2019

Christos Delidakis, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion, Crete
“Tracking the malignant progression of a Notch-induced neural stem cell tumour in Drosophila”

Antonis Giakountis, University of Thessaly, Larissa
“Functional characterization of long-non coding RNAs that interact with transcription factors in gastrointestinal cancer”

Christos Gournas, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens
“Plasma membrane organization in quiescence”

Ilias Kazanis, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Rio
“Cellular senescence in populations of postnatal brain Neural Stem Cells (pbNSCs). Controlled by the microenvironment and controlling neurogenesis versus oligodendrogenesis.

Konstantina Nika, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras
“Ectopic Lck expression in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) as a marker of intratumoral
heterogeneity”

Maria Papadopouli, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete
“Neuronal networks in epilepsy − Deciphering the Role of Activity Patterns in Focal Cortical
Seizures”

Katerina Papanikolopoulou, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Mical regulates the aggregation propensity of Tau in vivo”

Efthymios Skoulakis, Division of Neuroscience, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Functional test of psychiatric disease comorbidity in Drosophila melanogaster”

Nektarios Tavernarakis, University of Crete, IMBB-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete
“The role of mitophagy in neuronal quality control and survival during ageing”
Dr Tavernarakis has generously decided not to accept the 2019 Fondation Santé grant awarded to him so that these funds can be used to support another applicant. 

Maria Tsoumakidou, Immunology Division, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Understanding the role of lung cancer-associated fibroblasts and epithelial cells as atypical antigen-presenting cells”

Panayotis Verginis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Delineate the role of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts in the tumorinduced immunoparalysis: a pivotal role of autophagy”

George Zachos, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete
“Investigating mechanisms that prevent chromatin bridge breakage in cytokinesis”

2018

Marios Agelopoulos, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Decoding a human antiviral gene expression program”

Dimitris Beis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“A zebrafish model to study Cardiac Valve Regeneration”

George Diallinas, Department of Biology, School of Science, University of Athens, Athens
“Investigation of the role of the AP-1 Complex in intracellular trafficking & exocytosis of clathrin-coated vehicles”

George Garinis, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion
“The impact of DNA damage on tissue-resident macrophages in mammals”

Domna Karagogeos, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion
“Myellinophagy” 

Ioannis Karakasiliotis, Department of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis
“Global changes in post-transcriptional regulators during West Nile virus replication: insights into pathogenetic mechanisms”

Konstantinos Papapanayotou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Generation of allogeneic hearts in mouse embryos”

Panayiota Poirazi, IMBB-FORTH, Heraklion
“Linking dendritic properties of neurons to prefrontal function using a multi-disciplinary approach”

Charalampos Spilianakis, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion
“X-COAT – “SATB1 unleashes the inactive X chromosome in T lymphocytes: implications for autoimmunity”

Popi Syntichaki, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“A role of the mRNA decapping complex in the regulation of innate immunity response”

Konstantinos Vekrellis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Modulation of the Katp channel activity as a potent regulator of extracellular α-synuclein levels”

Laskaro Zagoraiou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Cholinergic modulation of the respiratory circuit”

2017

Yiorgos Apidianakis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
“Dietary and pharmacological intervention for preventing intestinal tumorigenesis”

Christos Delidakis, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion
“Revisiting embryonic neurogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster”

Vasiliki Koliaraki, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Identification and functional characterization of mesenchymal cell lineages in intestinal development and carcinogenesis”

Angeliki Magklara, Faculty of Medicine, School of Life Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina
“The role of histone demethylase LSD1 in the epigenetic dynamics of breast cancer stem cells”

Ilias A. Mylonis, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa
“Non-conventional mitochondrial functions of Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1α (HIF-1α): their role in cellular adaptation to hypoxia and carcinogenesis”

Panayotis Politis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Unraveling the role of a novel regulatory mechanism for alternative splicing in brain development”

Irini Skaliora, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Ex vivo analysis of cortical networks in normal and pathological brain states”

Efthimios Skoulakis, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Elucidation of Habituation mechanisms through pharmacogenetics in Drosophila melanogaster”

Leonidas Stefanis, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences,  University of Athens, Athens
“Involvement of macroautophagy in nigrostiatal axonal degeneration induced by inhibition of Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy”

Dimitra Thomaidou, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens
“Elucidation of miRNA-mediated transcription and epigenetic mechanisms controlling transdifferentiation of primary astrocytes to induced-neurons”

George Zachos, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion
“Chmp4c is a novel kinetochore component that is involved in kinetochore-microtubule attachment and spindle checkpoint signaling”

Christos Zervas, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Modeling the Kindler syndrome in Drosophila”

2016

Epaminondas Doxakis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“A systematic approach to identify TOR complex-specific substrates”

Aristides Eliopoulos, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion
“Epigenetic regulation of damage-induced intestinal stem cell proliferation in Drosophila”

Pantelis Hatzis, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Elucidation of the function of the long non-coding RNA WiNTRLINC2 in intestinal homeostasis and carcinogenesis”

Apostolos Klinakis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“The role of Notch signaling in regulating the PI3K pathway in bladder tumorigenesis”

Zoe Lygerou, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras
“GemC1 directs the multiciliated cell fate in the airway epithelium”

Petros Marangos, Department of Biological Applications and Technology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina
“Emi2 cell cycle regulator: Linking Meiosis, Reproductive Aging and Cancer”

Sifis Papamatheakis, School of Sciences, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH) Heraklion
“Role of PML in Glioblastoma growth, heterogeneity and clonal evolution”

Maria Roubelakis, Laboratory of Biology, Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Athens, Athens
“The role of epigenetic memory in reprogramming of hematopoietic cell fate”

Inga Siden-Kiamos, (IMBB-FORTH) Heraklion
“Identification and functional analysis of post- translational modifications of malaria parasite actin isoforms”

Constantinos Stathopoulos, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras
“Switching from adaptation to regulation in pathogens: The role of Staphylococcus aureus glyS T-box riboswitch”

2015

George Diallinas, Department of Biology, School of Science, University of Athens, Athens
“Transporter oligomerization, trafficking & turnover: novel insights from a model microbial
eukaryote”

Georgia G. Gregoriou, School of Medicine, University of Crete
“Neural mechanisms of attention during visual search”

Artemis Hadzigeorgiou, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Larissa
“Promoters of miRNA genes: Elucidating the regulation of regulators”

Rebecca Matsas, Hellenic Pasteur Institute,  Athens
“An integrated genome-wide miRNA-mRNA approach in a human stem cell-based model of
neurodevelopment and disease”

Nektarios Tavernarakis, School of Medicine, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion
“The role of autophagy in age-associated neurodegeneration”

Laskaro Zagoraiou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“C bouton in ALS: a critical player for motor neuron fate?”

2014

Antigone Dimas, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Unravelling the genetic basis of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome through whole exome sequencing”

Evangelos Kolettas, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina & BRD, IMBB-FORTH, Ioannina
“Impact of IKKα and IKKβ signaling on the control of E2F-target genes during K-Ras oncogenemediated senescence of human fibroblasts”

Panayotis Politis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“The role of long non-coding RNAs in mammalian brain development”

Despina Sanoudou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Determine the mechanisms underlying arrhythmogenesis by the human variant S96A in the
histidine-rich calcium binding protein”

Charalampos Spilianakis, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH) Heraklion
“The regulatory networks of the lncRNAs SeT and ASeT in macrophage immune responses”

George Zachos, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion
“CHK1 protects against chromatin bridges in anaphase”

Christos Zervas, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Modes of in vivo Parvin functions in integrin-mediated adhesion”

2013

Yiorgos Apidianakis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
“Bacterial interactions that establish a low inflammatory state in the Drosophila and mouse intestine”

Pantelis Hatzis, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Functional and mechanistic characterization of Wnt-regulated long intergenic non- coding RNAs in intestinal homeostasis and carcinogenesis”

Chrysoula Pitsouli, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
“Drosophila tracheal remodeling during intestinal inflammation and cancer”

Efthimios Skoulakis, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Athens
“Identification of novel genetic modifiers of Neurofibromatosis Type-1 (NF1) learning deficits in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster”

Georgia Sotiropoulou, Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, University of Patras, Patras
“Is KLK6 protease the eluded regulator of extracellular α- synuclein?”

Georgina Xanthou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the differentiation of activin-A-induced
regulatory T cells”

2012

Dimitris Beis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Deciphering the molecular mechanism of shear stress sensing and the interactions between form and function of endocardial cells during cardiac valve development”

Christos Delidakis, University of Crete, (IMBB-FORTH), Heraklion
“The role of basic-helix-loop-helix-Orange proteins in neuroblast quiescence in Drosophila”

Apostolos Klinakis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens
“Roles of Notch signaling in urinary tract development and neoplasia”

Stavros Taraviras, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras
“Geminin, a potential convergence point for regulation of proliferation and differentiation:
investigating its role in self-renewal and differentiation decisions of neural crest cells”