Democritus University of Thrace

Democritus University of Thrace
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Panepistimioupoli, Dragana
Alexandroupoli, 68100 Greece
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Project leader


 
Prof. Peristera Paschou
Phone +30 2551 0306 58
Fax +30 2551 0306 13
E-Mail  
Homepage http://utopia.duth.gr/~ppaschou

 

Project staff


 
Prof. Petros Drineas
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Department of Computer Science
Phone +15 1827 6826 5
E-Mail  
Homepage http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~drinep

 

 
Dr. Marianthi Georgitsi
Phone +30 25510 30494
Fax +30 25510 30613
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Institute presentation


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at DUTH was founded in the late 1990s and is currently the top-ranked department in the area of genetics in Greece. The department has recently moved to a brand-new building with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, supported by a multi-million euro funds from the Greek government and the European Union. A particular strength of the department is a vibrant group in genetics, consisting of faculty members, specialising in different aspects of the discipline. The department has recently been recognised as a hub of innovation in the region (FP7 scheme Research Potential: Unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU´s convergence regions and outermost regions). Since 2010, and under the supervision of Dr. Paschou, DUTH is also the grant holder for the COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology scheme) “European Network for the Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome”, coordinating the activities of a network of investigators from 19 European countries in promoting research in the area of TS and related disorders towards a common pan-European direction and aiming to raise awareness about the disorder, educating the public and professionals (http://tourette-eu.org).