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Meet the team

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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).

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Dr. Konstantina Alexaki
Postdoctoral researcher

Physicist working on nanoparticle synthesis, characterisation, and surface functionalisation for biosensors.

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Christos Chantzaras
Research Assistant

Environmental biologist working on developing assays for Environmental RNA sensing and Diatom whole-cell biosensors

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Dr. Dimitra Chronaki
Postdoctoral researcher
Lab manager

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

chronakidimitra@gmail.com
dimitra_chronaki@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394368
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Dr. Anastasia P. Galanopoulou
Postdoctoral Researcher

Biologist interested in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.

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Stylianos-Nektarios
Grammatikos

PhD Student

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

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Katherine Hartle-Mougiou
PhD Student

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

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Georgios Karolidis
Research Assistant

Molecular biologist developing point-of-care testing methodologies.

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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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Maria Megariti
Research Assistant

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

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Katerina Polatidou
Master student

Chemist, working on real-time detection of pathogens in environmental samples

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Dr. Avinash Kumar Singh
Postdoctoral researcher

Chemist, working on detecting aquatic organic contaminants.

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Vaia Tsiakalou
Research Assistant

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

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Dr. Achilleas Tsortos
Staff Research Scientist

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

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Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate
Project L
eader

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

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Dr. Despoina Varamogianni-Mamatsi
Postdoctoral researcher

Chemical engineer, currently interested in developing immunoassays to detect aquatic organic contaminants and biotoxins using biosensor technologies

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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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Zenia Viskadouraki
Master Student

Chemist, working on

point-of-care assay

development.

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