Degree: PhD
Year: 2010
Institution: Ludwig Maximilian University / Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Discipline: Proteomics and Biomarkers

Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2006
Institution: Imperial College London
Discipline: Human Molecular Genetics

Degree: B.S./Integrated M.Sc.
Year: 2005
Institution: University of Ioannina
Discipline: Biological Applications and Technology

Michaela Filiou

Department of Biological Applications and Technology

Contact Information

Tel.: +30-26510 07334
e-mail: Personal/Dept/Lab URL/:

Research topics (related to the Institute)

  1. Elucidating the role of mitochondria in shaping stress- and anxiety- related behaviors.
  2. Identifying molecular signatures and candidate biomarkers for neuropsychiatric phenotypes and treatment responses.
  3. Exploring the potential of mitochondria as therapeutic targets of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Research summary

  • Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders focusing on the role of mitochondria in the pathophysiology and treatment of pertinent pathologies. To do so, we work with mouse models, patient samples and cell culture and we make use of behavioral biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics/metabolomics approaches and pharmacology. Our vision is to create a collaborative environment, fostering scientific growth and communication.

Professional background

2.2020 - presentAffiliated Member, Biomedical Research Division, IMBB, FORTH
4.2018 - presentAssistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Applications and Technology, UoI
4.2018 - 7.2019Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, DE
1.2015 - 4.2018Staff Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, DE
9.2012 - 12.2014Principal Investigator (DFG grant), Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, DE
2.2013 - 5.2013EMBO Short-Term Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
8.2010 - 8.2012Post-doc Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, DE