Eleni is managing the Platforms at the Crop Science Centre. These include gene synthesis, construct design and assembly, plant transformation, genetics, and sequencing. Before taking up this post she was working as a Platform manager in the ENSA (Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa) project at the Sainsbury Laboratory. Prior to this she was working as senior research technician for the same project at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. Eleni gained her PhD degree in Plant Microbe Interactions from the University of East Anglia, UK, Norwich.