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Anastasia Tampakaki

Associate Professor

Personal Info

Dr. Anastasia Tampakaki has graduated from University of Crete, Greece, with a degree in Biology in 1991. She holds a Ph.D. degree (1999) in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and a M.Sc. degree (1993) in Molecular Biology from the Department of Biology of the University of Crete. During the period 1999-2001, she worked as Research Fellow in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) of the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) in Greece. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher (2001-2002) at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She worked as Research Associate in the Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece (2003-2005) and Technological Institute of Crete, Greece (2002-2006).

Since 2006, she has been  a Faculty Member of the Agricultural University of Athens. Currently, she is Associate Professor in Molecular Microbiology in the Department of Crop Science at the Agricultural University of Athens where she is teaching and conducting research in the areas of molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology, environmental microbiology, molecular systematics and plant-microbe interactions. She is highly experienced in state of the art technologies for the molecular and biochemical study of microbes. Her research specializes in understanding the molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying the interactions of symbiotic and plant pathogenic bacteria with plants, with an emphasis on the type III secretion system of bacteria, in the development of bioinoculants for disease control and crop improvement, in the development of diagnostic tools for microbial identification, in the molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of plant-associated bacteria (rhizobia and plant-growth promoting bacteria), and in the genomic and metagenomic analysis of plant microbiomes.



Επιλεγμένες Δημοσιεύσεις

  1. Efstathiadou E,  Savvas D, Tampakaki A. 2020. Genetic diversity and phylogeny of indigenous rhizobia nodulating faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in Greece. Syst. Appl Microbiol (submitted).
  2. Efstathiadou E, Ntatsi G, Savvas D, Tampakaki A. 2020 Genetic diversity of common bean-nodulating rhizobia in Greece. Syst. Appl Microbiol (submitted).
  3. Gatsios A, Ntatsi G, Celi L, Said D, Tampakaki A, Giannakou I, and 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. Karampoula F, Doulgeraki AI, Fotiadis C, Tampakaki A, Nychas GE. 2019. Monitoring biofilm formation and microbial interactions that may occur during a Salmonella contamination incident across the network of a water bottling plant. Microorganisms. 7(8). pii: E236.
  5.  Tampakaki A, Fotiadis C, Ntatsi G, Savvas D. 2017. A novel symbiovar (aegeanense) of the genus Ensifer nodulates Vigna unguiculata.  J Sci Food Agr doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8281. 
  6. Tampakaki A*, Fotiadis C, Ntatsi G, Savvas D. 2017. Phylogenetic multilocus sequence analysis of indigenous slow-growing rhizobia nodulating cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) in Greece. Syst. Appl Microbiol doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2017.01.001. 
  7. Tampakaki AP. 2014. Commonalities and differences of T3SS in plant pathogenic and symbiotic bacteria. Front. Plant Science, 5:114.  
  8. Tampakaki AP, Skandalis N, Bastaki MN, Gazi  AD, Sarris PF, Charova SN, Kokkinidis M, and Panopoulos NJ. 2010. Playing the “Harp”: Evolution of our understanding of hrp/hrc genes. Ann. Rev. Phytopathol. 48:347–370 
  9. Tampakaki AP, Fadouloglou VE, Gazi AD, Panopoulos NJ and Kokkinidis M. 2004. Conserved features of type III secretion. Cell Microbiol. 6(9): 805-816. 
  10. Fadouloglou VE, Tampakaki AP,* Glykos NM, Bastaki MN, Hadden JM, Phillips SE, Panopoulos NJ* and Kokkinidis M* 2004. Structure of HrcQB-C, a conserved component of the bacterial type III secretion systems. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 101(1):70-75. *co-corresponding author.