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- June 15, 2020
Antonios Zambounis obtained his doctoral dissertation at Agricultural School (AUTH) and he collaborated with the Institute of Agrobiotechnology Technology (INA) / CERTH. He has extensive postdoctoral research in Greece and abroad as recently at INRA-BIOGER (AgroParis Tech, France). He has participated in several European and Greek research projects on Phytopathology. His research interests include molecular plant-microbe interactions, genotyping, diagnostics and fungal genomics, as well as the evaluation of plant resistance to fungal diseases. Other areas of his research include studies upon the effect of phytochemicals on the morphology and pathogenicity of pathogenic fungi, as well as the metagenomics analyzes of the microbiome. At the same time, his research interests focus on the implementation of integrated phytosanitary practices and bio-priming technologies for the adoption of sustainable practices against pathogens in crops. He is a member of the Hellenic Phytopathological Society. He has published 37 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has participated in several scientific international and Greek conferences. His publications have resulted in a total of more than 600 citations in SCI & SSCI journals and the impact factor of published articles is about 60 (h-index: 9). Since March 2017, he is an independent researcher at the Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Department of Deciduous Fruit Trees, HAO (Greece).