Prof. Andreas KATSIOTIS


Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science (ABF)
Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences & Environmental Management (GEM)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Prof. Andreas KATSIOTIS



  • D. in Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics 1993 University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Sc. in Horticulture 1989 University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
  • Sc. in Agriculture (Horticulture Honors Scholar) 1987 University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

 Professional background:

  • Professor Cyprus University of Technology Limassol, Cyprus (2012-present)
  • Associate Professor Agricultural University of Athens Athens, Greece (2011 2012)
  • Assistant Professor Agricultural University of Athens Athens, Greece (2005 2011)

Participation in funded projects:

  • 2021 Fork-to-farm agent-based simulation tool augmenting BIOdiversity in the agri-food VALUE chain (BIOVALUE) H2020 – REA B2 (Principal Investigator)
  • 2020 Updated Morphological descriptors for Avena species – European Cooperative Programme for Plant Generic Resources (Coordinator)
  • 2010 An integrated European in situ management workplan: implementing genetic reserve and on farm concepts – EU Regulation No 870/2004 (Partner)
  • 2007 Evaluation of edible native plants belonging to the Families Asteraceae and Lamiaceae, with economic potential Greek General Secretary for Research and Technology (Coordinator)
  • 2005 Phylogenetic relationships in Family Oleaceae and genus Olea Greek General Secretary for Research and Technology (Coordinator)
  • 2004 Evaluation and enhancement of Avena landrace collections for extensification of the genetic basis of Avena for quality and resistance breeding EU Regulation No 1467/94 (Coordinator)

Research interests: Plant breeding, plant genetics, plant cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, agricultural experimentation, genetic resources, conservation, epigenetics, genome organization, molecular markers.

Selected publications:

  1. 2019 Genetic variability in landraces populations and the risk to lose genetic variation. The example of landrace ‘Kyperounda’ and its implications for ex situ conservation. Kyratzis A.C., Nikoloudakis N., Katsiotis A. PLoS ONE 14 10
  2. 2018 Genetic diversity of Avena ventricosa populations along an ecogeographical transect in Cyprus is correlated to environmental variables. Constandinou S., Nikoloudakis N., Kyratzis A.C., Katsiotis A. PLoS ONE 13 3
  3. 2017 Monumental olive trees of Cyprus contributed to the establishment of the contemporary olive germplasm. Anestiadou K., Nikoloudakis N., Hagidimitriou M., Katsiotis A. PLoS ONE 12 11
  4. 2017 Assessment of vegetation indices derived by UAV imagery for durum wheat phenotyping under a water limited and heat stressed Mediterranean environment. Kyratzis A.C., Skarlatos D.P., Menexes G.C., Vamvakousis V.F., Katsiotis A. Frontiers in Plant Science  8
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