Associate Professor, Director of BIOZ Lab Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Thessaly
Dr Katerina Moutou is an Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly, Greece, and the Director of the Laboratory of Genetics, Comparative and Evolutionary Biology (BIOZ). BIOZ was founded in 2009 and since then it has evolved into a multi-disciplinary research group focusing on elucidating the functional and ecological benefits of genetic polymorphism at the organism and population level and on using the outcomes of the research for the development of possible applications. The experimental scope of the group involves molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology in order to integrate molecules, mechanisms and systemic functions. Research excellence is a priority for BIOZ members, but a deep commitment to quality teaching and mentorship is an equally important hallmark of the group.
Dr Katerina Moutou maintains active collaborations with other research groups in Europe and the USA, and she has a long-lasting experience in coordinating research supported by European and national funds.
She is actively involved in Expert Groups shaping research and innovation priorities, and evaluating their implementation at the EU level. A well-recognized researcher, she enjoys a long publishing record and acts as a reviewer in scientific journals and research funding agencies.
Dr Katerina Moutou always enjoys the search for patterns in biological functions and spirited discussions that bridge over to diverse scientific fields!