Lab members

Dr George Zachos

George Zachos completed his PhD at the University of Crete in 1997. He then received postdoctoral training, first at the Institute of Virology of the University of Glasgow from 1997-2000 and then at  Prof David Gillespies' lab in the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, U.K. from 2000-2007. In 2008 George moved to the Department of Biology of the University of Crete at Heraklion, Greece as an Assistant Professor in Cell Biology. In 2015, he became Associate Professor and continues to hold this position today. 


Zachos-CV_August 2020-Updated_2.pdf

Dr Eleni Petsalaki

Eleni completed her PhD in 2014 and has been working in our lab as a post-doc since. She is investigating mitotic spindle checkpoint mechanisms, the abscission checkpoint and mechanisms of spindle formation. From 2021 she will continue working in our lab as an independent H.F.R.I fellow.


Ms Sofia Balafouti

Sofia is a Master student in our laboratory. She is investigating  mechanisms of actin patch formation in cytokinesis.


Mr Nikos Boutakoglou

Nikos is a Master student in our laboratory. He is investigating mechanisms of mitotic spindle formation.


Ms Ismini Marava

Ismini is an undergraduate student in our laboratory. She is investigating mechanisms that prevent chromatin bridge breakage in cytokinesis.


Past members

Post docs

Persefoni Fragkiadaki 

Katerina Kouvidi 

George Vallianatos 

Lina Papadimitriou 

Dusanka Ljumovic 

Tonia Akoumianaki

PhD & Post graduates

Maria Dandoulaki 

Nikolaos Garefalakis 

Fani Magana 

Ioanna Koltsaki 

Emmanuella Kallergi 

Elpiniki Kalogeropoulou 

Ioanna Peraki


Anna-Maria Syntihaki 

Stavroula Boukoura 

Alexandros Iskantar 

Maria-Dianeira Tsiridou 

Manos Stylianakis 

Anna Mantsiou 

Georgia Koromila 

Despoina Alagantaki