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Yrd.Doç.Dr. Michail Orfanoudakis – ÖZGEÇMİŞ

BIOGRAPHY

Michail Orfanoudakis Graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, School of Forestry and Natural Environment in 1995 . In 1996 started his doctoral studies in University of Glasgow (Scotland) and at the University of Glamorgan (Wales). In 2003 he was awarded with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). His thesis title was: “Symbiotic relationships of Alnus glutinosa with Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and with Frankia”. During this period he was conducting teaching at the laboratory classes (practicals) in several different topics. From 2004 to 2008 he worked as part time lecturer at the School of Forestry and Natural Environment , forest Soil Lab (AUTH).From 2004 until 2006 he was also part time lecturer at the technological Educational Institute of Lamias Greece where he conducted lecturing upon Soil Science. He participated in several funded projects, while he was awarded with a scholarship for postdoctoral research studies on Ericoid mycorrhizal symbiosis. He published approximately 40 scientific papers, including high recognizable international journals book chapters, and conference papers, on soil fertility, soil biology, mycorrhizal symbiosis, actinorhizal symbiosis, and on soil restoration and rehabilitation after mining activities.

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RESEARCH INTEREST

The effects of mycorrhizal fungi on soil properties, and to the C cycle. Isolation and characterisation of native Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal species. Study of the role of mycorrhizal symbiosis on plant growth under stress conditions. Below ground biodiversity .Isolation and characterisation of native Frankia isolates. Root growth and architecture under different soil conditions. Root growth and architecture in symbiosis with different soil microorganisms (Frankia AMF others).

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