I am a Group Leader at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Bern. My research focuses on mRNA translation in health and disease, and I am a devoted lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Athens, Greece studying a human endoribonuclease, and ever since, I have not lost my enthusiasm for mRNA metabolism, keeping an open eye on many diverse research fields such as virology and systems biology. My postdoc experience in the group of Oliver Mühlemann brought me closer to mRNA translation and virology and shaped the current direction of my research.
Teaching has been a passion of mine since a very early age, and supporting the growth of young researchers is the most rewarding aspect of my professional life.
I was born and raised in Piraeus, Greece, and besides my passion for molecular biology, I have a hard time keeping my hands off a piano, and I am an avid fan of Mylène Farmer and Iceland.