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Meet the team

Prof. Electra Gizeli, FRSC
Group Leader

Electra Gizeli is a Professor in the Dept. of Biology at the University of Crete and Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH).

Dr. Achilleas Tsortos
Staff Research Scientist

Biophysicist with research interests including biointerfaces, biomaterial crystal growth, polymer adsorption, protein folding thermodynamics and molecular bioacoustics.

Postdoctoral researchers 

Dr. Dimitra Chronaki
Postdoctoral Researcher

Biologist, currently developing an acoustic immunoassay to detect antibodies/antigens in patients samples

Dr. Anastasia P. Galanopoulou
Postdoctoral Researcher

Biologist interested in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.

Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate
Project L

Marine molecular biologist leading the development of nucleic acid sensors as part of the EU project TechOceanS.

Dr. Frédéric Verret
Postdoctoral Researcher

Molecular microbiologist involved in the development of nucleic acid sensors as part of the EU project TechOceanS


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Georgios Karolidis
Research Assistant

Molecular biologist developing point-of-care testing methodologies.

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Vasiliki Katidou
Research Assistant

Molecular biologist working on diagnostic tool development.

Maria Megariti
Research Assistant

I am a plant molecular biologist with interests in plant pathogens detection, using isothermal amplification techniques.

Angelos Ntimtsas
Research Assistant

Currently working on a Surface Acoustic Wave platform combining 3D printing technology and instrumentation prototyping.

Vaia Tsiakalou
Research Assistant

Currently working on developing molecular methodologies for point-of-care testing.

PhD students

Katherine Hartle-Mougiou
PhD Student

Marine molecular biologist currently working on developing a platform for in situ marine invasive species detection.

Stylianos-Nektarios Grammatikos
PhD Student

Currently working on synthesis, characterization and functionalization of nanoparticles for application in acoustic and colorimetric biosensors.

MSc students

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Vasiliki Chatzimichali
Master Student

Master’s student

in Protein


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Ioannis Markopoulos
Master Student

Molecular biologist and geneticist, currently working on the detection of algal  environmental-RNA.

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Zenia Viskadouraki
Master Student

Chemist, working on

point-of-care assay


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