Research Projects


Funded by the European Union
2007-2010. “Novel process for reducing sugar and adding fiber to natural apple juices for increased public health and increasing competition within the supply chain of the European fruit juice industry”, LOWJUICE Collective Research Project in FP 6.” Scientific responsible P. Drogoudi. For more information press here (http://www.nofima.no/mat/en/prosjekt/6243963987983469090)
2007–2010. “Safequard of hazelnut and almond genetic resources from traditional use to novel agro-industry opportunity” (SAFENUT) E.E. Agri Gen Research 2006 and NAGREF Scientific responsible P. Drogoudi. For more information press here (http://www.safenut.net/ )
2002-2008 “Lutte genetique contre la sharka”, VINIFHLOR. INRA, France. Scientific responsible. I. Karayiannis.
1998–2001 Reducing chemical input in apple production in response to consumer and growers environmental concerns by increasing the durability of natural disease resistance. FAIR 3898. Scientific responsible.
1997-1998 “European network for the improvement and evaluation of rootstocks and interstocks used for Pome and Stone fruits.” FAIR3 CT96-1932
1996 -1999 ”International network on Prunus genetic resources”. GVI GENRES 61
1996 -1998 “Conservation, Evaluation, Exploitation and Collection of Minor Fruit Tree Species”. RES GEN CT-95-29 and NAGREF
1995-1997 “Novel approaches for the control of iron chlorosis in fruit tree crops.” R3 CT94-1973
1993-1996 “Development of the European apple crop by integrating demand for high quality disease resistant varieties suited to regional circumstances, with advanced breeding methods”, DARE. AIR3 CT92-0473
1991-1995 “Improvement of control measures against fire blight, a bacterial disease of Pome fruits presently spreading in Europe”, AGRIMED. CAMAR 8001 CT91-0203 and NAGREF
1991–1995 Fruits secs. CAMAR 8001 CT90-0023
1991–1995 Amelioration varietal et sanitaire de l abricotier espece fruitiere non excedentaire pour la diversification varietale en zones Mediterraneennes seches ou irriguees. CAMAR CT90-0016
Funded by the Greek Secretary for Research and Technology
2011-2013. “Studies and improvement of pomegranate crop in Greece; Pomegranate juice production with high value for human health.” Scientific responsible P. Drogoudi.
2006-2008. “Evaluation of Simulation Models to Develop a Low – Risk Strategy to Suppress Brown Rot, Shot Hole, Powdery Mildew and Leaf Curl of peach trees as a Basic Part of the Integrated Fruit Production System”. Scientific responsible T. Thomidis.
2005-2007. “Effects of ozone on horticultural crops in Greece” Bilateral S & T Cooperation between the Hellenic Republic and Slovenia 2005-2007. Scientific responsible P. Drogoudi.
2005–2007. “Rationale use of nitrogen fertilizers and optimization of nitrogen use efficiency of apple varieties selected in Greece and Slovenia with regard to the protection of the environment on the frame of integrated fruit production” Bilateral S & T Cooperation between the Hellenic Republic and Slovenia 2005-2007. Scientific responsible T. Sotiropoulos.
2004-2007: Development of methodology to apply the Integrated peach management with emphasis on Biotechnology and improvement of product quality.. EPAN TR14. Scientific responsible I. Chatzicharissis.
200-2001. Genetic improvement of the Greek apricot cultivar Bebecou, for resistance to plum pox virus by conventional and biotechnological methods. . Competitive Project E 98 -13. Scientific responsible. I. Karayiannis.
1996-1999. Integrated peach and cherry production. Competitive Project E ( -15). Scientific responsible.I. Chatzicharissis.
1992-2000. Genetic improvement of apple and pear. Scientific responsible A. Manganaris.
Other funding sources
2009-2011. “Study on the storability of the kiwifruit cv. Tsechelidis.” Funded by Agrohara S.A. Scientific responsible T. Sotiropoulos.
2009-2011. “Effect of various foliar sprays on fruit quality of the kiwifruit cv. Tsechelidis.” Funded by Agrohara S.A. Scientific responsible T.Sotiropoulos.
2008-2011. “Protecting cherries against rain.” Funded by the Greek National Agricultural Insurance Organization Scientific responsible T. Sotiropoulos.
2007-2009. “Evaluation of the apple cv. Fuji kiku 8.” Funded by Poultsidis nursery. Scientific responsible T. Sotiropoulos.
2006-2008. “Evaluation of the new kiwifruit cv. Tsechelidis” Funded by Tsechelidis nursery. Scientific responsible T. Sotiropoulos.
2004-2007. “Peach tree frost protection using chemical spray applications” Funding by the Greek National Agricultural Insurance Organization. Scientific responsible C.Tsipouridis and P. Drogoudi.