The Scientific Directorate of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology conducts research on the morphology, systematics, phylogeny, biodiversity, zoogeography, spatial distribution, biology, ecology and behavior of insects, mites, and nematodes of economic importance. The Department contributes to BPI’s plant-protection mission through the application of modern methods of pest control (natural, biological, biotechnical, chemical, and their combinations) as well as through research into the development of alternatives to chemical formulations. A series of insect, mite and nematode cultures are kept in the insectaries for experimentation. The Department also participates in a number of international and national programs.


Head of the Scientific Directorate of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology: Dr Panagiotis G. Milonas, Research Director

Ioanna Lytra, MSc, PhD, Agronomist
Antigoni Akrivou, MSc, Agronomist
Iro Georgopoulou, MSc, Agronomist
Danai Dimopoulou, MSc, Agronomist
Evangelia Tselou, MSc, Agronomist
Oresteia Sfyra, MSc, Agronomist
Stavros Orfanos, MSc, Agronomist
Aikaterini Kokmotou, MSc, Agronomist
Thaleia Chanopoulou, Agronomist
Christini Sasli

Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology
Laboratory of Biological Control
Laboratory of Nematology
Laboratory of Acarology & Agricultural Zoology
Laboratory of Insects & Parasites of Medical Importance

Last update: 11/4/2024