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Wednesday 11:30-13.30

Hatzigeorgiou Artemis



Research Interests

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, RNA Biology, In silico prediction of microRNA target interactions, In silico prediction of transcription start sites, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Analysis, Gene expression analysis

Curriculum vitae

Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou studied Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart and got her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Department of Biology and Pharmacy at the University of Jena in 2001. During 2001-2007, she was Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Pennsylvania, with a joined appointment at the Department of Genetics and secondary appointment at the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the Engineering School. From 2007 to 2012 she joined the Institute of Molecular Oncology at the Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming” as Principal Investigator. During 2012-2019 she became Professor of Bioinformatics at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Thessaly, and taught Bioinformatics and Algorithms in Molecular Biology at the MSc “Information Technologies in Medicine and Biology” from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2015, she is a Collaborating Professor at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, while in 2019 she was elected a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Thessaly. Her research interests lie in the areas of computational biology, gene expression and regulation analyses and machine learning. She has published in top tier journals as Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, American Journal of Human Genetics, Genes and Development, Nature Methods and Genome Research. Her works have been cited more than 18,000 times (h-index 49) according to Google Scholar (2020). She has served as a reviewer panelist for the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK), the National Science Foundation (NSF-USA), the National Institute of Health (NIH-USA), the European Union (FP7, CONNECT) and the Greek Secretary of Research and Technology. She is currently President of the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (HSCBB) and she was the chair of the 17th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB18).


Selected Publications

  • • Georgios K. Georgakilas, Nikos Perdikopanis, Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, “Solving the transcription start site identification problem with ADAPT-CAGE: a Machine Learning algorithm for analysis of CAGE data”, Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 705 (2020)
  • • Joanna Handzlik, Spyros Tastsoglou, Ioannis S. Vlachos, Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, “Manatee: detection and quantification of small non-coding RNAs from next-generation sequencing data”, Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 877 (2020)
  • • Dimitra Karagkouni, Maria D. Paraskevopoulou, Spyros Tastsoglou, Giorgos Skoufos, Anna Karavangeli, Vasilis Pierros, Elissavet Zacharopoulou, Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, “DIANA-LncBase v3: indexing experimentally supported miRNA targets on non-coding transcripts”, Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 48 (D1), (2019)
  • • Maria D. Paraskevopoulou, Dimitra Karagkouni, Ioannis S. Vlachos, Spyros Tastsoglou & Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, "microCLIP super learning framework uncovers functional transcriptome-wide miRNA interactions", Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 3601 (2018)
  • • Dimitra Karagkouni, Maria D. Paraskevopoulou, Serafeim Chatzopoulos, Ioannis S. Vlachos, Spyros Tastsoglou, Ilias Kanellos, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Ioannis Kavakiotis, Sofia Maniou, Giorgos Skoufos, Thanasis Vergoulis, Theodore Dalamagas, Artemis G Hatzigeorgiou, “DIANA-TarBase v8: a decade-long collection of experimentally supported miRNA–gene interactions”, Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 46 (D1), (2018)
  • • Ioannis S. Vlachos, Thanasis Vergoulis, Maria D. Paraskevopoulou, Filopoimin Lykokanellos, Georgios Georgakilas, Penny Georgiou, Serafeim Chatzopoulos, Dimitra Karagkouni, Foteini Christodoulou, Theodore Dalamagas, Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, "DIANA-mirExTra v2.0: Uncovering microRNAs and transcription factors with crucial roles in NGS expression data", Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 44, (W1), (2016)
  • • Ioannis S. Vlachos, Konstantinos Zagganas, Maria D. Paraskevopoulou, Georgios Georgakilas, Dimitra Karagkouni, Thanasis Vergoulis, Theodore Dalamagas, Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou, "DIANA-miRPath v3.0: deciphering microRNA function with experimental support", Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 43, (W1), (2015)