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Marilena Pantziri is a PhD candidate at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras and the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT). In 2018, she received her Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras. Her research focuses on the mathematical modeling of metabolic networks and the analysis of metabolic fluxes with specific interest in mammalian cell lines and tissues.

Mary Kefi is a Biology degree graduate (University of Crete, UoC, 2011-2015) majoring in “Biomolecular sciences and Biotechnology” with a Master’s degree in “Molecular Biology and Biomedicine” which runs jointly by the Departments of Biology and Medicine, UoC and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB/FORTH) . From 2017 to present she is conducting her PhD at the Molecular Entomology Lab (UoC , IMBB/FORTH) and her research activities focus mainly on the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae with emphasis in unraveling insecticide resistance mechanisms using molecular and genetic techniques, as well as in molecular diagnosis for improved vector control.  Her research work so far includes three published papers in international scientific journals.

Mr. Emmanouil Amargianitakis is a Ph.D. candidate at the Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in 2013 and Master degree in 2016 from the Physics department of the University of Crete. His research regards the exciton-photon interactions inside all-dielectric GaN-based microcavities for robust room temperature polaritonics.

Evangelia Kalligiannaki, Ph.D., is a collaborating researcher at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH. She is currently the P.I. of the SISDECS project “SISDECS” funded by the 1st H.F.R.I. call for post-doctoral researchers. Evangelia obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete (2007). Since then, she joined JICS / Oak Ridge National Lab & University of Delaware and the University of Southern California, USA, as a postdoctoral researcher. From 2016-2018 she held a researcher position at the Stochastic Numerics research group at KAUST, Saudi Arabia.

Her research lies in the interface of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Stochastic modeling and Uncertainty Quantification. She has contributed through modeling and computational methods in model reduction for high-dimensional multi-physics systems at multiple space and time scales, probabilistic forecasting in renewable energy, and high-frequency wave propagation.

Dr. Stelios Alexandris is a Stavros Niarchos Research Fellow at FORTH/IESL. He received his PhD in 2017 in polymer physics at the University of Ioannina. From 2018, he is a Post-Doctoral research fellow at IESL-FORTH. His research focuses on the study of dynamics, structure and phase transitions of polymers and liquid crystals both in bulk and under confinement.

Dr. Areti Mourka is currently a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser/Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (I.E.S.L./FO.R.T.H.). She is a PhD graduate from the Department of Physics of the University of St. Andrews in UK (2013) (the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and 3rd oldest university in the English-speaking world – consistently ranked as the 3rd best university in the UK in all national league tables behind Oxbridge) and she gained both her Bachelors (2007) and M.Sc. degrees (2009) with distinction from the Department of Physics of the University of Crete in Greece; where she undertook multiple projects in Laser Interaction and Division research area with a particular emphasis on Laser Beam Shaping, Nanotechnology, Laser Materials Processing, Materials Science and Bio-Photonics applications. Her Post-Doctoral research includes work for almost four years (2014-2018) as a Research & Development (R&D) Scientist to develop new methods of lithography in Nanoscribe GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) and work (2013-2014) as a Laser Development Engineer during the TwO Photon absorbers for BIOmedical applications (TOPBIO) project in Amplitude Systèmes (Bordeaux, France) funded by a Marie Skłodowska Curie Initial Training Network (ITN).

Dr. Anastasios D. Koulouklidis is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser – Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (IESL-FORTH). He received his PhD from the Materials Departments of University of Crete in 2016 on the fast-emerging scientific field of terahertz (THz) radiation. He has a long experience on the development of ultra-broadband strong THz sources and his current research interests are focused on the interaction of intense THz fields with matter both in the linear and the non-linear regime. The results of his work have been published in various high-impact peer-reviewed journals (>200 citations, h-index = 7, February 2020) and presented in several major international conferences by various means including invited talks.

Effrosyni Doutsi received her diploma in Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics ( from University of Thessaly (, Lamia, Greece (2012). The same year she moved to France for master studies with scholarships from the Campus France. She received a M.Sc. degree in Computational Biology and Biomedicine from Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (, Nice, France (2013) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Université Côte d’Azur (, Nice, France (2017). Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at Signal Processing Lab (SPL) ( of Institute of Computer Science (ICS) (, Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) ( with scholarships from Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Her research interests are image processing, image and video compression, semantic compression, compressive sampling, applied neuroscience amd bio-inspired systems.

Dr. Nikolaos Rekatsinas is a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Applied & Computational Mathematics (IACM), FORTH. He received his Ph.D degree in 2018 from the University of Amsterdam. His research interests lie in the advances of adaptivity for the efficient numerical approximation of the solution of partial differential equations, with current activity focusing on the adaptive wavelet methods that converge with the best possible rate in optimal computational complexity.

George Miltos Maragkakis is a PhD candidate at IESL-FORTH and the Department of Physics,
University of Crete. He received his Bachelor degree in Physics in 2016, and his Master degree in
Advanced Physics in 2017, from the same Department. Since 2018, he has joined the Ultrafast
Laser Micro and Nano Processing (ULMNP) Laboratory at IESL-FORTH, where he is conducting
his doctoral study on 2D Materials and Multiphoton Microscopy.