Past Students

Doctorate students

  • Ioanna Katharou. Second messengers in cardiac ischemia.
  • Stelios Seraskeris (2002). Intracellular signaling mechanisms in rat heart.
  • Andreas Efstathiou (2002). Ischemic preconditioning of the rat heart.
  • Thomais Markou (2003). Signal transduction through α1-adrenergic receptors in rat heart.
  • Anna Iordanidou (2010). Intracellular signaling mechanisms through thyroid hormone in the heart.
  • Eleftheria Galatou (2014). Studies on the role of nuclear receptor PPARβ/δ in normal and diabetic myocardium.
  • Eleftheria Barlaka (2016). The cardioprotective role of nuclear .receptors PPARα and PPARβ/δ under stress conditions in cardiac myocytes.
  • Tara Kelly (2017). Regulation of the nuclear receptor PPARα in the heart during metabolic stress and under statin treatment.

MSc students

  • Antigoni Siamkouri (2003). Phosphorylation of myosin light chains (MLC-2) in rat heart. Investigation of the potential signaling pathways.
  • Eleftheria Galatou (2008). Effects and mechanisms of a PPARbeta/delta specific ligand in cardiac myocytes from normal and diabetic rats.
  • Ioannis Anestopoulos (2009). The role of silibinin in cardiac hypertrophy.
  • Eleftheria Barlaka (2010). The role of PPARbeta ligands during oxidative stress in the heart.
  • Kyriakos Mellidis (2012).THe role of MSK1 during oxidative stress in the heart.
  • Dimitrios-Georgios Panagiotidis (2014).The role of ALDH2 in cardioprotective mechanisms.
  • Afroditi Chioti (2016). Synthesis of new chalcone derivatives and exploration of their biological role as lipoxygenase inhibitors.
  • Chrysa Rapti (2016). The role of ALDH-2 in the antioxidant effect of the nuclear receptor PPARβ/δ in the heart.
  • Evita Pneumatikou (2016). A study on the role of nuclear receptor PPARβ/δ in a genetic animal model of heart failure.
  • Maria Anagnostopoulou (2016). The potential cardioprotective role of camphene during ischemia/reperfusion.
  • Anastasia Lioliou (2017). Functional and molecular analysis in CYLD knock-out miceafter induction of septic shock.
  • Dimitra Palioura (2019). Effect of nuclear receptor PPARβ/δ activation on energy metabolism and mitochondrial homeostasis in animal models of cardiomyopathies.

Undergraduate students

  • Eleni Kontogianni (1987-88). Isolation and characterization of plasma membranes from mature oocytes and 4-cell embryos of Rana ridibunda.
  • Athanasios Frosinis (1990-91). Studies on pyruvate kinase in Artemia salina
  • Ioannis Polydoros (1991-92). Glycolytic enzyme binding in Artemia salina embryos under conditions of aerobiosis, anaerobiosis and anhydrobiosis.
  • Ioanna Katharou (1993-94). The role of adenosine in the perfused pigeon heart.
  • Vassiliki Tsiona (1994-95). The role of oxygen free radicals in the pathogenesis of calcium paradox of the isolated perfused rat heart.
  • Stelios Seraskeris (1995-96). Antioxidant mechanisms during calcium paradox in the isolated perfused rat heart.
  • Anastasia Nikolaidou (1996-97). Ischemic preconditioning in isolated adult rat cardiac myocytes.
  • Maria Panagiotopoulou (1996-97). Pharmacological preconditioning in isolated adult rat cardiac myocytes.
  • Athanasios Gerasimopoulos (1998-99). The role of protein kinase C in ischemic preconditioning of isolated adult rat cardiac myocytes.
  • Maria Zioga (1998-99). The role of dopamine in ischemic preconditioning of isolated rat heart.
  • Spyros Vaxevanelis (1999-00). Studies on the α1-adrenergic receptors in frog heart.
  • Anastasia Pechtelidou (1999-00). Phosphoinositide hydrolysis through α1-adrenergic receptors in frog heart.
  • Sofia Masiou (2000-01). Regulation of Bcl-2 family proteins during ischemia/reperfusion of rat heart.
  • Sofia Papakosta (2000-01). Cell isolation from the hepatopancreas of the snail Helix lucorum. The effect of extracellular pH and adenosine.
  • Konstantinos Voskarides (2001-02). Investigation of apoptosis mechanisms during ischemia/reperfusion of rabbit heart in vivo.
  • Maria Hatzikamari (2001-02) The effect of hibernation on the activation of MAP kinases in the heart of the land snail Helix lucorum.
  • Vassiliki Antoniou (2001-02). The effect of hibernation on the activation of MAP kinases in the gagglia of the land snail Helix lucorum.
  • Hara Pitta (2002-03). Expression of Bcl-2 family proteins in rabbit heart.
  • Athina Grammou (2002-03). Molecular mechanisms during oxidative stress in cardiac myocytes.
  • Stelios Mousikos (2003-04). The role of Bcl-2 family proteins in ischemic preconditioning of rabbit heart.
  • Mariana Tsintzou (2003-04). The effect of cytoprotective and anti-apoptotic factors on signaling pathways in the heart.
  • Aikaterini Papadopoulou (2004-05)
  • Dimitris Papadopoulos (2004-05). The effect of a calcium sensitizer on signaling mechanisms in cardiac myocytes.
  • Olympia Koutsokosta (2004-05). Effects of ischemia/reperfusion on the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors in rat heart.
  • Iliana Panou (2005-06). Expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors in the heart of diabetic and hypercholesterolemic rats after ischemia/reperfusion.
  • Iliana Kyriakidou (2005-06). Characterization of doxorubicin-induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells.
  • Zoe Makridou (2006-07). Effects of levosimendan on the viability and signaling cascades in cardiac myocytes.
  • Eleftheria Barlaka (2006-07). The effect of oxidative stress on the cytoprotective and apoptotic mechanisms in cardiac myocytes.
  • Eleni Konstantinou (2007-08). Mechanisms contributing to doxorubicin-induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells. The role of oxygen free radicals.
  • Anna Andreou (2007-08). Effects of protein kinase inhibitors and antioxidants on the cell cycle and on doxorubicin- induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells.
  • Yiannoulis Legakis (2007-08). Cross-talk between MAPKs and PI3K signaling pathways in adult rat cardiac myocytes.
  • Aggeliki Karatza (2008-09). Cross-talk between MAPKs and Akt signaling in rat cardiac myocytes.
  • Kyriakos Mellidis (2009-10). The effect of volatile anaesthetics on cytoprotective signaling mechanisms in the heart
  • Kyriaki Abrahim (2010-11). Expression of CYLD in cardiac myocytes.
  • Alexandros Frydas (2012-13). The effect of crocin on ERK1/2 and p38 MAPK in cardiac myocytes
  • Nikolaos Dokalis (2012-13). Mechanisms of autophagy during oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes.
  • Ifigeneia Bardi (2013-14). The effect of crocin in diabetic rats and in cardiac ischemia/reperfusion
  • Apostolos Apostolopoulos (2014-15). Activation and subcellular distribution of MSK1 during oxidative stress in cardiac myocytes.
  • Dimitra Bourou (2015-16). Regulation of the antioxidant enzyme GST by a PPARβ/δ agonist in rat myocardium during ischaemia/reperfusion.
  • Anastasia Moraiti (2015-2016).The role of PPARβ/δ activation in the regulation of the expression of proteins associated with mitochondrial function in a genetic model of heart failure
  • Athina Samalidou (2015-16).Investigation of the antioxidant role of PPARβ/δ agonist in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion.
  • Eleftheria Mastoridou (2016-17). Cardiac expression of proteins involved in mitochondrial dynamic after activation of the nuclear receptor PPARβ/δ in mice with heart failure.
  • Dimitra Palioura (2016-17). Effect of crocin on energy metabolism and inflammation in the diabetic myocardium.
  • Elissavet Bachtsi (2016-17). Myocardial energy metabolism after activation of the nuclear receptor PPARβ/δ in an animal model of heart failure.
  • Nikos Tagaras (2016-17). Identification of miRNAs and lncRNAs expression profile in the heart of a genetic animal model of heart failure.
  • Ioanna Papatheodorou (2017-18). Cardioprotective pathways in cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury: the role of ALDH2 and prosurvival kinases.
  • Polyxeni Moisidou (2017-18). Effect of a PPARβ/δ synthetic agonist in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury: a proteomic analysis.
  • Sofia Zangila (2018-19). Effect of a PPARβ/δ agonist on myocardial energy metabolism in a genetic model of heart failure.
  • Kyros Philippidis (2018-19)
  • Christina Sapanidou (2018-19)
  • George Siokatas (2019-20).
  • Dimitra Bozoglou (2019-20).
  • Anastasia Travlou (2019-20).