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Dr. Meropi Mari
PostDoctoral Fellow

Meropi Mari is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (IESL). She has got a B.Sc. degree in Physics (2005) and a M.Sc. degree in Optoelectronics (2008) from the Physics Department of the University of Crete. She received her PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh (2014). She has published 9 refereed scientific articles in international journals, 4 papers in conference proceedings. She has recently got her own funding by the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation in order to set up a Two-Photon Microscope for in vivo applications on mice. 


  • 2014, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008, M.Sc. in Optoelectronics - Microelectronics, University of Crete
  • 2005, B.Sc. in Physics, University of Crete


  • non-linear imaging (Second and Third Harmonic Generation, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering and Two Photon Excitation Fluorescence) at microscopic level applied on biologic specimens
  • Thickness identification as well as in depth degradation assessment through THG and MPEF for Cultural Heritage studies
  • Raman Spectroscopy on lipids & proteins
  • Atomic Force Microscopy; lipid bilayers, interactions with proteins, changes of protein structure (annular & globular shape, fibril formation
  • Tip-Enhanced Optical Microscopy optimization
Imaging ectopic fat deposition in Caenorhabditis elegans muscles using nonlinear microscopy
M. Mari, G. Filippidis, K. Palikaras, B. Petanidou, C. Fotakis, N Tavernarakis
Microscopy Research and Technique, Volume:78, Page:523-528, Year:2015,
“Ectopic fat deposition contributes to age-associated pathology in Caenorhabditis elegans
K. Palikaras, M. Mari, B. Petanidou, A. Pasparaki, G. Filippidis, N. Tavernarakis
J. of Liipid Research, Volume:58, Page:72-80 , Year:2017,
Optical coherence tomography and non-linear microscopy for painting - a study of the complementary capabilities and laser degradation effects
H Liang, M. Mari, C.S. Cheung, S. Kogou, P. Johnson, G. Filippidis
Opt, Express, Volume:25, Page:19640-19653 , Year:2017,