Dr. Aikaterini Grigoriadou is a Researcher at the Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Recourses of HAO-DEMETER, specialized in plant tissue culture. She graduated from the Department of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received a PhD in biotechnology from the Department of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
She is administrating projects related in production problems, new product development and cost reduction. Previously, she worked as an independent research consultant in agriculture sector. She has more than 20 years’ experience in propagation of elite plant material using novel biotechnological methods (micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis). She was production manager for 15 years in the private company VITRO Hellas S.A (plant propagation material production) and Head of R&D department, maintained external cooperation relationship with HAO-DEMETER (formerly NAGREF) and other research institutions and for many years she taught at ATHEITh and MAICh (postgraduate level).
She is the author of many scientific publications, book chapters and books and has participated in over 40 research projects (national and European), 6 of them as a scientific coordinator. She was the president of the non-profit organization AMAP’s of Greece (2013-2016). She coordinated the General’s Secretary of Research and Technology consultative group on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (2014-2020 programming period) and she was a member of the fruit trees’ team for the drafting of RIS3.