Even though the main principle for us is "RESEARCH is not limited", the thematic areas of research that interest HUMOFERT SA are summarized below. Naturally the R&D department is always willing to permeate in other scientific fields as long as these are combined with the object, goal and interests of the company.


  • Precision agriculture
  • Organic farming
  • Applications of Green Technologies in the primary sector
  • Utilization of the biotechnology for the sustainable production and management of natural capital
  • Utilization of agricultural by-products, sub-products and other relevant raw materials for the production of high added value products


  • Organic livestock
  • Utilization of the biotechnology for the sustainable production and management of marine and animal capital
  • Utilization of animal by-products and other relevant raw materials for the production of high added value products


  • Development of tissue culture protocols of species which are difficult to propagate by conventional methods.
  • Production of healthy in vitro propagating material.
  • Production of secondary variables using cell cultures and microorganisms.
  • Production of new genetic material of plants genetically engineered for the enhancement or integration of new characteristics such as: improvement of the qualitative characteristics and the nutritional value, resistance to low temperatures and drought, resistance to pests, diseases and herbicides.
  • Genotypic characterization of animal populations. Introduction of genotypes resistant to pathogens (e.g. Prions) for improving/maintaining health. Transfer of pathogens in other species for the study of genetic barriers to species level (species barrier).
  • Incorporation of bioinformatics / computing techniques in modeling biological processes. Creation of new databases, particularly in the environmental sector.
  • Functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomic research, elucidation of genetic and epigenetic control mechanisms linking genotype-phenotype.
  • Structural genomics and structural proteomics for the clarification of the mechanism of macromolecular proteinaceous objectives or proteinaceous complexes involved in one or more metabolic pathways of biotechnological and medical interest.
  • Methodology development for the control and the certification of genetically modified plants.
  • Technology development for the control of seeds and propagating material: identification of wild populations, traditional varieties and propagating material, quality control of seeds and propagating material.
  • Development of molecular markers and molecular plant breeding: recognition of natural genotypes with molecular markers, utilization in the conventional improvement, drawing of genetic maps.
  • Evaluation of genetic resources and biodiversity by preserving the existing and creating new infrastructure like: ex-situ national germplasm banks and animal reference chapter.
  • Molecular imprinting of the biodiversity of secondary metabolism of aromatic and medicinal plants.
  • Imprinting of chemodiversity of Greek plants and exploration of the insecticide and bactericide action of their main components.
  • Imprinting of the biodiversity of the Greek territory.
  • Isolation and characterization of important genes, characterization of microbial populations directly from environmental samples or food samples without previous cultivation in nutrient media.
  • Imprinting of the primary molecular mechanisms of plant resistance to economically significant plant pests.


  • Development of technologies environmentally friendly and methods for management / utilization of agricultural, industrial and urban solid / liquid waste and greenhouse gases in order to reduce the environmental footprint and/or the production of new high added value products.
  • Climate, Climate variability and climate change, natural hazards  – disasters
  • Environmental Intelligence
  • Sustainable development, management and valuation of ecosystems and natural capital in Greece


  • Healthy diet: development of products and services
  • Development of high value-added food and new products in order to meet specific needs and preferences
  • Applications of Green Technologies in the Food Industry 

Pharmaceutical/Cosmetic products

  • Development of new pharmaceutical and cosmetic products of high added value.
  • Utilization of plant wealth (domestic or non-domestic) in the development of medicines, parapharmaceuticals and cosmetic products of plant origin

Material Technology

  • Nanotechnology and nanosciences
  • Development of new/ complex/ smart high value-added materials, friendly towards the environment and health with improved properties
  • Nano-materials for the development of innovative high value-added products with improved properties


  • “Green” Technology networks (Green Wireless). Technology for the development of wireless low-power consumption systems, performing by renewable energy sources
  • Wireless sensor networks, energy management for low power consumption, interconnection of objects, composition of data from heterogeneous sensors
  • Research and Application of Business Intelligence Systems and Knowledge Management with the use of Automation in the Agriculture production
  • Information Systems Technologies, Management of Knowledge and Communication with the Environment