Team members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Marina Armpi

Marina graduated from the Department of Biology in the University of Patras in 2008 and she pursued her Master’s degree in Biology in the same Department. During her MSc thesis she examined the involvement of signaling molecules in bacterial phagocytosis (Arbi M et al., Dev. Comp. Immunol., 2011) and she gained experience in Cellular and Molecular Biology techniques. She completed her Master in 2010 and after working as a scientific researcher in the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology in the University Hospital of Patras, she carried out PhD research at the Medical School of the University of Patras, under the supervision of Dr. Lygerou Zoi. Her PhD thesis concerned the role of Geminin family members in multiciliogenesis. She characterized the novel role of the protein GemC1 in multiciliate cell differentiation and published this work in EMBO Reports (Arbi et al., EMBO Rep., 2016). During her PhD studies she gained extensive experience in diverse techniques, including experience in handling, establishing and maintaining transgenic mouse colonies, isolation and maintenance of primary mouse tracheal epithelial cells, cell culture of established primary and cancer cell lines. She became skilled with many Cellular and Molecular Biology techniques and she set up 2nd and 3rd generation lentiviral based systems for the expression of different proteins in cells. She is also a member of the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility of the University of Patras and she acquired skills not only for using different types of microscopes, but also transferring this knowledge to the new members of the facility. Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Lygerou’s lab and focuses on centriole and cilia biology. Contact her at: armpimarina[at]gmail[dot]com

PhD students

Michalis Petropoulos

Michalis graduated from the Department of Biology of the University of Patras in 2014. He received his Master degree from the “Biomedical Sciences” masters program at the Medical School of the University of Patras in 2016. During his master’s he studied the role of replication licensing factors Cdt1 and Cdc6 in gene amplification and drug resistance. He is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Zoi Lygerou and focuses on DNA replication stress and genomic instability

Contact him at mchpetr[at]gmail[dot]com

Nibal Badra

Nibal graduated in 2014 from the Department of Biology of the University of Granada (Spain) with expertise in biochemistry of human pathology. She studied a MSc in Regenerative Biomedicine at the Biomedical Research Centre of Granada (CIBM) by 2015. She also received a second MSc in Biological Analysis and Laboratory Diagnosis at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Granada by 2016. She is currently working on synthetic lethal interactions with DNA replication licensing aberrations as an ESR in H2020 MSCA ITN-ETN SYNTRAIN Network funded by the European Commission.

Contact her at nibalbadra[at]gmail[dot]com

Eirini Kaselimi

Eirini graduated from the Department of Biology of the University of Patras in 2015. In 2017, she received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Medical School of the same University, where she studied the role of Cdc18 overexpression in gene amplification and drug resistance in fission yeast. She is currently pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Zoi Lygerou studying the cellular mechanisms that preserve genome’s stability during DNA replication stress.

Contact her at: irenekaselimi[at]gmail[dot]com

 

MSc students

Spyridoula Bournaka

Spyridoula graduated from the Department of Biology of the University of Patras in 2017. At present, she is a MSc. student in the Biomedical Sciences master program at the Medical School of the same University. She is carrying out her master thesis in the lab of Dr. Zoi Lygerou, where she investigates the differentiation of multicilliated cells using an ex vivo mouse tracheal epithelial cell culture system (MTECs).

Contact her at: spyridoulampournaka[at]gmail[dot]com

Margarita Skamnelou

Margarita Skamnelou is a graduate of the Department of Biology of the University of Patras. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies in ‘Biomedical Sciences’ master program at the Medical School of the same University. As a Msc candidate in the lab of Dr. Zoi Lygerou, she is investigating the transcriptional pathways that control multiciliogenesis.

Contact her at: margaritalou9[at]gmail[dot]com

Stylianos Symeon Promponas

Styllianos Symeon Promponas graduated from the Department of Biology of the University of Patras in 2018. He is currently a MSc student in the Biomedical Sciences Programm in the Medical School of the same University. He joined the lab of Prof. Zoi Lygeroy at 2018 where he is carrying out his Master Thesis since then, studying the potential involvement of the licencing factor Cdt1 in Double Strand Break repair.

Contact him at: steliosprob[at]outlook[dot]com[dot]gr

Undergraduate students

Ourania Preza
Lydia Koufoudaki
Eleni Kyriakopoulou
Sotiris Mavromatis
Valentini Tzimogianni

Lab Manager

Aggeliki Baka

Contact:

Tel: +30 2610997680

Email: baka[at]upatras[dot]gr