Dr. Irini Nianiou- Obeidat, Associate Professor, School of Agriculture,Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, visiting professor in Agriculture University of Athens, collaborating researcher in Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH, Thessaloniki.
Area of Expertise: biotechnology, plant genetics and breeding via in vitro and molecular techniques, genetic engineering, application of biotechnology in plant breeding, molecular and physiological analysis of plants, over-expression of a specific GST under abiotic and biotic stresses (protective role in stress), grafting and molecular changes occurring at genetic, epigenetic and metabolic level.
Academy and Professional memberships: Member of General Assembly, Faculty of Agriculture, School of Agriculture,Forestry and Natural Environment. Chairmen of the Postgraduate course ‘Genetic, Breeding, Agronomy and Weed Science’, Member of International Scientific Committee GMOs in EU and Ministry of Agriculture, Greece, Member of the Evaluation Committee in the "Redesigning European Cultivation Systems based on Mixtures of Species".Member of Hellenic Scientific Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding and Greek Scientific Society of Biology. She has worked in several national and international funded research projects. She has teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervised several graduate students on their master’s and doctoral dissertations.