Our research and who we are
The Molecular Cell Biology Unit is comprised of a number of research groups in various departments located at the University of Patras Medical School on the University Hospital campus in the town of Rio, just outside Greece's third largest city, Patras and 2.5 hours west of Athens.
Research work into the molecular cell biology of cancer, inflammation and stem cells is directed towards improving the understanding of basic biological mechanisms underlying pathological processes and improving the knowledge needed to combat diseases using new therapeutic tools. These laboratories are funded by competitive grants through various local and European agencies. They are well equipped, allowing employment of a wide range of state-of-the-art experimental methodologies and systems to be applied to the various research projects including: tissue culture; light, confocal microscopy; small animal experimentation; protein chemistry; molecular biology; and cell biology. A wide collaborative network provides access to further resources and expertise including microarray technology.
Assoc. Prof. Zoi Lygerou, PhD
Cell Cycle Laboratory
Key Interests: Molecular mechanisms of DNA replication in health and disease
Assist. Prof. Theo Mantamadiotis, PhD
Cell Signaling Laboratory
Key Interests: Transcriptional and signaling mechanisms cell survival and growth
Assist. Prof. Georgios T. Stathopoulos, MD, PhD
Molecular Respiratory Carcinogenesis Laboratory
Key Interests: Host-tumor interactions in thoracic malignancies
Assoc. Prof. Stavros Taraviras, PhD
Stem Cell Laboratory
Key Interests: Molecular mechanisms in development and cancer