Maria Tomadaki studied Greek Philology at the University of Crete with a specialization in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature (2002-2007). In 2009 she obtained her MA in Byzantine Studies from the same University. During the years 2009-2011 she worked as a part-time research assistant at the Laboratory of Greek Palaeography of the University of Crete. In 2015 she received her doctorate in Byzantine Philology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the dissertation: John Geometres. Iambic Poems: Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary (in Modern Greek). An English version of her PhD dissertation has been accepted for publication by the series Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca, Brepols. From November 2013 until May 2017 she worked as scientific collaborator for the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams.
Since 2017 she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Greek section of Ghent University. In spring semester 2018 she was a guest researcher (FWO) at the University of Hamburg and several times a fellow of the Belgian Historical Institute of Rome and of the Academia Belgica of Rome for conducting research on the Byzantine manuscripts of the Vatican library (June 2016, May 2017, June 2019). Her research interests include Byzantine literature, Byzantine poetry, textual criticism, Greek palaeography, vernacular literature and the reception of ancient poets in Byzantium.