Members

Principal Investigator

Georgios A. Pavlopoulos obtained his 4-year Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Athens in Greece (2004), his Masters (MRes) degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Leeds - Department of Biochemistry in UK (2005), his PhD in Bioinformatics from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-Heidelberg) (2009) and his MBA, jointly from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (2022). He has worked as a 2-year postdoctoral fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven - Department of Electrical Engineering, Belgium (2011-2012) and as a bioinformatics instructor and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Crete - Faculty of Medicine (2013-2015) in Greece. During the same period, he served as the elected executive secretary of the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (HSCBB). He then joined DOE Joint Genome Institute of Lawrence Berkeley National Labs in California, USA as a Bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher (2015-2018). Since 2018, he is the Director of Bioinformatics as well as an elected member of the Scientific Board at the Institute of Fundamental Biological Research (IFBR) of the Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) "Alexander Fleming", Athens, Greece. In parallel, he is the Head of Bioinformatics at the Center of new Biotechnologies & Precision Medicine at the University of Athens, Medical School. He has received competitive grants, has organized many international Bioinformatics conferences in Greece and has published in high impact journals such as Nature, Cell, Science, NAR, Nature Biotechnology and others.
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Ο Γεώργιος Παυλόπουλος είναι Ερευνητής Β’ και επικεφαλής της Βιοπληροφορικής στο Ίδρυμα Βασικής Βιοϊατρικής Έρευνας (Ι.Β.Β.Ε) του Ερευνητικού Κέντρου (Ε.ΚΕ.Β.Ε) "Αλέξανδρος Φλέμινγκ" καθώς και της μονάδας Ιατρικής ακριβείας του τμήματος Ιατρικής του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών (pMedGR). Είναι απόφοιτος του τμήματος Πληροφορικής και Τηλεπικοινωνιών του Εθνικού Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό δίπλωμα στη Βιοπληροφορική από το Πανεπιστήμιο του Leeds της Αγγλίας και διδακτορικό τίτλο από το Πανεπιστήμιο της Χαϊδελβέργης της Γερμανίας, σε συνδυασμό με το Ευρωπαϊκό εργαστήριο Μοριακής Βιολογίας (EMBL). Τέλος, κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό δίπλωμα στη διοίκηση επιχειρήσεων (MBA) από το Οικονομικά Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (ΟΠΑ) και το Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (ΕΜΠ). Έχει υπηρετήσει ως Μεταδιδακτορικός Ερευνητής σε ερευνητικά κέντρα και πανεπιστήμια της ημεδαπής και αλλοδαπής, όπως το τμήμα Ιατρικής του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, το τμήμα ηλεκτρολόγων μηχανικών του Πολυτεχνείου τους Λουβένης στο Βέλγιο και το Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών της Αμερικής. Έχει πάνω από 80 δημοσιεύσεις σε διεθνή συνέδρια και περιοδικά υψηλής απήχησης όπως τα Nature, Cell, Science, NAR, Nature Biotechnology ενώ έχει πάνω από 5.500 ετεροαναφορές. H έρευνά του επικεντρώνεται στην ανάπτυξή λογισμικού και συγχώνευση μεγάλου όγκου δεδομένων, ενώ πολύ πρόσφατα μια σχετική του δημοσίευση προτάθηκε για το διεθνές βραβείο Gordon Bell που αφορά εξαιρετικά επιτεύγματα στο χώρο των υπολογιστών υψηλών επιδόσεων. 'Eχει συμμετάσχει στην οργάνωση πολλών εθνικών και διεθνών συνεδρίων υπό την αιγίδα της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Υπολογιστικής Βιολογίας και Βιοπληροφορικής (HSCBB), στην οποία υπηρέτησε και ως γραμματέας, ενώ εδώ και μια τετραετία υπηρετεί ως εκλεγμένο μέλος του Επιστημονικού Συμβουλίου του Ι.Β.Β.Ε-Ε.ΚΕ.Β.Ε "Αλέξανδρος Φλέμινγκ". Tέλος, ανήκει στη λίστα του 2022 (“Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”) η οποία περιλαμβάνει επιστήμονες που τοποθετούνται στο ανώτερο 2% του κλάδου τους παγκοσμίως.

Researchers

Evangelos Karatzas
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, BSRC "Alexander Fleming" (2020-present)
  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens
  • MSc in Bioinformatics, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens
  • BSc in Computer Science, Department of Informatics at Athens University of Economics and Business (A.U.E.B.)

Fotis Baltoumas

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, BSRC "Alexander Fleming" (2020-present)

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens.

  • MSc in Bioinformatics, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens

  • BSc in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens

Yorgos Sofianatos

  • Marie Curie Fellow: BSRC "Alexander Fleming", Athens, Greece (2020 - 2024)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: BSRC "Alexander Fleming", Athens, Greece (2018-2019)
  • Machine Learning Engineer: Apple Inc, CA, USA
  • Research Assistant: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, CA, USA
  • PhD in Physics, Stanford University, CA, USA (2009)
  • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Kleio Verrou

  • Bioinformatics Researcher & PhD candidate
    Data Analysis and Bioinformatics Unit, Center of New Biotechnologies & Precision Medicine (pMedGR), Medical School, University of Athens (2019-present)

  • MSc Bioinformatics, University of Crete, Greece (2018)

  • BSc Biology, University of Crete, Greece (2015)

Current Students

Nefeli Kleopatra Venetsianou
  • MSC in Bioinformatics, Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2022-2023)
    Thesis: "
    Τext mining techniques applied on disease-related texts with special emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 literature analysis"
  • BSc in Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (AUA, 2021)

Past Members

Maria Kokoli
  • MSC in Bioinformatics, Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2021-2022)
    Thesis: "
    Visualization and analysis of 3D multi-edged and multi-layered biological networks"
  • BSc in Computer Science, Athens University of Economic and Business (AUEB), Greece (2018)
Costas Bouyioukos
  • Visiting Scientist (Assistant Prof. in Sabbatical) from Université Paris VII Denis Diderot UFR Sciences du Vivant: Paris, Île-de-France, FR, (2021-2022)
  • PhD in Computational Biology, University of East Anglia: Norwich, Norfolk, GB (2010)
  • MSc in Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens: Athens, GR (2003)
  • BSc in Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens: Athens, GR (2001)
Ioannis Kassionis
  • BSc in Computer Science, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, Greece (ΒSc thesis in the lab, 2021-2022)
    Thesis: "
    Text mining techniques for generating biomedical entity interaction networks from disease-centric repositories"
Foteini Thanati
  • MSc in Systems Biology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2020-2021)
    Thesis: "
    Functional enrichment analysis techniques in Systems Biology"
  • BSc in Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece
Kleanthi Voutsadaki
  • MSc in Data Science and Information Technologies - Direction Bioinformatics and Biomedical Data Science, University of Athens, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2020-2021)
    Thesis: "
    Understanding the viral phylogenetic distribution and biodiversity at a protein family level."
  • BSc in Biology, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete, Greece
Sofia Zafeiropoulou
  • MSc in Molecular Biomedicine, Medical School, University of Athens and BSRC Alexander Fleming, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2020-2021)
    Thesis: "
    Literature mining and network analysis in Biology"
  • BSc in Biology, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete, Greece
Ioanna Hotova
  • MSc in Bioinformatics, Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2020-2021)
    Thesis:
    "Comparative analysis of clustering algorithms in biomedical networks"
  • BSc in Computer Science, Department of Informatics at Athens University of Economics and Business (A.U.E.B.), Greece
Maria Gkonta
  • MSc in Bioinformatics, Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2020-2021)
    Thesis: "
    Visualization and comparison of communities ιn biomedical networks"
  • BSc in Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece

Mikaela Koutrouli

  • International MSc in Molecular Biomedicine, University of Athens, Medical School and BSRC Alexander Fleming, Greece (MSc thesis in the lab, 2019- 2020)
    Thesis: "
    Bioinformatics approaches for the analysis and visualization of biological networks."
  • BSc in Biology, University of Patras, Greece