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Eleni Tani

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Tani Eleni

Personal Data

 

  • Civil status: Married
  • Nationality: Greek
  • Date of Birth: 20/12/1972
  • Birthplace: Kavala-Greece

 

 

Education

 

  • B.S in Agronomy, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 1996
  • Master of Science on Plant Breeding and Genetics

Department of Agricultural, Aristotle University Thessaloniki 1999 (Epigenetic changes in the genome of maize inbred lines and hybrids under environmental stress)

  • Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology 2004.On Plant breeding for biotic stress tolerance (Identification and Characterisation of broad-spectrum disease resistance mutants in Arabidopsis).
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Scholarships

 

  •   1999 National Scholarship for Ph.D (IKY).
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Working Experience

  • POSITION AND EMPLOYMENT
2004– 2009     Postdoctoral Associate, INEB, Thessaloniki (functional genetics peach/maize)
 (2004-2006)   Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH, Thessaloniki Postdoctoral research 
Participation on a research project funded by GSRT entitled: ‘Development of the methodology for the implementation of the Integrated Management System in peach cultivation, with emphasis on Biotechnology and the improvement of the quality of the products produced, 

(2006-2008) Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH, Thessaloniki. Postdoctoral research ‘The study of the epigenetic mechanisms that control the genes responsible for the domestication process in maize’.

  • 2011-2013:Postdoctoral Associate, Benaki Phytopathological Institute. Research assistant. Participation on an FP7 project (Regpot:BPI PlantHeal) entitled “Development of Benaki Phytopathological Institute as a Centre of Excellence in Plant Health and Crop Protection” No: 230010
  • 2014-: Lecturer, Department of Crop Science, Laboratory of Plant Breeding and Biometry, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

 

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reviewer in international journals

 

  1.  
  2. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (MDPI) (SCI)
  3. Horticulture
  4. Journal of Plant Protection Research.
  5. Central Asian Journal of Water Research
  6. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants
  7. Crop & Pasture Science (SCI)
  8. Sci-Technol
  9. Journal of Biological Research – Thessaloniki (SCI)
  10. Scientia Horticulturae (SCI)
  11. Horticulture
  12. Agronomy (MDPI) (SCI)
  13. Agriculture (MDPI)
  14. IJMS (MDPI)
  15. Plants (MDPI)
  16. Molecules (MDPI) (SCI)
  17. Frontiers in Plant Science
  18. BMC Genomics
  19.  

 

 

Main research interests

 

  1. Epigenetics and abiotic/biotic stresses.
  2. Plant breeding under abiotic and biotic stresses.

3. Breeding for weed management

4. Relationships between wild relatives and cultivated species

 

 

SELECTED Publications

 

  1. Tani H, Chen X, Nurmberg P, Grant JJ, SantaMaria M, Chini A, Gilroy E, Birch PR, Loake GJ.2004. Activation tagging in plants: a tool for gene discovery. Funct Integr Genomics. 4(4):258-66.(I.F 2.745) (48 citations)
  2. Tani, E, Polidoros AN, Nianiou-Obeidat, I Tsaftaris AS. 2005. DNA methylation patterns are differently affected by planting density in maize inbreds and their hybrids- Maydica, 50: 19-23 (I.F 0.23) (37 citations)
  3. Tani, E., Polidoros, A.N. and Tsaftaris A. S.. "Characterization and expression analysis of FRUITFULL-and SHATTERPROOF-like genes from peach (Prunus persica) and their role in split-pit formation." Tree Physiology 27.5 (2007): 649-659. (I.F. 3.653) (78 citations)
  4. Tsaftaris, A. S., Polidoros, A. N., Kapazoglou, A., Tani, E., & Kovacevic, N. M. (2008). Epigenetics and plant breeding. Plant Breeding Reviews, 30, 49. (I.F 1.251) (33 citations)
  5. Tani, E., Polidoros, A. N., Flemetakis, E., Stedel, C., Kalloniati, C., Demetriou, K., ... & Tsaftaris, A. S. (2009). Characterization and expression analysis of AGAMOUS-like, SEEDSTICK-like, and SEPALLATA-like MADS-box genes in peach (Prunus persica) fruit. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 47(8), 690-700. (I.F 3.404) (48 citations)
  6. Τani, E., Tsaballa, A., Stedel, C., Kalloniati, C., Papaefthimiou, D., Polidoros, A., ... & Tsaftaris, A. (2011). The study of a SPATULA-like bHLH transcription factor expressed during peach (Prunus persica) fruit development. Plant physiology and biochemistry, 49(6), 654-663.(I.F. 3.404) (19 citations)
  7. Kapazoglou, A., Engineer, C., Drosou, V., Kalloniati, C., Tani, E., Tsaballa, A., ... & Tsaftaris, A. S. (2012). The study of two barley type I-like MADS-box genes as potential targets of epigenetic regulation during seed development. BMC plant biology, 12(1), 166. (I.F 3.670) (21 citations)
  8. Zambounis, A. G., Kalamaki, M. S., Tani, E. E., Paplomatas, E. J., & Tsaftaris, A. S. (2012). Expression analysis of defense-related genes in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) after Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum infection and following chemical elicitation using a salicylic acid analog and methyl jasmonate. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 30(1), 225-234. (I.F 1.604) (31 citations).
  9. Tani E., D. Chachalis, and I.S. Travlos. "A Glyphosate Resistance Mechanism in Conyza canadensis Involves Synchronization of EPSPS and ABC-transporter Genes." Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 33.6 (2015): 1721-1730. (I.F 1.604) (34 citations)
  10. Ganopoulos, I., T. Moysiadis, A. Xanthopoulou, M. Ganopoulou, E. Avramidou, F.A. Aravanopoulos, E. Tani, P. Madesis, A. Tsaftaris,  K. Kazantzis. "Diversity of morpho-physiological traits in worldwide sweet cherry cultivars of GeneBank collection using multivariate analysis." Scientia Horticulturae 197 (2015): 381-391. (I.F 1.961).(8 citations)
  11. Τani, E., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I.S., Bilalis, D. "Environmental Conditions Influence Induction of Key ABC-Transporter Genes Affecting Glyphosate Resistance Mechanism in Conyza canadensis." International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17.4 (2016): 342. (I.F 4.183) (10 citations)
  12. Tani E., Abraham, E.M. Chachalis D. and Travlos I.. 2017. Molecular, Genetic and Agronomic Approaches to Utilizing Pulses as Cover Crops and Green Manure into Cropping Systems. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 18, 1202. (I.F 4.183) (2 citations)
  13.  Kapazoglou A, Ganopoulos I, Tani E, Tsaftaris AS (2018) Epigenetics, Epigenomics, and Crop  Improvement. Advances in Botanical Research. 86: 287-324. (I.F 1.388) (3 citations).
  14. Travlos, I.S., Cheimona, N., Prado, R.D., Jhala, A.J., Chachalis, D., & Tani, E. (2018). First Case of Glufosinate-Resistant Rigid Ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) in Greece. Agronomy 8(4), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8040035. .(I.F 2.259)
  15. Margaritopoulou, T., Tani, E.  Chachalis, D., Travlos, I. (2018). Involvement of Epigenetic Mechanisms in Herbicide Resistance: The Case of Conyza canadensis. Agriculture. 8. 17. 10.3390/agriculture8010017. (Cite Score 2018 2.04) (2 citations)
  16. Tani, E., Kizis, D., Markellou, E., Papadakis, I., Tsamadia, D., Leventis, G., … Karapanos, I. (2018). Cultivar-Dependent Responses of Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) to Simultaneous Verticillium dahliae Infection and Drought. Frontiers in plant science, 9, 1181. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01181 (I.F 4.298) (2 citations)
  17. Tani, E., Sarri, E., Goufa, M., Asimakopoulou, G.E., Psychogiou, M., Bingham, E.T., Skaracis, G.N., & Abraham, E.M. (2018). Seedling Growth and Transcriptional Responses to Salt Shock and Stress in Medicago sativa L., Medicago arborea L., and Their Hybrid (Alborea). Agronomy  8, 231. (I.F 2.259) (1 citation).
  18. Moussouraki, M.-A., Tani, E., Velliou, A., Goufa, M., Psychogiou, M., Papadakis, I. E., & Abraham, E. M. (1 citation)(2019). Growth, Physiological and Biochemical Responses of two Greek Cotton Cultivars to Salt Stress and their Impact as Selection Indices for Salt Tolerance. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 47(3), 706-715. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha47311463  (I. F 0.624)
  19. Tani, E.; Chronopoulou, E.G.; Labrou, N.E.; Sarri, E.; Goufa, Μ.; Vaharidi, X.; Tornesaki, A.; Psychogiou, M.; Bebeli, P.J.; Abraham, Ε.M. 2019. Growth, Physiological, Biochemical, and Transcriptional Responses to Drought Stress in Seedlings of Medicago sativa L., Medicago arborea L. and Their Hybrid (Alborea). Agronomy 9, 38.(I.F 2.259)
  20. Abraham, E. M., Ganopoulos, I., Madesis, P., Mavromatis, A., Mylona, P., Nianiou-Obeidat, I., Parissi,Z., Polidoros ,A., Tani ,E, Vlachostergios, D. (2019). The Use of Lupin as a Source of Protein in Animal Feeding: Genomic Tools and Breeding Approaches. International journal of molecular sciences, 20(4), 851. doi:10.3390/ijms20040851 (I.F 4.183)
  21.  Stathi, E., Kougioumoutzis, K., Abraham, E., Trigas P., Ganopoulos, I., Avramidou, E., Tani, E. .2019. Population genetic variability and distribution of the endangered Greek endemic Cicer graecum under climate change scenarios. AoB PLANTS. In press
  22. Tani, E., Perraki, A., Gerakari, M. et al. Phytoparasitica. 2020. How is glyphosate resistance modified by exogenous salicylic acid application on Conyza bonariensis biotypes ttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-020-00790-y.
  23. Ventouris, Y.E.; Tani, E.; Avramidou, E.V.; Abraham, E.M.; Chorianopoulou, S.N.; Vlachostergios, D.N.; Papadopoulos, G.; Kapazoglou, A. Recurrent Water Deficit and Epigenetic Memory in Medicago sativa L. Varieties. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3110.

Selected Projects -Cost actions

Group Leader, of the project ‘Pyrrou Ampelos’, 2018-2021, within the framework of the regional programmes for the area of Epirus, Greece, dealing with ampelographic and molecular characterization of the autochthonous grapevine varieties of the region of Epirus, through SSR, RAD-seq genotyping, Bisulfite Sequencing and MSAP analysis.

 

Group Leader of the project Legumes4Proteins- Sustainable production and exploitation of legumes for animal feed. (national programme)

Group Leader of the project «Herbicide resistant Lolium spp. in climatically and agronomically diverse European countries: from developing quick and reliable detection tools to devising sustainable control strategies (RELIUM)».

 

• Group Leader of the project: Innovative sustainable solutions for broomrapes: prevention and integrated pest management approaches to overcome parasitism in Mediterranean cropping systems. (Prima project)  

 

Cost Actions -CA16212 - Impact of Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plant Traits (BC. Substitute)

 

  1. Tsaftaris A., Polidoros A., Tani E. (2000) Gene regulation and its role in hybrid vigor and stability of performance. Genetika, 32: 189-202 (I.F 0.392) (3 citations)
  2. Tani H, Chen X, Nurmberg P, Grant JJ, SantaMaria M, Chini A, Gilroy E, Birch PR, Loake GJ.2004. Activation tagging in plants: a tool for gene discovery. Funct Integr Genomics. 4(4):258-66.(I.F 2.745) (48 citations)
  3. Tani, E, Polidoros AN, Nianiou-Obeidat, I Tsaftaris AS. 2005. DNA methylation patterns are differently affected by planting density in maize inbreds and their hybrids- Maydica, 50: 19-23 (I.F 0.23) (37 citations)
  4.     Tani, E., Polidoros, A.N. and Tsaftaris A. S.. "Characterization and expression analysis of FRUITFULL-and SHATTERPROOF-like genes from peach (Prunus persica) and their role in split-pit formation." Tree Physiology 27.5 (2007): 649-659. (I.F. 3.653) (78 citations)
  5. Tsaftaris, A. S., Polidoros, A. N., Kapazoglou, A., Tani, E., & Kovacevic, N. M. (2008). Epigenetics and plant breeding. Plant Breeding Reviews, 30, 49. (I.F 1.251) (33 citations)
  6. Tani, E., Polidoros, A. N., Flemetakis, E., Stedel, C., Kalloniati, C., Demetriou, K., ... & Tsaftaris, A. S. (2009). Characterization and expression analysis of AGAMOUS-like, SEEDSTICK-like, and SEPALLATA-like MADS-box genes in peach (Prunus persica) fruit. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 47(8), 690-700. (I.F 3.404) (48 citations)
  7.     Tani, E., Polidoros, A.N. and Tsaftaris, A.S. (2009). The Use of Rolling Circle Amplification Race (RCA-RACE) for the isolation of full length genes from peach (Prunus persica), involved in fruit development and the study of their role in pit hardening and split-pit process. Acta Hortic. 814, 457-462 (I.F 0.23)
  8. Τani, E., Tsaballa, A., Stedel, C., Kalloniati, C., Papaefthimiou, D., Polidoros, A., ... & Tsaftaris, A. (2011). The study of a SPATULA-like bHLH transcription factor expressed during peach (Prunus persica) fruit development. Plant physiology and biochemistry, 49(6), 654-663.(I.F. 3.404) (19 citations)
  9.     Kapazoglou, A., Engineer, C., Drosou, V., Kalloniati, C., Tani, E., Tsaballa, A., ... & Tsaftaris, A. S. (2012). The study of two barley type I-like MADS-box genes as potential targets of epigenetic regulation during seed development. BMC plant biology, 12(1), 166. (I.F 3.670) (21 citations)
  10.     Zambounis, A. G., Kalamaki, M. S., Tani, E. E., Paplomatas, E. J., & Tsaftaris, A. S. (2012). Expression analysis of defense-related genes in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) after Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum infection and following chemical elicitation using a salicylic acid analog and methyl jasmonate. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 30(1), 225-234. (I.F 1.604) (31 citations).

 

  • Μετά την εκλογή μου στη βαθμίδα του Λέκτορα

 

  1.     Tani E., D. Chachalis, and I.S. Travlos. "A Glyphosate Resistance Mechanism in Conyza canadensis Involves Synchronization of EPSPS and ABC-transporter Genes." Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 33.6 (2015): 1721-1730. (I.F 1.604) (34 citations)
  2.     Ganopoulos, I., T. Moysiadis, A. Xanthopoulou, M. Ganopoulou, E. Avramidou, F.A. Aravanopoulos, E. Tani, P. Madesis, A. Tsaftaris,  K. Kazantzis. "Diversity of morpho-physiological traits in worldwide sweet cherry cultivars of GeneBank collection using multivariate analysis." Scientia Horticulturae 197 (2015): 381-391. (I.F 1.961).(8 citations)
  3.     Τani, E., Chachalis, D., Travlos, I.S., Bilalis, D. "Environmental Conditions Influence Induction of Key ABC-Transporter Genes Affecting Glyphosate Resistance Mechanism in Conyza canadensis." International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17.4 (2016): 342. (I.F 4.183) (10 citations)
  4.     Tani E., Abraham, E.M. Chachalis D. and Travlos I.. 2017. Molecular, Genetic and Agronomic Approaches to Utilizing Pulses as Cover Crops and Green Manure into Cropping Systems. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 18, 1202. (I.F 4.183) (2 citations)
  5.  Kapazoglou A, Ganopoulos I, Tani E, Tsaftaris AS (2018) Epigenetics, Epigenomics, and Crop  Improvement. Advances in Botanical Research. 86: 287-324. (I.F 1.388) (3 citations).
  6. Travlos, I.S., Cheimona, N., Prado, R.D., Jhala, A.J., Chachalis, D., & Tani, E. (2018). First Case of Glufosinate-Resistant Rigid Ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) in Greece. Agronomy 8(4), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8040035. .(I.F 2.259)
  7. Margaritopoulou, T., Tani, E.  Chachalis, D., Travlos, I. (2018). Involvement of Epigenetic Mechanisms in Herbicide Resistance: The Case of Conyza canadensis. Agriculture. 8. 17. 10.3390/agriculture8010017. (Cite Score 2018 2.04) (2 citations)
  8. Tani, E., Kizis, D., Markellou, E., Papadakis, I., Tsamadia, D., Leventis, G., … Karapanos, I. (2018). Cultivar-Dependent Responses of Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) to Simultaneous Verticillium dahliae Infection and Drought. Frontiers in plant science, 9, 1181. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01181 (I.F 4.298) (2 citations)
  9. Tani, E., Sarri, E., Goufa, M., Asimakopoulou, G.E., Psychogiou, M., Bingham, E.T., Skaracis, G.N., & Abraham, E.M. (2018). Seedling Growth and Transcriptional Responses to Salt Shock and Stress in Medicago sativa L., Medicago arborea L., and Their Hybrid (Alborea). Agronomy  8, 231. (I.F 2.259) (1 citation).
  10. Moussouraki, M.-A., Tani, E., Velliou, A., Goufa, M., Psychogiou, M., Papadakis, I. E., & Abraham, E. M. (1 citation) (2019). Growth, Physiological and Biochemical Responses of two Greek Cotton Cultivars to Salt Stress and their Impact as Selection Indices for Salt Tolerance. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 47(3), 706-715. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha47311463  (I. F 0.624)
  11. Tani, E.; Chronopoulou, E.G.; Labrou, N.E.; Sarri, E.; Goufa, Μ.; Vaharidi, X.; Tornesaki, A.; Psychogiou, M.; Bebeli, P.J.; Abraham, Ε.M. (2019). Growth, Physiological, Biochemical, and Transcriptional Responses to Drought Stress in Seedlings of Medicago sativa L., Medicago arborea L. and Their Hybrid (Alborea). Agronomy 9, 38.(I.F 2.259)
  12. Abraham, E. M., Ganopoulos, I., Madesis, P., Mavromatis, A., Mylona, P., Nianiou-Obeidat, I., Parissi,Z., Polidoros ,A., Tani ,E, Vlachostergios, D. (2019). The Use of Lupin as a Source of Protein in Animal Feeding: Genomic Tools and Breeding Approaches. International journal of molecular sciences, 20(4), 851. doi:10.3390/ijms20040851 (I.F 4.183)
  13. E. Stathi , K. Kougioumoutzis , E. Abraham , P. Trigas , I. Ganopoulos , E. Avramidou, E. Tani. Population genetic variability and distribution of the endangered Greek endemic Cicer graecum under climate change scenarios. AoB PLANTS 12(2), April 2020, plaa007, https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plaa007  (I.F 2.238)
  14. E. Tani, A. Perraki M. Gerakari, D. Chachalis, P. Kanatas, M. Goufa, I. Papadakis. (2020). How is glyphosate resistance modified by exogenous salicylic acid application on Conyza bonariensis biotypes. Phytoparasitica https://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-020-00790-y  (I.F 1.022)
  15. S. Varotto, E. Tani, E. Abraham, T. Krugman, A. Kapazoglou, R. Melzer, A. Radanović, D. Miladinović, Epigenetics: Possible applications in climate-smart crop breeding, Journal of Experimental Botany, eraa188, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa188 (IF5.36)
  16. Ventouris, Y.E.; Tani, E.; Avramidou, E.V.; Abraham, E.M.; Chorianopoulou, S.N.; Vlachostergios, D.N.; Papadopoulos, G.; Kapazoglou, A. Recurrent Water Deficit and Epigenetic Memory in Medicago sativa L. Varieties. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3110.