Pavlopoulou Lab. on Computational Systems Biology


In the post-genomics era, there is undoubtedly a plethora of accumulated genomic, genetic and proteomic data. However, there is a growing gap between the biological molecules (DNA, RNA and proteins) with experimentally determined function/structure and the ones that have not been assigned to any functional/structural annotation. To handle this overwhelming amount of information, we apply bioinformatics and systems biology methods for processing, analyzing, and interpreting biological data in a meaningful way.


My main research interests include:

  • Application of bioinformatics methods for the analysis and meta-analysis of cancer genetics and genomics data.
  • Phylogenetics & Comparative genomics.
  • Analysis of biological sequences
  • Biological networks.
  • Development of bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of biological data.

Selected Publications

Pavlopoulos GA; Kontou PI; Bouyioukos C; Markou E; Bagos PG. Bipartite graphs in systems biology and medicine: a survey of methods and applications. GigaScience. 2018 Apr ; 7 (4): 1-31. doi:10.1093/gigascience/giy014.

Kontou PI; Pavlopoulou A; Braliou G; Bogiatzi S; Dimou NL; Bangalore S; Bagos P. Identification of Gene Expression Profiles in Myocardial Infarction: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. BMC Medical Genomics. 2018 Sep ; 11 109. doi:10.1186/s12920-018-0427-x.

Karakülah G, Pavlopoulou A. In silico Phylogenetic Analysis of hAT Transposable Elements in Plants. Genes. 2018 Jun ; 9 (6): 284. doi:10.3390/genes9060284.

Nikitaki Z, Hola M, Dona M, Pavlopoulou A, Michalopoulos I, Angelis KJ, Georgakilas AG, Macovei A, Balestrazzi A . Integrating plant and animal biology for the search of novel DNA damage biomarkers. Mutat Res. 2018 Mar ; 775 21-38. doi:10.1016/j.mrrev.2018.01.001.

Pavlopoulou A. RecA: a universal drug target in pathogenic bacteria. Frontiers in bioscience (Landmark edition). 2018 Jan ; 23 36-42. doi:10.2741/4580.

Nikolaou M, Pavlopoulou A, Georgakilas AG, Kyrodimos E. The challenge of drug resistance in cancer treatment: a current overview. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2018 Apr ; 35 (4): 309-318. doi:10.1007/s10585-018-9903-0.

Pavlopoulou A, Bagos PG, Koutsandrea V, Georgakilas AG. Molecular determinants of radiosensitivity in normal and tumor tissue: A bioinformatic approach. Cancer Letters. 2017 Sep ; 403 37-47. doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2017.05.023.


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