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Dr. Zoumi Aikaterini
PostDoctoral Fellow

Dr Aikaterini Zoumi obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, USA. Her doctorate and post-doctorate research was conducted at the Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, and involved the utilization of multiphoton microscopy and spectroscopy of micro-structural tissue and cellular components in order to address specific biological questions. She received her M.S. degree from the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. During her M.S. research, she studied the formation of chlorination by-products during disinfection of treated wastewater. She received her B.S. degree from the Department of Mineral Resources Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. Her undergraduate thesis focused on trace element and radioactivity analysis of aerosol particles, produced from lignitic power stations in Greece. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at IESL/FORTH focusing on the development of specialized optical spectroscopic analysis methods for the identification and origin and quality control of agricultural products.


  • 2003, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • 1998, M.Sc. in Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • 1996, B.Sc. in Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece


  • Biophotonics
  • Imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Spectroscopy


  • 1993–1998: Outstanding Student Scholarship from National Scholarship Foundation, Greece.
  • 1998–1999: Regents’ Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, USA.
  • 1999 – 2000: Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Irvine School of Engineering, USA.
  • 2001 - present: member of the Optical Society of America
  • 2001 - present: member of the SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
  • 2001 - present: member of Women in Optics
  • 2004 - 2005: Honored member of Manchester Who’s Who
Imaging cells and extracellular matrix in vivo by using second-harmonic generation and two-photon excited fluorescence
Aikaterini Zoumi, Alvin Yeh, and Bruce J. Tromberg
PNAS, Volume: 99 , Issue:17, Page:11014-11019, Year:2002,
Imaging coronary artery microstructure using second-harmonic and two-photon fluorescence microscopy
Aikaterini Zoumi, Xiao Lu, Ghassan S Kassab, Bruce J Tromberg
Biophysical Journal, Volume:87, Issue:4, Page:2778-2786, Year:2004,
Spatial Distribution and Function of Sterol Regulatory Element-Binding Protein 1a and 2 Homo- and Heterodimers by In Vivo Two-Photon Imaging and Spectroscopy Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
Aikaterini Zoumi, Shrimati Datta, Lih-Huei L. Liaw, Cristen J. Wu, Gopi Manthripragada, Timothy F. Osborne, Vickie J. LaMorte
Molecular and cellular biology, Volume:25, Issue:8, Page:2946-2956, Year:2005,
Combined two-photon excited fluorescence and second-harmonic generation backscattering microscopy of turbid tissues
Aikaterini Zoumi, Alvin T Yeh, Bruce J Tromberg
Proceedings of Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences II, Volume:4620, Page:175-182, Year:2002,
Selective corneal imaging using combined second-harmonic generation and two-photon excited fluorescence
Alvin T Yeh, Nader Nassif, Aikaterini Zoumi, Bruce J Tromberg
Optics Letters, Volume:27, Issue:23, Page:2082-2084, Year:2002,
Nonlinear optical microscopy of articular cartilage
Alvin T Yeh, Marie J Hammer-Wilson, David C Van Sickle, Hilary P Benton, Aikaterini Zoumi, Bruce J Tromberg, George M Peavy
Osteoarthritis and cartilage, Volume:13, Issue:4, Page:345-352, Year:2005,
Ammasi Periasamy, Alberto Diaspro, Mary Dickinson, Eva Simbuerger, Bernhard Zimmermann, Christopher Waters, Scott Fraser, Horst Wallrabe, Michael Stanley, Margarida Barroso, James Mills, James Stone, David Rubin, David Melon, David Okonkwo, Gregory Helm, Vickie LaMorte, Aikaterini Zoumi, Bruce Tromberg
Journal of biomedical optics, Volume:8, Issue:3, Page:1, Year:2003,
Spectroscopic approach for monitoring two-photon excited fluorescence resonance energy transfer from homodimers at the subcellular level
Vickie J LaMorte, Aikaterini Zoumi, Bruce J Tromberg
Journal of biomedical optics, Volume:8, Issue:3, Page:357-362, Year:2003,
One-photon versus two-photon excited fluorescence resonance energy transfer of GFP fusion proteins
Vickie J LaMorte, Tatiana B Krasieva, Aikaterini Zoumi, Barry M Forman, Corinne Solier
Proceedings of Multiphoton microscopy in the biomedical sciences II, Volume:4620, Page:73-79, Year:2002,
Verifying the Geographical Origin and Authenticity of Greek Olive Oils by Means of Optical Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis
Renate Kontzedaki, Emmanouil Orfanakis, Georgia Sofra-Karanti, Katerina Stamataki, Aggelos Philippidis, Aikaterini Zoumi, Michalis Velegrakis
Molecules, Volume:25, Issue:4180, Page:doi:10.3390/molecules25184180, Year:2020, DOI:doi:10.3390/molecules25184180
Optical spectroscopy methods combined with multivariate statistical analysis for the classification of Cretan thyme, multi-floral and honeydew honey
Emmanouil Orfanakis,Michail Markoulidakis,Aggelos Philippidis, Aikaterini Zoumi,Michalis Velegrakis
JSFA, Volume:published online, Page:DOI 10.1002/jsfa.11182, Year:2021, DOI:
Application of Ultraviolet-Visible Absorption Spectroscopy with Machine Learning Techniques for the Classification of Cretan Wines
Aggelos Philippidis, Emmanouil Poulakis, Renate Kontzedaki, Emmanouil Orfanakis, Aikaterini Symianaki, Aikaterini Zoumi, Michalis Velegrakis
Foods, Volume:10, Issue:9, Page: foods10010009, Year:2021, DOI: foods10010009