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Ioannis Giannakou

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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name:                                      Ioannis O. Giannakou

Birthday:                                 28 April 1968

Sex:                                         Male

Nationality:                             Greek

Marital Status:                         Married with two children

Address:                                  G. Gennimata 21

                                                15127

                                                Melissia

e-mail:                                     IGiannakou@aua.gr

 

 

STUDIES

Oct.1994–May 1998:        Ph.D studies, University of Reading, Supervisor: Dr S.R.Gowen. Thesis title: Aspects on the use of Pasteuria penetrans infecting root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.)

Sept. 1993–Sept 1994:      M.Sc. studies, (Technology of Crop Protection), University of Reading. Supervisor: Dr S.R.Gowen. Thesis title: The development of the hyperparasite Pasteuria penetrans on its host Meloidogyne incognita as affected by age of nematodes, spore attachment levels and sampling dates.

Oct. 1987–June.  1993:     Undergraduate studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Agriculture.

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jul., Aug. 1990/91/92:       Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Thessaloniki, Assistant Agronomist.

Oct. – Nov.   1993:            Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Thessaloniki, Assistant Agronomist.

 

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Oct. -Dec. 1995/96/97:      Teaching assistant, University of Reading, Department of Agriculture, Nematology Course (M.Sc. in Technology of Crop Protection).

March – Sept.   1998:        Research assistant  (Grade 1Β), University of Reading, Department of Agriculture.

March 2000-Feb. 2002:     Research assistant, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Agriculture.

Dec.2000-Aug.2001:         Visiting Lecturer, «Nematology» and «Agricultural Zoology» Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Agriculture.

Sep.2001-Feb.2002:          Visiting Lecturer, «Nematology» and «Agricultural Zoology» Dept. of Crop and Animal Production, University of Thessaly.

Dec.2001-Aug.2002:         Visiting Lecturer, «Nematology» and «Agricultural Zoology» Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Agriculture.

Dec.2002-Aug.2003:         Visiting Lecturer, «Nematology» and «Agricultural Zoology» Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Agriculture.

May  2004-Feb.2010:        Lecturer in Nematology. Dept. Of Science of Crop Production, Agricultural University of Athens.

Feb. 2010-present:             Assistant Professor in Nematology. Dept. Of Science of Crop Production, Agricultural University of Athens.

 

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

1.      The biological control of root-knot nematodes with Pasteuria penetrans. Funded by the Department for International Development of the U.K. through the Natural Resources Institute.  Research Coordinator:  Dr Simon Gowen.  Participated as a researcher.

2.      Control of root-knot nematodes in greenhouse cultivated crops using environmentally friendly methods. Funded by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture. Research leader of a work package.

3.      Research on the evaluation of alternatives to methyl bromide for the control of root-knot nematodes and other soil borne pathogens in greenhouse cultivated crops. Funded by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture. Research leader of a work package.

4.      Research on the damage of garlic crop by the stem and bulb nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci in Orestiada area. Funded by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture. Research leader of a work package.

5.      Survey of Greek forests for evaluation of the potential damage by the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Funded by the European Committee. Participated as a researcher.

6.      Study on the environmental fate, biological efficacy and impact on ecotoxicity organisms-indicators of the organophosphate nematicide fosthiazate. Funded by EPEAK-II PYTHAGORAS. Duration: 24 months. Research leader of a work package. Coordinator: Associate Professor Tsiropoulos Nikolaos.

7.      Study on the efficacy of the plant extract from Quillaja saponaria against root-knot nematodes in greenhouse cucumber cultivation. Funded by the company BASF (01/11/05 – 31/10/06). Coordinator.

8.      Evaluation of the efficacy of the nematicide oxamyl against root-knot nematodes in greenhouse cultivations. Funded by the company AGROLAB (15/06/06 – 30/06/08). Coordinator.

9.      Evaluation of the efficacy of the nematicide ethoprop against potato cyst nematodes in potato culture. Funded by the company BAYER CROPSCIENCE (15/05/08 – 14/05/09). Coordinator.

10.  Integrated use of soil solarization and biofumigation with plant extracts for the control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp) in greenhouse cultivations. Funded by the Research Committee of the Agricultural University of Athens (01/12/09 – 30/11/11). Coordinator.

11.  Study on the use of Paladin EC (Dimethyl Disulfide) for the control of root-knot nematodes in greenhouse cultivations. Funded by the company REDESTOS – EFTHIMIADIS AGROTECHNOLOGY GROUP (01/01/13-31/12/13). Coordinator.

12.  Isolation and identification of plant parasitic nematodes from greenhouse cultivated crops. Funded by the company AGROEXPERIMANTALIS (01/09/13 – 31/08/13). Coordinator.

13.  TEMPUS PROJECT – International joint Master degree in Plant Medicine (International Post-Graduate Programme on Plan Medicine). Participated as specialized nematologist. Funded by the European Committee. Duration: 3 years (01/01/2010 – 31/12/2013).

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS          

Scholarship for Ph.D studies (36 months) by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece.

 

 

OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Nematode identification. Using microscopes (SEM and Confocal Microscopy). Molecular techniques (Eelectrophoresis SDS-PAGE, western blotting, silver staining, antibodies).

 

 

LANGUAGES

English (fluently).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN ISI JOURNALS (Impact Factor)

1. GIANNAKOU, I. O., PEMBROKE, B., GOWEN, S. R., DAVIES, K. G. (1997). Effects of long term storage and above normal temperatures on spore adhesion of Pasteuria penetrans and infection of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica. Nematologica 43, 185-192. (0,537)

Giannakou_publications\Effects of long term.pdf

 

2. MELKI, K., GIANNAKOU, I. O., PEMBROKE, B., GOWEN, S. R. (1998). The cumulative build-up of Pasteuria penetrans spores in root-knot nematode infested soil and the effect of soil applied fungicides on its infectivity.  Fundamental and Αpplied Νematology 21(6), 679-683. (0,695)

Giannakou_ublications\The_cumulative_buld-up_of_Pasteuria.pdf

 

3. GIANNAKOU, I. O., PEMBROKE, B., GOWEN, S. R., DOULOUMPAKA, S. (1999). Effects of fluctuating temperatures and different host plants on development of Pasteuria penetrans in Meloidogyne javanica. Journal of Nematology 31, 312-318. (1,267)

Giannakou_publications\Effects_of_fluctuating_temperatures.pdf

 

4. KARPOUZAS, D. G., GIANNAKOU, I. O., WALKER, A., GOWEN, S. R. (1999). Reduction in biological efficacy of ethoprophos in a soil from Greece due to enhanced biodegradation: Comparing bioassay with laboratory data. Pesticide Science 55, 1-6. (1,102)

Giannakou_publications\Reduction in biological efficacy of ethoprophos.pdf

5. GIANNAKOU, I. O., A. SIDIROPOULOS, D. PROPHETOU-ATHANASIADOU, (2002). Chemical alternatives for the control of root-knot nematodes in greenhouses. Pest Management Science 58, 1-7. (1,178)

Giannakou_publications\Chemical alternatives to methyl bromide for the.pdf

 

6. GIANNAKOU, I. O., S. R. GOWEN, K. G. DAVIES, (2002). Aspects on the use of Pasteuria penetrans on root-knot nematodes. Russian Journal of Nematology 10(1), 25-32. (0,441)

Giannakou_publications\Aspects_on_the_attachment_of_Pasteuria.pdf

 

7. KARPOUZAS, D. G. and GIANNAKOU, I. O, (2002). Biodegradation and enhanced biodegradation: a reason for reduced biological efficacy of nematicides in soil. Russian Journal of Nematology 10(2), 59-78. (0,441)

Giannakou_publications\biodegradation and enhanced biodegradation.pdf

 

8. GIANNAKOU, I. O and KARPOUZAS, D.G. (2003). Evaluation of chemical and integrated strategies as alternatives to methyl bromide for the control of root-knot nematodes in Greece. Pest Management Science 59, 883-892. (1,331)

Giannakou_publications\Evaluation of chemical and integrated.pdf

 

9. GIANNAKOU, I. O., KARPOUZAS, D.G. and PROPHETOU-ATHANASIADOU D. (2003). A novel non-chemical nematicide for the control of root-knot nematodes. Applied soil ecology 26, 69-79. (1,349)

Giannakou_publications\A novel non-chemical nematicide for the.pdf

 

10. KARPOUZAS, D. G., P. Hatziapostolou, Eupthemia Papadopoulou-Mourkidou, I. O. Giannakou and Athina Georgiadou. (2004). The enhanced biodegradation of fenamiphos in soil from previously treated field sites in Greece and the effect of soil fumigant on the development of the phenomenon. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 23 (9), 2099-2107. (2,121)

Giannakou_publications\The enhanced biodegradation of fenamiphos in soil.pdf

 

     11. GIANNAKOU, I. O., and GOWEN, S. R. (2004). Factors affecting biological control effectiveness of Pasteuria penetrans in Meloidogyne javanica and the bacterial development in the nematode body. Nematropica. 34 (2), 153-163. (0,194)

Giannakou_publications\Factors affecting biological control.pdf

 

12. Karpouzas, D. G., E. Karanasios, I. O. Giannakou, Athina Georgiadou and Urania Menkisoglou-Spiroudi. (2005). The effect of soil fumigants methyl bromide and metham sodium on the microbial degradation of the nematicide cadusafos. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 37, 541-550. (2,414)

Giannakou_publications\The effect of soil fumigants methyl bromide.pdf

13. GIANNAKOU I. O., and ANASTASIADIS I. (2005). Evaluation of chemical strategies as alternatives to methyl bromide for the control of root-knot nematodes in greenhouse cultivated crops. Crop protection 24: 499-506. (1,054)

Giannakou_publications\Evaluation of chemical strategies as alternatives.pdf

 

14. GIANNAKOU I.O , KARPOUZAS D. G.,ANASTASIADIS I., TSIROPOULOS N. G. and GEORGIADOU A. (2005). Factors affecting the efficacy of non-fumigant nematicides to control root-knot nematodes. Pest Management Science 61:961-972. (1,175)

Giannakou_publications\Factors affecting the efficacy of non-fumigant.pdf

 

15. GIANNAKOU, I. O., ANASTASIADIS, I. GOWEN, S.R., AND PROPHETOU-ATHANASIADOU, D.A. (2007). Effects of a non-chemical nematicide combined with soil solarization for the control of root-knot nematodes. Crop Protection 26: 1644-1654. (1,129)

Giannakou_publications\Effects of a non-chemical nematicide combined.pdf

 

16. ANASTASIADIS, I., GIANNAKOU, I.O., PROPHETOU-ATHANASIADOU, D.A., and GOWEN, S. R. (2008).  The combined effect of the application of a biocontrol agent, Paecilomyces lilacinus, with various practices for the control of root-knot nematodes. Crop Protection 27: 253-361. (1,129)

Giannakou_publications\The combined effect of the application.pdf

 

17. NTALI, N. G., MENKISOGLOU – SPIROUDI, U., GIANNAKOU, I. O. & PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D. A., (2009). Efficacy evaluation of a neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) formulation against root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne incognita. Crop Protection 28: 489-494. (1.201)

Giannakou_publications\Efficacy evaluation of a neem formulation.pdf

 

18. NTALI, N. G., MENKISOGLOU – SPIROUDI, U., GIANNAKOU, I. O., (2009). Nematicidal activity of powder and extracts of Melia azedarach fruits against Meloidogyne incognita. Annals of Appllied Biology 156: 309-317. (1.734)

Giannakou_publications\Nematicidal activity of powder and extracts.pdf
 

19. NTALI, N. G.,  FERRARI, F., MENKISOGLOU – SPIROUDI, U., and GIANNAKOU, I. O., (2010). Phytochemistry and nematicidal activity of the essential oils from 8 Greek Lamiaceae aromatic plants and 13 Terpene components. Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58: (13) 7856-7863. [2.469 (2009)]

Giannakou_publications\Phytochemistry and Nematicidal Activity.pdf

 

20. NTALI, N. G.,  FERRARI, F., GIANNAKOU, I. O. and MENKISOGLOU – SPIROUDI, U., (2010). Synergistic and antagonistic interactions of Terpenes against Meloidogybe incognita and nematicidal activity of essential oils from seven plants indigenous in Greece. Pest Management Science 67: (3) 341-351.

Giannakou_publications\Synergistic and antagonistic interactions.pdf

 

21. GIANNAKOU I. O. (2011). Efficacy of a formulated product containing Quillaja saponaria plant extracts for the control of root-knot nematodes. European Journal of Plant Pathology 130: (4) 587-596.

Giannakou_publications\Efficacy of a formulated product containing Quillaja.pdf

 

22. ROUSIDOU, C., PAPADOPOULOU, E., KORTSINIDOU, M., MENKISOGLOU – SPIROUDI, U., GIANNAKOU, I. O., SINGH, B. K., and KARPOUZAS, D. G., (2013). Bio-pesticides: Harmful or harmless to ammonia oxidizing microorganisms? The case of a Paecilomyces lilacinus-based nematicide. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 67: 98-105.

Giannakou_publications\Bio-pesticides Harmful or harmless to ammonia.pdf

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

22. GIANNAKOU, I. O. & GOWEN, S. R. (1996). The development of Pasteuria  penetrans as affected by different plant-hosts. Brighton Crop Protection Conference-Pests and Diseases 1, 393-398.

 

23. PEMBROKE, B., GOWEN, S. R., GIANNAKOU, I. O. (1998). Advancement of ideas for the use of Pasteuria penetrans for the biological control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.). Brighton Crop Protection Conference-Pests and Diseases 1, 555-560.

 

24. PROPHETOU-ATHANASIADOU, D. A., GIANNAKOU, I. O., SIDIROPOULOS, A. (1999). The root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne sp.  in protected cultivation in Greece: current control methods and their effect on the nematode population. Alternatives to methyl bromide for the Southern European Countries, Third International Workshop, 7-10 December, Crete.

 

25. TJAMOS, E. C., ANTONIOU, P. P., TJAMOS, S. E., FATOUROS, N. P. & GIANNAKOU, I. O. (2003). Alternatives to methyl bromide for vegetable production in Greece. Proceedings of International Conference On Alternatives to methyl bromide “The Remaining Challenges”. Sevilla, Spain 5-8 March 2002.

 

 

ABSTRACTS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

26.GIANNAKOU, I. O. & GOWEN, S. R. (1995). The development of Pasteuria penetrans as affected by different age of root-knot nematodes and attachment levels. Presented at A.A.B. meeting, The Linean Society of London, London, December 1995 (oral presentation).

 

27. GIANNAKOU, I. O. (1996). The development of Pasteuria penetrans as affected by the age of spores. Third International Nematology Congress, Guadeloupe, 122 (poster presentation).

 

28.GIANNAKOU, I. O. & GOWEN, S. R. (1996). The effect of the host plant on the development of Pasteuria penetrans on Meloidogyne javanica. Presented at A.A.B. Meeting, The Linean Society of London, London, December 1996 (oral presentation).

 

29.GIANNAKOU, I. O. (1998). The development of Pasteuria penetrans as affected by temperature and plant-hosts. 24th European Nematology Conference, Dundee, 2-7 August (oral presentation).

 

30.G.N. NTALLI, U. MENKISOGLOU-SPIROUDI, I.O. GIANNAKOU and D. PROPHETOU-ATHANASIADOU. (2007). Evaluation of azadirachtin effect on Meloidogyne spp juveniles mobility and development. 5th MGPR Intarnational Symposium of Pesticides in Food and the Environment in Mediterranean Countries. Agadir, Morocco, 21-24 November. (poster presentation)

 

        31. NTALLI, N., MENKISSOGLU-SPIROUDI U., GIANNAKOU I., FERRARI F., TREVISAN M., and CAPRI E. (2008). Control of root knot nematodes with the use of essential oils from greek aromatic plants. XXVI Covengno Nazionale Della Societa Italiana Di Chimica Agraria (SICA), Palermo, 30 Sep-3 Oct 2008, Italy, Abs. P.87. (poster presentation).

 

32. NTALLI, N., MENKISSOGLU-SPIROUDI U., GIANNAKOU I., FERRARI F., and CAPRI E. (2008). Activity of Melia azedarach L. Extract against Root-Knot Nematodes. 10th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy, 15-19 September 2008, Bologna, Italy. Ital. J. Agron./Riv.Agron.,3 Suppl.pp.461-462. (oral presentation)

 

ABSTRACTS IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

33. GIANNAKOU I. O. & KARPOUZAS D. G. (1999). Enhanced biodegradation and reduction of action of ethoprophos against nematological populations. 8th Pan-Hellenic Entomological Conference, Halkida 2-5 November 1999.

 

34. PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. & GIANNAKOU I. O. 1999. The root-knot nematodes of the genous of Meloidogyne (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) in Central Macedonia greenhouses. 8th Pan-Hellenic Entomological Conference, Halkida 2-5 November 1999.

 

35. GIANNAKOU I. O. & PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. 2001. Alternatives methods to methyl bromide for the control of root-knot nematodes with emphasis to the chemical control. 9th Pan-Hellenic Entomological Conference, Ioannina 13-16 November 2001.

 

36. TJAMOS E. K., ANTONIOU P. P., TJAMOS S. E., GIANNAKOU I. O., FATOUROS N. P., PARASKEVOPOULOS K. 2002. Application of soil solarization for 3 weeks with impermeable plastic sheets combined with soil fumigants or nematicides for the control of soil borne pathogens. 11th Phytopathological Conference, Preveza 1-4 October 2002.

 

37. GIANNAKOU I. O., ANASTASIADIS I., & PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. 2003. Alternatives to methyl bromide control methods against root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.) in greenhouse cultivations. 10th Pan-Hellenic Entomological Conference, Heraklio 4-7 November 2003.

 

38. GIANNAKOU I. O., ANASTASIADIS I., & PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. 2003. Evaluation of the efficacy of soil solarization and a bionematicide against root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.) in greenhouse cultivations. 10th Pan-Hellenic Entomological Conference, Heraklio 4-7 November 2003.

 

39. GEORGIADOU A., GIANNAKOU I. O. & PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. 2003. Investigation of factors affecting the efficacy of nematicides fenamiphos and cadusafos against root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.). 10th Panhellenic Entomological Conference, Heraklio 4-7 November 2003.

 

40. GIANNAKOU I. O., KARPOUZAS D. G., TSIROPOULOS N. G. (2005). Investigation of fectors influencing the efficacy of non-fumigant nematicides. 11th Panhellenic Entomological Conference, Karditsa 11-14 October 2005.

 

 

 

41. GIANNAKOU I. O. & TZORTZAKAKIS E. A. 2007. Use of non-chemical control methods against nematodes of Meloidogyne sp. In greenhouse cultivetions in Greece with emphasis to biological control. 12th Pan-Hellenic Entomological Conference, Larnaka, Cyprus 13-16 November 2007.

 

ARTICLES IN AGRONOMICAL MAGAZINES

42. THANASOULOPOULOS K. GIANNAKOU I. O. & KOKKINAKIS I. G. 1993. Diagnostical system of plant diseases using computer. Agriculture and Livestock 4(2): 39-42.  

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

43. PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. & GIANNAKOU I. O. 2000. The nematodes and their control, in Integrated management of pests, diseases and weeds of the crops. Mpenakio Phytopathological Institute, Kifissia 2000.

 

UNIVERSITY NOTES

44. GIANNAKOU I. O. & PROPHETOU – ATHANASIADOU, D.A. 2001. Nematology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 110 pages.

 

 

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