Plant Stress Physiology Group (PSPG)
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science (ABF)
Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management (GEM)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)
Education: Egli Georgiadou is currently a post-doctoral associate at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in collaboration with Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) for the research project CrITERIA as well as Special Scientist at CUT. She obtained her BSc in Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment and her MSc (Hons.) in Plant Breeding and Modern Crops both from the University of Thessaly, Greece. She holds a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Cyprus.
Professional background: As a Special Scientist at CUT, Egli is teaching the laboratory course ABF 313 “Nursery production & technological aspects of plant propagation laboratory”. Egli was a teaching assistant in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science (ABF) at CUT for four laboratory courses (ABF 110 “Morphology and Anatomy of Plants”, ABF 211 “Plant Physiology”, ABF 311 “Vegetable Production”, and ABF 506 “Molecular and Practical Ecology”), as well as a private tutor for the courses ABF 110 “Morphology and Anatomy of Plants” and ABF 216 “Molecular Biology and Biotechnology”. At the same time, she worked for one and a half year as a lab technician at ABF at CUT.
Research: Egli’s research interests include the study of secondary metabolites with antioxidant and pharmaceutical activity of fleshy fruit (olive, tomato, peach, loquat, etc.) with the use of physiological, analytical, biochemical, antioxidant, enzymatic, immunoblotting, and molecular techniques. In addition, she is interested in the responsiveness of culinary herbs (stevia, basil, oregano, menta, etc.) and wheat to abiotic stress conditions. Egli has so far published 9 journal articles, 33 abstracts in Conference proceedings, and 2 book chapters.