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.

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

Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate

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

Dr. Ilya Reviakine
Senior Research Associate

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

Dr. Frédéric Verret
Postdoctoral researcher

Molecular microbiologist involved in 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. 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.

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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.


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.

Angelos Ntimtsas
Research Assistants

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

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.

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.