Dr. Eleni Athanasiadou

Eleni Athanasiadou is a Horticulturist (BSc, MSc) and a Landscape Architect (MLA, PHD) AUTh. She is currently laboratory teaching staff of the School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, co-teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses relevant to landscape architecture at the School of Agriculture, School of Architecture and at the Joint Postgraduate Program of Studies ‘Landscape Architecture’.

She has co-supervised over twenty undergraduate dissertation theses and been involved (as a participant or coordinator) in workshops and architectural competitions (gained one honorable mention). She has participated during 2002-2016 in national and international research programs under the themes of crop protection, organic farming, landscape architecture and urban rejuvenation. She is the co-author of two books (on organic agriculture and on land-use planning) and one book chapter (on resilience of the suburban landscape, to be published).

She has published three papers in scientific journals and ten and nine papers in international and national conferences proceedings, respectively. Her PhD thesis was on spatio-temporal analysis of the suburban landscape using landscape metrics and her main scientific interests include landscape planning and landscape ecology. She is Vice President Communications of PHALA (PanHellenic Association of Landscape Architects) and a member of IALE, LE:NOTRE Institute and EUCALAND.

Dr. Katerina Grigoriadou

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.

Ms. Christina Paraskevopoulou

Ms Christina Paraskevopoulou is a PhD Candidate at the Laboratory of Statistics and Qualitative Analysis Methods of the Industrial Management Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece.

Her PhD Thesis deals with the Design and Management of Sustainable Supply Chains in the agri-food sector. Her research interests include sustainability, circular economy, precision agriculture, livestock farming solutions and agri-food supply.

She holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. With reference to her professional experience, Ms Paraskevopoulou is the co-founder of ENVCML (Environmental Consultancy, Management and Labelling), a company that focuses on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Eco-friendly Tourism practices with certifications, training programs and consultancy.

Mr. Christos Lagoudas

He has studied Agriculturist at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

He also holds an MSc in Agriculture Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and MBA (TQM) at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

He has worked for eleven years in the private sector as a Product and Marketing Manager in multinational companies of Agricultural Supplies.

For the last 13 years, he has been working in the public sector, at the Regional Unit of Serres (former Prefecture of Serres), and more specifically, from 2005 until 2010 at the Office of Agricultural Applications and from 2011 until today, at the Department of Phytosanitary and Quality Control, as Auditor.

For two years (2012-2014), he was seconded as Special Advisor to the Minister of Macedonia-Thrace in Thessaloniki for development and business co-operation issues.

He speaks English and a few Italian.