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Vassilis Fotopoulos

Assistant Professor
Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Vassilis Fotopoulos

Biography

Vasileios Fotopoulos is a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science. He obtained his BSc in Horticulture from Wye College, University of London, and his MSc in Pest Management (Plant Disease) from Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Southampton, U.K. His post-doctoral research was carried out in the Laboratory of Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Plants at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as in the Institute of Agrobiotechnology, CE.R.T.H., in Thessaloniki. His main research interests include the study of oxidative and nitrosative signaling cascades involved in the plant's response to abiotic and biotic stress factors, the evaluation of priming agents on the antioxidant mechanism of plants under abiotic stress conditions, as well as the study of secondary metabolites with pharmaceutical and antioxidant activity.

Research Interest

Study of oxidative and nitrosative signaling cascades involved in the plant's response to abiotic and biotic stress factors.

Publications

  • Fotopoulos V, Holmes R, Hall JL, Williams LE (2006) Isolation, cloning and expression analysis of EcPMA1, a putative plasma membrane H+ -ATPase transporter gene from the biotrophic pathogenic fungus Erysiphe cichoracearum. Mycological Research 110: 28-37.

  • Fotopoulos V (2005) Plant Invertases: structure, function and regulation of a diverse enzyme family. Journal of Biological Research 4: 127-137.

  • Fotopoulos V, Gilbert MJ, Pittman JK, Marvier AC, Buchanan AJ, et al. (2003) The monosaccharide transporter gene, AtSTP4, and the cell-wall invertase, At╬▓fruct1, are induced in Arabidopsis during infection with the fungal biotroph Erysiphe cichoracearum. Plant Physiology 132: 821-829.

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