Anna-Maria Farsakoglou

Anna-Maria Farsakoglou
European Forest Institute | EFI · European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN)

MSc Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis

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Introduction
Anna-Maria Farsakoglou completed her BSc in Forestry and Natural Environment at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2014 and her MSc in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. She is currently a PhD candidate and Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding of AUTH. Her primary interests are in the fields of forest genetics and genomics, conservation of forest genetic resources, biodiversity, ecology and climate change.
Additional affiliations
March 2014 - April 2014
Forest Research Institute
Position
  • Trainee
Description
  • 2-month practice at the Laboratory of Forest Entomology. Project entitled: "Genetic differentiation among populations of Corythucha ciliata (Hemiptera, Tingidae) from Ipiros (Western Greece)"
Education
September 2015 - August 2016
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis
September 2009 - July 2014
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Forestry and Natural Environment

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Publications (13)
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Background: Progress in the field of evolutionary forest ecology has been hampered by the huge challenge of phenotyping trees across their ranges in their natural environments, and the limitation in high-resolution environmental information. Findings: The GenTree Platform contains phenotypic and environmental data from 4,959 trees from 12 ecolog...
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Motivation: Trait variation within species can reveal plastic and/or genetic responses to environmental gradients, and may indicate where local adaptation has occurred. Here, we present a dataset of rangewide variation in leaf traits from seven of the most ecologically and economically important tree species in Europe. Sample collection and trait a...
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Sweet cherries, Prunus avium L. (Rosaceae), are gaining importance due to their perenniallity and nutritional attributes beneficial for human health. Interestingly, sweet cherry cultivars exhibit a wide range of phenotypic diversity in important agronomic traits, such as flowering time and defense reactions against pathogens. In this study, whole-g...
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The dataset presented here was collected by the GenTree project (EU-Horizon 2020), which aims to improve the use of forest genetic resources across Europe by better understanding how trees adapt to their local environment. This dataset of individual tree-core characteristics including ring-width series and whole-core wood density was collected for...
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The different levels of biodiversity (genetic diversity, species diversity, ecosystem diversity) present in Greece are introduced, quantified, where possible, and analysed in comparison to the rest of the European continent and internationally. Greece ranks third and fourth regarding key biodiversity areas in Europe and Mediterranean Basin respecti...
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Forest tree genetic monitoring and conservation are of the utmost significance for the persistence of natural forests. Genetic conservation aspires to guard and maintain genetic diversity which is crucial for safeguarding species adaptive potential. Genetic monitoring is the quantification of time-based alterations in population genetic structure a...
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An increasing demand for cherry production (Prunus avium L.) in Greece led to the development of new high quality sweet cherry cultivars. Self-incompatibility in cherry is one of the most challenging issues for the species' cultivation and top breeding priority. Τhe present study focuses on the development of new hybrids with improved traits such a...
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The sycamore lace bug, Corythucha ciliata (Hemiptera, Tingidae) is one of the most abundant pests of Platanus orientalis in Central and Southern Europe. In this preliminary study, we investigated the genetic differentiation among four populations of the sycamore lace bug, which were located on the Pindos mountain range (Epirus, Western Greece). For...
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An attempt to a comparative analysis on the biodiversity of two areas included in the 20 “hotspots” of biodiversity on the planet; the island of Borneo and SE Mediterranean (with data from Greece).Being the largest rainforest in the world the island of Borneo hosts 16.000 species. Greece , with an area only 1/7 of Borneo, has also a high level of b...

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SweetBiOmics aims to create and integrate cutting edge genomic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic and phenotypic data with advanced statistical and bioinformatics approaches focused on the analysis of the entire Greek sweet cherry germplasm collection. This requires a multi-disciplinary set of scientific expertise (bioinformatics, statistics, genetics, genomics, phenotyping, metabolomics, proteomics and breeding) from diverse University and research Institutes within Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources and Institute of Applied Biosciences). Fundamental to this end will be to create integrated statistical and bioinformatic pipelines that are user-friendly and end-user guided functionality to explore, integrate, and understand the new phenotypic, genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetics, proteomics and metabolomic data. This will consequently contribute towards the commercialization of new products with high added-value that will attract the social interest, particularly for the Greek PDO cultivar ‘Tragana Edesis’.