Department of Biological Applications and Technology

The Department of Biological Applications and Technology opened in the 2000-2001 academic year. Its mission is to cultivate and foster the science of Biology, and life sciences in general. The Department aims to be at the cutting edge of basic and applied research and to provide students with modern high-quality education in all fields of Biology. Through its different and constantly developing educational activities, its purpose is to provide students with resources that will offer them the necessary scientific training to help them foster production of new fundamental knowledge, contribute to better environmental management and protection, develop innovative biological process technology and improve people’s health and quality of life. A comparative advantage of the Department is the five-year course of study, which allows students to master basic components of their science, be introduced to new applications and technologies resulting from the rapid development of Biology, and conduct doctoral research, during which they do not attend classes in order to better focus on the multifaceted parameters and features of research. The Department’s graduates find jobs in both the public and private sector, in fields, including education, research, health, biotechnology and environment.

  • Ioannis Georgiou, Professor

  • Petros Maragos, Associate Professor

Contact information

Secretary: Anna Yfanti

Secretariat – Department of Biological Applications & Technology
Transitional Administration Building, 1st floor
University of Ioannina
45110 Ioannina

Phone: (+30) 26510 07265, 07277, 07294, 07336
Fax: (+30) 26510 07064

Postgraduate Study

The Department participates in the following Interdepartmental Postgraduate Courses:

  • Agrochemistry and Organic Farming

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  • Biotechnology

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  • Medicinal Chemistry

The Interdepartmental Postgraduate Course (Master) in Medicinal Chemistry is based on the close cooperation of basic and clinical science; it bridges the gap between basic knowledge and clinical practice and aims at developing research and promoting knowledge in Medicine-related fields of Chemistry and Biology.
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Doctoral Studies

The Department offers the opportunity for doctoral research and the award of a PhD degree, according to the procedure provided by article 13 Law 2083/92 and the Department’s Internal Operating Regulations.

With respect to the terms and conditions of conducting doctoral research, please read the Internal Operating Regulations (last update): April 2009).
You can also download the PhD Thesis Application and the Guide to Writing a PhD Thesis, as well as the Application for Printing Copies of the PhD Thesis.

For the procedure on submitting copies of the PhD Thesis and an Inventory Form for the Hellenic National Archive of PhD Theses (EKT), before the PhD award ceremony, please download the two files below:

Furthermore, PhD candidates must send detailed documentation of their thesis to as per the EKT model – Author, Title, Date of Approval, Educational Institution, Language – to include their thesis in the Library of the Hellenic Parliament Online Catalogue (

For more information, please contact the Department’s Secretariat.