Republic of Cyprus
Agricultural Research Institute


Agrobiotechnology Department was established in 2008. Through its research activities, using next generation sequencing, metabolomics, and bioinformatics provides solutions to arising agricultural problems in a climate changing environment via state of the art technology. 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

  • COST FA 16110 Control of Human Pathogenic Micro-organisms in Plant Production Systems
  • Scientific Society Mikroviocosmos
  • Kyoto Club, Global Climate Change Network,
  • Sustainable Solid Waste Management network
  • 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

Research Collaboration
  • Immunogenomics and Infection Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College of London, UK
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
  • Laboratoire d’ Agroecologie, INRA SAD-PAYSAGE,
  • Department of Agroecology, Dijon, INRA
  • Department of Chemical and Geological Science, University of Cagliari
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, ENEA, Italy
  • Department of Agriculture, Hellenic Mediterranean University
  • 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

  • Meet ARI through the Internet

    ARI's Open Access Publications

    Cost, Profit and Selling Price Calculator for a Simple Farm Enterprise

    Cultivations' Water Requirements

    Articles in Agrotis magazine (Greek)

    National Open Data Portal

    Sustainable environment and protection for wildlife

    In case of Fire 112 or 1407

    Ethics and Behaviour, Guide for Public Servants (Greek)