Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-EID) INTERFUTURE grant infomation:

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016

Grant Agreement: n. 722642

Title project: From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers

Coordinator: Michele Perazzolli

Funding: EU under project number H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 - 722642

Timeframe: 01.12.2016-31.05.2021

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Sustainable Agroecosystems and Bioresources

Network Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Coordinator), Italy; University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences , Austria; University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; University of Molise, Italy; BIOBEST, Belgium; BIPA NV, Belgium; INOQ GmbH, Germany; Azotic Technologies Ltd, UK; De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM), Belgium; e-nema GmbH, germany; University of Trento, Italy


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ESR position 6

ESR position 6 – “Employment of VOCs produced by Lysobacter members for the biological control of soilborne plant pathogenic fungi and oomycetes”:

  • Host Institute: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria)
  • Secondment at: BIPA (Londerzeel, Belgium)
  • PhD Enrolment: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria)
  • Work Package(s) to which it is related: WP2 (mechanisms of action), WP3 (scale-up and formulation)


Anthi Vlassi

Anthi Vlassi

Contact information

phone: +436605361226



Research activity

In her PhD studies, she will characterize volatile organic compounds emitted by bacterial strain with toxic activity against plant pathogenic microorganisms within the EU project INTERFUTURE. Her Master Thesis concerned the identification of volatile organic compounds produced by plants and the evaluation of their cytotoxicity. During her Bachelor, she carried out floristic studies and participated in molecular biology studies on plant cell death driven by pathogen infection.

Research interests

Her main research interest is natural product chemistry. She is particularly interested in isolating and identifying microbial bioactive compounds and exploring microbial interactions in soil, for developing new biocontrol methods against plant pathogens.

Short CV description

  • Since July 2017 PhD student at Center of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Agrobiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Schuhmacher in collaboration with Dr. Gerardo Puopolo and Dr. Michele Perazzolli
  • 2014-2016 MSc Degree in Isolation, Development, Production and Control of Bioactive Natural Products, Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with Prof. Olga Tzakou. 
  • 2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant at Benaki Phytopathological Institute of Athens. 
  • 2014 Undergraduate Research Assistant at Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Barcelona with scholarship from the Mobility Program LIFELONG LEARNING/ Erasmus Placements, 2013-2014. 
  • 2009-2014 BSc Degree in Biology, University of Patras.