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The Program at a Glance
Who: Two Universities,one Research Center and one Medical Center  
Where: Heraklion and Chania,Crete  
When: Applications started! -lasting until July 10 (priority criteria apply), lectures start on September 2020  
How: A distance learning program (afternoon hours) plus an 15-day Intensive Lab training requiring physical presence  
Duration/Credits: 15 Months (90 ECTS) or 24 Months (120 ECTS)  

1st TRIMESTER  20/9-20/11 Introductory Module

 

BME 1 Cell biology and Physiology

A. Makrigiannakis ,Anastasios (Tassos) Pavlopoulos,Elena Kranioti

BME 2 SW and HW tools for Rapid Prototyping of Medical Devices

Nikos Chronis,Dimitris Papazoglou,Pavlos Savvidis,Vasilis Samoladas

BME 3 Measurement and Analysis of Bio-signals

Panagiotis Tsakalides,George Karystinos

BME 4 Biofluid Mechanics and Cardiovascular Technology

Dimitris Vlassopoulos,Yannis Papaharilaou 

BME 5 Laser Physics and Medical Lasers

Dimitris Papazoglou,Wolf von Klitzing

 

BME 1 Cell biology and Physiology

ANTONIS MAKRIGIANNAKIS

Is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the Medical School of the University of Crete. Founder of the IVF, Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecological Endocrinology Unit, as well as the Recurrent Miscarriages clinic within the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the University of Crete.MD from the Medical School of the University of Athens (1988). PhD in 1994 from the Laboratory of Endocrine Pharmacology, Basic Sciences Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece. Trained as a General Surgeon (1993), and then specialized on Obstetrics & Gynecology (1997), at the Ob-Gyn Department of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete. Trained in Assisted Reproduction (including in vitro fertilization, IVF) and Gynecological Endocrinology in the Division of Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and in the Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Reproductive Surgery & Medicine, In Vitro Fertilization Unit, London, UK.His research focuses on

  • The mechanism of embryo implantation, as well as on tackling endometrial receptivity disorders in cases of recurrent assisted reproduction/IVF failure.
  • Patients characterized by repeated implantation failures.
  • Molecular mechanisms of folliculogenesis and follicular dysfunction.

 

Anastasios (Tassos) Pavlopoulos

Dr Pavlopoulos is a Researcher in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMBB-FORTH).His research focuses on Cellular & Developmental Biology. He leads the Developmental Morphogenesis Lab in IMBB studying the origin of biological form during animal development and evolution. His research aims to understand the molecular, cellular and biophysical mechanisms that sculpt different tissue shapes and sizes to suit the lifestyle of the organisms. To achieve this goal, we are focusing on genetically and optically tractable arthropod species that satisfy a number of appealing biological and technical requirements. We combine advanced microscopy and image analysis pipelines with genetic and mechanical perturbations to reconstruct and analyse intact developing embryos from a bottom-up cellular perspective, and to understand how the genomic information is translated into morphogenetic cellular activities like patterned cell proliferation, change of shape and movement.

https://www.imbb.forth.gr/en/research-en/cellular-developmental-biology-and-biology-of-aging/item/4521-anastasios-tassos-pavlopoulos  


 

Elena Kranioti

Is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences, in the Medical School of the University of Crete.MD from the school of Medicine (2003) of the University of Crete, Specialty in Forensic Pathology (2007). Marie Curie Fellowship at the Natural History Museum in Madrid (Spain), within the framework of EVAN, a European training network with focus on Virtual Anthropology. Ph.D at the Medical School of the University of Crete (2009). Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh (UK) since 2010 and promoted as Reader in 2019.Her research focuses on developing new methods and applications of Medical Imaging and Virtual tools in Forensic Anthropology and Pathology.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elena_Kranioti2


 

BME 2 SW and HW tools for Rapid Prototyping of Medical Devices

Nikos Chronis

Nikos Chronis received a Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) in mechanical engineering in 1998, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with honors (graduated 1st out of 145 students in his class). He completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA) in 2004. From 2004-2006, he held a post-doctoral research position at Rockefeller University, New York, (USA). In 2006, he became a faculty at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2015, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Technology at the University of  Crete. He is also a visiting Professor at the National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos'. He is the co-author of more 60 journal and peer-reviewed conference publications and inventor in 3 patents. Dr. Chronis is the recipient of the prestigious NIH Director's New Innovator Award.His research interests include Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (Bio-MEMS), Lab-On-A-Chip Devices, Microfluidics and Micro-optical System, Polymer Micromachining, Bio-imaging and Neural Networks.

https://www.materials.uoc.gr/el/general/personnel/chronis.html


 

Dimitris Papazoglou

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete and Associated Researcher in the Applications Research Group of IESL-FORTH. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics (1991), an MSc in Radio-Electronics (1995) and a PhD in optical memories and information processing (1998) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research focuses in the area of optics with emphasis on non-linear optics, ultrafast laser matter interaction phenomena, optical system design, and beam shaping. He is deputy director, and one of the founders, of the interdisciplinary graduate program “Vision and Optics” (operating since 2003) focusing in visual optics and optical design. He has been involved in a number of EU, and nationally funded research projects. The output of his research is presented in over 75 publications in peer reviewed journals and in over 50 talks at major international conferences. His publications have been cited more than 1900 times (h-factor 24, WoS RID: D-9146-2013). Furthermore, he is active in optics education and outreach through undergraduate courses and interdisciplinary graduate programs focusing in visual optics and optical design.

https://www.materials.uoc.gr/el/general/personnel/dpapa.html


 

PAVLOS SAVVIDIS

Pavlos Savvidis is a full Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete. He  has received the B.Sc. in Physics of the University of Athens. He obtained his doctoral degree in Experimental Condensed Matter and Laser Physics from the University of Southampton in 2001 creating the first polariton amplifier. From 2002 to 2004 he was DARPA funded post-doctoral associate at the Department of Physics at Santa Barbara, USA, working on the terahertz dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures and Bloch Oscillators. In 2004 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete. He is affiliated researcher of the Microelectronics Research Group at FO.R.T.H.-Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (I.E.S.L.) since 2004. He was awarded 1 year Leverhulme Fellowship in 2014 to work as visiting Professor at Cavendish Labs, University of Cambridge. His work on polaritonic devices, appeared in high impact journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Physics, Nature Comm and PRLs. The results of many of these works were featured in News & Views and Perspectives sections of Nature and Science journals respectively. His research interests include novel polariton based optoelectronic devices: laser diodes, transistors, nonliear properties of hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductor microcavities, Polariton quantum fluids and circuits, polariton condensate lattices for quantum simulation.

More details on Pavlos and his research can be found at: https://quantopt.materials.uoc.gr/


 

VASILIS SAMOLADAS

Vasilis Samoladas is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete. He holds an M.Sc (1995) and Ph.D. (2001) in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1992).  His research is focused on Computational Geometry, Information Systems (databases, distributed systems) and Big-Data Analytics. He has published in top journals (JACM, Algorithmica, VLDBJ, FGCS) and conferences (PODS, ESA, ICDE, VLDB, ICDT) and he has received the 1998 Best Paper Award from the SIGMOD PODS conference. Profressionally, he has served in several program committees of international conferences and workshops and was Program Chair for the 2008 Hellenic Data Management Conference. He is also the academic coordinator for the high-performance computing infrastructure of the Technical University of Crete.


 

BME 3 Measurement and Analysis of Bio-signals

Panagiotis Tsakalides

Is a Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, and Head of the Signal Processing Laboratory at FORTH-ICS. Currently he the Rector of the University of Crete. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1990. The same year, he moved to Tinseltown (that is LA in California) for graduate studies with scholarships from the Fulbright and Bodossakis Foundations. He received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1991 and 1995, respectively. From 1996 to 1999, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Signal & Image Processing Institute at USC and he consulted for the US Navy and Air Force. From 1999 to 2002 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. In September 2002, he joined the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete as an Associate Professor and FORTH-ICS as a Researcher.His research interests lie in the field of statistical signal processing with emphasis in non-Gaussian estimation and detection theory, sparse representations, and applications in sensor networks, audio, imaging, and multimedia systems. He has coauthored over 200 technical publications in these areas, including 43 journal papers. Furthermore, Prof. Tsakalides has an extended experience of transferring research and interacting with the industry. Since 2003, he has been the project coordinator in 8 European Commission and 13 national projects totaling more than 5 M € in actual funding for FORTH-ICS and the University of Crete.

http://users.ics.forth.gr/~tsakalid/


 

George Karystinos

Is a Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete. He received the Diploma degree in computer engineering and science from the University of Patras in 1997 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 2003. In August 2003, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH as an Assistant Professor. Prof. Karystinos was the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award and the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications Best Paper Award. He is a member of the IEEE Communications, Signal Processing, Information Theory, and Computational Intelligence Societies and a member of Eta Kappa Nu.His current research interests are in the areas of communication theory and systems, coding theory, adaptive signal processing, wireless communications, spreading code and signal waveform design, and neural networks.


 

BME 4 Biofluid Mechanics and Cardiovascular Technology

Dimitris Vlassopoulos

Is a Professor in the Materials Science and Technology Department of the University of Crete and Affiliated Faculty of the Polymer and Colloid Science Group at IESL-FORTH. He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens in 1983. PhD, in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1990. Industrial experience (Metelco, Greece, 1983-4 and Mobil R&D, USA, 1990-2). Visiting Professorships at the University of Delaware, KITP, ESPCI, ETH Zurich, DTU, INSA, Univ. catholique Louvain. European Editor, Rheologica Acta (2006-2011), Associate Editor, Soft Matter (2015-).He is a recipient of the following awards/distictionsQ Weissenberg Award, European Society of Rheology, 2015; Fellow, The Society of Rheology, 2018 ; Bingham Medal, The Society of Rheology, 2019 ; APS Fellow, 2019.

Current research interests include:

  • Molecular Rheology and rheo-physics in the bulk and at liquid interfaces,
  • Branched, ring and associating polymeric systems and networks.
  • Soft colloids and mixtures.
  • Nonlinear rheological measurements.

 https://www.materials.uoc.gr/el/general/personnel/dvlasso.html


 

Yannis Papaharilaou 

Is a Research Director and Head of the CardioVascular BioMechanics Lab in the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (IACM-FORTH). Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1994), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University, MBA (1996) Baruch College, City University of New York, USA, MSc in Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine (awarded with Distinction) (1997) Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2002), Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, UK.

Current research interests include:

  • Mechanisms of cellular response to shear stress and 3D substrate topography
  • Bio inspired computational simulations at cellular and organ scales
  • Hemodynamic factors associated with the initiation of aortic aneurysm disease
  • Polarizable and Magnetizable Fluids

 http://biomechanics.iacm.forth.gr/index.php/people


 

BME 5 Laser Physics and Medical Lasers

Dimitris Papazoglou

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete and Associated Researcher in the Applications Research Group of IESL-FORTH. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics (1991), an MSc in Radio-Electronics (1995) and a PhD in optical memories and information processing (1998) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research focuses in the area of optics with emphasis on non-linear optics, ultrafast laser matter interaction phenomena, optical system design, and beam shaping. He is deputy director, and one of the founders, of the interdisciplinary graduate program “Vision and Optics” (operating since 2003) focusing in visual optics and optical design. He has been involved in a number of EU, and nationally funded research projects. The output of his research is presented in over 75 publications in peer reviewed journals and in over 50 talks at major international conferences. His publications have been cited more than 1900 times (h-factor 24, WoS RID: D-9146-2013). Furthermore, he is active in optics education and outreach through undergraduate courses and interdisciplinary graduate programs focusing in visual optics and optical design.

https://www.materials.uoc.gr/el/general/personnel/dpapa.html


 

Wolf von Klitzing

Is a is a researcher in the Institute for Electronic Structure and Lasers of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, where he leads the Space Optics Group as well as the Bose-Einstein Condensation and Matterwave Optics group. He graduated from Cambridge University (1993 M.Phil./1997 Ph.D.) from the Laboratory Astrophysics group on ultra-high resolution spectroscopy. After this he worked for three years at the Ecole-Normale Superieure in Paris with the Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche on Cavity Quantum-Electro-Dynamics in Silica microspheres. After a year working with Prof De Martini in Rome on photon sources for teleportation, he became the lead post-doc in the group of the cold-atom pioneer Jook Walraven in Amsterdam. Three years later, in 2005, he went to Crete, Greece, to start the first cold atom group in South-Eastern Europe, an effort that was quickly recognized by the EU in the form its most prestigious research grant, the Marie-Curie-Excellence grant. In 2012, he started the Space optics activity at IESL and became a co-investigator in the STE-QUEST M-Class mission proposal. He is also one of four initiators of a European large infrastructure proposal to construct a long baseline matterwave interferometer for gravitational wave detection.

https://www.iesl.forth.gr/en/people/von-klitzing-wolf