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Konstantinos Vavitsas

Senior research associate, University of Athens

I am Senior Research Associate at the University of Athens, Greece. I did my PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, focusing on the photosynthetic production of diterpenoids. I obtained my B.Sc in Biology from the University of Athens, Greece, and my M.Sc. in Applied Biotechnology from Uppsala University, Sweden.

I am community editor for PLOS Synbio, member of the steering committee of EUSynBioS, and communications editor for Omic Engine and EFB-EBBS. I actively engage with synthetic biology communities globally and I write articles on Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology.


  • 2019–present
    Senior research associate, University of Athens
  • 2017–2019
    Visiting Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2017 
    University of Copenhagen, PhD in Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
  • 2014 
    Uppsala University, MSc in Applied Biotechnology
  • 2012 
    University of Athens, BSc in Biology