Paraskevi Papadopoulou

Science and Mathematics

BSc in Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Ptychion in Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; PhD in Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Dr. Papadopoulou is Professor of Biology at Deree-The American College of Greece. She holds Biology degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and from the University of Athens and a PhD in Biology from the University of Athens. Her research interests are focused in the fields of Structural Biology/Molecular Biophysics and Bioinformatics, on structural and self-assembly studies of fibrous proteins. 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 environmental health issues, on big data analytics in bioinformatics, medicine and healthcare plus on sexually transmitted diseases, Mediterranean biodiversity and green roofs, and innovative ways of teaching and learning in STEM disciplines. In addition, she teaches introductory and advanced courses in biology such as molecular biology, human genetics and cell and molecular neurobiology and environmental studies courses such as natural sciences research methods for the environmental studies program. She has served as Head of the department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Deree-The American College of Greece for 6 years. She had a major contribution in the development of the Environmental Studies and the Information Technology programs. She has coordinated the development of the Biomedical Sciences program at Deree-The American College of Greece.