The Gizeli Group

Acoustic waves for biosensing and innovation in healthcare

Group members

By on 22nd November 2016

Prof. Electra Gizeli, FRSC
Group Leader
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Professor in the Dept. of Biology at the Univ. of Crete and Group Leader at IMBB-FORTH.
Stella Chatziioannidou
MSc Student
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Master student in Protein Biotechnology (at Univ. of Crete), and holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Crete. Currently, working on the development of rapid and sensitive diagnostic assays for pathogen detection and nucleic acid analysis (point-of-care molecular diagnostics).
Dimitra Chronaki
PhD Student
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BSc in Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology and MSc in Protein Biotechnology (Univ. of Crete). Currently a PhD student, studying the interaction of various molecules (polymers, proteins) with surfaces, using acoustic biosensors and ellipsometry.
Maria Megariti
Research Assistant
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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).
Dr. Pablo Mateos-Gil
Research Fellow
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My research interests lie in understanding complex biological processes using bottom-up minimal reconstituted systems. Currently I am working in developing acoustic bioassays to detect conformational changes of proteins.
Dr. Dimitra Milioni
Research Associate
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I obtained my Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, followed by an MSc on Molecular and Cellular Biophysics and PhD on Biophysics, both from Pierre and Marie Curie University. My scientific interests, apart from acoustic biosensors, are on protein adsorption and model membranes and their interaction with antimicrobial peptides, membrane proteins and amphiphilic polymers.
Nikoletta Naoumi
PhD Student
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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.
Dr. Alexandros Pantazis
Research Fellow
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Working on the development of sensors and microfluidic devices for biological and clinical applications. His background combines physics (BSc - Univ. of Crete, GR), microengineering (ME-Univ. of Michigan, USA and IESL-FORTH) and protein biotechnology (MSc and PhD, Univ. of Crete, GR)
Dr. George Papadakis
Research Fellow
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Molecular biologist with a PhD on “Acoustic biosensors for monitoring DNA conformational changes” (Univ of Crete): currently interested in acoustic bioassays for point-of-care diagnostics and the technology transfer of acoustic lab-on-chips to the market.
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
Visiting Scientist
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Chief Application Scientist with Advanced Wave Sensors, Valencia, Spain, and Affiliate Professor with the Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Anastasios Samarentsis
PhD Student
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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 Technician
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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.
Dr. Achilles Tsortos
Researcher / Staff Scientist
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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.
Maria Vardaki
Research Assistant
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Biologist; graduated from the University of Crete. Currently working on plant pathogens.