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One more Great Success for the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

One more great success for the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of our University, that once again proves its active involvement in our country’s research activities. Four new post-doctoral researchers were granted the prestigious State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) fellowships in order to undertake their research in the Department. The researchers are the following:

  1. Konstantina Tsoumani: “Synthetic CRISPR/Cas9 shredding system of the X chromosome for genetic control of the olive fly” (grade: 95.5/100)
  2. Thalia Kerasioti: “Nutrigenomic study of the antioxidant activity of sheep whey, to create functional foods with added value from feta cheese” (grade: 92/100)
  3. Daniela Tsikou: “Symbiosis in legume roots: do rhizobia affect the arbuscular mycorrhizal interaction?” (grade: 91/100)
  4. Evangelia Papadopoulou: “In vitro and in situ in soil evaluation of the antioxidant ethoxyquin and its oxidation products as novel nitrification inhibitors” (grade: 90.5/100)

Congratulations to all!


Postgraduate students of European Universities visit the Laboratory of Rural Space of the University of Thessaly

On the initiative of the Laboratory of Rural Space (Department of Planning and Regional Development-University of Thessaly), utilizing the European HORIZON program (HNV-Link- High Nature Value Agriculture: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge) and based on the cooperation with municipalities of western Thessaly, a meeting was held in Mouzaki, on Sunday 12/2 /2017, aiming to the development of a center for the exploitation of PINDOS as a High Nature Value area.

The following participated in the meeting:
• Prof. Mr. Dimitris Goussios, Dr Gaki Dimitra, and Dr Faraslis Ioannis from the Rural Space Laboratory
• The Mayors of: Mouzaki; Mr.Kotsos, Kalambaka; Mr.Sinanis, Farkadona; Mr. Merivakis, Pyli; Mr. Maravas, Argithea; Mr.Tsivolas, Plastira; Mr.Tsiantis, Sofadon; Mr. Skarlos, and the municipalities’ administrative staff, and
• The managers of local development agencies.


Postgraduate students of European Universities visit the Laboratory of Rural Space of the University of Thessaly

European Universities show an increasing interest in research and research findings conducted by the Rural Space Laboratory of the University of Thessaly. On this account, during the next two months, three expeditions of graduate students along with their professors (about 60 people) will visit Volos and other areas in Thessaly, where the Laboratory of Rural Space carries out various pilot actions. Moreover, during the next six months, nine postgraduate French students from the School of Engineering will conduct research and study in depth various areas and communities in Thessaly.
The first expedition, from the University Lumière Lyon 2 (France) arrives in Volos on the 8th of February 2017 and is planned to remain for a week. The expedition consists of 15 young researchers and 3 accompanying professors within the framework of the research on the "Configuration and promotion of the production image of Mouzaki area –Karditsa”. The Laboratory of Rural Space will present its project, methods, and contemporary tools as well as scientific exchanges in the University of Thessaly (Department of Planning and Regional Development). In addition, meetings with collective beneficiary bodies (associations, Social Cooperation, women’s associations, etc.) and new farmers in Mouzaki, Karditsa will take place, aiming to study aspects of cooperatives and the role of these bodies in the development of the Municipality of Mouzaki. The young researchers, utilizing high tech specialized tools, will propose new ways of promoting the local resources. Finally, their contribution to the Municipality will culminate with the production of a film concerning the promotion of the Mouzaki area. The researchers will be the Municipality’s guests and they will stay in the Mouzaki Environment Centre.


Project LEAP

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Intensive Course at Trikala, Dpt. Of Physical Education & Sport Science

Α high quality postgraduate intensive course organized by the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, as part of the European Master in Sport & Exercise Psychology, will be held in Trikala, Greece, from the 23rd to the 28th of January 2017. Academic staff from 9 European countries, Canada and Australia will teach postgraduate level students from 24 countries around the world : Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, India, Italy, South Korea, Morocco, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, New Zealand.
More information about “European Master in Sport & Exercise Psychology”



Christmas Events at the UTH

Saturday 17/12/16
Christmas Celebration at the UTH.
On Saturday 17th of December, at 17.00, in the “Kordatos” amphitheatre, refugee children residing in the accommodation facility “ΜΟΖΑ” sang, played and danced with us, in the University of Thessaly Christmas celebration, which hid many surprises, gifts, and delicacies.

Sunday 18 December 2016
“Together we celebrate”
Together we improvise, together we learn, together we try, together we sing, together we express ourselves.
On Sunday 18th of December, at 12.00, in the “Kordatos” amphitheatre of the Papastratos building of the University of Thessaly, the Music Ensembles of the University presented a musical collaboration with young refugees, featuring both speech and sound in a musical and narrative journey, a mosaic of sound and music, giving this year’s holiday events a different meaning to the word “together”. In this venture a lot of local musicians took part, while the responsible person and its inspirer was Maria Thoidou, director of the University’s music ensemble.

Event: Playing the children’s game
Professor Zisis Kotionis and the students attending his course at the Department of Architecture organised an event-game, in front of the Papastratos building, in which parents and children took part. The goal of this game was for locals and refugees, adults and children to meet, coexist and collaborate.
Collecting Educational Material: During the festivities of the University of Thessaly, educational material was collected to be donated for the education of refugees residing in the accommodation facility “ΜΟΖΑ”.


Robotics – New Lab Cycle: From 15/1/2017

Since October 2016, the University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the Property Management and Development Company of the University and the Research Committee, has been coordinating creative and educational sessions of robotics, programming, applied technology automation, and innovative construction for students (ages 5 -15). A team of experienced instructors and interdisciplinary faculty members lead these classes.

We build and work on programming devices and high tech software, adjusted to the abilities and expectations of every age, in fully equipped labs and in small groups, according to age, with evolving learning cycles. There is a new learning cycle every month.

For more information, you can address the University of Thessaly Bookshop (Iasonos & Gamveta Street, opposite the Papastratos building).


Welcome Day for Incoming Students The International Relations Office (IRO) of the University of Thessaly has successfully organized for all its incoming students (Erasmus and others) a Welcome Day on Thursday, 25.February 2016, with a daily excursion in Pyli and Elati, traditional villages in the area of Trikala.

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Achievements for the University’s students

The students of the University of Thessaly won the first and second place in the international student competition on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, on 20-11-2015 organized by the Economics and Business University of Athens, the International Hellenic University and the University of Nicosia. The NOODIOteam-Argiris Stergiou, Christoforos Varakliotis, Christoforos Dimitriadis, Nikolaos Nanas, Giorgos Skiadaropoulos- won the first place. NOODIO is a digital platform in which new music artists are featured, with the use of advanced algorithms. Τhe Saleboxie (saleboxie.com) team won the second place. The team is consisted of Panagiotis Anastasiadis, Michalis Michailidis and Apostolos Leousis. Saleboxie is a platform that features an easy and automatic inventory of an e-shop’s in electronic market places, providing with an extended inventory of the merchant’s products and with access to a wider target group of consumers. The teams were supported by the programme for budding new innovative enterprises «Μαζί στην Εκκίνηση!» which was realized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the University of Thessaly, the Hellenic Industry Unit and was funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (2007-2013).


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