Maria Tampakaki is an MSc student in the interdisciplinary graduate programme of the Brain and Mind Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete. She received her BSc from the Department of Biology of the same University in 2016.
She is currently a graduate trainee with a fellowship (since 10.2018) at the Laboratory of Computational Bio-Medicine (CBML), Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH). Her MSc Thesis is in collaboration with the Laboratory for Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging (LBMI), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), FORTH and the Chromatin & Gene Expression Lab, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), FORTH and focuses on Image Guided Brain Cancer Modeling. The objective of her work is the in silico investigation of the physiological characteristics of Glioblastoma cells and the identification of imaging biomarkers based on in vitro and ex vivo biological models using photoacoustic and fluorescence pulse sources.
During her BSc Thesis, she explored the Cognitive Flexibility in Adolescent and Adult Mice based on behavioral findings, while she also has experience in basic Molecular Biology techniques and electrophysiological recordings analysis. Her general research interests lie in the physiology of the Central Nervous System (CNS), especially under pathological conditions.
- 2016, Bsc, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece