People

Group members

Panagiotis Moschou

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Panagiotis Moschou obtained a Master degree and PhD in Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology at the University of Crete (Greece) in Prof. Roubelakis-Angelakis lab. His work focused on the roles of the catabolism of small metabolic molecules known as polyamines. He discovered a new class of polyamine oxidases that regulate plant development, stress responses, and cell fate. He did a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Peter Bozhkov at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala (Sweden), where he studied mechanisms by which plant cell polarity and fate are coupled by proteolysis. In 2016 he spent a year in the lab of Prof. Jonathan Jones (The Sainsbury Lab, UK) as a visiting researcher focusing on the development of new methods for studying proteolysis. At the same time, he started his lab in the Department of Plant Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as an Associate Professor. In 2018 he started a lab at the Department of Biology, the University of Crete where he was recruited as an Associate Professor. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas.

panagiotis.moschou@slu.se

panagiotis.moschou@uoc.gr

panagiotis.moschou@imbb.forth.gr

Protein Homeostasis

Chen Liu

Chen Liu obtained a Master degree in Botany at the SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY (China) in Prof. Shangzhi Huang lab and got a PhD in Plant Molecular Physiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany) in Dr Anton Schäffner lab. Her PhD work focused on how the Aquaporin protein level was affected by the same gene family in Arabidopsis. In 2017, she started her postdoc at the Department of Plant Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Chen is studying how cell polarity is established in plant cells and how this impacts developmental fate.

chen.liu@slu.se

Leda Tympa

Leda obtained a Master’s degree in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Crete, Greece in Prof. Kiriakos Kotzabasis lab. In 2018, she started as a PhD candidate in Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Moschou’s lab at the University of Crete. Leda is studying the role of membranes in environmental perception and developmental fate.

RNA Homeostasis

 Nikos Glampedakis

Nikos obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology (Biomolecular Sciences & Biotechnology) at the University of Crete (Greece). His diploma thesis was carried out in Assoc. Prof. Kriton Kalantidis’ lab (IMBB-FORTH) and focused on the role of Dicer-like proteins in transgene-induced post-transcriptional gene silencing in Nicotiana benthamiana. He has also worked as an intern for three months in Prof. Mark Stitt’s lab (MPIMP, Golm, Germany). Currently, he is a graduate student enrolled in the Plant Molecular & Applied Biology – Green Biotechnology MSc program at the University of Crete, where he joined the lab of Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Moschou to carry out his master’s thesis.

grad889@edu.biology.uoc.gr

Giannis Hatzianestis

giannisGiannis obtained a Bachelor at the University of Crete (Greece), Department of Biology in 2018. In 2018 he started his Master in  Plant Molecular and Applied Biology – Green Biotechnology and joined Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Moschou’s lab at the University of Crete as a master student. He is currently a PhD student

grad896@edu.biology.uoc.gr

Brassica napus project/genome editing

Anna Törnkvist

Anna Törnkvist obtained a Master’s degree in Plant Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Prof. Christina Dixelius lab. In 2018, she started as a PhD candidate in Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Moschou’s lab at the Department of Plant Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Anna is studying the role of proteolysis in the oil crop rapeseed (Brassica napus) with a focus on crop improvement. Her work is also focused on optimizing and developing new approaches for genome editing.

anna.tornkvist@slu.se

 
Imene Toumi

Imene obtained a bachelor in Tunis El Manar II University, faculte des sciences de Tunis. then achieved a master in Plant Biotechnology and cell physiology followed by a Doctorate in Plant Biotechnology, grapevine adaptation to abiotic stresses. In 2019 she started as a postdoc. Her project is focusing on metabolic genetics of rapeseed.

imene_toumi@imbb.forth.gr

Andriani Metzelopoulou

Spyridoula Charova

Spyridoula Charova obtained her Master’s degree in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Crete, Greece in Plant Biotechnology laboratory and Professor NJ Panopoulos. She got a PhD in Biology from the same lab in 2009. Her PhD work was focused on the molecular architecture of the protein T3SS of plant pathogenic bacteria and specifically she studied a previously unknown mechanistic coupling of protein expression and secretion during T3SS activation. She obtained a NSRF postdoc fellowship for a joint work between IMBB-FORTH and the University of Malaga (2012-2014) and conducted her first postdoc in the laboratory of Professor Carmen Beuzon, where she performed genetic and secretion analysis in Pseudomonas syringae. Followingly she continued her T3SS work at IMBB-FORTH with the Structural Biology group of Professor Kokkinidis (2015-2016) as a REGPOT FP7 fellow.  In the period 2018-2019, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Enzymology lab of Professor Bouriotis where she studied 1) the contribution of a neutral polysaccharide deacetylase in biofilm formation from Bacillus anthracis strains, 2) the enzymatic degradation of chitosans from crustacean biomass. In 2019 she started as a postdoc in Professor PN Moschou and the Plant Physiology and Biotechnology laboratory. She performs bioinformatics and structural work on proteins related to plant cell polarity establishment.

charova@imbb.forth.gr

Alexandra Deli

Co-supervised PhD students

Pruthvi Balachandra (with the group of Eugene Savenkov), pruthvi.balachandra@slu.se

Dimitrios Templalexis (with the group of Stamatis Rigas), dimitempl@aua.gr

Anis Meschichi (with the group of Stephanie Rosa), anis.meschichi@slu.se

Alumni

2020

Vassilis Scaltsogiannis

2019

Amna Muhammad, visiting PhD student

Boyu Liu, postdoctoral resercher

Mohamed Mounir Boucetta, Master student

2018

Peter Herfs, project student

Theodor Crispin, project student

2017

Zoltan Takacs, visiting PhD student

Leda-Eleni Tympa, project student

Alexander Tsoi, project student

Ana María Ribes Moya, visiting PhD student

Miguel Bracho, visiting PhD student

Interested in working with us?

Undergraduate Students
We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable undergraduate students who are interested in gaining experience in research. Prospective students will be trained in a variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques, including confocal microscopy and genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9). If you are interested in working with us, send your CV (including relevant skills and research experiences) and a short motivation statement (max. 1 page) to Dr Panagiotis Moschou.

Graduate Students
If you are interested in working with Dr Panagiotis Moschou as a graduate student, send your CV (including relevant skills, research experiences, and research interests) to Dr Panagiotis Moschou.

International Students and Collaborators
If you are thinking about visiting us, send your CV (including relevant skills, research experiences, and interests) to Dr Panagiotis Moschou.