Postdoctoral Researcher, Biologist


Dr Paraskevi Apostolou works as post-doctoral researcher in the field of Cancer Genetics in Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (MDL) at the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”. She obtained her B.SC. in 2008 in Biology from the University of Patras and M.Sc. in 2010 in Molecular Medicine from the University of Athens, School of Medicine. She obtained her PhD in 2016 in Cancer Genetics from the University of Athens, Department of Biology in collaboration with MDL, NCSR “Demokritos”. She received an undergraduate and a post-doctoral Scholarship by the State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) in 2005 and 2017, respectively. Her current research focuses on hereditary cancer syndromes and rare diseases, identification of new cancer predisposing genes and molecular characterization of genetic variants. She has 23 publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and has received multiple fellowships and awards in National and International Conferences, including the European Society of Human Genetics. She has been invited to give talks in conferences and training courses. She participates in many European and National Research Projects. She teaches in postgraduate program: Basic Principles and Technologies in Bioinformatics at National Technical University of Athens. She is a member of European Society of Human Genetics and Hellenic Association of Medical Geneticists.

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Investigation of hereditary predisposition in polyposis and colorectal cancer



DEcision Support system for Tumor RadIogeNomics of the ovarY

2018-2022 | GSRT

Worldwide, high grade ovarian epithelial cancer (HGOC) remains the most fatal gynecological cancer. In patients with HGOC, the presence of intratumoral genetic heterogeneity is considered an important adverse prognostic factor associated with poor response to treatment and, therefore, poor survival ...


Hellenic Precision Medicine Network on Cancer

2018-2021 | SIEMENS - GSRT

ATTICA MEDICAL PRECISION UNIT 2 Coordinator: National Research Center for Natural Sciences "Demokritos" Partners: National Research Foundation, Alexander Fleming Biomedical Research Center Within the framework of the National Precision Medicine Network, the Precision Medicine Unit at NCSR "...


Molecular Genetics Analysis of ovarian cancer

2017-2021 | ASTRAZENECA


Molecular Genetics Analysis in breast cancer

2018-2021 | ASTRAZENECA

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