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Meet the team

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.

Christos Chantzaras
Research Assistant

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

Dr. Dimitra Chronaki
Postdoctoral researcher
Lab manager

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.


PhD Student

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

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.

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.

Vaia Tsiakalou
Research Assistant

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

Dr. Achilleas Tsortos
Staff Research Scientist

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

Dr. Martha Valiadi
Senior Research Associate
Project L

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

Dr. Despoina Varamogianni-Mamatsi
Postdoctoral researcher

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

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


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