LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY AND NUTRITION OF FRUIT GROWERS
Ph.D. in Pomology laboratory, Department of Agriculture, A.U.Th.
Michail Michailidis was born in Chrysoupoli, Kavala in 1988. Graduated from the Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment of A.U.Th. and from Agriculture of A.U.Th. In 2016, he completed his M.Sc. in Agriculture with a specialization in Horticultural Science. Since 2020, he holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Agriculture (Pomology laboratory) under the supervision of Mr. Athanasios Molassiotis, title of his thesis: “Study of pre-harvest and post-harvest calcium treatments that affect the quality characteristics of cherry fruits (Prunus avium L.)”. His research interests focus on the study of nutrients, physiology, and fruit ripening of fruit trees using high-throughput molecular techniques (-omics) such as metabolomics, proteomics, and comparative genomic analysis. During his doctoral studies, he received a scholarship from the Hellenic Research and Innovation Foundation (H.F.R.I.). From his research activity until now, thirty-two (32) scientific papers have been published in peer-reviewed international journals and one (1) chapter in an international book (book chapter). In parallel, he has fifty-five (55) oral or written papers in national or international conferences. Recently, he received a scholarship for post-doctoral research in the project entitled; “Study of the cracking of cherries with a combined physiological and -omic approach (Crack-omics)”. He also participated in research programs concerning the physiology of fruit trees and the quality characteristics of fruits, in particular, he conducts the experiment (design and implementation of the experiment), analyzing the data, and writing reports, while participates in the teaching program in the Department of Agriculture A.U.Th., where teaches the undergraduate courses “Citrus and Tropical Fruits”, “Small Fruits” and “Biology of Horticultural Plants”.