Theodora Farmaki is a Senior Researcher of the Institute of Applied Biosciences at CERTH, the Center for Research and Technology-Hellas, in Thessaloniki, Greece. She obtained her M.Sc. in 1995 in Plant Biotechnology from the University of London and her Ph.D. in 1999 from the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, University of Dundee, UK, in membrane trafficking during mitotic cell division in mammalian cells. During her Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies she developed experience on electron and confocal microscopy, metabolic labelling and protein over-expression and purification. Since 1999 she has been involved in the study of plant biochemical, membrane trafficking and signalling pathways, working on oxylipins, plant phospholipases and phosphatidylinositol phosphate signalling. Her present research and main interests focus on the role of phospholipids and phospholipid modifying enzymes during plant responses to abiotic stress and during different developmental stages.