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Athanasia Pavlopoulou

Current Position

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia

Past Positions

  • Research Assistant at the Biology Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens, Greece.
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.


  • B.Sc. in Biology, Western Illinois University (WIU), Macomb, IL, USA
  • M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Lincoln, NE, USA
  • M.Sc. in Microbiological Biotechnology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Research interests

  • Next generation sequencing analysis
  • Genome Analysis
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Phylogenetic Analysis
  • Gene Regulation
  • Protein Fingerprints Construction
  • Protein Structure Analysis/Prediction


  • Georgakilas, A.G., Pavlopoulou, A., Louka, M., Nikitaki, Z., Vorgias, C.E., Bagos, P.G. and Michalopoulos, I. (2015) Emerging molecular networks common in ionizing radiation, immune and inflammatory responses by employing bioinformatics approaches. Cancer Lett.
  • Pavlopoulou, A., Spandidos, D.A., Michalopoulos, I. (2015) Human cancer databases (review). Oncol Rep. 33: 3-18.
  • Pavlopoulou, A. and Scorilas, A. (2014) A comprehensive phylogenetic and structural analysis of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) gene family. Genome Biol Evol 6: 1314-1326.
  • Pavlopoulou, A., Vlachakis, D., Balatsos, N.A. and Kossida, S. (2013) A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of deadenylases. Evol Bioinform Online 9: 491-7
  • Vlachakis, D., Pavlopoulou, A., Roubelakis, M.G., Feidakis, C., Anagnou, N.P. and Kossida, S. (2013) 3D molecular modeling and evolutionary study of the Trypanosoma brucei DNA Topoisomerase IB, as a new emerging pharmacological target. Genomics.
  • Vlachakis, D., Pavlopoulou, A., Kazazi, D. and Kossida, S. (2013) Unraveling microalgal molecular interactions using evolutionary and structural bioinformatics. Gene 528: 109-119
  • Logotheti, S., Pavlopoulou, A., Galtsidis, S., Vojtesek, B. and Zoumpourlis, V. (2013) Functions, divergence and clinical value of TAp73 isoforms in cancer. Cancer Metast Rev 32: 511-534
  • Vlachakis, D., Tsiliki, G., Pavlopoulou, A., Roubelakis, M.G., Champeris Tsaniras, S. and Kossida, S. (2013) Antiviral Stratagems against HIV-1 using RNA interference (RNAi) technology. Evol Bioinform 9: 203-213.
  • Vlachakis, D., Pavlopoulou, A., Tsiliki, G., Stathopoulos, C., Balatsos, N.A.A. and Kossida, S. (2012) An intergraded in silico approach to design specific inhibitors targeting human poly(A)-specific ribonuclease. PLoS ONE 7: e51113.
  • Attwood, T.K., Coletta, A., Muirhead, G., Pavlopoulou, A., Philippou, P.B., Popov, I., Rom?-Mateo, C., Theodosiou, A. and Mitchell, A.L. (2012) The PRINTS database: a fine-grained protein sequence annotation and analysis resource--its status in 2012. Database (Oxford) 2012: 1-9
  • Pavlopoulou, A. and Michalopoulos, I. (2011) State-of-the-art bioinformatics protein structure prediction tools (Review). Int J Mol Med 28: 295-310.
  • Pavlopoulou, A., Pampalakis, G., Michalopoulos, I. and Sotiropoulou, G. (2010) Evolutionary History of Tissue Kallikreins. PLoS ONE 5: e13781.
  • Pavlopoulou, A. and Kossida, S. (2010) Cytosine methyltransferases as tumor markers. Curr Genomics 11: 568-77
  • Pavlopoulou, A. and Kossida, S. (2009) Phylogenetic analysis of the eukaryotic RNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferases. Genomics 93: 350-357
  • Pavlopoulou, A. and Kossida, S. (2007) Plant Cytosine-5 DNA methyltransferases: Structure, function, and molecular evolution. Genomics  90: 530-541