current projects involve the EU-FP7 programme, “Triterpenes for Commercialization” (TRIFORC). She holds a Greek patent (Code 1006119) with an international one pending.
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