The Gizeli Group

Acoustic waves for biosensing and innovation in healthcare

Group members

By on 22nd November 2016

Prof. Electra Gizeli, FRSC
Group Leader
gizeli@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394373
Professor in the Dept. of Biology at the Univ. of Crete and Group Leader at IMBB-FORTH.
Dr. Achilles Tsortos
Researcher / Staff Scientist
atsortos@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394075
Biophysicist (BSc Physics, Univ. of Athens, PhD Biophysics, Univ. at Buffalo, New York, USA) with research interests including biointerfaces, biomaterial crystal growth, polymer adsorption, protein folding thermodynamics and molecular bioacoustics.
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Dimitra Chronaki
Post-doctoral Researcher
chronakidimitra@gmail.com
+30 2810 394093
BSc in Biology and MSc in Protein Biotechnology (Univ. of Crete). PhD on "Acoustic and optical characterization of soft biological matter and biopolymers" (Univ. of Crete). Currently interested in studying the interaction of proteins with surfaces using acoustic biosensors, ellipsometry, calorimetry and infrared spectroscopy.
Anna Dimitriadi
MSc student
Holds a BSc in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Currently pursues her MSc in 'Molecular Biology and Biomedicine' from University of Crete.
Emilia Grypioti
Post-doctoral researcher
emilia.grypioti@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
Marine molecular biologist with a BSc in Biology, MSc in Oceanography and a PhD on Phytoplankton Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics. Currently working on the development of novel in situ nucleic acid sensors for ocean monitoring.
Katherine Hartle-Mougiou
PhD student
k.hartlemougiou@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
I am a marine molecular biologist and I am interested in all aspects of marine science with a particular interest in invasive species. Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Crete and working on developing a platform for in situ marine invasive species detection.
Maria Megariti
Research Assistant
maria_megariti@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
Holds a BSc in Biology from the Univ. of Patras and a MSc in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the Univ. of Crete (UoC).
Nikoletta Naoumi
PhD Student
nikoletta.naoumi@gmail.com
+30 2810 394093
I am a molecular biologist currently pursuing a Ph.D. on the development of a novel diagnostic approach for the detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) using acoustic biosensors, at the University of Crete, Greece. I hold a bachelor in Biology and an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine.
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Angelos Ntimtsas
MSc student
angelos_dimtsas@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394368
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Patras and I am a master’s student at the University of Crete, studying for an MSc in Biomedical Engineering. Currently, I am working on the development of a portable platform that utilizes a Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) biosensor.
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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. Holds Diploma degree in Agriculture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).
Ilya Reviakine
Research Fellow
IReviakine@gmail.com
+30 2810 394093
Chief Application Scientist with Advanced Wave Sensors, Valencia, Spain, and Affiliate Professor with the Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
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Anastasios Samarentsis
PhD Student
anastasios.sam@gmail.com
+30 2810 394368
PhD candidate working on the development of a combined Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) biosensor. Previously: MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Univ. of Patras.
Vaia Tsiakalou
Research Assistant
vaia_tsiakalou@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
Holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Crete and an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Diagnostics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Has worked in the private sector (clinical  and molecular diagnostics). Currently working on molecular methodologies for point-of-care testing.
Martha Valiadi
Research Fellow
martha_valiadi@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
I am a marine microbiologist with an interest in both fundamental biology and technology development for ocean monitoring. In my current role I am leading the development of novel in situ nucleic acid sensors for ocean monitoring by bringing together technologies developed for marine and biomedical science.