Faculty Curricula Vitae

 

FOTINI VASSILIOU

 
Titles/Positions:
 
Fotini Vassiliou is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Art Theory and History of Art (Athens 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, Philosophy of Science

 
Selected Recent Publications:
1. Vassiliou Fotini (2018a). “Perceptual Constitution in Husserl’s Phenomenolo-gy: The Primacy of Tactual Intentionality,” The New Yearbook for Phenomenolo-gy and Phenomenological Philosophy, v. XV, pp. 362-383.
2. Vassiliou Fotini (2018b). «Aesthetics and Art», in B. Hopkins, C. Majolino, D. De Santis (eds.), Handbook of Phenomenology. Routledge.
3. Vassiliou Fotini (2017). “Habit as bodily-kinetically mediated understanding in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception,” in M. Pourkos (ed.), Contextual-ized Embodied Experience, Knowledge, and Qualitative Methodologies of Research: Epistemological-Methodological Issues and New Perspectives. Disigma Publishing, pp. 249-276.
4. Vassiliou Fotini (2016a). “The concept of number in early Husserl and the phenomenology of Logical Investigations: categorial synthetic and categorial ei-detic intuition,” Neusis, v. 24, pp. 5-48. (In Greek)
5. Vassiliou Fotini (2016b). “Transcendental Aesthetic in Kant and Husserl: ex-perience, conceptualization, and theoretical knowledge,” Ariadne, Journal of the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete, v. 20-21, pp. 135-188. (In Greek)
 
 

 

KEITH FRANKISH

 

For more information and full CV, see www.keithfrankish.com.

Titles/positions

2017-present: Honorary Reader, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, UK.

2011-present: Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, The Open University, UK.

1999-2011: Lecturer (from 2008, Senior Lecturer), Department of Philosophy, The Open University, UK.

2008-9: Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, Greece.

2000-3: Director of Studies in Philosophy, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK.

1998-9: Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, UK.

1997: Temporary Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, UK.

 

Main research interests

  • Phenomenal consciousness and phenomenal eliminativism irrealism (‘illusionism’).
  • The nature of belief and the scientific status of folk psychology.
  • Dual-process theories of reasoning.
  • The nature of conscious thought.
  • The cognitive role of language.
  • Self-knowledge and implicit bias.
  • The nature of delusions.

 

Books

  • Frankish, K. (ed.) (2017). Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness. Imprint Academic.
  • Frankish, K. and Ramsey, W. M. (eds.) (2014). The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence. Cambridge University Press.
  • Frankish, K. and Ramsey, W. M. (eds.) (2012). The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science. Cambridge University Press.
  • Aguilar, J. A., Buckareff, A., and Frankish, K. (eds.) (2011). New Waves in Philosophy of Action. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Frankish, K. and Evans, J. St B. T. (eds.) (2009). In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond. Oxford University Press.

 

Five representative articles

  • Frankish, K. (2018). Doing what in inner speech? In P. Langland-Hassan and A. Vicente (eds.), Inner Speech: Nature, Functions, and Pathology. Oxford University Press.
  • Frankish, K. (2016). lllusionism as a theory of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(11–12): 11–39.
  • Frankish, K. (2016). Playing double: Implicit bias, dual levels, and self-control. In M. Brownstein and J. Saul (eds.), Implicit Bias and Philosophy Volume I: Metaphysics and Epistemology (pp.23–46). Oxford University Press.
  • Frankish, K. (2015). Dennett's dual-process theory of reasoning. In C. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard (eds.), Content and Consciousness Revisited (pp. 73–92). Springer.
  • Frankish, K. (2012). Quining diet qualia. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2): 667–76.
 

DERMITZAKI EIRINI

 
Titles/Positions:
Tenure scientist-EDIP, Medicine Dept., Univ. of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, email address
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
 
Research Interests:
My research interests are focused on the mechanisms of action of stress neuropeptides and neurosteroids in metabolic inflammation and in the pathophysiology of adipose tissue. Techniques used: Isolation and culture of primary cell populations, FACS, Protein expression (Western, Elisa, immunofluorescence), Isolation and quantification of mRNA levels (PCR, RT-PCR), Knock-down methods, Measurement of enzyme activity etc.
 
Five representative publications:
1. Dermitzaki E, Liapakis G, Androulidaki A, Venihaki M, Melissas J, Tsatsanis C, Margioris AN. Corticotrophin-Releasing Factor (CRF) and the urocortins are potent regulators of the inflammatory phenotype of human and mouse white adipocytes and the differentiation of mouse 3T3L1 pre-adipocytes. PLoS One. 2014 May 16;9(5):e97060. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097060
2. 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. J Cel. Physiol. 2012;227: 1861–1872
3. 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
4. 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
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.
 
 

GEORGIA GREGORIOU

 
Titles/Positions:
2013 – present: Assistant Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
2009 – present: Collaborating Researcher, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
2009 – 2012: Lecturer in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
2006 – 2009: Research Associate, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, Cambridge MA, U.S.A
2003 – 2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda MD, U.S.A.
2001 – 2003: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parma, Italy
 
Research Interests
  • Neural mechanisms of spatial and feature-based visual attention. Single neuron and neuronal population responses in prefrontal, parietal and mid-level visual cortical areas in attention and visual search tasks.
  • Local and long range neuronal interactions during attentional and visual processing
 
Representative recent publications
1. P. Sapountzis and G.G. Gregoriou (2018) Neural signatures of attention: insights from decoding population activity patterns. Front Biosci, Landmark Edition , 23:221-246, doi: 10.2741/4588, Invited Review
2. S. Paneri and G.G. Gregoriou (2017) Top-Down Control of Visual Attention by the Prefrontal Cortex. Functional Specialization and Long-range Interactions. Front Neurosci , 11:545, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00545, Invited Article, Special Issue Prefrontal cortex and executive functions
3. G.G. Gregoriou, S. Paneri, and P. Sapountzis (2015) Oscillatory synchrony as a mechanism of attentional processing. Brain Res , 1626:165-182 Invited Article, Special Issue on Predictive and Attentive Processing in Perception and Action
4. G.G. Gregoriou, A.F. Rossi, L.G. Ungerleider and R. Desimone (2014) Lesions of prefrontal cortex reduce attentional modulation of neuronal responses and synchrony in V4. Nature Neurosci , 17(7):1003-11
5. G.G. Gregoriou, S.J. Gotts and R. Desimone (2012) Cell-type specific synchronization of neural activity in FEF with V4 during attention. Neuron , 72(3):581-594
6. G.G. Gregoriou, S.J. Gotts, H. Zhou and R. Desimone High frequency long-range coupling between prefrontal and visual cortex during attention. Science (2009), 324:1207-1210
 
 

VASSILIS RAOS

 
Titles/Positions:
2017-: Associate Professor of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Crete.
2009-2017: Assistant Professor of Physiology (tenured), School of Medicine, University of Crete.
2005-2009: Assistant Professor of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Crete.
2002- :Collaborating Researcher, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH
1999-2005: Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Crete.
1996-1999: Research Fellow, , Dipartimento di Neuroscinze, Sezione di Fisiologia Umana, Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universita di Parma, Italia.
 
Research Interests
  • Neuronal responses to action execution and action observation in frontal cortical areas of the macaque brain.
  • Functional mapping of the neural circuits involved in observation and execution of hand grasping movements (in collaboration with H.E. Savaki).
 
Representative recent publications
1. 1. Papadourakis V, Raos V. 2017. Evidence for the representation of movement kinematics in the discharge of F5 mirror neurons during the observation of transitive and intransitive actions. J Neurophysiol 118(6):3215-3229.
2. Raos V, Savaki HE. 2017. The role of the prefrontal cortex in action perception. Cereb Cortex 27(10):4677-4690.
3. Raos V, Savaki HE. 2016. Perception of actions performed by external agents presupposes knowledge about the relationship between action and effect. Neuroimage. 132:261-273.
4. Raos V, Kilintari M, Savaki HE. 2014. Viewing a forelimb induces widespread cortical activations. Neuroimage. 89:122-142.
5. Carpaneto J, Umiltà MA, Fogassi L, Murata A, Gallese V, Micera S, Raos V. 2011. Decoding the activity of grasping neurons recorded from the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey. Neuroscience. 188:80-94.
6. Raos V, Umilta MA, Murata A, Fogassi L, Gallese V. 2006. Functional properties of grasping-related neurons in the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 95:709-729.
 

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
Studying the role of glucocorticoids and neuropeptides in stress, including inflammation and wound healing. We use transgenic and wild-type mice as well as cell cultures and a multitude of approaches such as: 1) Molecular biology techniques, 2) Real-Time PCR και RT-PCR 4) Protein isolation, 5)Western blotting 6) EMSA 7) ELISA 8) Flow cytometry
 
Five selected recent 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.
 

PANOS THEODOROU

 
Short CV
Panos Theodorou is now Associate professor of philosophy at the University of Crete (Greece). He is author of the books Perception and Theory as Practices: Phenomenological Exercises on the Constitution of Objectivities (Kritiki, 2006; in Greek), Husserl and Heidegger on Reduction, Primordiality, and the Categorial (Springer, 2015), Introduction to the Philosophy of Values (Kallipos, 2016; in Greek). He has translated in Greek and commented the corpus of the texts written by Husserl and Heidegger for the ‘Britannica Artikel’ project (Kritiki, 2005) and Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences (Parts I and II) (Nissos, 2012). Articles of his, on Phenomenology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of emotions and values, appear in international journals and volumes.
 
Research Interests
Phenomenology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of emo-tions, philosophy of values, philosophy of praxis.
 
Five Selected Research Publications 
Theodorou, Panos. 2015. Husserl and Heidegger on Reduction, Primordiality and the Categorial: Phenomenology Beyond its Original Divide. Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer.
 
Theodorou, Panos. 2014. Pain, Pleasure, and the Intentionality of Emotions as Expe-riences of Values: A New Phenomenological Perspective. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 14, / Special Issue: Andreas Elpidorou and Lauren Freeman (guest eds), The Phenomenology and Science of Emotions, 625-641.
 
Theodorou, Panos. 2016. Evil, Unconscious, and Meaning in History. Outline of a Phenomenological Critique of Utopian-Historiodicial Politics. L’inconscio. Rivista Italiana di Filosofia e Psicoanalisi 2, 172-198.
 
Theodorou, Panos. 2016. On Scheler’s Theory of Emotions and Values. A Phenom-enological Appraisal and Critique. In Rodney Parker and Ignacio Quepons (guest eds.), Phenomenology of Emotions: Systematic and Historical Perspectives (2016 edition of The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy).
 
Theodorou, Panos. (Forthcoming). Vita Activa, Animal Laborans, and the Eluding Primordial Existential Life. Arendt's 'Thoughtlessness' and the Persistent Crisis of European Humanity. In Penelope Koufopoulou and George Faraklas (eds), Essays on Arendt. Estia. (In Greek)

 

 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.
 
 

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.

 

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.
 

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

 

Titles/Positions
1/2014- present, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH),
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), Research Director, Computational Neuroscience.
5/2008 – present, FORTΗ-ΙΜΒΒ, 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-ΙΜΒΒ, Research Assistant Professor of Computational Biology.
9/2002 – 7/2004, FORTH-ΙΜΒΒ, 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.
 
Panayiota Poirazi is a Research Director and Head of the Computational Biology lab (www.dendrites.gr) at IMBB-FORTH since 2002. She has a bachelor in Mathematics from the University of Cyprus (1996), a Master of Science (1998) and a PhD (2000) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, all with honors.
 
Research Interests:
• Computational modeling of neural cells and circuits involved in learning and memory processes. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of dendrites in information processing, learning, storage and recall of memories across multiple brain areas (hippocampus, amygdala, prefrontal and visual cortices).
• Development of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of biological data (e.g. gene expression) related to brain functions.
 
Five Selected Recent Publications
1. Papoutsi, A., Kastellakis G., and Poirazi P. "Basal tree complexity shapes functional pathways in the prefrontal cortex” J. Neurophysiology 2017 Jul 12:jn.00099.2017. doi: 10.1152/jn.00099.2017.
2. Mel, B.W., Schiller, J. and Poirazi P. “Synaptic Plasticity in Dendrites: Some Complications and Coping Strategies” Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2017 May | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2017.03.012
3. Danielson NB, Turi GF, Ladow M, Chavlis S, Petrantonakis PC, Poirazi P, Losonczy A. “In Vivo Imaging of Dentate Gyrus Mossy Cells in Behaving Mice.” Neuron. 2017Jan 5. pii: S0896-6273(16)30961-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.12.019
4. Kastellakis G., Silva, A.J. and Poirazi. P. “Linking memories across time via neuronal and dendritic overlaps in model neurons with active dendrites”, Cell Reports (on the Cover), 17 (6): 1491-1504, Nov 1st, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.10.015
5. Chavlis, S., Petrantonakis, P., and Poirazi, P. “Dendrites of dentate gyrus granule cells contribute to pattern separation by controlling sparsity.” Hippocampus. 2017 Jan;27(1):89-110. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22675.

 

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.

 

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.
 

PETROS A.M. GELEPITHIS

 
Director and Chair of the postgraduate programme in Artificial Intelligence (1987-1991), Director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory (2001-2005), and member of the Research Degrees Committee of Kingston University London (1994-2005).
 
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.
 
Associate of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He has been, or is, member of: Cognitive Science Society, British Computer Society, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Hellenic Society for Artificial Intelligence (founding member), British Society for the Advancement of Society, Hellenic Cognitive Science Society. Elected fellow (1992) and member of the Council (2002) of The Cybernetics Society (FCybS). Elected member of the Governing Body (2011) of the Hellenic Cognitive Science Society.
 
Gelepithis’ research is on the principles and mechanisms characterising Mind and Modern Human Society. Specifically, he is developing an interdisciplinary, axiomatic foundation for the Brain & Mind Sciences. Results of his work have appeared in Cybernetica, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Kybernetes, World Futures, the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, and the Oxford University Research Archive. Presently he is writing up a monograph Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Psychiatry: A Novel Theory of Mind to be published in the last quarter of 2018.
 
Gelepithis has had grants, as Principal Investigator, to the total of € 1.2 million by the EU and the British Government for research and educational projects including the first postgraduate programme in Artificial Intelligence in the UK (1987). He has also received several grants by the British Council and has been Research Fellow of British Telecom in the area of complex intelligent systems.
 
He is practicing the Public Understanding of Science with talks, articles and interviews. International symposia chair and invited lectures in England, Greece, USA, Cyprus, and Japan. Independent expert for the European Commission since 2003.
 
 
Recent Selected Publications
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2003) Criteria and Evaluation of Cognitive Theories. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Vol. 26, No.5, pp 607-609. Cambridge University Press.
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2004) Remarks on the Foundations of Cybernetics and Cognitive Science. Kybernetes, Vol. 33, No. 9/10, pp 1396-1410. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2005) Knowledge, IT and the Firm. In: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Volume I-V, pp 1783-1787, M., Khosrow-Pour, Editor-in-Chief. Idea Group Reference, Hershey, PA.
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2009) Outline of a new approach to the nature of mind. Oxford University Research Archive, 42 pages, http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:0c28b7df-d3dc-4786-95fd e6c8886f4341
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2014) A Novel Theory of Consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, Vol. 6, No. 2, 125-139 DOI: 10.1142/S1793843014400150.
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2016) The Nature and Use of AI Knowledge. Proceedings 8th International Forum Humanitas, pp. 135-143. 22-23 October 2016, Athens, Hellas, Pissanos Int. Publications.
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2016b) An Alternative Foundation of Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings, 4th Panhellenic Conference of Philosoply of Science, pp. 131-132. NKUoA printing, 105-62, Athens, Hellas.
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2017) Human and Robotic Consciousness: Shared Principles and Substantial Differences. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. (Inivited; forthcoming).
Gelepithis, P. A. M. (2018, forthcoming). Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Psychiatry: A Novel Theory of Mind. (Negotiations with OUP).

 

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)
 

IOANNIS TSAMARDINOS

 
Titles/Positions:

Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete, affiliated faculty at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Visiting Professor at Huddersfield University, and co-founder of University of Crete start up Gnosis Data Analysis PC. Prof. Tsamardinos graduated 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. Prof. Tsamardinos has published around 100 scientific papers receiving more than 5500 citations. He is the recipient of the European and national grants of excellence ERC Consolidator Grant and ARISTEIA II.

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. George Froudakis, George Borboudakis, Taxiarchis Stergiannakos, Maria Frysali, Emanuel Klontzas, and Ioannis Tsamardinos, “Chemically-intuited, large-scale screening of MOFs by machine learning techniques”, NPJ Computational Materials, (2017) 3:40, doi:10.1038/s41524-017-0045-8
2. Sofia Triantafillou, Vincenzo Lagani, Christina Heinze-Deml, Angelika Schmidt, Jesper Tegner, Ioannis Tsamardinos, "Predicting Causal Relationships from Biological Data: Applying Automated Casual Discovery on Mass Cytometry Data of Human Immune Cells", Scientific Reports 7, (2017)
3. Sofia Triantafillou, Ioannis Tsamardinos, “Constraint-based Causal Discovery from Multiple Interventions over Overlapping Variable Sets”, 16(Nov):2147−2205, 2015 Journal of Machine Learning Research
4. Georgios Papoutsoglou, Giorgos Athineou, Vincenzo Lagani, Iordanis Xanthopoulos, Angelika Schmidt, Szabolcs Éliás, Jesper Tegnér, Ioannis Tsamardinos: “SCENERY: a web application for (causal) network reconstruction from cytometry data”, Nucleic Acids Research 37, p.D412-D416, doi:10.1093/nar/gkx448
5. Vincenzo Lagani, Sofia Triantafillou, Gordon Ball, Jesper Tegner, Ioannis Tsamardinos, “Probabilistic Computational Causal Discovery for Systems Biology”, in Uncertainty in Biology, A computational Modeling Approach, Springer 2015, (Eds) Liesbet Geris, David Gomez-Cabrero
 
 

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).