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Team AUTh


Our group is based at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, in particular in the Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment. We are focusing on Forest Genetics and Genomics, Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources, Epigenetics, as well as in Classical and Molecular Forest and Fruit Tree Breeding. Our role in ACORN is in leading WP1 and co-leading WP6 and we thus participate in all project WPs. Our main focus is in WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP6.



Prof. Dr. Filippos Aravanopoulos

Specialised in Forest Genetics, FGR Conservation and Tree Breeding.

Role in ACORN:  WP1 Leader, WP6 Co-Leader

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Fani G. Lyrou, MSc

Fani G. Lyrou holds an Integrated MSc in Forest and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and an MSc in Ecology & Protection of Forest Ecosystems from the same University. She is currently a PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Primary interests: forest genetics & genomics, population genetics & ecophysiology.

Role in ACORN: Population selection & sampling (WP1), species identification (WP2)


Nikolaos Tourvas, MSc

Nikolaos Tourvas holds an Integrated MSc in  Forest and Environmental Science from AUTh and is specialised in population genetics and plant breeding.

Role in ACORN:  Population selection & sampling (WP1), species identification (WP2)

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