Dr. Georgia Ouzounidou

Research Director, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Product, Hellenic Agricultural Organization-Demeter,

Head of Research Development and Technological Activities, General Directorate for Agricultural Research, Email: geouz@nagref.gr, geouz@yahoo.gr

Education: Bachelor of Biology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

Research interests: Pre and Post-harvest physiology of fruits and vegetables, Environmental plant biology, Biochemistry, Bio-energy of photosynthesis, Biotechnology.

Postdoctoral studies: University of Brussels School of Plant Physiology (ULB), Rothamsted Experimental Plant, Rothamsted, Great Britain, Grain Institute, Szeged, Hungary, Aula DEI Experimental Station, Zaragoza, Spain, Laboratory of Plant Cytology and Phycology, University of Lille, France.

Grants: NATO-CCMS fellowship (2001-2003), post-doctoral scholar NFF (1997-99), ERASMUS (1991), Special Postgraduate Scholar of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. (1988-93). Member of the Research Group for the 1st Innovative Products Award ECOTROPHELIA 2016 with the product “Veggie it”.

Teaching experience: Scientific Associate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Department of Biology, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Forestry, Lecturer in the Department of Agriculture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Laboratory of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Scientific Associate in the Department of Plant Production of the TEI of Thessaloniki, Lecturer of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly, Scientific Associate of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education.

Supervising up-to-today: supervisor or examiner in 10 doctoral theses, postgraduate studies and dissertations of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Technological and Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Perugia Agricultural School, Italy.

Writing experience: Author of more than 100 research publications and 4 teaching books for students of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and TEITh, participation in 46 International and Greek Scientific Meetings and participation in 26 research projects funded by Greek and European funds. Reviewer in many international journals and projects.