Giannis Manetas


Giannis Manetas

Honorary Professor, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Author


Yiannis Manetas was born in Athens in 1947. He studied Physiology and Geography at the University of Athens and earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Patras in 1976. From 1978 to 2014, he worked at the same university. In 1993, he was elected as a Professor of Plant Physiology. He has also conducted research at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos,” at the “Abisco” Experimental Station in Lapland, and at the Universities of Stirling (Scotland), Göteborg (Sweden), Essen, and Karlsruhe (Germany).

The following books are published by the University of Crete Press What Alice would see in the land of plants (1st edition 2010, 6th edition 2023), which has also been translated into English, “About Plants: Narratives – Short Stories about Plants that Changed the World” (1st edition 2014, 5th edition 2019), Life Today, Once, Elsewhere, and in the Future – The Logic of Biological Systems (2019) and The Symbiotic Adventure – The Origin of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, and Their Biological and Social Consequences. (2023). He has also written the novels “The Night When Gingko Biloba was Embraced” (Aiora, 2017) and “The Moment and the Stigma” (Kedros, 2022).