Fani Ntana

Fani Ntana

PhD Student

Fani holds a BSc degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She quickly discovered an innate interest for Plant sciences. This led her to her BSc Thesis, where she studied the secondary metabolism of medicinal plants, and specifically monoterpenoids biosynthesis in lavender.

In 2015 Fani obtained a MSc degree in Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Fascinated by the field of Plant synthetic biology, she joined Dr. Alistair McCormick’s lab, where she used synthetic biology-based approaches to transfer components of the algal photosynthetic mechanism in tobacco plants in an attempt to improve photosynthetic efficiency of C3 plants.

Fani is currently employed as a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen, in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Her research at the Section of Microbial Ecology and Biotechnology is centered on interactions between tomato plants and fungal endophytes, and the effect of these interactions on tomato secondary metabolism.

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