Category Archives: Phd Fellows

Konstantinos Spanakis  is a graduate of the Department of Computer and Networks Engineering of the University of Thessaly. Also, he is a graduate of the Departhment of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete. Finally, he has a M.Sc in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the Technical University of Crete. Currently, he is a Ph.D Candidate at the School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. His research is on Image Processing. More specifically, his research at F.O.R.T.H deals with Image registration which lead to the publication of several pappers in Journals and Conferences.

Eleftherios Trivizakis received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degree in Informatics Engineering from the Hellenic Mediterranean University. He is currently a PhD candidate in computational medical imaging at the Medical School, University of Crete and a member of Computational BioMedical Laboratory at ICS, FORTH. His research interests include machine learning, deep learning, image & data analysis.


Anastasia Pentari received her B.Sc. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete in 2013. In 2015 she received her M.Sc. degree in the same Department, with specialization in Image Processing applied to Environmental Applications. From 2016 until today, she is pursuing her Ph.D degree in Computer Science Department of University of Crete under the supervision of Academic Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalides. Her main interests lie in the fields of Sparse Representations, Image Processing and Graph Signal Processing applied in the biomedical field.

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).

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.

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.

Mr. George Flamourakis is a 2nd year Ph.D. candidate in University of Crete, Department of Materials science and Technology and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology- Hellas (FORTH). He received his Bachelor degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly and his Bachelor Thesis was completed in the Department of Immunology Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden under ERASMUS student exchange program. He received his Master degree from the National University of Athens in Molecular Biomedicine where he focused on developing innovative lentiviral vectors for the Gene therapy of B- thalassemia. His main research focuses on laser made 3D printed metamaterial as scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.