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Dr. Georgia Ntatsi is Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Vegetable Crops, Department of Crop Science Agricultural University of Athens. Dr. Ntatsi was awarded a Diploma in Agriculture from the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), an MSc Diploma from the University of Ioannina and a Ph.D. degree from the Laboratory of Vegetable Production, Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). Since the beginning of 2014 until the end of 2017 she was Post-Doctorate Researcher at the Laboratory of Vegetable Production of AUA and from 2018 to 2020 she was Junior Researcher in Vegetable Production at the Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources- ELGO-DEMETER.

Her teaching experience includes lectures in Universities and Technological Institutes. She has published 49 papers in refereed international scientific journals, 31 in congress proceedings (Acta Hort.), 3 as book chapters and more than 100 as abstracts in national and international conferences.

She is a member of the Editorial Board in three international scientific journals with impact factor, particularly Agronomy (I.F. 2.259 το 2020), Plants (I.F. 2.632 το 2020) and Frontiers in Plant Science (Crop and Product Physiology και Plant Abiotic Stress) (Review Editor) (I.F. 4.106 το 2020) and Guest Editor in two international scientific journals with impact factor, particularly Agronomy (Section "Soil and Plant Nutrition", Special Issue "Nutrition Management of Hydroponic Vegetable Crops") (I.F. 2.259 το 2020) and Biomolecules (Special Issue "Functional Plant Metabolism") (I.F. 4.694 το 2020).


She is reviewer in many scientific journals, member of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and Board member of the Greek Society for Horticultural Science (EEEO). In the last 5 years, in addition to several national research projects, Dr. Ntatsi has been involved as researcher and Project Manager in European research projects (LEGUME FUTURES, EUROLEGUME) as well as in one LEONARDO Project related to plant irrigation and hydroponics (AGRICOM) and was MC Member and Editorial Coordinator of the FA1204 COST Action. Since 2017 she is participating in two HORIZON2020 research projects, particularly TRUE as WP Leader and TOMRES as Project Manager on behalf of the AUA team, one PRIMA Proposal (VEGADAPT) and one COST ACTION (CA11196).


The main research interests include topics related to:

  • nutrition needs of the main vegetables under greenhouse hydroponic production
  • nutrition needs of the open field vegetables
  • equipment of hydroponic crops
  • nutrient solutions recipes for crops of tomatoes, cucumber and peppers cultivated in closed hydroponic systems.
  • evaluation of domestic volcanic materials (e.g., pumice) as substrates for hydroponic vegetable crops
  • irrigation of hydroponic vegetable crops
  • the greenhouse microclimate
  • quality characteristics of vegetables
  • nutritional value of vegetables
  • post-harvest physiology of vegetables
  • physiology of salinity, low / high temperatures, drought, atmospheric ozone, nitrogen, heavy metals and nutrients (Ca, Mn, Zn etc) stress of vegetable crops
  • vegetable grafting to ameliorate abiotic stress
  • metabolism of vegetables under abiotic stress conditions (metabolomics)
  • evaluation of local varieties of vegetables to develop new varieties for human and animal nutrition as well as their further use in genetic breeding programs
  • organic farming of vegetable crops
  • use of biostimulants (promoting growth rhizobacteria) and micro-organisms (bacillus, trichoderma) in vegetable crops to confer biotic and abiotic stress
  • biological N2-fixation of legume vegetable
  • greenhouse gas emissions etc.
  1. Chatzigianni, M., Ntatsi, G., Theodorou, M., Stamatakis, A., Livieratos, I., Rouphael, Y., Savvas, D., 2019. Functional quality, mineral composition and biomass production in hydroponic spiny chicory (Cichorium spinosum L.) are interactively modulated by ecotype, salinity and nitrogen supply Frontiers in Plant Science 10:1040
  2. Ntatsi, G., Karkanis, A., Yfantopoulos, D., Olle, M., Travlos, I., Thanopoulos, R., Bilalis, D., Savvas, D., 2019. Evaluation of the field performance, nitrogen fixation efficiency and competitive ability of pea landraces grown under organic and conventional farming systems. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 65(3), 294-307
  3. Gatsios, A., Ntatsi, G., Celi, L., Said-Pullicino, D., Tampakaki, A., Giannakou, I., Savvas., D., 2019. Nitrogen Nutrition Optimization in Organic Greenhouse Tomato Through the Use of Legume Plants as Green Manure or Intercrops. Agronomy, 9(11), 766
  4. Ntatsi, G., Gutiérrez-Cortines, M.E., Karapanos, I., Barros, A., Weiss, J., Balliu, A., Rosa, E.A.D.S., Savvas, D., 2018. The quality of leguminous vegetables as influenced by preharvest factors. Scientia Horticulturae, 232, 191-205.
  5. Ntatsi, G., Aliferis, K.A., Rouphael, Y., Napolitano, F., Makris, K., Kalala, G., Katopodis, G., Savvas, D., 2017. Salinity source alters mineral composition and metabolism of Cichorium spinosum. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 141, 113-123.
  6. Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Papasotiropoulos, V., Katsileros, A., Zrenner, R.M., Hincha, D.K., Zuther, E., Schwarz, D., 2017. Rootstock sub-optimal temperature tolerance determines transcriptomic responses after long-term root cooling in rootstocks and scions of grafted tomato plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, art. no. 911.
  7. Savvas, D., Ntatsi, G., 2015. Biostimulant activity of silicon in horticulture. Scientia Horticulturae, 196, 66-81.
  8. Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Kläring, H.-P., Schwarz, D., 2014. Growth, yield, and metabolic responses of temperature-stressed tomato to grafting onto rootstocks differing in cold tolerance. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 139 (2), 230-243.
  9. Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Huntenburg, K., Druege, U., Hincha, D.K., Zuther, E., Schwarz, D., 2014. A study on ABA involvement in the response of tomato to suboptimal root temperature using reciprocal grafts with notabilis, a null mutant in the ABA-biosynthesis gene LeNCED1. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 97, 11-21.
  10. Ntatsi, G., Savvas, D., Druege, U., Schwarz, D., 2013. Contribution of phytohormones in alleviating the impact of sub-optimal temperature stress on grafted tomato. Scientia Horticulturae, 149, 28-38.

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