Department of Medicine

Alexandroupolis, Greece

Welcome to the Medical Biology Laboratory webpage!

We are a team of passionate scientists who are dedicated to studying the molecular mechanisms of viruses and their interactions with host cells and organisms. Our research focuses on a wide range of viruses, including human pathogens and animal pathogens Through our research, we aim to make significant contributions to the field of virology and improve human health. We are committed to training the next generation of virologists and scientists, and to sharing our findings with the wider scientific community. Thank you for visiting our page and please feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries.

Our Aims

At the core of our work is the belief that understanding the molecular basis of viral infections is key to developing effective treatments and preventative measures. Our research efforts are aimed at uncovering the fundamental principles that govern virus-host interactions, with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies and vaccines.


Our group consists of a diverse team of researchers, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and technicians. We work collaboratively, sharing expertise and resources to tackle complex problems in virology. Our state-of-the-art facilities enable us to use cutting-edge techniques and technologies to investigate viruses at the molecular level.


Faculty members

Ioannis Karakasiliotis

Associate Professor in Medical Biology – Molecular Virology

Emeritus Professors

Stavroula Veletza, PhD

Emeritus Professor in Medical Biology

Laboratory Teaching Staff

Elisavet Gatzidou, PhD



Postdoctoral fellows

Nikolas Dovrolis, PhD


Michael de Courcy Williams, PhD

PhD Candidates

Maria Bampali, Msc

Marios Dimitriou, Msc

Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Msc

Anastasios Vasileiadis, Msc

Lab manager

Nikos Kesesidis

Past Scientific Personnel

Katerina Kassela, PhD

Adamantia Kouvela, Msc

Facilities & Infrastructure

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    Next Generation Sequencing

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    BSL3 Facility

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    Real-Time PCR

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    Molecular Laboratory

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    Undergrad Laboratory

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    Capillary Electrophoresis

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    Centrifuge 2

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Research Grants

2015-2017 Research Grant of Excellence State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) – SIEMENS program (50,000 Euro on HCV pathology)
2016-2017 Research Grant “Asclepios” by GILEAD Hellas (Ranked 1st, 20,000 Euro on HCV post-transcriptional control)
2017 Bodossakis Foundation Infrastructure Grant (16,000 Euro) for the development of a BSL2+ facility
2018-2020 Research Grant by Fondation Santé (50,000 Euro) on post-transcriptional changes during West Nile virus replication.
2018-2022 Research Grant EYDE-ETAK, “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE” (699.923,20 Euro from 1,000,000 Euro total grant) on vectors and vector-borne diseases
2021-2022 Research Grant by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food (23,744 Euro) on plant metabarcoding
2022-2024 Research Grant by H.F.R.I. 2nd Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects to Support Faculty Members & Researchers