Republic of Cyprus
Agricultural Research Institute


Agrobiotechnology Department was established in 2008. Its purpose is to provide solutions to arising agricultural problems using advanced, modern technology aiming at economic growth based on sustainability. The research activity of the Department focus on the following scientific areas: Molecular Biology, Agricultural Chemistry, Food Technology and Agricultural Microbiology. Along with its research activities, the Agrobiotechnology Department performs chemical analyses for research programs of other Departments of the Institute. Also Agrobiotechnology Department is hosting undergraduate and graduate students for their practical training and thesis.

Research Laboratories
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Agricultural Chemistry Laboratory
Food Technology Laboratory
Agricultural Microbiology Laboratory

Network Collaboration

  • European Network of GMO Laboratories
  • Regional Agricultural Biotechnology Network
  • European Initiative for Agrarian Research for Development
  • Contact Network for Competitiveness in Biotechnology
  • Network group regarding the coexistence of genetically modified, conventional and organic crops
  • COST FA 0604: Triticeae genomics for the advancement of essential European crops

Research Collaboration
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of Health Science, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Molecular Biology and Genomics Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
  • Molecular Genetics Department, AgroBioInstitute, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Research Centre of Industrial Crops (CRA-CIN), Bologna, Italy
  • Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Vegetable Crops Laboratory, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Department of Entomology, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Department of Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece
  • Department of Natural Resources Development and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Section's Staff

Ioannis Ioannides, Michalis Omirou

  • Agricultural Chemistry Laboratory
  • Agricultural Microbiology Laboratory
  • Food Technology Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory

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