Dr. Dimitrios Kontogiannatos is a collaborative researcher at the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and the National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos” (NCSR 'Demokritos”), Athens, Greece. In 2013, he received his Ph.D. diploma in Insect Biotechnology and Insect Molecular Biology from the AUA’s Department of Biotechnology, specializing in Pest Control Science and Insect Biotechnology. His research mainly focuses on the use of RNA interference (RNAi) technology in designing insecticidal formulations of low environmental cost. Additionally, he is studying the molecular and physiological impact of various xenobiotics on the developmental processes of terrestrial arthropods. From 2015 to the present he has been collaborating with the AUA’s Biotechnology Department as a part-time Assistant Professor. In 2018 he founded and currently runs a Pest Control Company headquartered in Argyroupolis, Attica, Greece, named 'PROPEST FHG”.