Mr. Konstantinos Ntoumos, born in 1991, holds a Master of Science degree in the scientific field of “Systems of Integrated-Organic Production and Certification”, having graduated from the Agricultural University of Athens (A.U.A) on March 2018. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Crop Science in the specialization of “General Agriculture and Plant Breeding”, having graduated from the A.U.A on March 2015. In 2018 he successfully defended his postgraduate dissertation entitled “Study on the response of rigid ryegrass biotypes (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) to different doses of herbicides and development of resistance mechanisms to Glyphosate”. In 2015 he successfully defended his undergraduate dissertation entitled “Effect of alternating magnetic field on the germination of selected wheat species and varieties (Triticum sp.)”. During his studies he has complemented his academic training and expertise with various internships and practical trainings in an agritourism enterprise and in greenhouses of medicinal and aromatic herbs in North West Italy (2015), on Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Germany (2013), on Benaki Phytopathological Institute in Athens (2012) and participated as a volunteer in an experiment at the laboratory of agricultural ecology in A.U.A regarding the effects of ozone exposure to cultivated plants (2014) . Furthermore, he served for one year (2013-2014) as a Vice President of Communications in IAAS (International Association of students in Agricultural and Related Sciences), the biggest worldwide student organization in the field of agriculture and related sciences. He is going to continue his studies and his academic career by becoming a PhD student in September 2019.
Mr. Konstantinos Ntoumos research interests focus mainly on the physiological response of cultivated plants to various abiotic stress factors, on plant defense mechanisms to environmental stresses on both physiological and molecular level, on weed management and on how modern agricultural practices affect the environment. He considers both fundamental and applied research as of equally high importance.