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Research interests

My research interests include extremophile organims, adaptations, adaptation prediction, biological database development, human disease, disease genes, microRNAs, data analysis and data/text mining.

I joined the Lab in March 2023 to participate in the project CCMRI which aims to harvest the metagenomic records pertaining to Climate Change and offer researchers with a web-based notification service when relevant records become available.

Brief CV

Mar 2016 - present

  • Phd on Comparative genomics of halophilic organisms. Research on data mining, amino acid profiling, evolutionary biology, and phylogenomics of extremophile microbes. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Ilias Kappas. Dissertation funded by H.F.R.I..

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016

  • Research assistant in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Tasks: Data mining and creation of HaloDom, a biological database of halophilic species. Bioinformatics research on extremophile microbes and student exams supervisor.

Oct 2010 - July 2013

Oct 2004 - July 2010