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Ms. Tampakaki Maria
Ph.D. student

Maria Tampakaki is a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the University of Crete in Greece. Her Thesis focuses on the in silico investigation of the neuro-physiological characteristics of Glioblastoma, based on in vitro and ex vivo biological models and using novel tools for imaging biological processes. She is a member of the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (ICS-FORTH) in collaboration with the Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging Lab (IESL-FORTH), the Gene Expression Lab, (IMBB-FORTH) and the Multiscale Functional and Molecular Imaging Group (ETH). She received her BSc from the Department of Biology of the University of Crete in 2016 in the direction of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology with a Bachelor Thesis on the “Differential Regulation of the Cognitive Functions in Adolescent and Adult Mice”. She received her MSc in the “Brain and Mind” Sciences at the School of Medicine, University of Crete in 2020, with a Master Thesis on “Image Guided Brain Cancer Modeling – The Role of PML in Glioblastoma Physiology”. Her main fields of interest are the physiology of the Central Nervous System and the neurophysiology of brain cancer along with the function of the fundamental neural correlates that generate cognition and behavior.


  • 2016, Bsc, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece