kalpapad-at-bio.uth.gr | 2410-565244
BSc: Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
PhD: Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Agricultural Biology & Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Post-Doc: Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, U.K.
Research interests: Plant secondary metabolism, with emphasis on the biosynthesis and functional role of triterpenes; Manipulation of synthesis in legume model and crop plants; genomic modification Expression in heterologous systems; Effect of triterpenes on plant physiology and defence; biological activity assays of crude extracts and purified molecules. Molecular plant-microbe interactions with emphasis on endophytic fungi, symbiotic relationships; Tri-partite interactions Multi-trophic interactions; Phytopathogenic fungi; Biostimulants. Microbial community structures and functions in soil.