Group Leader: Zoi Lygerou

Lab Head, Prof. Zoi Lygerou, PhD

Zoi Lygerou is a Professor of  Biology at Patras Medical School, Director of the Department of General Biology, Director of the Institute of Precision Medicine University Research and Innovation Center and Director of studies of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program “Life Sciences Informatics” . She is a member of the Evaluation and Accreditation Council of the Hellenic Authority of Higher Education and Chair of the Divisional Scientific Council on Biosciences and Medicine of the Hellenic Council of Research, Technology and Innovation .

She obtained her first degree from the Department of Biology, University of Athens in 1991. She was awarded a PhD degree by the University of Heidelberg in 1995 (magna cum laude) for her work at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Gene Expression Program  in the Group of Iain Mattaj and Bertrand Seraphin, on RNA Processing. She held postdoctoral researcher appointments at the EMBL (under Dr. Betrand Seraphin) and at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London (under Sir Paul Nurse) where she studied cell cycle control in fission yeast. She is a member of Faculty in Patras since 1999. She is/was the PI on several national and international grants (including ERC, HFSP, AICR, HFRI, EU-NEST/STREP, Marie-Curie, and ERA Chair grants). She co-ordinates postgraduate courses introducing interdisciplinary/innovative teaching and has organized a number of Symposia and Workshops. She is co-heading the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility of Patras Medical School and has been actively involved in improving infrastructure at the University of Patras. She acts as a reviewer for for many international funding agencies (including EMBO, ANR, ERC, DFG, MRC-UK, BBSRC, CR-UK, HFRI and others) and several major scientific journals. She has been member (2016-2018) and Chair (2019-2022) of the EMBO Workshops and Courses Committee. She became an EMBO Young Investigator in 2000 and an EMBO member in 2014 and the recipient of a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council in 2012.



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Contact her at:

Laboratory of General Biology
School of Medicine, University of Patras
GR26500 Rio, Patras, Greece
tel +30 2610997610
fax +30 2610991769
e-mail: lygerou[at] , z_lygerou[at]