Current Members

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Manolis Agrimakis, BSc

MSc Student, 2020-

Neurosciences Graduate Program,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, 

Greece

Manolis comes from Rethymno, Crete. He studied Biology  at the University of Crete and is currently a graduate student of the Neuroscience Masters’ Program at the School of Medicine., University of Crete. He is currently involved in a joint project that aims to investigate the contribution of the Mena-RNP in the regulation of local protein translation in synapses. In his spare time, he enjoys activities such as hiking and swimming.

If I were not a Scientist, I would be: a writer

Elisso Daklada, BSc

MSc Student, 2020-

Neurosciences Graduate Program,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, 

Greece

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Ellie Kolletsou, BSc

MSc Student, 2020-

Neurosciences Graduate Program,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, 

Greece

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Sofia Pasadaki, MSc

PhD Candidate, 2019-

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, 

Greece

Sofia comes from Crete. She studied Biology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where she also obtained her MSc on Applications of Biology in Medicine. She is currently interested in the molecular mechanisms that regulate axonal protein synthesis and their implication in adult axon regeneration. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and going to the movies.

 If I were not a Scientist, I would be: a water polo player (!?!?!)

Elena Vorgia, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020-

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, 

Greece

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Marina Vidaki, PhD

Group Leader,

Assistant Professor,

Cellular Molecular Biology,

Faculty of Medicine,

University of Crete

Greece

I grew up in Greece and studied Biology at the University of Crete, in Heraklion, where I also pursued a MSc in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Developmental Neuroscience, at the University of Crete and the Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB). During my graduate studies I focused my research on the development of the cerebral cortex, and became interested in neuronal migration and axon guidance. I continued my postdoctoral research at MIT, in the laboratory of Frank Gertler, where I worked on neuronal cell biology, uncovering novel mechanisms of local translation regulation during neuronal development.

If I were not a Scientist, I would be: on vacation more often... 

Past Members

Rotating Student 2020,

Graduate program of Molecular Biology-Biomedicine,

University of Crete,

Greece

Sofia comes from Kalamata. She studied Biology at the University of Crete and is currently a graduate student of the Molecular Biology-Biomedicine program. In our lab, Sofia is being trained on ex vivo and in vitro  assays to study axon biology and development. In her spare time she enjoys going out with friends.

 If I were not a Scientist, I would be: a singer (!?!?!)

Sofia Balafouti, BSc

Join Us

We are part of a dynamic and multidisciplinary research environment

and we are searching for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists to join us!

  • Postdoctoral candidates: contact us directly via e-mail. Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your previous scientific achievements and interests, and contact details of two referees.

  • MSc and PhD-students: contact us directly via e-mail​, sending a CV and a summary of research interests. 

  • Undergraduate students: contact us directly via e-mail​, sending a CV and a summary of research interests.