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    Maria Markou

    Education and training
    B.Sc
    Dept of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina (2010-2015)

    PhD
    Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, Medical School-University of Ioannina (UOI) & Division of Biomedical Research of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-IMBB), Ioannina. Project title: Molecular mechanisms of VEGF in vasculogenesis and applications in regenerative medicine (2016-present)

    Work experience
    1. Diploma thesis. Division of Biomedical Research of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-IMBB), Ioannina. Project title: “Differentiation of vascular progenitor cells on scaffolds for the generation of vascular tissues in vitro” (11/2014-11/2015)
    2. Fellowship for post-graduate studies of the second-cycle (PhD) in Greece from The State Scholarships Foundation, in the framework of the Operational Programme “Education and Life Long Learning”
    3. Researcher in the project funded by the program "Siemens-Biology-Biophotonics”. ¨Differentiating hESCs / hiPSCs to cells of mesodermal origin. Study of basic molecular mechanisms and applications in Regenerative Medicine¨

    Training
    •    Mesenchymal Stem Cell culture and identification with FACS analysis with GMP production methods. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Seminar (05/2017)
    •    International course care and use of laboratory animals (mice, rats, and zebrafish), FELASA accredited course (Ref. No. 051/15)

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    Evangelos Drougkas

    Education and Training
    B. Sc
    Department of Biological Application and Technologies, University of Ioannina

    M. Sc.
    Protein Biotechnology, Department of Biology, University of Crete

    PhD
    Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, University of Ioannina Medical School


    Training:
    FELASA Accredited course “ref. 051/15” Care and Use of Laboratory animals (Mice, Rat, Zebrafish)

    Mesenchymal Stem Cell culture and identification with FACS analysis with GMP production methods

    Work Experience
    Dec. 2014 – Nov. 2015:  Thalis STEM Cycle programme scholarship: “Cell Cycle: Modeling and comparative analysis of the cell cycle in Stem and Cancer cells”

    Dec. 2015 – May 2015: Siemens – Biology – Biophotonics Scholarship: “Effect of RhoDG26V in the symmetry of cell division during skin stratification, interactions with other factors and investigation of the corresponding mechanism. Translational application of the results in various cancer types.”

    Nov. 2017 – Apr. 2018: GSRT scholarship: “Molecular mechanisms of Asymmetrical Cell Division During Stem cell differentiation”

    May 2018 – Present: KRIPIS Scholarship: “Advanced research activities in biomedical technology”

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    Anastasia Kougioumtzi

    Education and training
    B. Sc
    Dept of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina (2008-2013)
    PhD
    Dept of Medical School, Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, University of Ioannina (begin April of 2014)
    Funding Agency: ΙΚΥ (State Scholarship Foundation) Title: Targeted Medications: Endocytosis, trafficking and Molecular Mechanism of Action

    Work experience

    •    2013: “Verification of next generation sequencing results in the study of the role of progesterone receptor in breast cancer cells” Diploma thesis, at Biomedical Research Institute, IMBB – FORTH Supervisors: Dr A. Magklara & Prof. T. Fotsis
    •    2014-2015:  Participation in the project “Novel EGF-Drug conjugates to target breast and lung cancer” ARISTEIA II (IIBEA 275) at Biomedical Research Institute, IMBB – FORTH in cooperation with Dr K. Tamvakopoulos, Department of Clinical, Experimental Surgery & Translational Research, BRFAA, Athens
    •    2014-2015:  Participation in the project, “Synthesis of non-toxic calixarene derivatives, immobilization on gold nanoparticles and their utilization for drug delivery systems in living cells”, N.S.R.F 2007-2013 (ID: 81311) at Biomedical Research Institute, IMBB – FORTH in cooperation with Dr A.Tzakos, Department of chemistry, University of Ioannina
    •    2015-2016: Participation in the project ‘’VEGF signaling in the generation of vascularized artificial tissue’’, Siemens – Biology – Biophotonics at Biomedical Research Institute, IMBB – FORTH
    •    2017: FEBS short term fellowship School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK

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    Eftihia Vasili

    • “Ptychio” in Biology, 2009 (Department of Biological Applications and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Greece).
    • Ph.D. thesis research investigating the role of mitochondria in the etiopathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease.
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    Marousa Darsinou

    • “Ptychio” in Biology, 2009 (Department of Biological Applications and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Greece).
    • PhD subject: “Analysis of the epigenetic mechanisms which are involved in the action of Wnt signaling during the adult neurogenesis.”
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    Katerina Soupsana

    B.Sc in Molecular Biology and Genetics 2004 (Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
    PhD subject: “Epigenetic markers and regulators in stem cells and differentiated cells”.

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    Vasiliki Lazani

    B.Sc in Biological Applications and Technology 2005 (Department of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina, Greece)
    PhD subject: “Study of histone modifications with biochemical, biological and morphological methods”.

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    Ioannis Giannios

    B.Sc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2005 (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece)
    PhD subject: “Differentiation of stem cells: Epigenetic factors and interactions between chromatin and nuclear envelope”

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