Kalliope K. Papadopoulou is an Assoc. Prof. in Plant Biotechnology at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Laboratory of Plant and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Thessaly
Kalliope K. Papadopoulou 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 specialized metabolism (biosynthesis, production in heterologous systems, biological activities) and in plant-microbe interactions, with emphasis on endophytic fungi, symbiotic relationships and multi-partite interactions. She has 56 publications in leading journals in the field of plant sciences, an h-index of 24 and >1800 citations and holds a Greek patent (Code 1006119).
She is in the Advisory Editors Board of New Phytologist and is a regular reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and EU and National funding bodies. She has coordinated and participated in >30 projects, funded by the EU, National Bodies (GSRT-Greece, Ministry of Education, RPF-Cyprus), and by agro-industries. She is the Director of the MSc Programme “Applications of molecular biology” and currently, acts as Deputy Director of the OMIC-ENGINE Research Infrastructure on Synthetic Biology in the Agrofood Sector.