ΕΝERGY

  1. Methanogenic microbial communities
  2. Hydrogen producing microbial communities

 

"Traditional industrial development pathways, that did not take into explicit consideration the issue of energy technologies to be utilized, now imperil development prospects around the world. As oil supplies approach their peak globally, and energy security becomes a major issue, so developing countries have everything to lose by simply following fossil-fuel based industrialization, and everything to gain by recasting their development strategies around the prospects for renewable energies and biofuels."

A Biofuels Manifesto

 

ENVIRONMENT

 
  1. Microbial environmental management and protection from oil pollution, polycyclic aromatic carbohydrates, phenols, chlorophenols, etc.
  2. Microbial management and protection from olive mill waste
  3. Study of extremophile microbial communities (e.g. volcanoes, hot springs, etc.)
  4. Study of microbial communities in marine ecosystems (pathogens, toxins, antibiotic resistance, microbial markers of ecosystems)
  5. Study of microbial communities from soil
  6. Microbial management and clean up of environments polluted with arsenic (As), Chromium (Cr) and other dangerous heavy metals.
  7. Development of a BIOCHIP for the characterization of microbial communities from environmental samples
  8. identification of Bacteria from aerosol samples

 

AGRICULTURE

  1. Ice nucleation bacteria from a variety of poaceous and arboraceous plant cultures
  2. Study of microbial communities of important plants such as olive and grape trees as well as of natural vegetation
  3. Phytopathogenic bacteria with emphasis in the phytopathogenesis and agrobiotechnology
  4. Biodiversity of macromycetes in forest ecosystems
  5. Microbial ecology of agricultural soil which have received waste from the agrochemical industry
  6. Development of a BIOCHIP for (i) detection and identification of phytopathogenic microorganisms and/or genetic modification of microbial origins and (ii) characterization of microbial communities of the phytosphere
  7. Enteric bacteria of aquarium fish in relationship to stress and diet

 

CULTURE

  1. Study of microbial communities for the protection and conservation of ancient, Byzantine and contemporary monuments and art collections.