Vasileios Fotopoulos

Priming technologies in peach: where are we now, where do we go from here?

Vasileios Fotopoulos is Associate Professor in Structural and Functional Plant Biology and head of the CUT Plant Stress Physiology Group established in 2008 ( His main scientific research focuses on the study of nitro-oxidative signaling cascades involved in the plant’s response to stress factors, while emphasis is being given in the development of chemical, biological and nanotechnological priming technologies towards the amelioration of abiotic stress factors and promotion of plant growth. Relevant research has resulted in the publication of a patent and the provisional filing of a second one. In addition, he is involved in research studying plant secondary metabolism and antioxidant responses in fruit crops during ripening. To date, Dr. Fotopoulos is the author of 71 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals (h-index=27; Source: Scopus), as well as 7 book chapters. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief in Plant Stress, Associate Editor in Plant Molecular Biology, BMC Plant Biology and Frontiers in Plant Physiology, and Editorial Board member in Journal of Experimental Botany and Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. He has also been assigned to evaluate competitive research proposals from different countries (France, Belgium, Poland, Chile, Latvia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Israel, Qatar, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark), EU proposals (EUROSTARS), while he is an active Review Panel Member for COST Actions (EU) in the field of ‘Natural Sciences’.