Dr Ioanna G Alexandropoulou

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Dr Ioanna Alexandropoulou studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. In April 2013, she received her PhD in Public Health and Molecular Epidemiology from the Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection in the Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace.

Dr Alexandropoulou is a research collaborator in the Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, where since 2006 she has developed her skills in both microbial detection and identification using cultural and molecular techniques, and also in public health protection.

Dr Alexandropoulou is a post-doctoral researcher in the department of Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory of Wastewater Management and Treatment Technologies, and in the Laboratory of Microbiology of Democritus University of Thrace.

Her research areas of interest are the prevention of Legionella infections, molecular typing, surveillance and environmental monitoring of Legionella spp, clinical and environmental microbiology and especially bacteriology, parasitology and molecular epidemiology. She has an adequate knowledge of a wide range of molecular techniques such as PCR, Real Time PCR, RAPD, PFGE, sequencing analysis and phylogenetics.

Her current position is PhD Molecular Biologist at the Regional Public Health Laboratory of Eastern Macedonia and the Thrace Region of Hellenic’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Alexandroupolis, Greece.