International Journal of Genetic Engineering

International Journal of Genetic Engineering is devoted to the rapid publication of fundamental research papers on all phases of genetic engineering. All contributions shall be rigorously refereed and selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work as well as the breadth of interest to readers.

Photini Mylona

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Genetic Engineering

Research Scientist, Agricultural Research Center of Northern Greece, Greece

Research Areas

Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology


1990-1995Ph.DMolecular Microbiology, Biotechnology, Department of Microbiology, North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh North Carolina, U.S.A.
1984-1988B.ScMajor: Molecular Biology School of Sciences, Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki, Greece


1993-1995Laboratory Instructor. Department of Microbiology, North Carolina State University
1994-1995Co-Instructor. NCSU, Department of Microbiology
1998-2002Visiting Lecturer. University of Thessaly, School of Agriculture
2001-2003Visisting Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
2004-2007Visisting Assistant Professor, Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture

Academic Achievement

1984-1988 National Scholarship Foundation of Greece
1990-1993 National Scholarship Foundation of Greece
1993-1995 North Carolina State University, U.S.A
1994 ASM travel grant
1995 NATO travel grant
1998-2001 GSRT (General Secretariat of Research & Technology of Greece) Return Scientist Grant
2010-present National Representative of ECPGR, Forages Working Group


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Federation of the European Societies for Plant Biology (FESPB)
Greek Botanical Society
Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR)
National Representative of ECPGR

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Mhadhbi H., V. Fotopoulos, P.V. Mylona, M. Jebera, M.E. Aouani and A.N. Polidoros (2011). Antioxidant gene-enzyme responses in Medicago truncatula genotypes with different degree of sensitivity to salinity. Physiologia Plantarum 141: 201-214.
[2]  Mylona P. V. and A. N. Polidoros (2010). ROS Regulation of Antioxidant Genes. In: S. Dutta Gupta (ed), Reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in higher plants, Science Publishers, USA, pp.101-127, ISBN 978-1-57808-686.
[3]  Polidoros A. N., Mylona P.V., Arnholdt-Schmitt B. (2009) Aox gene structure, transcript variation and expression in plants. Physiologia Plantarum, 137 (4): 342-353.
[4]  Akritidis P., P.V. Mylona, A.S. Tsaftaris and A.N. Polidoros (2009) Genetic diversity assessment in Greek Medicago truncatula genotypes using microsatellite markers. Biologia Plantarum 53: 343-346.
[5]  Akritidis P., Pasentsis K., Tsaftaris A. S., Mylona P. V. and Polidoros A. N. (2008) Identification of unknown genetically modified material admixed in conventional cotton seed and development of an event-specific detection method. Electronic J. Biotechn.Vol. 11 No. 2.
[6]  Giannakoula A., Moustakas M., Mylona P.V., Papadakis I., Yupsanis T. (2008). Aluminum tolerance in maize is correlated with increased levels of mineral nutrients, carbohydrates and proline, and decreased levels of lipid peroxidation and Al accumulation. Journal of Plant Physiology 165(4):385-96.
[7]  Mylona P.V., Polidoros A. N., and Scandalios J.G. (2007) Antioxidant gene responses to ROS-generating xenobiotics in developing and germinated scutella of maize. Journal of Experimental Botany, 58:1301-1312.