Meet The Team

Prof. Electra Gizeli, FRSC
Group Leader

Electra Gizeli received a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; a M.Sc. from University College London, U.K.; and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Senior Researchers

Dr. Achilleas Tsortos
Staff Research Scientist

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

Dr. Ilya Reviakine
Senior Research Associate

Biophysical chemist interested in interfaces between biological and artificial systems, surface analytics, blood-biomaterial interactions, and biosensing.

Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate

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

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Dimitra Chronaki
Post-doctoral Researcher

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

Dr. Emilia Grypioti
Post-doctoral researcher

Molecular biologist developing point of care molecular assays for human health.

Dr. Anastasia P. Galanopoulou
Postdoctoral researcher

Biologist interested in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.

Dr. Nikoletta Naoumi
Postdoctoral researcher

Molecular biologist developing diagnostics for clinical and point-of-care applications.


PhD students

Katherine Hartle-Mougiou
PhD student

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

Foteini Papagavriil
PhD Student

Master student in Protein Biotechnology, currently working on detection and characterization of conformational changes of proteins using acoustic biosensors.

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Anastasios Samarentsis
PhD Student

PhD candidate working on the development of a combined Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) biosensor.

Research Assistants

Myrsini Froudaki
Research Assistants

Background in biology studies, with a special interest on plant molecular biology. 

Stylianos-Nektarios Grammatikos
Research Assistants

Currently working on synthesis, characterization and functionalization of nanoparticles as signal amplifiers in acoustic biosensors.

Maria Megariti
Research Assistants

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

Vaia Tsiakalou
Research Assistants

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

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Giannis Svoliantopoulos
Research Assistants

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Crete. Currently working on molecular diagnostics for point-of-care testing.

Masters Students

Anna Dimitriadi
Masters Students

MSc candidate in “Molecular Biology and Biomedicine”, designing a molecular assay detecting Sickle Cell Disease point-mutation at the point-of-care.

Angelos Ntimtsas
Masters Student

Biologist developing a Surface Acoustic Wave platform combining 3D printing technology, microfluidics and instrumentation prototyping.