Prof. George N. Skaracis

Professor Emeritus
Agricultural University of Athens

Professor Emeritus and Director of the Biometry Science Center at the Agricultural University of
Athens, where he served as Head of the Plant Breeding & Biometry Lab (2005-16), Dean of the
School of Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Sciences (2013-16) and Director of the
Dpt. of Agronomy (2016). Prior to his academic career (1976-2005), he organized and directed
the R&D activities on variety development and industrial biotechnology at Hellenic Sugar
Industry SA. Ηe has coordinated various nationally and EU funded research projects and has
participated in many national and international research management relevant bodies. His
research interests have mainly focus on the genetic improvement of food and energy crops, with
emphasis on resilience and enhanced resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses.