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.
Dimitra Chronaki
PhD Student
chronakidimitra@gmail.com
+30 2810 394093
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.
Sophia Giarmatziadi
Master Student
sofia.giar@hotmail.com
+30 2810 394093
I received my degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the Univ. of Crete (2011-2015). I am currently pursuing my MSc in Protein Biotechnology in the Biosensors Lab at the Univ. of Crete (2015-2017), under the supervision of Prof. E. Gizeli.
Aristea Grammoustianou
PhD Student
aristea_grammoustianou@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
PhD student working on the development of diagnostic systems that can be applied in healthcare and food safety. Previous: BSc in Biology (AUTH, Greece) and MSc in Molecular Cell Biology (VU, Amsterdam, Netherlands).
Georgia Kaprou
PhD Student
gdkaprou@gmail.com
+30 2810 394093
PhD student co-supervised with Dr. A. Tserepi (NCSR "Demokritos") with a Chemical Engineering degree (National Technical University of Athens, 2010) and a MSc in Biotechnology (Univ. of Edinburgh). Research interests: design, fabrication and evaluation of microfluidic devices and lab-on-chip platforms for biochemical and medical applications.
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).
Dr. Pablo Mateos-Gil
Research Fellow
pablo_mateos@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394369
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
milioni@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
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
Master Student
nikoletta.naoumi@gmail.com
+30 2810 394093
I am an MSc student in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, at the Univ. of Crete. I hold a BSc degree in Biology from the Univ. of Crete. Currently, my project is focused on the development of label-free diagnostic protocols using an isothermal DNA amplification method (RCA) combined with acoustic biosensors.
Dr. Alexandros Pantazis
Research Fellow
alepa@physics.uoc.gr
+30 2810 394368
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
gpapadak@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394093
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.
Dr. Vasilios Raptis
Research Fellow
vasilios_raptis@imbb.forth.gr
+30 2810 394369
Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens; MSc in Polymer Science and applications and PhD in Chemistry, both from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently working on the micro- and mesoscopic simulation of the solid-liquid interface of acoustic sensors.
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.
Dr. Achilles Tsortos
Research Fellow
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.