Spyros Tastsoglou is a postdoctoral researcher in DIANA-Lab, affiliated with the Hellenic Pasteur Institute and the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics of the University of Thessaly. Spyros holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Applications of Molecular Biology and Genetics. During his BSc and MSc, he acquired experience in wet lab techniques (nucleic acid extraction, PCR, qPCR, SSCP analysis, RNAi) by participating in DNA-barcode analyses and a study of the olive fruit fly reproductive biology. In November 2020, Spyros gained his PhD in Bioinformatics from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly. During his dissertation, he analyzed small RNA Sequencing datasets to study the occurrence and consequences of epitranscriptomic events on miRNA, analyzed microarray datasets to indirectly define miRNA interactions and collaborated with researchers at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute to identify transcriptional responses to H. pylori infection and to vaccine candidates against Leishmania infantum.
Research interests: functions and interplay of coding and non-coding RNA, post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms, biomarker identification