Meet The Team

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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

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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. 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. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate

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

Postdoctoral 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. Emilia Grypioti
Post-doctoral researcher

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

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Dr. Anastasia P. Galanopoulou
Postdoctoral researcher

Biologist interested in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.

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Dr. Nikoletta Naoumi
Postdoctoral researcher

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

 

PhD students

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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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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

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Myrsini Froudaki
Research Assistants

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

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Stylianos-Nektarios Grammatikos
Research Assistants

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

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Maria Megariti
Research Assistants

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

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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

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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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Angelos Ntimtsas
Masters Student

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