Kalliope K. Papadopoulou (Assoc. Prof. in Plant Biotechnology at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology) has a first degree in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the Agricultural University of Athens. Hew post-doctoral research was at the John Innes Centre, UK (Marie Curie Fellow. Her main research interests are in plant specialized metabolism and in molecular plant-microbe interactions with emphasis on endophytic fungi, symbiotic relationships and multi-partite interactions. She is the Director of the MSc Programme “Applications of molecular biology” and,  currently, also acts as Deputy Director of the OMIC-ENGINE Research Infrastructure on Synthetic Biology in the Agrofood Sector.