Anastasia Gioti

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Personal InformationAnastasia Gioti
PositionResearch fellow
Field & DegreeBiology, PhD
Research FieldMicrobial Bioinformatics
E-mail Address
AddressHCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece
ORCID iD0000-0001-8680-5974

evolution of reproductive mode, fungi, symbiosis, bioremediation, transposable elements, multi-omic data integration, metagenomics

Researcher in Microbial Bioinformatics, with ~10 years post-doctoral experience in the UK, Sweden, USA, and Greece. Initially trained in Biology (NKUA), I obtained a Masters and a PhD in Genomics (University Paris-Sud) and switched into bioinformatics following a specialized course (Institut Pasteur Paris). In my research so far, I have investigated pathogenicity, symbiosis, and genome evolution in fungi and bacteria, using a range of data technologies and types (-omic, meta-, text). I have additionally worked in publishing as Scientific Editor, and as an Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics (American Farm School).
At HCMR, I am conducting research on marine fungi, which represent an untapped source of chemical and taxonomic diversity. Combining access to emerging -global and local- fungal collections, and high-performance computing facilities, we generate annotated genomes and transcriptomes of isolates from diverse habitats. I use these data to study symbiosis (with corals, sponges, ascidians), adaptation to marine environments and reproductive mode from an evolutionary and functional genomics perspective. Areas of ongoing research include characterization of fungal enzymatic potential (CMBR project), with applications to bioremediation (collaboration with NTUA).

Publication recordNo of ProjectsThesis supervision
H-index (scopus): 12Coordinator: 1PhD: 1
Articles: 16Princ. Invest.: 1MSc: 3
Citations-total: 425Project member: 7BSc: 3
Citations-nonself: 416Funding: 26,000
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
2001BSc. Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2002MSc. Evolutionary and functional Genomics, University Paris-Sud XI, France
2006PhD Biology, University Paris-Sud XI, France
2007University Diploma (D.U) Informatics in Biology, Institut Pasteur, France
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2008Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, University College London & European Bioinformatics Institute, U.K
2009Karl Tryggers Fellow & Researcher, Uppsala University & ScienceforLife Laboratory, Sweden
2013Visting Researcher, University California Riverside, U.S
2014Postdoctoral researcher, IMBB-FORTH & University of Crete, Greece
2017Assistant Professor & Head of Bioinformatics Unit, Perrotis College, American Farm School, Greece
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