Stefanos Siozios

Stefanos SioziosbPostdoctoral Research Fellow


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I’m a new Marie Curie Postdoc fellow and my work is emphasizes mainly in the field of insect-microbe symbioses. Specifically I’m combining techniques from genomics and functional genomic analysis with experimental and field work approaches trying to understand a purely characterized symbiotic interaction  between Cardinium and biting midges. My goal is to investigate how symbiont infection affects host immune traits and vector competence for important livestock viruses such as SBV and Bluetongue. My previous work focuses on Wolbachia-Drosophila interactions as well as mycoparasitic interactions.


Siozios S, Tosi L, Ferrarini A, Ferrari A, Tononi P, Bellin D, Maurhofer M, Gessler C, Delledonne M, and Pertot I. (2014). Transcriptional reprogramming of the mycoparasitic fungus Ampelomyces quisqualis after recognition of its powdery mildew host. Phytopathology, 105:2, 199-209.

Siozios S, Cestaro A, Kaur R, Pertot I, Rota-Stabelli O and Anfora G. (2013). Draft Genome Sequence of the Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Drosophila suzukii. Genome Announcements, 1:e00032-13.

Ometto L, Cestaro A , Ramasamy S, Grassi A, Revadi S, Siozios S, Moretto M, Fontana P, Varotto C, Pisani D, Dekker T, Wrobel N, Viola R, Pertot I, Cavalieri D, Blaxter M, Anfora G, and Rota-Stabelli O. (2013). Linking genomics and ecology to investigate the complex evolution of an invasive Drosophila pest. Genome Biology and Evolution, 5(4):745-757.

Siozios S, Ioannidis P, Klasson L, Andersson SGE, Braig HR and Bourtzis K. (2013). The diversity and evolution of Wolbachia ankyrin repeat domain genes. PLoS ONE, 8(2):e55390.