Degree: PhD
Year: 1998
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Biology
Discipline: Molecular Evolutionary Biology

Degree: B.S.
Year: 1990
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Discipline: Biology

Vassilis Douris

Department of Biological Applications and Technology

Contact Information

Tel.: +30-26510 07282
e-mail: Personal/Dept/Lab URL/:

Research topics (related to the Institute)

  1. Investigation of molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance in models and non-models.
  2. Evo-devo, correlation of phenotypes to developmental processes.
  3. • Biotechnology applications with a focus in arthropods: vectors and systems of protein expression in insect cells, baculovirus and transgenic insects, genome modification by CRISPR/Cas9.

Research summary

  • Dr. Douris research interests include the analysis of molecular mechanisms underpinning insecticide resistance. Current emphasis of the Douris research team is to dissect synergistic interactions of different mechanisms within a Drosophila-engineered system devoid of confounding genetic effects.

Professional background

10.2019 - presentAssistant Professor, Dept. of BAT, UoI
6.2013 - 10.2019Research Scientist, Molecular Entomolgy Lab, IMBB/FORTH, Heraklion
12.2011 - 1.2013Visiting Post-doc, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
5.2010 - 12.2012Post-doc, Evolutionary Biology Lab, Institute Biology Leiden, The Netherlands
1.2007 - 4.2010Post-doc, IMBB/FORTH, Heraklion
11.2000 - 12.2006Post-doc, Institute of Biology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens
11.1998 - 11.2000Post-doc, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Athens