The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. It comprises 7 faculties that consist of 33 schools, 5 faculties that consist of one school each, as well as 4 independent schools. About 81,500 students study at the Aristotle University (72,140 in undergraduate programs and 8,360 in postgraduate programs). There are 2,150 faculty members: 739 professors, 435 associate professors, 634 assistant professors, and 342 lecturers. There are also 11 teaching assistants, 58 research fellows, 248 members of the Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel (S.L.T.P.), as well as 15 foreign language teachers and 4 foreign instructors. Faculty members are also assisted by 213 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (S.T.L.P.).
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki conducts research projects, participates in European research programs, cooperates with international institutions and organizations and attracts outstanding researchers from within Greece and abroad. The Aristotle University supports research projects in a wide variety of disciplines related to the environment (natural and built), computing, new technologies and nanotechnology, telecommunications, industrial technologies, transport, biotechnology, biomedicine and health, agriculture, forestry and fishery, education and language, history and archaeology, social studies and economics.
Prof. Magda Tsolaki, MD, BSc, PhD (F) received the diploma degree in School of Medicine in 1978 and her Ph.D. degree in 1983 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is Professor of Neurology since 2010, Neuropsychiatrist since 1983, and she has worked at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 1982 and at the 3rd Department of Neurology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 1988. She is the Director of 1st Department of Neurology of U.H “AHEPA” in the same University and she has been the main author or co-author of 31 Books,has participated with 372 abstracts in Greek Conferences, with 280 abstracts in English International or European Conferences, while she is the first author or co-author of 175 Papers in Greek Journals, and in 297 in International Journals -241 in PubMed with Citations >6.125, Impact Factor>1.200 and h-index=37, she has served as a peer-reviewer in several Conferences and Journals (100). She has organized 24 National Conferences on AD and six International. She was one of the three advisory members for 28 doctoral theses and she has created the Greek Alzheimer Association in 1995 and Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, she is chair of this Federation with 230 lectures, TV and radio programs. She was participated in 29 research programs and 37 clinical trials. Totally she has received 36 awards.
Mrs Ioulietta Lazarou, BSc, MSc, PhD candidate (F) is Research Associate at the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH). She received her Diploma degree from the School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her Msc degree in School of Medicine “Medical Research and Methodology” (excellent) in the same university. As Clinical Research Assistant, she currently purses her second MSc in “Complex Systems and Networks” of school of Mathematics,and her PhD at outpatient clinic in 1st department of Neurology, U.H. “AHEPA” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Moreover, she is a member of the Greek Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders (GAADRD) and the Scientific Committee of the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease, while she in member of Management Board of Panhellenic Biobank. Her research interests focus on neuropsychological assessment of people with cognitive and associate disorders, development of cognitive rehabilitation strategies, brain signal analysis of people with neurodegenerative diseases, assistive technologies and remote monitoring of people with dementia. She has co-authored over 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and she has participated in several European meetings of Patient organizations..
Mrs Eleni Poptsi, BSc, MSc, (F) is a psychologist, senior researcher on issues of Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. She is an expert in neuropsychological assessment and works at the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (GAADRD), since 2005. She is responsible for the design and implementation of cognitive training programs and other non-pharmacological interventions for people with Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. She received her Diploma degree from the School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her MSc degree in Social Psychiatry (excellent) from the School of Medicine, of the Democritus University of Thrace. Moreover, she is the Chair of the Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease of Kalamaria-Evosmou-Kordeliou, and Board member of the Panhellenic Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases (P.I.N.Dis). She is also member of the Scientific Committee of the Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease. Her clinical and research interests concern neuropsychological assessment and cognitive training therapies. Furthermore, she has been a co-author of 3 books and has participated with abstracts in Greek, International and Mediterranean Conferences, while she is the first author or a co-author of Papers in Greek and International Journals.