Neuroscience

Doctoral Dissertation

Α. S. Τsingotjidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (1994). The anatomical organization of the ascending branch of the milk-ejection reflex in the sheep.

 

Grants

Grant provided by the Hellenic Society for Neurosciences for attending the 14th European Winter Conference for Brain Research (EWCBR), LaPlagne, France; March, 1994

Grant for attending the 13th Conference of the European Neuroscience Association (ENA), Stockholm, Sweden; September, 1990

 

Seminars

27–30 May, 2010: Attendance of a course: “Adult Neurogenesis: Structure and Function”, Frauenchiemsee, Germany

January- March, 1996: Audition of the course of Molecular Biology at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, USA (Instructor: Pr. T. Campagnioni)

4-12, June 1993: Participation in a Seminar on Neurophysiology: Organized by the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Patras, Greece

4-15, February 1991: Participation in a Seminar on Neuroanatomy: Organized by the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Pre-graduate courses

Elective course: «Gender equality: social approach through biological sciences» at the students of the 2nd semester and higher, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh. Instructor with the course entitled: “Gender in pain basic research: recent data” (2018 – present)

 

Post-graduate courses

Athens International Master’s Programme in Neurosciences, School of Biology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Instructor: «Anatomy of the spinal cord» and “Comparative Brain Anatomy” (2019-present)

Courses of Neuroanatomy at the students of Master of Sciences – European Master of Comparative Morphology (EUCOMOR), University of Antwerp, Belgium (2017 and 2018)

Courses at workshops and seminars

Instructor at the courses: “Αnatomy of rodents” and “Animal models in neuroscience” at Laboratory Animal Science European Union Functions Course, Athens. (2015-present): https://hsblas.gr/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Program-2020-Distance-Version-1.pdf

Instructor at the Symposium «Gender issues in neuroscience research» entitled “Gender bias in pain basic research: recent data” at FRM (FENS Regional Meeting), Belgrade 2019: https://www.fensfrm2019.rs/programme/

 

Research Grants

As Principal Investigator

12/03/ 2009-11/03/ 2010: “Study of histochemical parameters of the central and peripheral nervous system”. Alpha Bank, Code of AUTh Research Committee: 84461

01/2007-01/2008 “Study of the neuropathy associated with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia using a SCID-hu bone animal model” International Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF), Code of AUTh Research Committee: 82259

 

As collaborator

2007: “Development of an in vitro neurophysiology methods’ unit, for the evaluation of the effects of pesticides, neurotoxic substances, and other chemical substances at the Central and Peripheral Nervous System of animals (insects – mammals)” OPEIVT – PYTHAGORAS II, European Union and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, with P. I.: Prof. George Theophilidis, Professor of School of Biology, AUTh, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Member of Advisory and Examining Committees

Member of the Ph.D. Advisory Committee for the veterinarian Konstantinos Kostas with the title: «Microglial immunoregulation at the axon of central-enteric nervous system in autoimmune myelitis», Laboratory of Immunobiology, School of Biology, University of Crete (2019 – present)

Member of the Ph.D. Advisory Committee and Examining Committee for the medical doctor Dimitrios Giakoumettis with the title: «Experimental study of the action of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus extract in brain glioblastomas», School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh (2013 – 2019)

Member of the Ph.D. Advisory and Examining Committee for the veterinarian Chrysanthi Bekiari with the title: «Study of adult neurogenesis at the dentate gyrus of hippocampus», School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh (2007 – 2015)

Member of the Ph.D. Advisory and Examining Committee for the biologist Alexia Kagiava with the title: «The effects of stress conditions on the function of the sciatic nerve of vertebrates», School of Biology, AUTh (2006 -2011)

Member of the Ph.D. Advisory and Examining Committee for the medical doctor Konstantinos Violaris with the title: «Neuroprotection by phenytoin after spinal cord injury: an experimental study with rats», School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh (2005 – 2010)

Member of the Ph.D. Examining Committee for the veterinarian Thetis Zacharaki, with the title: «Description of apoptosis in the rat dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus during development», School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh, 2007

Member of the Ph.D. Examining Committee for the veterinarian Kleanthis Mellios, with the title: «Study of the factors that regulate the survival, the differentiation and the apoptosis of stratial neurons during development and following experimental lesions», School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh, 2007

 

Chapter

Use and potential of artificial neural networks in biological sciences: The example of milk-ejection reflex. Tsingotjidou, A. S. and G. C. Papadopoulos (2008). Volume of Scientific Publications 2 (Innovative Applications of Information Technology in the Agricultural Sector and the Environment) of the Hellenic Association of Information Technology and Communication in Agriculture.

 

Publications

Abraham Tsitlakidis, Elias C. Aifantis, Aristeidis Kritis, A. S. Tsingotjidou, Angeliki Cheva, Panagiotis Selviaridis & Nicolas Foroglou (2020) Mechanical properties of human glioma, Neurological Research, DOI:10.1080/ 01616412.2020.1796381

Chryssa Bekiari, Ioannis Grivas, A.S. Tsingotjidou, Georgios C. Papadopoulos (2019) Adult neurogenesis and gliogenesis in the dorsal and ventral canine hippocampus. J Comp Neurol. 2020 May;528(7):1216-1230. doi: 10.1002/cne.24818. Epub 2019 Dec 2. PMID: 31743444.

Giakoumettis D, Pourzitaki C, Vavilis T, Tsingotjidou A, Kyriakoudi A, Tsimidou M, Boziki M, Sioga A, Foroglou N, Kritis A.  (2018). Crocus sativus L. Causes a Non Apoptotic Calpain Dependent Death in C6 Rat Glioma Cells, Exhibiting a Synergistic Effect with Temozolomide Nutr Cancer. 2019;71(3):491-507. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2018.1506493. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Bekiari C., Giannakopoulou A., Siskos N., Grivas I., Tsingotjidou A., Michaloudi H., Papadopoulos G.C. (2015). Neurogenesis in the septal and temporal part of the adult rat dentate gyrus. Hippocampus. 25(4):511-523.

Giannakopoulou, A. Grigoriadis, N. Bekiari, C. Lourbopoulos, A. Dori, I. Tsingotjidou, A. S. Michaloudi, H. Papadopoulos, G. C. (2013).  Acute inflammation alters adult hippocampal neurogenesis in a multiple sclerosis mouse model. Journal of Neuroscience Research (91)7:890-900.

Violaris, K., Mironidou-Tzouveleki, M, Tsingotjidou, A., Tsartsalis, S Tsitsopoulos, P Nanassis, K Neuroprotective effect of phenytoin in a rat model of spinal cord injury. Proc. of 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON NEUROBIOLOGY, PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & TREATMENT GUIDANCE, Pages: 159-164 (2012) Edited by: Fountoulakis, KN.

K. Kosmidis, A. S. Tsingotjidou, L. Iliadis, C. Batzios and G. C. Papadopoulos (2009). A sparsely connected network to model the relay stations of the sheep milk ejection reflex. Neurocomputing, (73)1-3 Special Issue: 80-86.

Kagiava, Tsingotjidou, A. S., C. Emmanouilides and G. Theophilidis (2008). The effects of oxaliplatin, an anticancer drug, on potassium channels of the peripheral myelinated nerve fibers of the adult rat. Neurotoxicology, 29 (6):1100-1106.

Tsingotjidou, A. S. and G. C. Papadopoulos (2008). The milk-ejection reflex in the sheep: an anatomical study on the afferent pathway. Anat. Histol. Embryol., 37(4):245-250.

Tsingotjidou, A. S. and G. C. Papadopoulos (2003). The anatomical organization of the ascending branch of the milk-ejection reflex in the sheep. Primary afferents neurons. J. Comp. Neurology, 19:460(1):66-79.

Tsingotjidou, A.S. and G. C. Papadopoulos (1996). Neuronal expression of Fos-like protein along the afferent pathway of the milk-ejection reflex in the sheep. Brain Res., 741:309-313.

C. Papadopoulos, A. S. Tsingotjidou, A. N. Karamanlidis, J. Antonopoulos, H. Michaloudi and A. Dinopoulos (1985). The peptides vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), cholecystokinin (CCK) and somatostatin (SRIF) in the visual cortex of the hedgehog: a comparative study. Proceedings of the 1st Congress for the Neurosciences in Greece, pp. 135-138.

 

Invited speaker/symposium chairing

Chair at the Junior Scientists Symposium, 28th meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, 4-6 October 2019, Iraklion, Crete: https://www.hsfn.gr/hsn2019/hsn2019-program/

14th Hellenic Veterinary Congress (2018) “Round table: Basic research in veterinary medicine: present and future” Veterinary Medicine and Neurosciences: present and future.  http://hvms2018.frei.gr/

Lab. of Neuroendocrinology and Morphofunction of University II, Bordeaux, France: “The organization of the ascending branch of the milk-ejection reflex in the sheep”, 19

 

Presentations in meetings

Konstantinos Bourtzinakos, Tryfon Chatzimanou, Charis Pappas, Avraam Tsitalkidis, Nikolaos Foroglou, Alexandra Palaiologou, George Gavriilidis, Nikoleta Melemeni, and Anastasia S. Tsingotjidou, Histological and immunohistochemical characteristics of human glioblastoma 28th Meeting of Ηellenic society for neurosciences, Heraklion – Greece (2019).

John Kartsounis, Melina Gianni, and Anastasia S. Tsingotjidou, Animal Models in Neuroscience: The paradigm of Alzheimer’s Disease and Schizophrenia 28th Meeting of hellenic society for neurosciences, Heraklion – Greece (2019).

Tsitlakidis A., Kritis A., Tsingotjidou A., Selviarides P., Foroglou N. Elasticity of intracranial gliomas: is it related with their histopathology? 33rd Annual Congress of Hellenic Neurosurgical Society: http://www.enxe.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FINAL-PROGRAMM-33%CE%BF-%CE%9D%CE%A7.pdf (2019)

Tsitlakidis, E. C. Aifantis, A. Kritis, A. Tsingotjidou, P. Selviaridis and N. Foroglou (2016). The use of atomic force microscopy for the measurement of human brain tissue elasticity. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: SAN2016 Meeting, Presented at the Society of Applied Neuroscience, Corfu, Greece. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2016.220.00103.

Giakoumetis Dimitrios, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Kritis Aristeidis, Foroglou Nikolaos. (2016). Convection-enhanced delivery as a method of delivering therapeutic agents in the brain of laboratory animals. Society of Applied Neuroscience 2016. Corfu Island – Greece.

Bekiari Chrysanthi, Grivas Ioannis, Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2015). Comparing adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mammalian species: cell proliferation and maturation pattern along the septo-temporal axis of the rodent, canine and sheep dentate gyrus. FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015. Thessaloniki – Greece.

Tsingotjidou Anastasia. (2015). Conditioned Place Preference Test (CPP): use, benefits and pitfalls. The AAALAC International, ESLAV and ECLAM Conference 2015. Hannover – Germany.

Giannakopoulou, A.; Dori, I.; Bekiari, C. Petrakis, S.; Grivas, I.; Tsingotjidou A.; Koliakos, G. and G.C. Papadopoulos (2014). Αdipose stem cells transplantation in a rat traumatic brain injury model. Presented at the 20th ISCT Annual meeting, April 2014, Paris, France and published at CYTOTHERAPY (16): S62-S62 Meeting Abstract: 212

Bekiari C., Giannakopoulou A., Siskos N., Grivas I., Tsingotjidou A.S., Michaloudi H., Papadopoulos G.C. Comparing neurogenesis in the temporal and the septal part of the adult rat dentate gyrus. Keystone symposia entitled “Adult Neurogenesis”, May 2014, Stockholm, Sweden and 9th FENS Forum, July 2014, Milan, Italy.

Bekiari Chrysanthi, Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Siskos N., Grivas Ioannis, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2013). Birth, differentiation and survival patterns of new granule cells in the septal and temporal part of the adult rat dentate gurys. 26st Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Athens – Greece.

Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Dori Ioanna, Bekiari Chrysanthi, Petrakis S., Grivas Ioannis, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Koliakos Georgios, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2013). Adipose stem cell transplantation in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. 26st Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Athens – Greece.

Grivas Ioannis, Bekiari Chrysanthi, Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Dori Ioanna, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2013). Quantitative evaluation of adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the sheep. 26st Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Athens – Greece.

Bekiari Chrysanthi, Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Grivas Ioannis, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2012). Septo – temporal neurogenesis in the adult rodent and canine hippocampus: Populations and survival of neural stem cells and newborn neurons. 8th FENS Forum. Barcelona – Spain.

Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Bekiari Chrysanthi, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Chiotelli Maria, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2011). Long term subthreshold exposure to the organophosphate clorpyrifos induces neurodegeneration and sensorimotor deficits in mice. 23rd Biennial Joint Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN). Athens – Greece.

Bekiari Chrysanthi, Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Grivas Ioannis, Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2011). Neurogenesis along the septo – temporal axis of the adult rat hippocampus. 25th Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Patra – Greece.

Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Lourbopoulos Th., Bekiari Chrysanthi, Grigoriadis N., Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2011). EAE induced inflammation alters hippocampal neurogenesis in adult mice brain. 25th Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Patra – Greece.

Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Violaris Konstantinos, Bekiari Chrysanthi, Giannakopoulou Angeliki, Nanasis Kimon. (2010). Neuroprotection by fenytoin after spinal cord injury: an experimental study in rats. 7ο FENS Forum Federation of European Neurosciences. Amsterdam – The Netherlands.

Bekiari Chrysanthi, Kouretas J., Emmanouilides C.E., Skaltsounis L., Tsingotjidou Anastasia. (2009). Oxaliplatin-related neurotoxicity: an experimental study in rats exploring its prevention by grape seed extract. 39th Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, USA. Chicago, IL – USA.

Tsingotjidou, A, Bekiari, C, Kagiava, A, Theophilidis, G, Emmanouilides C. (2009). Αn experimental study for peripheral neuropathy associated with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. Presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the European-Hematology-Association, Date: JUN 04-07, 2009 Berlin, Germany and published at the Haematologica-The Hematology Journal: 94 (376), Meeting Abstract: 0934.

Z.S. Polizopoulou, N. Soubasis, A. S. Tsingotjidou, A. Giannakopoulou, G. C. Papadopoulos, A. Oevermann, A.F. Koutinas (2008). Neuronal vacuolation and spinocerebellar degeneration in two Rottweiler siblings. Presented at the 21st Annual Symposium of the European Society of Veterinary Neurology, Ρόδος and published at the J. Vet. Intern. Med: 23:396-416, 2009.

Chioteli M., Tsingotjidou A., Ziv E., Grivas Ioannis, Kalman R. (2008). Histological assessment of diabetic neuropathy in desert gerbil (Psammomys obesus). 2nd joint meeting of ESLAV/LAVA. Dublin – Ireland.

Bekiari Chrysanthi, Kagiava A., Emmanouilides C.E., Theofilidis Georgios, Tsingotjidou A. (2008). Assessing peripheral neuropathy associated with Waldenstrom’ s macroglobulinemia. 22nd Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Athens – Greece.

Bekiari C., Kouretas D., Emmanouilides C. E., Emmanouilidis Christos, Skaltsounis L, Tsingotjidou A. (2007). Prevention of Oxaliplatin-related neurotoxicity by grape seed extract: An experimental study in rats. 21st Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Kagiava A., Tsingotjidou A., Emmanouilides C.E., Kosmidis Efstratios, Theophilidis G. (2006). Assessment of oxaliplatin-induced acute neurotoxicity on the peripheral nervous system using the isolated sciatic nerve of the rat. Presented at the 20th Hellenic Society for Neurosciences Meeting, Crete – Greece.

Kagiava A., Tsingotjidou A., Poutahidis Theofilos, Foroglou Nikolaos, Theofilidis Georgios. (2006). Evaluation of the regeneration in the three main nerve branches of the rat sciatic nerve. Forum of European Neuroscience (2006). Vienna – Austria.

Tsingotjidou A., Iliadis L., Batzios Christos, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2006). A neural network approach οf the sheep milk-ejection reflex. 15th Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS. Edinburgh – Unitied Kingdom.

Tsingotjidou Anastasia, Michaloudi-Pavlou Eleni, Chiotelli Maria, Papadopoulos Georgios. (2005). Distribution of the central projections of the lumbar dorsal root ganglion cells in the spinal cord of the sheep and the rat. Presented at the 19th Hellenic Society for Neurosciences Meeting. Patra – Greece.

Kruger L., McDonald J.S., Balercia G.C., Anderson D., Tsingotjidou A. (1996). The local cellular response in peripheral nerves in a painful mononeuropathy results from application of “non- constrictive” plastic cuffs. 8th World Congress on Pain. Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada.

Α. S. Tsingotjidou and G. C. Papadopoulos (1994). The organization of the ascending branch of the milk-ejection reflex in the sheep. Presented at the 14th Winter Conference on Brain Research (Abstracts of the 14th European Winter Conference on Brain Research) and at the 9th Panhellenic Meeting for Neurosciences, (Thessaloniki, Greece, 1993).

Α. S. Tsingotjidou, G. C. Papadopoulos, A. Dinopoulos, D. A. Poulain and D. T. Theodosis (1990). The spinal organization of the milk ejection reflex in the sheep. Published at the journal Eur. J. Neurosci. Suppl., p189, no 3133. Presented at the 13th European Neuroscience Meeting (Stockholm, Sweden, 1990) and at the 6th Panhellenic Meeting for Neurosciences, (Ιoannina, Greece, 1990).

 

Meetings’ attendance

2019: FENS Featured Regional Meeting, Belgrade – Serbia
2019: 28th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
2017: 27th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens, Greece
2010: 7th FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience) Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009: 39th Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA
2008: 22nd Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens, Greece
2007: 21st Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006: Computational Neurosciences Meeting, Edinburgh, UK
2005: 19th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Patras, Greece
1998:   28th Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
1996:   26th Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington D.C.
1996:   8th World Congress on Pain, Vancouver, Canada
1995:   25th Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, CA
1994:   14th European Winter Conference on Brain Research, La Plagne, France
1993:   9th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Thessaloniki, Greece
1992:   22nd Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Anaheim, CA
1991:   7th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens, Greece
1990:   13th European Neuroscience Congress, Stockholm, Sweden
1990:   6th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Ioannina, Greece
1989:   5th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Heraklion, Greece
1988:   4th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens, Greece
1985:   2nd Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Thessaloniki, Greece
1984:   1st Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Patras, Greece

 

Member of Scientific Societies

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, founding member

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Society for Neurosciences, USA, up to 2010

International Brain Research Organization

 

Member of Administrative Committees

Governing Council of the Hellenic Society for Neurosciences, 2009-2010 – 2016-2017, 2019 –2021; member (elected).

 

Participation in Committees, Working Groups and Councils

Co-ordinator of the course: “Gross and Microscopic Anatomy of the Nervous system” with Dr. D. Mytilinaio and Prof. M. Panayotacopoulou at the Athens International Master’s Programme in Neuroscience, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Biology, 2020-present

Member of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, 2018-present

 

Member of Organizing Committees

FRM (FENS Regional Meeting) Symposium organizer on «Gender issues in neuroscience research», including presentations by Klas Ableson, Milos Mitic and Anastasia Tsingotjidou, Belgrade 2019

27th  Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neurosciences, Athens, December 2017 https://www.hsfn.gr/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/program-low-qual-final.pdf

21st Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neurosciences, Thessaloniki, Greece, Nov. 2007

 

Dissemination of scientific opinions and social contribution

Conference: AUTh at ΝΟESIS: Innovation, Education and Culture Meeting, Center of Science and Technology Museum – NOESIS

Member of the research group, which presented the following work: Ι. Dori, S. Petrakis (2013) «Adipose tissue stem cells in the treatment of injured and diseased brain»

Organization of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) events aiming to inform society about brain (https://www.dana.org/BAW/)

2020:

The nervous system and its effect on other systems: February 13, 2020, 4th High School of Stavroupoli; students’ visit to the Laboratory of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh.

2019:

The tender side of oxytocin, 14, February 2019, Municipal Theater “Astron”, Municipality of Ampelokipoi/Menemeni, Thessaloniki, Greece at the students of the Art School of Thessaloniki (Lyceum)

Brain and gender: mutual dependencies, 05, March 2019 Amphitheatre of Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, AUTh, a presentation by G. C. Papadopoulos, Professor, Lab. of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh, Thessaloniki, Greece in collaboration with the Committee of Gender and Equality, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTh, Thessaloniki, Greece

2018:

Presentation of the book “Women and Neuroscience in Greece”, edited by Gutenberg, 19, April 2018 YDRIA Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

Brain: the mediator of our lives, 19, April 2018 Art School of Thessaloniki, presentation to the students of the Lyceum of the School by Ass. M. Margariti

Brain: the mediator of our lives, 21, April 2018 Art School of Thessaloniki, presentation to the Parents’ Association of the School by Ass. M. Margariti

2016:

Presentation of “His image”, 16 March, 2016 Conference Hall of XENIA Hotel, Volos, Greece. George Paxinos’s first novel entitled “In His Image” was presented. The presentation was organized by Global Attract and was under the auspices of the Hellenic Society of Neurosciences.

Brain-scapes, 17 March, 2016 Art Hall IANOS bookstore, Thessaloniki, Greece. This event was an art exhibition where the artist, Mrs. M. Efstathiou is also an MD and was inspired by the brain atlases of Prof. Paxinos. Her artwork, Brain-scapes are a combination of brain-atlases’ images with her artistic work.

Presentation of “His image”, 19 March, 2016, Ceremony Hall of Old Philosophy Department, AUTh. George Paxinos’s first novel entitled “In His Image” was presented. The presentation was organized by the Hellenic Society of Neurosciences and the Lab. of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, AUTh.

Positive Dog Training, 31 March, 2016, Auditorium of 2nd Elementary School of Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece. This event was a presentation of animal behavior under the effect of positive training.

Brain Events–Wanderings, 2 April, 2016 Theatre of 4th Elementary School of Perea, Thessaloniki, Greece. Students of the school presented their artwork inspired by brain.

2015:

Sensing brain, 22 April, 2015 Lab. of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Fac. of Veterinary Medicine, AUTh. This event was a presentation of brain to 10 blind people from the Regional Association for the Blind Association of Central Macedonia. This event was attended not only by the disabled people but by their companions and trainers as well. The seminar included thorough presentation of the nervous system basics which was mainly achieved by touching elements specially designed and made for these people

2014:

Getting acquainted with the brain, 14 Μarch, 2014 Cultural Center of Blind Association. This event was a special conference to present the brain in 10 blind people from the Regional Association for the Blind Association of Central Macedonia. This event was attended not only by the disabled people but by their companions and trainers as well. The seminar included thorough presentation of the nervous system basics which was mainly achieved by touching elements specially designed and made for these people

Getting acquainted with the brain, 15 Μarch, 2014 Music School of Thessaloniki. This event was a conference to present the brain to the students of the Music School of Thessaloniki. The Foyer of Music School was decorated with artworks on brain made by the students of the Art School of Thessaloniki.

Getting acquainted with the brain, 9 Αpril, 2014 Hall of City Council, Town Hall of Thessaloniki. The event had as main speaker Dr. George Paxinos, Professor of Psychology and Medical Sciences of the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). Professor Paxinos questioned the public of Thessaloniki about brain having the right size.

The Hellenic Society for Neurosciences was awarded in 2014 by the European Dana Alliance for Brain and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies because of these events and other similar in different places of Greece

2013:

Intellectual Portrayals 28 February 2013, Alaca Imaret. This event was a presentation of artworks (painting, sculpture, video, etc.) by 20 artists on the brain (and head in general) http://www.dana.org/BAW/Gallery/#prettyPhoto%5Bgallery1%5D/44/

Brain Wanderings 1 Μarch 2013, Theatre of Kalamari Hellenic-French School. This event was a conference to present the brain and its functions to students of 6th elementary grade and 1st and 2nd high-school grade of Kalamari Hellenic-French Schooland of the 6th elementary grade of the 1st Elementary School of Ag. Pavlos.

Brain Wanderings 14 Μarch 2013, Lab. of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Fac. of Veterinary Medicine, AUTh. This event was a presentation of brain to students of the 5thelementary grade of the Experimental School of Thessaloniki in Evosmos.

Approaching brain 10 Αpril, 2013 Theater of Multi Variate Use of the City of Thessaloniki. This event was a conference of presentations of issues related to brain. Its purpose was to inform the public of the city not only for the physiological function of the brain but for the diseased brain as well.