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Vassilis Kehayas is a post-doctoral researcher in Computational Neuroscience. Vassilis got his B.Sc. in Biology and his M.Sc. in Brain and Mind Sciences from the University of Crete, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Geneva, under the supervision of Professor Anthony Holtmaat. He currently works in the team of Professor Maria Papadopouli at the Institute of Computer Science at FORTH. His research focuses on how cortical networks are structured  and how they change over time.

Eleni Kazantzaki, is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Crete, Medical School, Department of psychiatric and behavioral sciences and has joined CBML since 2012. She has a in Brain and Mind in the field of neuroscience from the Medical School of University of Crete and a BA in Psychology from the university of Crete. Eleni has received PhD fellowships from Leventis Foundation, Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation and Foundation for Research and Technology. She has participated in psycho- emotional and cognitive research in various international and national R&D projects including P-Medicine, Semeoticons and iManageCancer. Her activities focus on patient empowerment, personal health records, psycho-cognitive, personality and emotional assessment in patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases and on early signs of serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Eleftherios Tzanis is a medical physicist. He received his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Physics from the University of Crete and my Master’s degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program ‘Medical Physics – Radiophysics’). Since June 2017 he is a PhD candidate at the Medical School of the University of Crete, Greece. Moreover, he is working as a pre-doctoral fellow at Computational BioMedicine Laboratory-ICS FORTH. From June 2018 to January 2019, and participated as a data manager in the research program: “European Study on Clinical Diagnostic Reference Levels for X-ray Medical Imaging” (EUCLID). Results of his research efforts have been published in the scientific journal entitled “La radiologia Medica” and has been presented in the ECR (European Society of Radiology annual meeting).

Dr. Ioanna Peraki is currently a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (I.M.B.B./FO.R.T.H.). Her research regards to the epigenetic regulation of intestinal progenitor cells by specific methylotransferases. She is a PhD graduate from the Department of Medicine of the University of Crete (2017) and she gained both her Bachelors (2008) and M.Sc. degrees (2011) from the Department of Biology of the University of Crete, where she trained mainly in Developmental and Molecular Biology.


Dr., Fotios Paloukis, Chemical Engineer, Postdoctoral researcher at FORTH/ICEHT. Master and PhD in the “Energy and Environment ”in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras. He has gained research experience in international and national scientific institutions (CNRS Strasbourg, University of Patras, FORTH/ICEHT). His research interests focus on the fields of Physicochemical characterization of catalysts by means of XRD , XPS/UPS and   SEM/TEM, In situ electrochemical and physicochemical characterization of catalysts by means of NAP-XPS at several Synchrotrons (ALBA-Barcelona, BESSY-Berlin, SOLEIL-Paris), Synthesis and characterization of catalytic systems for Fuel Cells applications, Electrochemical study of Fuel Cells (PEMFC and SOFC) and PEM Electrolyser, Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for Batteries (Li-ion batteries). He has participated in International and Greek conferences. He has 30 refereed journal papers (with total citations >450) ; 1 patent applications.

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.