He is also a graduate (Ph.D.) of the Section of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding of the Georg-
During his Ph.D. studies he participated in various research programs, including a bilateral research project (IKYDAD) between Germany and Greece on "Diversity in beech populations (Fagus sylvatica) in Greece using morphological traits and molecular markers". In addition, during his doctoral study he served as assistant supervisor of MSc theses, while he attended a significant number of seminars on specific skills (e.g. application of genetic markers on forest tree species, integrated transdisciplinary research, methods and tools for sequence data analysis, geographic information systems).
In 2009 he returned to Cyprus and joined the Federation of Environmental and Ecological Organizations of Cyprus (FEEOC) as a scientific consultant. From this position, he actively participated in a number of national committees on topics related to the protection of the environment, as well as in various activities and mass media presentations. He also participated in activities related to the European Union, including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).
Since January 2010 he is a member of the Nature Conservation Unit. Initially, he acted as the Project Manager of the LIFE+ programme (LIFE08 NAT/CY/000453) funded by the European Commission, entitled: "Establishment of a Plant Micro-
Dr. Eliades was a member of the EvolTree Network during its running period; a network involving research groups from 13 European countries, through which he received financial support for research internships at the "Biologie des Populations et Evolution (BioPopEvol)" of INRA -
His research interests focus on the genetic aspects (e.g. genetic structure, selection and adaptation processes, gene flow, hybridization etc.) of wild populations and the affect of environment (i.e. climate change) and human impact on these aspects, as well as on designing strategies for genetic resources conservation.