Presentation of ODYSSEAS' spectrophotometer operating principles and applications at the Researchers' Night 2019

Presentation of ODYSSEAS' spectrophotometer operating principles and applications at the Researchers' Night 2019

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On 27 September 2019, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) organized the Researchers’ Night in Thessaloniki, with the goal to bring researchers closer to the society and encourage young people pursue relevant careers. The whole event had a big success and managed to reach more than 4500 visitors within 5 hours.

ODYSSEAS activities related with the use and applications of the spectrophotometer were presented by the research team of Dr. I. Manakos’ of the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre of Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), which is specialized in Remote Sensing. The newly acquired spectrophotometer, purchased within the framework of the project, was displayed to the visitors, while detailed presentations on the operating principles and the capacity of the equipment and its high potential in various application areas were explained.

In addition, acquisition of spectral images performed live on plant samples and projected on the screen. Accordingly, during the experiments, that were recently designed with Dr. P. Madesis’ research team of the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB) of CERTH, spectral images are also acquired from the plant Arabidopsis. The Madesis research group has expertise in DNA- and RNA-based analytical tools, -omics technologies, and bioinformatics, which are primarily used for understanding biosynthetic pathways and gene regulatory networks underlying plant stress responses. Both research teams, simultaneously perform different types of experiments to the plant and by the end of the experimentation, they will analyze the data and correlate the foundings.