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 has acted as Editor for Annals of Applied Biology, 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, also acts as Deputy Director of the OMIC-ENGINE Research Infrastructure on Synthetic Biology in the Agrofood Sector.