Assistant professor Gkelis Spyridon

Country: Greece

University: University of Thessaloniki

Activity at Home University: Assistant Professor in the School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Research field: Bioinformatics and Biodiversity of photosynthetic organisms

Spyros Gkelis is the head of the Cyanolab research group where he and his team investigate the diversity and genomics of aquatic microorganisms, how species interact with each other and with the abiotic environment, what drives their secondary metabolite production. In addition to doing research he teaches undergraduate/Master’s courses in Biodiversity, Phycology, Bioinformatics, Applied Microbiology, Aquacultures and serves in the board of several MSc Programs.

Activity at CNBCh UW: Present seminar and develop joint  experimental project on thermophilic cyanobacteria with Prof. Iwona Jasser.

CNBCh UW Research Group:
Ecology and Toxicity of Cyanobacteria

Date of stay:
24 August – 4 September 2020