The People of FAME Lab

 

Excellent staff and students are an integral part of any successful research program. At FAME Lab we have been extremely fortunate in the opportunity to work with a terrific group of staff and students who constantly re-ignite our passion for research and also keep us on our toes! We believe in a real team effort where we all support each other and have fun together in and out of the lab.

Andreas Flouris

is an environmental physiologist and the founder of FAME Lab. He is an Assistant Professor in Human Physiology at the University of Thessaly and an Adjunct Professor in Environmental Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Elvina Sakellariou

is a Senior Researcher at FAME Lab. She is a molecular biologist with strong background on muscular dystrophies and currently studying the role of exercise on brown adipose tissue activation and its effects on whole-body metabolism, the implication of UCP1 gene polymorphisms in cardio-metabolic diseases, and the effects of exercise-induced metabolic adaptations to white adipose tissue.

Antonia Kaltsatou

is a Senior Researcher at FAME Lab. She is a clinical exercise physiologist with a strong background on exercise & health.  Her research at FAME Lab focuses on assessing the links between thermoregulation and health.

Petros Dinas

is a Senior Researcher at FAME Lab. His role is to contribute to the group’s sustainability by attracting and managing research funding, to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses according to PRISMA guidelines, and to lead research on the effects of physical activity on adipose tissue.

Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos

is a medical doctor and an extreme environment physiologist. He is FAME Lab’s advisor, research collaborator, and leads the area of expeditions and field studies in environmental human physiology.

Andres Carrillo 

is an interdisciplinary adjunct Senior Researcher at FAME Lab and an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. His research interests include ageing and heart rate variability responses during heat stress, brown adipose tissue activity in response to differences in macronutrient intake, and movement philosophy.

ATHANASIOS-APOSTOLOS GARGAVANIS

is a general surgeon specialising in organ transplantations. Also, he holds a MSc degree in International Medicine and Health Crisis Management and has extensive experience in medical humanitarian field missions in different parts of the globe. He is a collaborator of FAME lab in field research and expeditions.

Lydia Tsoutsoubi

is a PhD student at FAME Lab. Her role within FAME Lab is to lead research projects focusing on the control of vasomotion during hot and cold exposures in healthy and clinical populations, to support research projects in thermal physiology led by other group members, and to participate in the group’s Marie Curie projects.

Leonidas Ioannou

is a PhD student at FAME Lab. His role within FAME Lab is to lead research projects focusing on the effects of radiation on behavioral and physiological mechanisms of the human thermoregulatory system, to support research projects in thermal physiology led by other group members, and to participate in the group’s European projects.

Maria Vliora 

is a PhD student at FAME Lab. Her role within FAME Lab is to conduct research focusing on brown adipose tissue, as well as to establish collaborations between FAME Lab and research groups inside and outside the School of Exercise  Science. Currently her research interest is in the study of the metabolic factors that contribute to the process of browning of white adipose cells.

Eleni Nintou

is a PhD student at FAME Lab. She is working on research projects focusing on brown adipose tissue, supporting research projects in this area led by other group members, as well as establishing new collaborations between FAME Lab and other research groups inside and outside the School of Exercise Science.

Argyro Krase

is a PhD student at FAME Lab. Her role within FAME Lab is to contribute to a study developing non-invasive techniques to measure the activity of brown adipose tissue, to support the group’s research projects in clinical populations, and to contribute to teaching in classes led by other group members.

Tânia Amorim

is a PhD student at the University of Porto and University of Wolverhampton. Her role in FAME lab is to investigate non-invasive techniques to measure the activity of brown adipose tissue. She is also interested on the effects of exercise on bone metabolism.

Konstantinos Ntallas

is a social worker and an MSc student in Exercise Science. His role within FAME Lab is to contribute to occupational heat stress studies towards understanding and mitigating the effects of workplace heat on health and productivity.

Eirini Kydonaki 

is a final year undergraduate student in Physical Education and Sport sciences. Her role within Fame Lab is to lead a research project focusing on the chronic effects of exercise and obesity on heart rate variability, as well as to produce the group’s video for dissemination purposes.

Konstantinos Mantzios

is a final year undergraduate student in Physical Education and Sport sciences. His role within FAME lab is to lead a research project focusing on the creation of a sweat rate data logger and to support research projects in thermal physiology led by other group members.

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Stefanos Kalotychos

is an undergraduate student in Physical Education and Sport Science. At FAME lab he contributes to research projects investigating the impacts of occupational heat stress on worker health and productivity. His research interests also include the study of muscle and brain adaptations after exercise to hot/cold environments. Finally, he also supports research projects in thermal physiology led by other group members.

Vivi Gκiata 

Her role within FAME Lab is to lead the management of the group’s research activities in terms of security standards, equipment, and scheduling/performing measurements, as well as to contribute to teaching in classes led by other group members.

Georgia Ntina

is the Head of Administration at FAME lab. Her role within FAME Lab is to lead the group’s Management Team overseeing all administrative activities as well as leading the Project Management of the European projects U-GENE, FUEGO, and GI-Neu.

Soula Mermiga

is the Project Manager of the European projects ICI-THROUGH and smartHELMET.  Furthermore, her role within FAME Lab is to lead and manage the dissemination activities (e.g., webpages, newsletters, workshops, events) of all Marie Curie projects of the group, and to handle daily secretarial tasks.

Kontantina Poulianiti

is a chemical engineer and has completed her PhD on Biochemistry & Muscle Physiology investigating the effects of Chronic kidney disease on redox status homeostasis. Her role at FAME Lab focuses on the management of European projects and proposal writing. Moreover, she will expand her research activities in collaboration with the rest of FAME Lab members.