Foteini Trikka completed her bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2003, with emphasis on Organic Chemistry/ Biochemistry. During her thesis, she synthesized and characterized polymers bearing specific cavities to bind biomolecules (e.g. histamine) in a lock and key manner. After the completion of her thesis, she was on quest of a new field to continue with her post-doctoral career. Greek flora always amazed her with its unique properties, so in July 2011, she started her journey in a different field of biotechnology at the Institute of Applied Biosciences under the supervision of Dr. A. Makris. During her time in INAB, she has been deeply involved in the study of Greek flora both in a genetic and metabolome level. She has been involved both in the mining of terpene synthases genes from aromatic plants of the genus Salvia as well as in the genetic engineering of yeast strains for the industrial production of high added value terpenes, like sclareol. Furthermore, she has been actively involved in the transciptome study of marine algae of the genus Laurencia as well as in the reconstitution of the neorogioltriol pathway in yeast strain for the efficient production of this marine product.
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