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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.

Researchers

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Dr. Dimitra Chronaki
Postdoctoral 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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Georgios Karolidis
Research assistant

Molecular biologist developing point-of-care testing methodologies.

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Vasiliki Katidou
Research Assistant

Molecular biologist working on diagnostic tool development.

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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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Angelos Ntimtsas
Research assistant

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

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Vaia Tsiakalou
Research assistant

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

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Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate
Project lea
der

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

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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

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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Stylianos-Nektarios Grammatikos
PhD student

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

Master Students

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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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