Grant from State Scholarship Foundation 14th June 2017 Dr. Dimitra Milioni is awarded the “IKY Fellowships of Excellence for Postgraduate Studies in Greece – Siemens Programme”. New website launched 21st February 2017 Our brand new website has just been launched. Readers are welcome to read about our research activities, get acquainted with our group members and search our publications database. FET-OPEN grant awarded to Biosensors group 15th February 2017 The highly prestigious FET-OPEN grant was awarded by the European Commission to the project “CATCH-U-DNA”, submitted by 7 partners with Prof. E. Gizeli as the coordinator. The work proposes a radically new and highly ambitious plan to develop a platform that could replace the PCR amplification method with an ultrasensitive detection scheme based on the use of ultrasound hydrodynamics. The method will be validated during the detection of common mutations found in colorectal and lung cancer. Innovation Award 31st January 2017 Electra Gizeli and George Papadakis receive the 1st Award in 2016 “Excellence in Innovation and Enterpreneurship” Competition organised by the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Poster Presentation Award 30th November 2016 PhD student Dimitra Chronaki receives a poster presentation award at the 67th Panhellenic Conference of the Hellenic Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ioannina, 25-27 Nov. 2016. Grant from French Ministry of Education and Research 20th September 2016 Dr Dimitra Milioni and Biosensors lab are awarded a collaboration grant from the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research for collaboration with Laboratoire des BioMolécules at UPMC-Paris 6. E. Gizeli elected FRSC 20th August 2016 Prof Electra Gizeli is elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. LoveFood project receives EU distinction 20th January 2016 LoveFood FP7-funded project coordinated by E. Gizeli, gets recognition by EU council and is included in the list of “Examples that make us proud” produced by the Council of European Research and Innovation Ministers. Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Award 20th September 2015 Our group is one of the winners in NOKIA Open Innovation Challenge 2015 competition. EC funding for Biosensors lab 20th May 2015 Award of EC funding (Total 3.2M€/Biosensors Lab 809K€) within ICT-28-2015 “Cross cutting ICT Key Enabling Technologies”, to follow up LOVE-FOOD project and deliver a commercial product in the next 3 years (project: LoveFood2Market; coordinator: Prof. E. Gizeli). EC funding for Biosensors lab 20th February 2015 Award of EC funding (Total 2.3M€/Biosensors Lab 450K€) for 3 years within ICT-28-2015 “Cross cutting ICT Key Enabling Technologies”, to develop a fast, direct, real time and inexpensive instrument for the acoustic detection of circulating tumor DNA related to colorectal cancer (LiqBiopSens). Keynote by E. Gizeli 30th October 2014 Prof. Electra Gizeli is the Keynote speaker at the SAW Symposium 2014, Vienna. Cover page in Anal Meth 20th August 2014 Inside cover page of article published by George Papadakis and Electra Gizeli in Analytical Methods (2014, 6 (2) 363-371). Workshop on Acoustic Sensors 30th August 2013 E. Gizeli organises workshop on “Acoustic Sensors in Analytical and Biophysical Studies”, Heraklion, Crete, IMBB-FORTH (29-30/08/2013) Article by Papadakis et al in GenomeWeb.com 28th June 2013 Press-release following article by Papadakis et al., Scientific Reports, 2013, 3:2033, on GenomeWeb.com: “Researchers pair acoustic measurements with PCR for label free SNP genotyping-gene expression assay” Biosensors lab at “Greece Innovates” 1st June 2013 Our group is shortlisted in the 10 finalists of “Greece Innovates” competition. Hot-off-the-press highlights our work 15th January 2010 HFSP selects to present our work on Bios. Bioel. 25 (2009) in the hot-off-the-press news. Reports in ‘Biotech Business Week’ 8th January 2009 Articles by Tsortos et al. and Saitakis et al. in Biophys. J. (2008) reported by Biotech Business Week (NewsRx, p. 796, 16/6/2008 and 08/01/2009, respectively) Commentary in HFSP journal 31st August 2008 Article by Tsortos et al, Biophys. J. 94(7), 2706–2715 (2008), is discussed by Jonathan Ellis and Michael Thompson in HFSP journal, 2(4), 171-177 (2008).