MSc/PhD Program
Theocharis Alvanos
First Name:
Theocharis

Last Name:
Alvanos

Country:
Greece

 



Theocharis Alvanos

EDUCATION

College / University:
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Cellular and molecular techniques (Western blot, DNA extraction, PCR, DNA electrophoresis), behavioural experiments (D. melanogaster, T-maze aversive pavlovian behavioural assays), confocal microscopy (basic training), electron microscopy (TEM)

Projects / Research:
2015-2016: Bachelor Thesis “Investigating the role of huntingtin in long term memory in Drosophila melanogaster”, E.M.C. Skoulakis lab (Laboratory of Molecular Cognitive Biology) at B.S.R.C. ‘Alexander Fleming’
2015: Lab Practical “Investigating hyperactivity phenotypes in D.melanogaster models of tauopathies”, E.M.C. Skoulakis lab (Laboratory of Molecular Cognitive Biology) at B.S.R.C. ‘Alexander Fleming’

Scholarships:
2016 - 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

Studying the ever-changing physiology of neuron circuitry through the different taxa, in correlation with the habitat each organism lives in, is extremely intriguing to me. I am particularly interested in the evolutionary process and etiology, which drove the first Homo species to form a theory of mind and a widened consciousness.