Paraskevi Papadopoulou

Science and Mathematics

BS in Biology, University of California, Los Angeles; Ptychion in Biology, University of Athens; Ph.D. in Biophysics and Cellular Biology, University of Athens

Dr. Papadopoulou has been a member of the Deree science faculty since 1992. She has a long career in the teaching of Introductory Biology for mainly psychology majors as well as of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Human Genetics and Introduction to Molecular Biology modules for biology minors at Deree. She teaches Introduction to Biology and Human Biology modules and part of the module Integrated Methods in Environmental Analysis I in the Environmental Studies program. She has conducted research in the fields of Structural Biology/Molecular Biophysics and Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, on structural and self-assembly studies of fibrous proteins, which form extracellular, proteinaceous structures of physiological importance like lepidopteran, dipteran and fish chorions. Model structures of chorion proteins and their interactions have been proposed. She has also contributed to the development of genetic testing protocols for genetic diseases such as Tuberous Sclerosis and of Neurofibromatosis type 1. Her current research engagement is on Mediterranean biodiversity and green roofs in addition to Higher Education research and innovative ways of teaching and learning in STEM disciplines. She has served for six years as Head of the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Deree and for 3 years as Assistant Head of the department of Science and Mathematics. She has served in various appointed or elected college committees and she is also the Biology Club advisor. She contributed to the development of the Biology Minor and the Environmental Studies program at Deree.