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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. Achilleas Tsortos
Staff Research Scientist

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

Senior Researchers

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Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate
Project lea
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Marine molecular biologist leading the development of nucleic acid sensors as part of the EU project TechOceanS.

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Dr. Ilya Reviakine
Senior Research Associate

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

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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

Researchers

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Dr. Dimitra Chronaki
Post-doctoral Researcher

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

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Dr. Anastasia P. Galanopoulou
Postdoctoral researcher

Biologist interested in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.

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Stylianos-Nektarios Grammatikos
Research Assistant

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

Postdoctoral Researchers
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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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Maria Megariti
Research Assistant
Lab manager

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

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Angelos Ntimtsas
Research Assistant

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

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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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Dr. Anastasios Samarentsis
Postdoctoral researcher

Mechanical engineer developing a combined Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) biosensing platform.

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Vaia Tsiakalou
Research Assistant

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

Masters Students

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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.

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