Dr Charilaos Yiotis

University of Ioannina, Greece

Charilaos Yiotis obtained his BSc and Doctorate degrees from the University of Patras, Greece. He then went on to spend 8 years in Ireland working as a post-doctoral researcher in Prof. McElwains’s group and as a principal investigator of his IRC funded project “Futu-Rye”. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at the Department of Biological Applications and Technology of University of Ioannina, Greece. His research interests lie in the field of plant functional biology and plant-environment interactions. His current projects include the study of Climate Change effects on plant competitiveness and the investigation of the phytomining potential of native Greek species.

My experience in the lab:

Prof. McElwain’s research group is unique in the sense that it is a melting-pot of expertises and cultures. Being a member of the group, I developed not only as a professional but also as a person. The creative osmosis between the different scientific fields represented in the group made me value the importance of interdisciplinarity and team playing in addressing global environmental challenges. Further, Jenny’s mentoring taught me the importance of networking, outreach and scientific independence in my pursuit for an academic career.