The Laboratory of Biological Control’s main aspects of research and activity are as follows:

  • Research into the biology, ecology and behavior of pests’ natural enemies, to improve their performance in the field
  • Development of Integrated Pest Management schemes with an emphasis on biological control
  • The biology, ecology and biodiversity of insect pests and their natural enemies
  • Operating and participating in national and international projects
  • Insect culture rearing for experimentation
  • Conducting surveys for the quarantine insect species Liriomyza trifolii, Liriomyza huidobrenis and Bemisia tabaci, as part of the recognition of protected zones in Greece
  • Phytosanitary examination of exported and imported plants and agricultural commodities
  • Laboratory examination of infested plants and and instructions for the management of the infestation
  • Mentoring graduate student dissertations and theses

Scientific laboratory staff
Panagiotis Milonas, PhD, Entomologist, Research Director, Head of the Laboratory
Eirini Anastasaki, PhD, Agronomist,  Associate Researcher
George Partsinevelos, Agronomist Technologist

Aikaterini Psoma, MSc, PhD, Chemist
Maria-Vasiliki Giakoumaki, MSc, Agronomist


Last update: 28/4/2023