Elena studied Biology in University of Crete (Department of Biology). Following her graduation (2005), she received her MSc (2007) and PhD (2012) in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine from University of Crete (Department of Biology). Afterwards, she performed her post-doctoral research (2011-2014) at AlPlanta Institute for Plant Research (Germany). Overall, her scientific interest is focused in the field of plant molecular biology and biotechnology. Since March 2018 she is a member of the PlantEnv lab in University of Thessaly (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology).