Faculty Curricula Vitae

 

FOTINI VASSILIOU

Titles/Positions:
 

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Art Theory and History of Art, of the Advanced School of Fine Arts. She received her first degree in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1995), she holds a master's degree awarded by the Graduate Program in "History and Philosophy of Science and Technology" (run by the Department of Philosophy and History of Science, NKUA in co-operation with the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, NTUA) (1999), in the context of which she also obtained her doctoral degree for her dissertation titled "Primordial Perception, Linguistic Thematization, and Scientific Idealization in Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology" (2014).

 
Research Interests:

Phenomenology, Philosophy of Perception, Aesthetics

Selected Recent Publications:
1. "The content and the meaning of the transition of the Theory of Relations in Philosophy of Arithmetic to the Mereology of the third Logical Investigation," Research in Phenomenology, vol. 40, n. 3, pp. 408-429. (2010).
2. "Foundations of Phenomenology: Husserl's critique on Brentano's theory of intentionality," Δευκαλίων, vol. 30/1-2, pp. 62-106. (2013).
3. "Husserl's Transcendental Aesthetic and its architectonic," Proceedings of the 44th Husserl Circle Meeting, pp. 79-91. (2013).

4. "The concept of number in early Husserl and Logical Investigation's Phenomenology: categorial synthetic and categorial eidetic intuition," forthcoming in Neusis.

 

DIMITRI ANASTASOPOULOS

Titles/Positions:
 
Professor of Physiology in the Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens. Studied: Medical Doctor, Medical School of the University of Athens. Doctorate, University of ULM, Germany (1984). Board Examinations in Neurology (1985). Positions: 1) Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Neurophysiology and Registrar in Neurology, University of ULM, Germany (1978). 2) Senior Registrar in Neurology, University of Freiburg, Germany (1985). 3) Senior Registrar in Neurology, Patras, Greece (1986). 4) Senior Registrar in Neurology, Lauterbach, Germany (1988). 5) Lecturer in Neurology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, (1990-1993). 6) Assistant Professor in Neurology in the same school (1993). 6) Research associate, Institute of Neurology (MRC), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK (1994). 7) Research associate, Neurologische Universitaetsklinik, Tübingen Germany (1996). 8) Associate Professor in Physiology, School of Nursing, University of Athens (2000). 9) Research associate, Academic Department of Neuro-Otology, Imperial College, London, UK (2002)
Research Interests:
1)Investigation of spatial orientation mechanisms in the horizontal and frontal planes in normal subjects and patients (spasmodic torticollis, neglect, hemisensory loss). Contribution of neck-proprioceptive afferences. 2) Adaptive modification of brainstem reflexes (VOR, COR) in health and disease by visual (optokinetic) and motor efference copies (pursuit). 3) Mechanisms of multi-segment coordination (eye-head-trunk-feet) during voluntary turning in health and disease (Parkinson's disease, spasmodic torticollis and bilateral vestibular loss) 4) 3D eye movements 5) synchronization of motor units in various peripheral and central neurological disorders (i.e. neuropathies, essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, spasmodic torticollis and arm dystonia, cerebellar ataxias etc).
 
Selected Publications:
 
1. Mergner Th., D. Anastasopoulos, W. Becker: Neuronal responses to horizontal neck deflection in the region of group x of the cat’s medullary brainstem. Exp. Brain Res 1982; 45: 196-206.
2. Anastasopoulos D., Th. Mergner: Canal-neck interaction in vestibular nuclear neurons of the cat. Exp Brain Res 1982; 46: 269-280.
3. Anastasopoulos D, Th. Mergner, W. Becker and L. Deecke: Sensitivity of external cuneate neurons to neck rotation in three-dimensional space. Exp Brain Res 1991; 85: 565-576.
4. Anastasopoulos D, Gianna CC, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA. Interaction of linear and angular vestibulo-ocular reflexes of human subjects in response to transient motion. Exp Brain Res 1996;110:465-472.
5. Anastasopoulos D, Chroni E. The effect of carpal tunnel syndrome on median nerve proximal conduction estimated by F-waves. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 1997; 14: I, 63-67.
6. Bisdorff AR, Wolsey C, Anastasopoulos D, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA. The perception of body verticality (subjective postural vertical) in peripheral and central vestibular disorders. Brain 1996; 119:1523-1534.   
7. Anastasopoulos D, Bhatia K, Bisdorff A, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA, Marsden CD. Perception of spatial orientation in spasmodic torticollis: the postural vertical. Movement disorders 1997;12:4.
8. Anastasopoulos D, Bhatia K, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA, Marsden CD. Perception of spatial orientation in torticollis: the visual vertical. Movement disorders 1997;12:5 .
9. Lekhel H, Popov K, Anastasopoulos D, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA, Marsden CD. Postural responses to vibration of neck muscles in patients with idiopathic torticollis. Brain 1997;120:583-591.
10. Anastasopoulos D, Lempert Th, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA. Ocular responses to transient linear acceleration in patients with benign postural verigo Acta-Otolaryngol (Stockh) 1997;117:468-471.
11. Anastasopoulos D, Kimmig H, Mergner Th, Psilas K. Abnormalities of ocular motility in myotonic dystrophy. Brain 1996;119:101-110.
12. Anastasopoulos D, Haslwanter Th, Bronstein A, Fetter M, Dichgans J. Dissociation between the perception of body verticality and the visual vertical in acute peripheral vestibular disorders in humans. Neuroscience Letters 1997; 233:151-153.
13. Anastasopoulos D, Kimmig H, Mergner Th. Abnormalities of ocular motility in myotonic dystrophy. Letter. Brain 1997; 120: 1908-1901.
14. Anastasopoulos D, Nasios G, Psilas K, Mergner Th, Maurer C, Luecking C.H. What is straight ahead to a torticollis patient? Brain 1998; 121: 91-101.
15. Anastasopoulos D, Haslwanter Th, Fetter M, Dichgans J. Smooth pursuit and otolith derived vestibular responses are differently impaired in cerebellar ataxia. Brain 1998; 121: 1497-1505.
16. Mergner Th, Nasios G, Anastasopoulos D. Vestibular memory-contingent saccades involve somatosensory input from body support. Neuroreport 1998; 9:1469-1473.
17. Konitsiotis S, Kafetzopoulos E, Anastasopoulos D, Blanchet PJ Opposite rotation induced by dopamine agonists in rats with unilateral lesions of the globus pallidus or substantia nigra. . Behav Brain Res 1998; 92:77-83.
18. Tsironi E, Anastasopoulos D, Lagos G, Mergner Th, Psilas K. Subclinical saccadic adduction slowing in patients with monosymptomatic unilateral optic neuritis predicts the development of multiple sclerosis. Neuro-ophthalmology 1998; 20:203-209.
19. Leroy E, Anastasopoulos D, Konitsiotis S, Lavedan Ch, Polymeropoulos M. Deletions in the Parkin gene and genetic heterogeneity in a Greek family with early onset Parkinson’s disease. Hum Genet 1998;103:424-427.
20. Anastasopoulos D, Bronstein A. A case of thalamic syndrome: somatosensory influences on visual orientation. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1999;67:390-394.
21. Anastasopoulos D, Bronstein A, Haslwanter T, Fetter M, Dichgans J. The role of the somatosensory input for the perception of verticality. In Otolith Function in Spatial Orientation and Movement Annals of New York Academy of Sciences 1999; Vol 871:379-383.
22. Botti F, Anastasopoulos D, Kostadima V, Bambagioni D, Pettorossi V-E. Proprioceptive influence on the optokinetic nystagmus. Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh), 2001; 121: 205-210.
23. Anastasopoulos D, Mandellos D, Kostadima V, Pettorossi V-E. Eye position signals modify vestibulo- and cervico-ocular fast phases during passive yaw rotations in humans. Exp Brain Res 2002; 145:480-8.
24. Anastasopoulos D, Nasios G, Mergner T, Maurer C.Idiopathic spasmodic torticollis is not associated with abnormal kinesthetic perception from neck proprioceptive and vestibular afferences. J Neurol. 2003; 250:546-55.
25. Kastanioudakis I, Ziavra N, Anastasopoulos D, Skevas A. Measuring of distortion product otoacoustic emissions using multiple tone pairs. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2003; 260:395-400
26. D. Mandellos, D. Anastasopoulos, W. Becker Smooth pursuit rather than visual signals mediate short term adaptation of the cervico-ocular reflex in humans. Exp Brain Res 2006; 169: 153-61
27. E. Anagnostou, D. Mandellos, G. Limbitaki, A. Papadimitriou, D. Anastasopoulos Positional nystagmus and vertigo due to a solitary brachium conjuntivum plaque. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2006; 77: 790-792
28. C. Koros, E. Papalexi, D. Anastasopoulos, C. Kittas, E. Kitraki. Effects of AraC treatment on motor coordination kai cerebellar cytoarchitecture in the adult rat. A possible protective role of NAC. Neurotoxicology 2007; 28: 83-92
29. E. Anagnostou, D. Mandellos, A. Patelarou, D. Anastasopoulos. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with and without manifest positional nystagmus: an 18-month follow-up study of 70 patients. HNO 2007; 55:190-4
30. Anagnostou E, Varaki K, Anastasopoulos D. A minute demyelinating lesion causing acute positional vertigo. J Neurol Sci. 2008;266:187-9
31. Anagnostou E, Papageorgiou SG, Potagas C, Alexakis T, Kalfakis N, Anastasopoulos D. Square-wave jerks and smooth pursuit impairment as subtle early signs of brain involvement in Langerhans' cell histiocytosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 ;110:286-90
32. Sklavos S, Anastasopoulos D, Ziavra N, Hollands MA, Bronstein AM. Foot rotation contribution to trunk and gaze stability during whole-body mediated gaze shifts: a principal component analysis study. Prog Brain Res. 2008;171:347-51
33. Anastasopoulos D, Ziavra N, Hollands M, Bronstein A. Gaze displacement and inter-segmental coordination during large whole body voluntary rotations. Exp Brain Res. 2009;193:323-36
34. Anastasopoulos D, Maurer C, Nasios G, Mergner T. Neck rigidity in Parkinson's disease patients is related to incomplete suppression of reflexive head stabilization. Exp Neurol. 2009;217:336-46
35. Christakos CN, Erimaki S, Anagnostou E, Anastasopoulos D.Tremor-related motor unit firing in Parkinson's disease: implications for tremor genesis. J Physiol. 2009;587:4811-27
36. Sklavos S, Anastasopoulos D, Bronstein A. Kinematic redundancy and variance of eye, head and trunk displacements during large horizontal gaze reorientations in standing humans. Exp Brain Res. 2010;202:879-90

 

George M. Kontakis

Education
 
M.D., University of Athens, 1987
Ph.D., University of Crete, 1995

 

GRADUATE STUDIES/SPECIALTY
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Crete (1991-1995)

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
1997-2000: Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Heraklion
2000-2002: Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Democritus University of Thrace
2002-2009: Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Crete
2009-today: 2002-2009: Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Crete

 

RESEARCH INTEREST
Clinical research in patients with long bone fractures
Basic research: Innervation of the shoulder tendons (supervisor in two presented doctoral theses Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1. Tosounidis T, Hadjileontis C, Georgiadis M, Kafanas A, Kontakis G. The tendon of the long head of the biceps in complex proximal humerus fractures: a histological perspective. Injury. 2010 Mar;41(3):273-8.
2. Kontakis GM, Tosounidis TI, Christoforakis Z, Hadjipavlou AG. Early management of complex proximal humeral fractures using the Aequalis fracture prosthesis: a two- to five-year follow-up report. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Oct;91(10):1335-40.
3. Kontakis G, Koutras C, Tosounidis T, Giannoudis P. Early management of proximal humeral fractures with hemiarthroplasty: a systematic review.J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Nov;90(11):1407-13.
4. Papakostidis C, Kontakis G, Bhandari M, Giannoudis PV. Efficacy of autologous iliac crest bone graft and bone morphogenetic proteins for posterolateral fusion of lumbar spine: a meta-analysis of the results. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Sep 1;33(19):E680-92.
5. Alpantaki K, McLaughlin D, Karagogeos D, Hadjipavlou A, Kontakis G. Sympathetic and sensory neural elements in the tendon of the long head of the biceps. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Jul;87(7):1580-3.

 

KEITH FRANKISH

Education
 
BA (Hons), First Class, The Open University, UK, 1993.
MA in Philosophy, with Distinction, University of Sheffield, 1995.
PhD in Philosophy, University of Sheffield, 2002.
 
Positions
 
Temporary Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, 1996.
Lecturer A, Department of Philosophy, The Open University, 1999-2003.
Lecturer B, Department of Philosophy, The Open University, 2003-8.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, The Open University, UK, 2008-
 
Concurrent positions
 
Director of Studies in Philosophy, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, 2000-3.
Director, Mind, Meaning, and Rationality Research Group, The Open University, 2005-
Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, 2008-9.
 
Academic and professional experience
 
Keith’s research interests lie in philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind. He has produced work of international impact addressing important questions about the nature of belief, the structure of the mind, and consciousness. He has published articles in top-ranking international journals, including Mind, Philosophical Quarterly, and Analysis, published books and book chapters with leading academic publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Blackwell, organised a major international research conference, built up a network of research connections, and successfully bid for external research funding.
His first book, Mind and Supermind (Cambridge University Press 2004) highlighted contrasting strands in commonsense psychology and synthesised them into an ambitious and original two-level view of the mind. Reviews appeared in top journals, with reviewers praising the book for clarifying many tensions in philosophy of mind and offering a challenging and fertile new perspective. The book has been cited by leading international philosophers and psychologists, and Daniel Dennett has praised it for developing ideas which he himself had been unable to work out properly (unsolicited personal communication). It is one of only a dozen or so books Professor Dennett recommends to students of his philosophy of mind course.
Keith's current research has two focuses: dual-process theories of reasoning and the cognitive science of psychopathology. He has just finished work on a major collection of papers on dual processes, in collaboration with a world-renowned cognitive psychologist (In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond, Oxford University Press, 2009), and he is currently exploring the implications of a two-level conception of the mind for the understanding of psychotic delusions and other psychopathologies. In addition, he is editing volumes on AI and cognitive science for Cambridge University Press (The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence and The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science) and is planning a third on the philosophy of psychiatry. Keith also has research interests in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophical logic.
Keith is a strong believer in the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration. At Sheffield he was closely involved in the work of the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, and was coeditor of the interdisciplinary web journal Connexions. Since 2005 he has been Director of The Open University's Mind, Meaning, and Rationality Research Group, and in 2006 he planned and
co-organized a major interdisciplinary research conference on dual-process theories of reasoning and rationality. He is currently engaged in collaboration with the cognitive psychologist Professor Jonathan Evans, exploring aspects of dual-system theory. Keith is also co-owner of a weblog on evolutionary topics, 'Evolving Ideas'.
Keith also has wide teaching experience, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At The Open University he has written widely-praised teaching material for several courses, including a substantial textbook on consciousness for advanced undergraduates, and a lengthy block on the scientific status of folk psychology for MA students. More information about Keith's activities can be found on his academic webpage: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/philos/frankish.htm.
 

ΔΕΡΜΙΤΖΑΚΗ ΕΙΡΗΝΗ

 
Titles/Positions:
Tenure scientist-IDAX, Medicine Dept., Univ. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Education:
1) BSc, Chemistry, Chemistry Dept, Univ. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (1995) και 2) PhD, Clinical Chemistry-Biochemistry, Medicine Dept, Univ. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (2002)
Positions:
1) Post Doc Fellow, Medicine Dept., Univ. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (2002-2008), 2) Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Inst. for Experimental Medicine (2005), 3) Visiting Researcher, Centre des Cordeliers, Paris, France (2009), 4) Tenure scientist-IDAX, Medicine Dept., Univ. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
 
Five representative publications
 
1. Dermitzaki E, Tsatsanis C Gravanis A, Margioris AN. The Calcineurin-Nuclear Factor of Activated T cells signalling pathway mediates the effect of Corticotropin Releasing Factor and urocortins on catecholamine synthesis (Journal of Cellular Physiology, 2012;227: 1861–1872) (IF=5.22)
2. Androulidaki A, Dermitzaki E, Venihaki M, Karagianni E, Rassouli O, Andreakou E, Stournaras C, Margioris AN, Tsatsanis C. Corticotropin Releasing Factor promotes breast cancer cell motility and invasiveness. Mol Cancer, 2009;8:30-35 (IF=3.693)
3. Dermitzaki E, Tsatsanis C, Minas V, Chatzaki E, Charalampopoulos I, Venihaki M, Androulidaki A, Lambropoulou M, Spiess J, Michalodimitrakis E, Gravanis A, Margioris AN (2007) Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and the Urocortins differentially regulate catecholamine secretion in human and rat adrenals, in a CRF receptor type-specific manner. Endocrinology, 148(4):1524-38 (IF=5.236)
4. Charalampopoulos I, Tsatsanis C, Dermitzaki E, Alexaki VI, Castanas E, Margioris AN, Gravanis A (2004) Dehydroepiandrosterone and allopregnanolone protect sympathoadrenal medulla cells against apoptosis, via antiapoptotic Bcl-2 proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 101(21): 8209-14. (IF=10.5)
5. Dermitzaki E, Tsatsanis C, Gravanis A, Margioris AN (2002) Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone induces Fas ligand production and apoptosis in PC12 cells via activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. J Biol Chem, 277(14): 12280-7. (IF=6.36)
 

MARIA VENIHAKI

Titles/Positions:
 
Assistant Professor in Clinical Chemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete. Studies: 1) Bachelor, School of Pharmacy, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, (1991), and 2) Ph.D. in Clinical Chemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, (1996). Positions: 1) Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (1997-7/1999), 2) Instructor in Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (1999-2002), 3) Instructor in Developmental Biology, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, (2003-9/2005), 4) Senior Scientist Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, University of Crete (2005-5/2008), 5) Assistant Professor in Clinical Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of Crete (2008-present).
Research Interests:
My research interests focus on the study of the role of glucocorticoid and neuropeptides, including those which belong to the corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) family, on several physiological stressful situations such as the inflammatory stress and the wound healing process. For our studies we use wild type and knockout mice, cell cultures and several techniques such as: 1) Molecular Biology techniques, 2) RNA isolation 3) Real-Time PCR and RT-PCR 4) Protein isolation, 5) Western blotting 6) EMSA 7) ELISA 8) FACS.
 
Five representative publications:
 
1. Venihaki M, Dikkes P, Carrigan A, and Karalis K.P. Corticotropin-releasing hormone regulates IL-6 expression during inflammation. J. Clin. Invest. 108:1159-1166, 2001.
2. Wlk M, Wang CC, Venihaki M, Liu J, Zhao D, Anton PM, Mykoniatis A, Pan A, Zacks J, Karalis K, Pothoulakis C. Corticotropin-releasing hormone antagonists possess anti-inflammatory effects in the mouse ileum. Gastroenterology: 123(2):505-15, 2002.
3. Venihaki M, Zhao J, and Karalis KP. Corticotropin-releasing hormone deficiency results in impaired splenocyte response to lipopolysaccharide. J Neuroimmunol. 141(1-2): 3-9, 2003.
4. Karalis KP, Venihaki M*, Zhao J*, vanVlerken LE, Chandras C. equally contributed authors. NF-kappaB participates in the corticotropin-releasing, hormone-induced regulation of the pituitary proopiomelanocortin gene. J Biol Chem. 279(12):10837-40, 2004.
5. Venihaki M, Sakihara S, Subramanian S, Dikkes P, Weninger SC, Liapakis G, Graf T, Majzoub JA. Urocortin III, a brain neuropeptide of the corticotrophin-releasing hormone family: modulation by stress and attenuation of some anxiety-like behaviours. J Neuroendocrinol.16(5):411-22, 2004.
 

KOSTAS MARIAS

Titles/Positions:
 
Dr. Kostas Marias holds an Associated Researcher position in the Institute of Computer Science (ICS-FORTH) since 2003, leading the BioImaging activity at the eHealth Laboratory. During 2001-2003, he worked as a Researcher at the University of Oxford on a medical image analysis project related to the early detection of breast cancer in women that use Hormone Replacement Therapy. He completed his PhD in the field of Medical Image Analysis/ Medical Physics in 2001 (UCL London, Royal Free Hospital) working in the Medical Vision Lab, University of Oxford. His PhD research focused on the development of software for the non-rigid registration of mammograms which he further developed as a part of a commercially available CAD system. During 2000-2002, he was a senior consulting scientist with the diagnostic software company Mirada Solutions Ltd. (UK), a spin-off from the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc degree from Imperial college of Science, Technology and Medicine in Physical Science and Engineering in Medicine as well as a Electrical Engineering Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A).
Research Interests:
-Medical image analysis
-Image registration and fusion of different image modalities
-Breast cancer imaging, Hormone Replacement Therapy quantitative analysis.
-Brain Imaging, and multi-modal retrieval
-Molecular and Gene-Expression Imaging
 
Five Selected Recent Publications:
 
1. K. Marias, J. Ripoll, H. Meyer, V. Ntziachristos, S. Orphanoudakis, “Image Analysis for Assessing Molecular Activity Changes in Time-Dependent Geometries”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Special issue on Molecular Imaging (in press for July 2005).
2. K. Marias, C.P. Behrenbruch, R.P. Highnam, S. Parbhoo, A. Seifalian and Sir Michael Brady: "A mammographic image analysis method to detect and measure changes in breast density", European Journal of Radiology, Volume 52, Issue 3, December 2004, Pages 276-282.
3. C P Behrenbruch, K Marias, P A Armitage, M Yam, N R Moore, R E English, P J Clarke, F J Leong, and Sir J M Brady, “Fusion of contrast-enhanced breast MR and mammographic imaging data”, British Journal of Radiology (2004) 77, 201-208.
4. Behrenbruch, C.P., Marias, K., Armitage, P.A., Yam, M., Moore, N., English, R.E., Clarke P.J., Brady, M., “Fusion of Contrast-Enhanced Breast MR and Mammographic Imaging Data”, Medical Image Analysis (MedIA), Elsevier, 2003 Sep; 7(3): 311-40.
5. Kostas Marias, Christian Behrenbruch, Santilal Parbhoo, Alexander Seifalian and Sir Michael Brady, “A Registration Framework for the Comparison of Mammogram Sequences”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (in press for June 2005).
 
 

 THEANO KOKKINAKI

Titles/Positions:
 
Lecturer of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, University of Crete. Studied: Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Crete; Developmental Psychology (PhD), Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh. Positions 1) Instructor of Developmental Psychology (work to contract), Department of Psychology, University of Crete (1998-2000), 2) Lecturer of Developmental Psychology, in the same Department (2000-present), 3) Research Fellow of the Laboratory of Developmental, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Crete (1998-2000), 4) Research Fellow in a cooperative research program for the cross-cultural investigation of parenting (1999 - 2001), 5) Research Fellow of the Laboratory of Psychology, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete (2000-present).
 
Research Interests
 
1) Naturalistic, longitudinal and cross-cultural investigation (Greece-Scotland) of the emotions before, during and after imitation that takes place in infant-mother and infant-father interactions, 2) Naturalistic and longitudinal investigation of basic aspects of vocal and facial imitation in infant-parent interactions, 3) Parenting from a cross-cultural perspective (Greece-Germany), 4) Fatherhood through theoretical and empirical perspectives. Research has been funded by Vardinogiannio Institute (1993-1994), "Alexandros Onasis" Public Benefit Foundation (1994-1996), the Institute of Technological Research (Crete, Greece) (1996-1997) and the Greek Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Child and Adolescent (1999-2001). Invited speaker by the Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry (November 1996). Invited Consultant by Professor Lynne Murray, University of Reading (May 1998). Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology (2002-2005).
 
Five Selected Publications
 
Trevarthen, C., Kokkinaki, T., Fiamenghi, G. (1999) What Infants' Imitations Communicate: With Mothers, With Fathers and With Peers. In J. Nadel and G. Butterworth (Eds), Imitation in Infancy: Progress and Prospects of Current Research (pp. 127-185). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kokkinaki, T. and Kugiumutzakis, G. (2000) Basic Aspects of Vocal Imitation in Infant-Parent Interactions During the First Six Months. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 18 (3), p. 173-187.
Kokkinaki, T. (2001) A Longitudinal, Naturalistic and Cross-Cultural Study on Emotions in Early Infant-Parent Imitative Interactions. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21, 243-258
Kokkinaki, T. & Vasdekis, V.G.S. (2001) A Cross-Cultural Study on Early Vocal Imitative Phenomena in Different Relationships. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 21 (2), 85-101.
Kugiumutzakis, G., Kokkinaki, T., Markodimitraki, M. & Vitalaki, E. (in press) Emotions in Early Mimesis. In J. Nadel & D. Muir (eds), Emotional Development: Recent Research Advances. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 

YIANNIS KUGIUMUTZAKIS

Titles/Positions:
 
Professor of Developmental Psychology and Epistemology of Psychology in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Crete. Member of the International, Interdisciplinary Theory Forum of Social Sciences of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, since 1993.� Studied: Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (PhD), Department of Psychology, Uppsala University.
 
Positions:
 
1) Research Fellow, Unesco (Sweden-Greece, 1985, August-December),
2) Research Fellow in the Division of Social Medicine, Medical School, University of Crete(1986-1987),
3) Instructor of Psychology (work to contract), Dept. of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete (1987-1989),
4) Lecturer of Developmental Psychology, in the same Department (1989-1992),
5) Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology in the same Department (1992-1993),
6) Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Crete (1993-2000),
7) Full Professor of Developmental Psychology and Epistemology of Psychology, Dept. of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete (2000-present),
8) Director of the Laboratory of Developmental, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Crete (1993-2000),
9) Director of the Laboratory of Psychology, Dept. of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete (2000-present)
10) Instructor of Psychology and member of three committees in the Graduate Program "Brain and Mind" (1997-2001),
11) Supervisor of 7 PhD students (4 of them are already Doctors)(1993-present).
 
Research Interests:
 
1) Investigation of the genesis (with human neonates less than 45 minutes old) and development of imitation during the first year of life. Emotions before, during and after imitation, in experimental and naturalistic (longitudinal) settings, with infants, parents, grandparents as well as twins.
2) Investigation of the infant mathematical, musical and playful (humor, teasing) abilities, in naturalistic interactions with the parents.
3) Investigation of the imaginary companions/friends during the pre-school age.
In the above three research areas the methodology is based on the micro-analysis of human motor and vocal behavior, quantitative, qualitative/descriptive and statistical analyses. Research has been funded by several grants from National and European Organizations. Last extended reference in our research work in P. Hobson (2002). The Cradle of Thought. London: MacMillan. Invited key note speaker in the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (Birmingham, 10-13/9/1993) and invited speaker: a) in 3 Dept. of Psychology (Sussex, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, September 1993), and b) of the French Ministry of Research, Programme Cognitique, in the interdisciplinary meeting, entitled Emotions in Human Life (Paris, 28-30/5/2001).
4) Epistemology of Psychology. Ancient Greek "Developmental" Psychology. Interdisciplinary approaches to human social, intersubjective minds/persons, lone brains and unintentional genes and robots.
 
Five Selected Recent Publications
 
1) Kugiumutzakis, G., Kokkinaki, T., Markodimitraki, M. & Vitalaki, E. (in press). Emotions in Early Mimesis. In J. Nadel & D. Muir (eds.). Emotional Development: Recent Research Advances. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2) Kugiumutzakis, G. (in press). Sharing in mimesis during infancy. Beyond the modern models given. In G. Kugiumutzakis & V. Reddy (eds.). Sharing Makes Sense. A Volume in Honor of Jerome Bruner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
3) Kokkinaki, T., & Kugiumutzakis G (2000). Basic aspects of vocal imitation in infant-parent interaction during the first six months. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 18, (3), 173-187.
4) Kugiumutzakis, G. (1999). Genesis and Development of Early Infant Mimesis to Facial and Vocal Models. In J. Nadel and G. Butterworth (eds.), Imitation in Infancy (pp. 22-47). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
5) Kugiumutzakis, G. (1998). Neonatal Imitation in the Inter-Subjective Companion Space. In S., Braten (ed.), Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Ontogeny (pp. 63-88). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 

VASSILIS CUTSURIDIS

Education/Positions:

Researcher in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at FORTH since 2012. Education: B.S. and M.Sc. in physics from the Wichita State University (USA). M.A. in Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University (USA). Doctorate in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Athens, Greece (2006). Positions: 1) Research Fellow, University of Stirling, U.K. (2006-2009). 2) Visiting Scholar, Boston University, USA (2009-2011). 3) Faculty member, Eotvos University, Hungary (2010 – now). 4) Lecturer / Research Associate, Kings College London, U.K. (2011-2012). 5) Visiting Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2014).

 

Research interests:

I am broadly interested to reverse engineer how the brain and mind work in health and disease and how such understanding can help us design and develop more efficient machine learning algorithms. For the first interest I construct mathematical and computational models of the brain across multiple levels of complexity, time scales, synapse types and brain areas. My approach in computational brain modeling is that a top-down theorist. One must begin with the behavioral data first, because the brain has evolved in order to achieve behavioral success. Any successful network model should first be constrained by large amounts of data, before it makes any further theoretical predictions, because otherwise too many plausible alternatives cannot be ruled out. A theory that hopes to link brain to behavior thus needs to discover the computational level on which brain dynamics control behavioral success. My research up-to-now has made considerable contributions to most aspects of neuroscience including those of visual saliency, attention, learning and memory, decision making, neuromodulation, action selection, planning and execution in health and disease including Parkinson’s Disease and Schizophrenia. 

For the second interest I have chosen the fruitful field of computational proteomics. I am particularly interested in the prediction of protein structure and function from sequences of amino acids via the use of Deep and Shallow Learning Neural Networks.

 More specific research directions:

1) Microcircuits Models of Memory Formation in Hippocampus in Health and Disease (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease).

2) Neural Network Models of Decision Making in the Antisaccade Task in Health and Disease (e.g. schizophrenia, OCD, etc).

3) Systems level models of action planning, action execution, neuromodulation in movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease)

4) Synaptic and single neuron models of synaptic plasticity in hippocampus

 5) Deep and Shallow Learning Neural Networks for the prediction of protein structure and function from sequences of amino acids

 

Five representative publications:

1.     Cutsuridis V, Kumari V, Ettinger, U. (2014). Antisaccade performance in schizophrenia: A Neural Model of Decision Making in the Superior Colliculus. Front. Neurosci. 8:13. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00013

2.     Cutsuridis V. (2013). Interaction of Inhibition and Triplets of Excitatory Spikes Modulates the NMDA-R Mediated Synaptic Plasticity in a Computational Model of Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity. Hippocampus, 23(1): 75-86

3.     Cutsuridis V, Hasselmo M. (2012). GABAergic modulation of gating, timing and theta phase precession of hippocampal neuronal activity during theta oscillations. Hippocampus, 22: 1597-1621

4.     Cutsuridis V, Graham BP, Cobb S. (2010). Encoding and retrieval in the hippocampal CA1 microcircuit model. Hippocampus, 20(3): 423-446

5.     Cutsuridis V, Perantonis S. (2006). A Neural Model of Parkinson's Disease Bradykinesia. Neural Networks, 19(4): 354-374

 

 

GEORGE LIAPAKIS

Titles/Positions:
 
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete. Studied: 1) Pharmacy at Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki where he obtained his diploma in 1986, 2) Pharmacology at University of Crete where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1994. Positions: 1) Postdoctoral Research fellow, Laboratory of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (1994-1997), 2) Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Center for Molecular Recognition, Columbia University, New York, USA (1997-2000), 3) Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete (2000-present).
Research Interests:
My scientific interests are focused on elucidating the structure and function of neurotransmitter receptors, which belong to the family of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), and particularly the beta2-adrenergic and the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) receptors. Techniques used: 1) Molecular biology techniques, 2) Protein expression, 3) Ligand binding method, 4) Measuring the concentration of intracellular second messengers, 5) Western blotting and 6) Substituted-cysteine accessibility method.
 
Five Selected Recent Publications:
 
1. Liapakis G., Fitzpatrick D., Hoeger C., Rivier J., Vandlen R. and Reisine T. (1996). Identification of ligand determinants in the Somatostatin receptor subtypes SSTR1 and SSTR2. J. Biol. Chem., 271 (34): 20331-20339.
2. Liapakis G., Ballesteros J.A., Papachristou S., Chan W.C., Chen X., and Javitch J.A. (2000). The Forgotten Serine: A critical role for Ser203(5.42) in ligand binding to and activation of the beta2 adrenergic receptor. J Biol Chem., 275(48):37779-37788.
3. Ballesteros J.A., Jensen A.D., Liapakis G., Rasmussen S.G.F., Shi L., Gether U., and Javitch J.A. (2001). [Ballesteros J.A., Jensen A.D., Liapakis G., and Rasmussen S.G.F contributed equally to this work]. Activation of the 2 adrenergic receptor involves disruption of an ionic lock between the cytoplasmic ends of transmembrane segments 3 and 6. J Biol Chem., 276(31):29171-29177.
4. Shi L, Liapakis G, Xu R, Guarnieri F, Ballesteros JA, Javitch JA. (2002). [Shi L. and Liapakis G. contributed equally to this work]. Beta2 adrenergic receptor activation. Modulation of the proline kink in transmembrane 6 by a rotamer toggle switch. J Biol Chem., 277(43):40989-40996.
5. Javitch J.A., Shi L. and Liapakis G (2002). Use of the substituted cysteine accessibility method to study the structure and function of G protein-coupled receptors. Methods Enzymol. 2002;343:137-56.
 

GEORGE MARAGOS

Titles/Positions:
 
Associate Professor of Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind, University of Crete, Dpt. of Philosophical and Social Studies, Rethymno.
Studies: Univ. of Athens: BSc in Physics (1973); Univ. of Sussex: MSc in Logic and Scientific Method (1973); Univ. de Provence (Aix-Marseille I): Doctorat 3e cycle, Logique et Philosophie des Sciences (1981).
Former positions: University of Ioannina (lecturer, Philosophy of Science; assist. Professor, Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science).
 
Research Interests:
 
The epistemological status of psychology; the relations between psychology and neuroscience; the conceptual foundations of cognitive science.
 
Selected Publications:
 
1)G. Maragos [2003]: Anthropological meditations, in Melanges in memoriam J. Siotis, Athens (in greek)
2) G. Maragos [1997]: Space in Thought, Dodoni, 26 (3rd part), 19-32 (in English)
3) Stillings et al. [2003]: An Introduction to Cognitive Science, Athens, pp. 789 (translation in greek, translator G. Maragos)
 

ANDREW N. MARGIORIS

Titles/Positions:
 
1965-1971: School of Medicine, University of Athens.
1971-1976: Teaching Assistant in Biochemistry, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of Athens.
1976-1980: Resident in Internal Medicine at (a) Brooklyn Hospital, New York State, USA, (b) Bellevue, New York University, New York City, (c) Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York.
1980-1981: Teaching Assistant in Medicine, Bellevue, New York University, New York City
1981-1985: Fellow in Endocrinology, Mt Sinai Medical Center, City University of New York
1985: Instructor in Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Mt Sinai Medical Center, City University of New York.
1985-1988: Clinical Investigator, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA,
1986-1989: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
1989-1990: Senior Resident Associate, National Research Council, Washington DC.
1989-1999: Associate Professor, University of Crete, School of Medicine, Greece (1989-1999). Chief, Clinical Chemistry-Biochemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Heraklio, Crete.
1999-now: Professor, University of Crete, School of Medicine, Greece, Chief, Clinical Chemistry-Biochemistry Laboratory, University Hospital, Heraklio, Crete.
 
Research Interests:
 
(a) Investigation of the effects of stress neuropeptides on the physiology of adrenal medulla. (b) Investigation of the effects of stress neuropeptides on the immune system.
 
Five Selected Recent Publications:
 
1) Dermitzaki E, Tsatsanis C, Gravanis A, Margioris A. (2002). Corticotropin-releasing hormone induces apoptosis in PC12 cells through Fas Ligand and p38MAPK kinase. J Biol Chem, 277:12280-12287.
2) Agelaki S, Tsatsanis C, Gravanis A, Margioris AN. Corticotropin-releasing hormone augments proinflammatory cytokine production from macrophages in vitro and in lipopolysaccharide-induced endotoxin shock in mice. Infect Immun. 2002;70:6068-6074.
3) Chatzaki E, Margioris A, Gravanis A. (2002). Expression and regulation of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Binding Protein (CRH-BP) in rat adrenal cells. J Neurochem, 80:81-90
4) Dermitzaki E, Gravanis A, Venihaki M, Stournaras C, Margioris AN. Opioids suppress basal and nicotine-induced catecholamine secretion via a stabilizing effect on actin filaments. Endocrinology. 2001;142:2022-2031.
5) Dermitzaki E, Chatzaki E, Gravanis A, Margioris AN. Opioids transiently prevent activation of apoptotic mechanisms following short periods of serum withdrawal. J Neurochem. 2000;74:960-969.
 

KONSTANTINOS MOUTOUSSIS

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 17 May 1971 in Athens.
NATIONALITY: Greek
MARITAL STATUS: Married with two children
HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION: Athens College 1983-1990.
ADVANCED LEVELS:
A merit in Pure & Applied Mathematics, June 1988.
A in Further Pure & Applied Mathematics, June 1989.
A merit in Physics, June 1990.
 
HIGHER EDUCATION-DEGREES:
BSc in Neuroscience (First Class Honours), University College London, June 1993.
PhD in Neurobiology & Cognitive Neuroscience (Wellcome Prize studentship, PhD supervised by Professor Semir Zeki), University College London, December 1996. Thesis title: "Brain strategies of colour perception".
NATIONAL SERVICE: Mai 1997 to November 1998: Paratroopers Regiment, Special Forces, Greek Army.
POSTS:
December 1996 - March 1997 and February 1999 - October 2001: Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Professor S. Zeki's Laboratory in the Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University College London.
November 2001 – Mai 2007: Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Professor N. Logothetis’s laboratory in the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany (Long Term EMBO Fellowship + Wellcome Trust grant)
March 1997 - present: Honorary Research Fellow in Professor S. Zeki's laboratory in the Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University College London.
Mai 2007 – present: Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Department of Philosophy & History of Science, University of Athens.
SCHOLARSHIPS
3-year Wellcome Trust Prize PhD Studentship (1993-1996)
2-year Long Term EMBO Fellowship ALTF 35-2001 (2001-2003)
4-year Wellcome Trust visiting research scientist grant (2003-2007)
 
SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC CAREER
The mysteries of the human brain have fascinated me since my high-school years. After graduating from Athens College, I left for the UK where a BSc degree in Neurosciences was starting for the first time at University College London (UCL). My 3 years of studies there gave me an integrated, multidisciplinary picture of the structure and function of the human brain, via courses in Neurobiology, Neurochemistry, Neuroanatony, Neurophysiology, Developmental Neurobiology, Neural Networks, Experimental & Cognitive Psychology, Psychophysics etc. During my final year I did a project with Professor Mitch Glickstein about the way in which the rat cerebellum coordinates movements guided by a visual or somatosensory input. After my first degree, I decided to focus on the Cognitive Neurosciences and in particular Visual Perception, i.e. how the brain transforms the retinal input into sensations of colour, form, motion, depth. For this reason I got a Wellcome Trust studentship and went to the laboratory of Professor Semir Zeki in UCL for a PhD. This is also the lab to which I returned to do my first post-doc, after completing my National Service in the Greek Army. After that, I did my second post-doc, in the laboratory of Professor Nikos Logothetis in Germany, studying the complicated mechanisms of visual perception. The first 2 years of my stay here were covered by a Long Term EMBO Fellowship and, after this expired (11/2003) I got a Wellcome Trust grant to continue my research here in collaboration with the Zeki lab in UCL. Since 5/2006 I am an assistance professor at the Department of Philosophy & History of Science, University of Athens.
 
TECHNICAL SKILLS:
1. Experimental Psychology methods for the Psychophysical investigation of the functioning of the visual system (visual psychophysics)
2. Single-cell monkey electrophysiology, both in anaesthetised and in awake behaving animals.
3. Anatomical and histological methods for studying the cellular architecture of the various visual areas as well as the connections between them (Cytochrome-Oxidase/Nissl/Myelin staining, HRP injections, radiography, lesions, electrode-tract reconstructions etc) in the human, monkey and rat brain.
4. Design, execution and analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) experiments for studying the function of the living human brain.
5. Computer programming (C, Tcl/Tk, Matlab) and statistical methods for data analysis.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
During my doctoral and post-doctoral training at UCL I have taught the anatomy, physiology and psychophysics of the visual system (course B21: Neurobiology of Vision) to BSc and MSc students in Neuroscience. I have also given seminars & invited talks in the Greek language, at the University of Crete (5/1996), the University of Athens (12/1999), the Academy of Athens (7/2003), and the University of Patras (11/2000, 3/2005). Since 9/2006 I have been teaching undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Athens the following topics: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Perception & Psychophysics.
OTHER ACTIVITIES:
- I have reviewed papers for the journals Perception, European Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroreport, Vision Research, Cerebral Cortex, Cognition, European Journal of Neuroscience, Perception and Psychophysics, Proceedings of The Royal Society.
- I have presented my work in many international scientific meetings and have also been invited to give talks in several Universities and Institutions around the world.
- I have been included in the Edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (from 2006-2007).
 
PUBLICATIONS
1. Moutoussis, K. Brain strategies of colour perception. Ph.D. thesis, University College London (1996).
2. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. A direct demonstration of perceptual asynchrony in vision. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264: 393-399 (1997).
3. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. Functional segregation and temporal hierarchy of the visual perceptive systems. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264: 1407-1414 (1997).
4. Zeki, S. & Moutoussis, K. Temporal hierarchy of the visual perceptive systems in the Mondrian world. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264: 1415-1419 (1997).
5. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. A psychophysical dissection of the brain sites involved in colour-generating comparisons. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 97: 8069-8074 (2000).
6. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. Responses of spectrally selective cells in macaque area V2 to wavelengths and colors. Journal of Neurophysiol. 87: 2104-2112 (2002).
7. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. The relationship between cortical activation and perception investigated with invisible stimuli. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99: 9527-9532 (2002).
8. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. The asynchrony of visual perception, in Frackowiak RSJ, Friston KJ, Frith CD, Dolan RJ, Zeki S, Price CJ (eds.) Human Brain Function (2nd edition); Elsevier, San Diego: 193-199 (2004).
9. Zeki, S. & Moutoussis, K. Processing systems as perceptual systems, in Frackowiak RSJ, Friston KJ, Frith CD, Dolan RJ, Zeki S, Price CJ (eds.) Human Brain Function (2nd edition); Elsevier, San Diego: 179-192 (2004).
10. Moutoussis, K., Keliris, G., Kourtzi, Z. & Logothetis, N. K. A binocular rivalry study of motion perception in the human brain. Vision Research 45: 2231-2243 (2005).
11. Kusunoki, M., Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. Effect of background colors on the tuning of color-selective cells in monkey area V4. Journal of Neurophysiol. 95: 3047-59 (2006).
12. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. Seeing invisible motion: a human fMRI study. Curr. Biol.16: 574-579 (2006).
13. Bartels, A., Logothetis, N.K. & Moutoussis, K. FMRI and its interpretations: an illustration on directional selectivity in V5/MT. TINS 31: 444-453 (2008).
14. Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. Motion processing, directional selectivity, and conscious visual perception in the human brain. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105: 16362-16367 (2008).
15. Shipp, S., Adams, D.L., Moutoussis, K. & Zeki, S. Feature Binding in the Feedback Layers of Area V2. Cereb Cortex Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] (2009).
 

ELIAS ECONOMOU

 
Instructor and Lecturer of Cognitive Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Crete Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Crete (2004-). He studied Psychology at the Dept. of Psychology of the University of Crete where he obtained his B.A. in 1995, and Cognitive Experimental Psychology, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2002. He has served as Assistant lab director (2000-2002) and Teaching assistant (1997-2000) at the Graduate School of Rutgers University.
 
Research Interests:
 
Perception, Lightness perception, Effect of grouping factors on perceptual organization and processing.
 
 
Selected Recent Publications:
1. The reverse contrast illusion, Economou, E., Gilchrist, A., and Zdravkovic, S. (in preparation).
2. Zdravkovic, S., Economou, E., & Gilchrist, A. Lightness of an object under two illumination levels (accepted).
3. Gilchrist A., & Economou, E. (2001). Dualistic versus monistic accounts of lightness perception. In L. R. Harris, & M. Jenkin (Eds.), Levels of Perception, Springer Verlag.
4. Gilchrist, A. L., Kossyfidis, C., Agostini, T., Li, X., Bonato, F., Cataliotti, J., Spehar, B., Annan, V., and Economou, E. (1999). An Anchoring Theory of Lightness Perception. Psychological Review, 106, 795-834.
 

NIKOLAKAKIS GEORGE

Titles/Positions:
 
Associate Professor of Social and Visual Anthropology in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Crete. Studied: Economic Sciences, University of Salonica (1975), Sociology, University Paris X – Nanterre (1978) and Doctor of Social and Historical Anthropology (PhD), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 1981).
Positions: 1) Associate Professor of Social and Visual Anthropology in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Aegean (1987-2000),
2) Associate Professor of Social and Visual Anthropology in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Crete (2000-today),
3) Director of the Laboratory of Cultural Communication and Documentation, Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Aegean (1996-2000),
4) Instructor of lessons of Social and Visual Anthropology, member of committees and member of the G.A. of the graduate Program of Social Anthropology in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Aegean (1988-2000),
5) Instructor, member of committees and member of the G.A. of the graduate Program of Administration, Organization and Management of Tourism, University of the Aegean (1997-2000),
6) Director of the Division of “Theory and Methodology of Social Sciences”, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Crete (2001-today),
7) Supervisor of 8 PhD students (4 of them are already Doctors)(1988-present).
 
Research Interests:
 
Methodology of Social Sciences
Ethnographic film and Visual Arts
Anthropology of cinema
Ethnomusicology,
Biographies and biographical methods
 
Selected Recent Publications
 
Nikolakalis, G. (2001, in English). Ai-Stratis. Photographical traces. Archives of Vasilis Manikakis Athens: Ministry of the Aegean.
Nikolakakis, G. (2000, in Greek). Musical Cross-roads in the Aegean (19-20?? centuries). S. Chturis (ed.). Athens: Exantas.
Nikolakakis, G. (1998). Ethnographic and Documentary Cinema. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches. Athens: Egokeros
Nikolakakis, G. (1996). Lesvos Aeolis. Songs and Dances of Lesvos. N. Dionisopoulos (ed.). Heraklion : Crete University Press.
 

ELENI ORFANIDOU

Short CV:
2001: BA in Literature, University of Athens, Faculty of Philosophy
2002: MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience Imperial College of Medicine, Science and Technology
2006: Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cambridge University, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
2004-2005: Research assistant, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University
2004-2006: Tutor (Cambridge University Supervisions system), Department of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University
2006-2009: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London and City University London (in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
2007-2008: Lecturer (part-time) Department of Language and Communication Sciences, City University London
2008, 2009: Invited lecturer, Department of Language and Communication Sciences, City University London
2009-: Research Fellow, Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London
2009-: Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology Univerity of Crete
 
Research Interests:
 

 

Psycholinguistics
 
Selected Recent Publications:
 
1. Orfanidou, E., Davis, M.H., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2004). Spoken word recognition: effects of lexicality and repetition priming. In Daskalaki, E.,Katsos, N, Mavrogiorgos, M., Reeve, M.(eds)Proceedings of the Second Postgraduate Conference in Language research, Cambridge, March 2004.
2. Orfanidou, E., & Sumner, P. (2005). Language switching and the effects of orthographic
specificity and response repetition, Memory and Cognition, 33(2), 355-369.
3. Orfanidou, E., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., & Davis, M.H. (2006). Neural response suppression predicts repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(8), 1237-1252.
4. Orfanidou, E., Adam, R., McQueen, J.M., & Morgan, G. (2009). Making sense of non-sense: the handprint of phonological awareness on sign perception and production. Memory and Cognition. 37(3), 302-315
5. Orfanidou, E., Davis, M.H., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (forthcoming). A cognitive neuroscience approach to lexical representations: an fMRI study on Greek derivational morphology. Neurology, Journal of the Greek Neurological Association.
6. Orfanidou, E., Davis, M.H., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (under review). Perceptual and response components in repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords. Quarterly Journal of Experimental psychology.
7. Orfanidou, E., Adam, R., Morgan, G., & McQueen, J.M. (revised and resubmitted). Segmentation in signed and spoken language: different modality, same segmentation procedure. Journal of Memory and Language.
 

PANAYIOTA POIRAZI

5/2008 – present FORTH, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Research Associate Professor of Computational Biology.
1/2008 – 8/2008 University of Southern California (USC). Department of Biomedical Engineering, Visiting Research Assistant Professor.
1/2008 – 8/2008 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Department of Neurobiology, Visiting Assistant Professor.
7/2004 – 5/2008 FORTH, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Research Assistant Professor of Computational Biology.
9/2002 – 7/2004 FORTH, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow.
5/2001 – 8/2002 B.S.R.C. “Alexander Fleming”, Institute of Immunology.
Research Associate and Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow.
2/2001 – 7/2002 University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science.
Research Associate.
9/2000 – 6/2002 University of Southern California. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory for Neural Computation. Research Associate.
9/1997 – 9/2000 University of Southern California. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory for Neural Computation. Graduate Research Assistant.
9/1995 – 2/1996 Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. Molecular Genetics Department, Neurogenetics Laboratory. Research Assistant.
Panayiota Poirazi received the Diploma in Mathematics with honors from the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1996. She obtained the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1998 from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the same institution in 2000, both with honors.
 
Research Interests:
 
• Modelling/Simulations of Biological Elements: Development of simulation algorithms for modelling of biological components and systems: (1) machine learning approaches and statistical methods for decision-making problems with applications in neural learning and medical informatics, (2) detailed biophysical simulations of neural cells and networks to study the functions of learning and memory storage in the healthy and degenerated brain.
• Bioinformatics: Development and application of innovative computer methods and tools in bioinformatics and computational genomics: (1) mathematical techniques for data normalization, feature extraction, clustering and classification of microarray data in search for genes/regulatory pathways with predictive pathogenic power and pharmaceutical applications, (2) theoretical as well as computational methods for processing of large scale complex genomic data for better understanding of functionalities and interactions in gene networks.
 
Five Selected Recent Publications
 
1. Liebmann, L., Karst, H., Sidiropoulou, K., van Gemert, N., Meijer, O., Poirazi, P. and Joëls, M. “Differential effects of corticosterone on the sAHP in the basolateral amygdala and CA1 region: Role of calcium channel subunits.” J. Neurophysiology, vol 99, No 2, pg. 958-68, Feb. 2008.
2. Sidiropoulou K., Pissadaki E.K., and Poirazi P. “Inside the brain of a neuron” EMBO reports, vol. 7, pg. 886–892, Sept. 2006.
3. Poirazi, P. Brannon, T. & Mel, B.W. “Arithmetic of Subthreshold Synaptic Summation in a Model CA1 Pyramidal Cell.” Neuron, vol 37, pg. 977-987, March 2003.
4. Poirazi, P. Brannon, T. & Mel, B.W. “Pyramidal Neuron as 2-Layer Neural Network.” Neuron, vol 37, pg. 989-999, March 2003.
5. Poirazi, P. and Mel, B.W. “Impact of Active Dendritic Processing and Structural Plasticity on Learning and Memory.” Neuron, vol 29, pg. 779-796, March 2001.
 

GEORGE ROUSSOPOULOS

Titles/Positions:
 
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete. I received my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (1973), my Master's of Science in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1975, my Master's of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego, San Diego California, 1982, and my Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Ioannina, 1986. Its topic was a critique of classical mathematics (mathematical realism) by Brouwer and the Intuitionists.
From 1988 to 1993 I taught Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science at the Technical University of Crete, and from 1993 to the present at the University of Crete.
Research Interests:
Philosophy of Mathematics and of Logic (Realism, alternative logics)
Analytic Philosophy (Truth, semantics)
Epistemology (The problem of knowledge in the 20th century)
 
Selected Publications
 
I am the author / editor of the following books:
1. Philosophy of Mathematics, Gutenberg 1991
2. Studies on Empiricism. Carnap and Quine, (Editor), Kardamitsas 1996
3. Analytic of Representation. The Vienna Circle’s theory of knowledge, Ellenika Grammata 1998
4. Mathematical Realism, Ellenika Grammata 1999
5. Essays on Truth, (Editor), Ellenika Grammata 2002
 

PANAGIOTIS SIMOS

 

Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete. Dr. Simos holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Crete (1991), Master (1993) and Ph.D. degrees (1995) in Experimental Psychology-Biopsychology from Southern Illinois University. He also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Texas-Houston, Medical School (1996).
Positions
1996-2012 Associate Professor and then Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Crete
1991-1995 Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University.
1995-1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas-Houston.
1996-2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas-Houston, Medical School.
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Rice University.
2001-2003 Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas-Houston, Medical School.
 
Research interests and ongoing projects
 
(1) Investigations of brain activation profiles associated with language functions and reading based on information regarding the spatial distribution of neuronal activity as well as the time course of regional activation.
(2) Search for reliable neurophysiological profiles associated with specific reading disability, math disability, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
(3) Development and validation of acquisition and image analysis protocols for using magnetoencephalography to perform pre-surgical mapping of functionally intact sensory, motor, and language-specific cortex in patients with epilepsy or space-occupying lesions.
(4) Exploration of functional reorganization of cortex specialized for sensory, motor, cognitive, and linguistic functions follow-ing brain damage incurred early (e.g. spina bifida, perinatal stroke) and later in development (adult stroke, degenerative diseases).
(5) Assessment of the relative efficacy of MSI, EEG and Invasive electrophysiology in identifying epileptogenic zones. Ongo-ing research is supported by six federal grants (National Institute of Child Health and Development, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Science Foundation, and US Department of Education).
 
Five selected recent publications
 
1. Simos, P.G., Breier, J.I., Fletcher, J.M., Bergman, E., & Papanicolaou, A.C.: Cerebral mechanisms involved in word read-ing in dyslexic children: A Magnetic Source Imaging approach. Cerebral Cortex, 10, 809-816: 2000.
2. Simos, P.G., Breier, J.I., Fletcher, J.M., Foorman, B.R., Castillo, E.M., & Papanicolaou, A.C. Brain mechanisms for reading words and pseudowords: An integrated approach. Cerebral Cortex, 12:297-305: 2002.
3. Simos, P.G., Castillo, E.M., Fletcher, J.M., Francis, D.J., Maestu, F., Breier, J.I., Maggio, W.W., & Papanicolaou, A.C.: Mapping of receptive language cortex in bilinguals using Magnetic Source Imaging. Journal of Neurosurgery, 95, 76-81: 2001.
4. Simos, P.G., Fletcher, J.M., Bergman, E., Breier, J.I., Foorman, B.R., Castillo, E.M., Davis, R.N., Fitzgerald, M., & Pa-panicolaou, A.C. Dyslexia-specific brain activation profile become normal following successful remedial training. Neurol-ogy, 58:1203-13, 2002.
5. Simos, P.G., Papanicolaou, A.C., Breier, J.I., Wilmore, L.J., Wheless, J.W., Constantinou, J.C., Gormley, W., & Maggio, W.W.: Localization of language-specific cortex using MEG and intraoperative stimulation mapping, Journal of Neurosur-gery, 91, 787-796: 1999.
 

NIKOLAOS SMYRNIS

EDUCATION
 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Psychiatry Department, Aeginition Hospital.
            Degree: Psychiatry Specialty (1999).
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Health Sciences, Division of Medicine.
            Degree: Doctorate Degree (1993).
Thesis: The Function of Short-term Memory in the Motor Cortex of the Rhesus Monkey.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Health Sciences, Division of Medicine.
            Degree: Medical Degree (1990).
 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
Cognition and Action Group, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Neurology & Psychiatry Deprtment, Aeginition Hospital and University Mental Health Research Institute, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Position: Research Scientist (1999 - present). Subject: Cognitive studies on motor control (arm and eye movements) in humans and selected patient populations.
Laboratory of Electronystagmography, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Neurology Department, Aeginition Hospital. Position: Research Scientist (1996 - 1999). Subject: ERP studies of Human Motor Control.
Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, 251 Airforce General Hospital. Position: Research Scientist (1994). Subject: P300 and memory scanning cognitive evaluation of pilot cadets with non-specific EEG abnormalities.
Laboratory of Psychophysiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Psychiatry Department, Aeginition Hospital. Position: Research Scientist (1992-93). Subject: Cognitive event related potential study of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Brain Sciences Center, Veterans Administration Hospital Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow (1991-1992). Subject: Studies on cognitive motor control using single cell neuronal recording in awake rhesus monkeys.
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Philip Bard Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow (1990-1991). Subject: Same as above.
Laboratory of Experimental Neurophysiology and Psychopharmacology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Psychiatry Department, Aeginition Hospital. Position: Student (1986-1990). Subject: Study of cellural mechanisms of CNS drug actions using microiontophoresis in single cell extracellular recordings of cortical and hippocampal cell activity in rats.
Five Selected Recent Publications:
1. Georgopoulos A.P., Ashe J. Smyrnis N., Taira M. (1992) The motor cortex and the coding of force. Science, 256:1692-1695.
2. Smyrnis N., Taira M., Ashe J., Georgopoulos A.P. (1992) Motor cortical activity in a memorized delay task. Experimental Brain Research, 92:139-152.
3. Smyrnis N., Gourtzelidis P., Evdokimidis . (2000) A systematic directional error in 2-D arm movements increases with increasing delay between visual target presentation and movement execution. Experimental Brain Research, 131:111-120.
4. Smyrnis N., Linardatos D., Evdokimidis I., Costantinidis T.S., Stefanis C.N. (2001) An early transient 40Hz activity discriminates a following pro-saccade from a no-move and anti-saccade choice. Experimental Brain Research 139:287-296.
5. Smyrnis N., Theleritis C., Evdokimidis I., Muri R.M., Karandreas N. (2003) Single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation of parietal and prefrontal areas in a memory delay arm pointing task. Journal of Neurophysiology, 89:3344-3350.
 

NEKTARIOS TAVERNARAKIS

Short Biography
 
Nektarios Tavernarakis is a Research Director (Professor) at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, heading the Caenorhabditis elegans molecular genetics laboratory. He is also an elected Excellence Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the University of Crete Medical School. He earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Crete, studying gene expression regulation in yeast, and trained in Caenorhabditis elegans genetics and molecular biology at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. His research focuses on studies of neuronal function and dysfunction, using C. elegans as a model organism. His main interests are the molecular mechanisms of necrotic cell death in neurodegeneration and senescent decline, the molecular mechanisms of sensory transduction and integration by the nervous system, the interplay between cellular metabolism and ageing, and the development of novel genetic tools for C. elegans research. He is the recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator grant award, a European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Young Investigator award, an International Human Frontier in Science Program Organization (HFSPO) long-term award, the Bodossaki Foundation Scientific Prize for Medicine and Biology, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research award, and is member of EMBO. For additional information: http://www.imbb.forth.gr/worms/
 
5 Recent Publications
 
1. Artal-Sanz M. & Tavernarakis N. (2009) Prohibitin couples diapause signaling to mitochondrial energy metabolism during ageing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature, 461: 793-797.
2. Eisenberg T. et al. (2009) Induction of autophagy by spermidine promotes longevity. Nature Cell Biology, 11: 1305-1314.
3. Tasdemir E. et al. (2008) Regulation of autophagy by cytoplasmic p53. Nature Cell Biology, 10: 676-687.
4. Syntichaki P. Troulinaki K. & Tavernarakis N. (2007) eIF4E function in somatic cells modulates ageing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature, 445: 922-926.
5. Syntichaki P., Xu K., Driscoll M. & Tavernarakis N. (2002) Specific aspartyl and calpain proteases are required for neurodegeneration in C. elegans. Nature, 419: 939-944.
 

STAVROULA F. TSINOREMA

Titles/Positions
 
Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete. Director of Joint Graduate Programme in Bioethics of the University of Crete, and Director of� the MA Programme in Philosophy: Science and Values of the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies. Member of the Editorial Board of the (i) International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, (ii) Deucalion: Greek biannual philosophical journal, and (iii) Axiologica: Greek biannual journal for social and philosophical theory and critique.
Born in Kalamata, Greece, in 1957. Studied: 1) Philosophy at the University of Athens, where she obtained a First Class Honours BA Degree in 1979, 2) Moral and Social Philosophy at the University of Exeter, where she obtained her MA Degree in 1980, and 3) Moral Philosophy at the University of Exeter, where she obtained her PhD in 1983.
She has been Temporary Lecturer, Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ionnnina, Greece (1985-1999). She has held positions as visiting fellow or visiting professor at the Universities of Leeds (UK), Pittsburgh (Center for Philosophy of Science), Oxford (St. John's College), Texas at Austin (USA), London School of Economics (UK). She has served on a number of international conference organizing and programme committees. She is a member of the international philosophical associations Societas Ethica, Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, The European Society for Analytic Philosophy, and of the Greek Philosophical Association. Awarded an A.K. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in 1990.
Principal Areas of Research:
 
Moral and social philosophy, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of science. Her specific research interests focus on the ethics of science, naturalism and reliabilism in epistemology and ethics, problem- solving strategies and theories of rationality, relativism, normativity and science, the nature of scientific explanation, reductionism in the philosophy of mind.
Her publications include contributions in the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, rationalism and relativism in contemporary philosophy and sociology of science, structuralism and post-structuralism in the philosophy of language, emotivism and descriptivism in contemporary moral philosophy, as well as comparative studies in analytic and continental philosophy.
 
Recent selected publications:
 
1) Philosophy and the Many Faces of Science, (co-editor), New York and London, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., 1998.
2) P. Feyerabend’s Epistemological Anarchism: An incomplete historicist critique of methodologism and foundationalism, Utopia, 29 March- April 1988, pp. 119-139.
3) The Logic of the Political, Nea Estia, vol. 148, issue 1727, 2000, pp. 480-511.
4) Stucture, de-construction and power, in coll. vol. in memory of N. Poulantzas, Politics Today, editors: A. Rigos and K. Tsoukalas, Athens, Themelio Publishers, 2001, pp.152-172.
5) P. Kondilis romantic modernism, in coll. vol. P. Kondilis on Social Ontology, editor P. Noutsos, Athens, Ellinika Grammata, 2001, pp.39-71.
 

TZAVARAS ATHANASE

Titles/Positions:
 
Athens University Medical School, M.D. (1963). Specialization in Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Paris, Medical School. French boards of Psychiatry, Paris, University Paris V (1971). Greek boards of Neurology and Psychiatry, Athens (1975). Doctorate of Medicine, Athens University Medical School (1976). Research Fellow of the French Institut National des Recherches Medicales (INSERM) (1968-1979). Final position Maitre des Recherches (Research Associate Professor with tenure). Adjunct Professor at the Medical School, Post Graduate Program on Psychiatry (Neuropsychology) (1971-1978), University of Paris VII. Adjunct Professor with the Universities of Thessaloniki, Athens, Crete and Rhodes (Neuropsychology and Psychopathology) (1979-1988). Visiting Professor, University of Provence (Aix-Marseille) (1985-1986, 1986-1987). Professor of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Nursing School (1988-1996) and University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science (1996-now). Editor of 20 books on several topics (psychiatry, psychoanalysis and neuroscience). Co-director of the Collection of Psychological, Psychiatric and Psychoanalytical books, Exantas Publisher, Athens. Member of the editorial board of the Greek psychoanalytical journal, Ek ton Ysteron.
Research Interests:
a. Neuropsychology (agnosias, apraxias, visuomotor behavior and hemispheric lateralization), b. History and Epistemology (psychiatry and psychoanalysis, models of the brain and behavior relations), c. Psychiatric and Psychoanalytical Psychopathology.
Publications:
29 research articles in French and in English, in major international journals and books. 14 research articles in Greek. 15 review papers in French and in English, in major international journals and books. 5 review papers in Greek. Several others papers on various topics in Greek.
 

PETER TZELEPIDIS

 

Director of the postgraduate programme in Artificial Intelligence (1987-1991), Director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory (2001-2005), and member of the Research Degrees Committee (1994-2005) of Kingston University London. For the period 1987-91, Dr Gelepithis has had an overall grant income of ~ £.75 million.  
Visiting professor at: Shizuoka University, Japan (May-June 2005); National & Kapodistrian University of Athens 2005-06 (Dept. of Philosophy and History of Science); University of Cyprus 2006 (Dept of Informatics); University of Crete 2007-2008 (School of Medicine); University of Oxford 2008-2009 (Faculty of Philosophy Academic Visitor, and elected SCR member of St. Johns’s College). Since 2008 he is an adjunct faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Graduated Programme in the Brain & Mind sciences, University of Crete.
His research is on the principles and mechanisms characterising Mind and Modern Human Society. His work has appeared in Cybernetica, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Kybernetes, World Futures, and the Oxford University Research Archive.
Member of the editorial board of scientific journals, and Associate of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He has been, or is, member of: CognitiveScienceSociety, BritishComputerSociety, AmericanAssociationforArtificialIntelligence,Hellenic Society for Artificial Intelligence (founding member),BritishSocietyfortheAdvancementofSociety, Hellenic Cognitive Science Society. Elected fellow (1992) and member of the Council (2002) of The Cybernetics Society (FCybS). Elected member (2011) of the Council of the Hellenic Cognitive Science Society.
He just finished A Journey so Far (to be published by the end of this year), currently writes Homo: Nature, Current state, Prospects, and is involved with related activities including invited talks, articles and interviews. Invited lectures in England, Greece, USA, Cyprus, and Japan. Independent expert for the European Commission since 2003.

 

MARIA VENIERI

 

Maria Venieri studied philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens and obtained her Ph.D in philosophy at the University of Munich (1988). Since 1990 she has been teaching at the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies of the University of Crete.
She was a member of the interdisciplinary research project on Weltbildwandel at the University of Bayreuth, financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. She directed the yearly research project Realism-antirealism financed by the University of Crete.
She has participated in international and local conferences and has been invited to give lectures in Universities in Greece and abroad. She co-organized (with Prof. W. Vossenkuhl, University of Munich and Prof. D. Bell, University of Sheffield), the International Symposium Solipsism. Models and Options financed by the Thyssen Foundation, as well as the International Interdisciplinary Summer School on Man and Nature (with Chefarzt Dr. med. Felix Tretter, Hospital of Haar, Germany), financed by the Delegation of the European Union in Greece.
 
Research interests:
 
Philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, Wittgenstein, epistemology. Her current work focuses on the philosophy of perception.
 
Five selected recent publications
 
1. Putnam’s Argument on Brains in a Vat, Skepsis 7 (1996), 95-104
2.Functionalism and qualia, Deucalion 20 (2002), 197-209 (in Greek)
3. Die Kritik Wittgensteins an dem Szientismus des Wiener Kreises,Philosophisches Jahrbuch 109 (2002), 343-353
4.The Private Language Argument and Qualia, Symposium Ludwig Wittgenstein, 50 years after his Death, Ioannina 2002, 27-34 (in Greek)
5. The Argument from Hallucination, Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul 2003 (forthcoming)
 

YIANIS TSAMARDINOS

Titles/Positions:

Head and founder of Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University. Ioannis graduate from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete in 1995 and then he continued his graduate studies at the Intelligent Systems Program of the University of Pittsburgh, where he obtained his M.Sc. in 1998 and his Ph.D. in 2001. Subsequently he joined the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University as Assistant Professor until 2006 when he returned to Greece.

Research Interests:

Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of AI, Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine, Machine Learning, Causal Inference and Induction, Learning from Biomedical Data, Feature and Variable Selection for Classification, Bioinformatics, Applications of Machine Learning in Biomedical Informatics, Integrative Causal Analysis

Five Selected Recent Publications:

1. Vincenzo Lagani, Ioannis Tsamardinos, “Structure-Based Variable Selection for Surival Data”, Bioinformatics 2010 26(15):1887-1894; doi:10.1093/Bioinformatics/btq261

2. Ioannis Tsamardinos, Sofia Triantafillou, Ioannis Tollis, “Learning Causal Structure from Overlapping Variable Sets”, in Y.W. Teh and M. Titterington (Eds.), Proceedings of The Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS) 2010, JMLR: W&CP 9, pp 860-867, 2010, Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy, May 13-15, 2010
3. Ioannis Tsamardinos, Sofia Triantafillou, “The Possibility of Integrative Causal Analysis: Learning from Different Datasets and Studies”, Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems 17(1), 2009
4. Constantin F. Aliferis, Alexander Statnikov, Ioannis Tsamardinos, Subramani Mani, Xenofon D. Koutsoukos, “Local Causal and Markov Blanket Induction for Causal Discovery and Feature Selection for Classification. Part I: Algorithms and Empirical Evaluation”, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Special Topic on Causality 11:171−234, 2010
5. I. Tsamardinos, L.E. Brown, C.F. Aliferis. "The Max-Min Hill-Climbing Bayesian Network Structure Learning Algorithm", Machine Learning Journal; 65: 31-78
 

 

 

Vangelis Sakkalis

 

Titles/Positions:

Dr Vangelis Sakkalis holds an Associate Researcher position in the Institute of Computer Science (ICS-FORTH). He holds a PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering and is currently a member of the Institute of Computer Science – Foundation for Research and Technology (ICS - FORTH). Previously he completed his Masters’ degree at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK. His background falls in Computational Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Atomic-Molecular Physics, Optoelectronics and Laser. His research interests include biosignal and image analysis, visualization, classification algorithms, biostatistics and biomedical informatics and modeling. He is currently the Technical Coordinator of TUMOR (ICT EC project concerning cancer modeling interoperability). He has participated in numerous EU projects and has published more than 80 papers in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences/ workshops and scientific newsletters, related to his fields of expertise. He has given numerous invited lectures worldwide and his research has been funded by numerous funding agencies and companies.

Research Interests:

His research interests are in the broader area of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering: • BiomedicalInformatics • Computational Neuroscience • Biosignal Analysis (EEG, MEG, ECG) o Time frequency &nonlinear synchronization analysis o Functional Connectivity analysis &Source localization techniques o Network Visualization and Characterization • Medical/ Diagnostic Imaging o Optical Tomography and Tissue characterization o Medical Image Analysis o Molecular Imaging o Software Architectures for Medical Image Management • Computational Oncology o In-silico tumor growth modeling • Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments • Neuroeconomics

Five Selected Recent Publications:
1. V. Sakkalis, "Review of Advanced Techniques for the estimation of Brain Connectivity measured with EEG/ MEG", Special Issue: Techniques for Measuring Brain Connectivity, Computers in Biology and Medicine, 2011 (accepted, to appear).
2. V. Sakkalis, "Applied strategies towards EEG/MEG biomarker identification in clinical and cognitive research", Biomarkers in Medicine, future medicine, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 93-105, 2011.
3. M. Zervakis, K. Michalopoulos, V. Iordanidou and V. Sakkalis, "Intertrial Coherence and Causal Interaction among Independent EEG Components", Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 197, No 2, pp. 302-14, 2011 (DOI:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.02.001).
4. V. Sakkalis, V. Tsiaras and I. Tollis, "Graph Analysis and Visualization for Brain Function Characterization using EEG Data", Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 435–460, 2010.
5. V. Sakkalis, C.D. Giurcăneanu, P. Xanthopoulos, M. Zervakis, V. Tsiaras, Y. Yang, and S. Micheloyannis, "Assessment of linear and nonlinear synchronization measures for analyzing EEG in a mild epileptic paradigm", IEEE Trans. Inf. Tech., Vol. 13, No 4, pp. 433-441, 2009 (DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2008.923141).

 

 

Vassiliki TSOURTOU

 

Titles/Positions:

- Born on March 1, 1970 in Greece

- BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Athens, 1991

- Maîtrise in Clinical Psychology, University of Montpellier III, France, 1992

- PhD in Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Crete, 1998,

- Instructor of Psychology (work to contract), Dept of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete and Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of the Aegean, 1998-2004,

- Lecturer of Psychology, Dept of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, 2006.

 

Research Interests:

Her fields of research is developmental and infant psychology with experience in microanalysis of behavior by the use of specific software such as Logger and Observer. Her PhD was a cross-sectional experimental design aiming at examining the infants’ ability of visual-auditory coordination on terms of numerical invariable of pairs of bi-dimensional stimuli.

She has 11 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and volumes and was awarded a scholarship from the Foundation of Greek State Scholarships (IKY). Her teaching experience includes the training several graduate students in the microanalysis of non-verbal behavior in spontaneous infant-parent interaction and in experimental settings.