Research Experience

March 2019 – Present
Senior Research Associate, University of Athens, Greece

September 2017 – Present
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO L&W, Brisbane, Australia

September 2017 – February 2019
CSIRO Future Science Fellow, Australian Institute of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology,
University of Queensland, Australia

June 2014 – June 2017
Ph.D. Fellow, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

January 2011 – August 2011
Laboratory assistant, Military Hospital of Rhodes, Greece

Communications and Community Engagement roles

March 2018 – Present
Freelance writer

March 2018 – Present
Community Editor, PLOS synbio

June 2017 – Present
Communications assistant, European Federation of Biotechnology—Bioengineering andBioprocessing Section

December 2015 – Present
Communications Officer, European Association of Students and Post-docs in Synthetic Biology

September 2017 – December 2018
Member of the executive board (communications), Synthetic Biology Australasia

July 2015 – June 2017
Communications assistant, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Ph.D. in Biotechnology/Synthetic biology, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

M.Sc. Applied Biotechnology, Uppsala University (Sweden)

Degree in Biology (B.Sc.), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)


    • Synthetic Biology, DNA assembly, and Genetic engineering

    • Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Analytical Chemistry techniques (extensive theoretical and practical knowledge)

    • Metabolic Modeling, Flux balance Analysis, beginner programmer in Matlab, R, and Python

    • Community building, communications, social media, and outreach

    • Background in Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, Enzymology

Teaching and mentoring

2017 – Present
Supervision of PhD and MSc students

Guest lectures at the National and Technical University of Athens

Principles of Biological Engineering (University of Queensland, course CHEE1001), tutors’ supervision and guest lecturing

2015 – 2017
Lab teacher in the courses Advanced Plant biology, Biochemistry 2, and Heterologous Expression (see University of Copenhagen course catalogue)

2016 – 2017
Supervision of University of Copenhagen iGEM2016 and iGEM2017 teams


    • Greek – native

    • English – excellent

    •  French – advanced

    • Spanish – intermediate

    • Swedish – intermediate

    • Danish– beginner

    • Russian – beginner