Publications

(Eleni’s full CV here)       

underlined: directly mentored by EG

Journal Publications

12. Sakelaris B., Li Z., Sun J., Banerjee S., Booth V., Gourgou E.*: “Modelling learning in C. elegans chemosensory and locomotive circuitry for T-maze navigation”, *: corresponding author. Under revision.

11. Cardoza S.N., Tse L.Y.L., Barton K., Gourgou E.*: “3-dimensional arenas for the assessment of C. elegans behavior”, *: corresponding author. Under revision.

10. Gourgou E*., Mirzakhalili E., Zhang Y., Epureanu B.: “The effect of internalized paramagnetic nanoparticles on Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion in the presence of magnetic field”, *: corresponding author. Under revision.

9. Gourgou E*., Adiga K., Goettemoeller A., Chen C., Hsu A-L*.: “Caenorhabditis elegans learning in a structured maze is a multisensory behavior“, *: co-corresponding authors. iScience, 24 (4) 102284, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102284, 2021.

8. Gourgou E.*, Willis A.R., Giunti S., De Rosa M.J., Charlesworth A.G., Hernandez Lima M., Glater E., Soo S., Pereira B., Akbaş K., Deb A., Kamak M., Moyle M.W., Traa A., Singhvi A., Sural S., Jin E.J..: “A journey to “tame a small metazoan organism”, seen through the artistic eyes of C. elegans researchers”. Journal of Neurogenetics, Special Issue: Nature’s Gift to Neuroscience, DOI:10.1080/01677063.2020.183944 *: corresponding author, 2020.

7. Mirzakhalili E., Epureanu B., Gourgou E.: “A mathematical and computational model for Ca2+ dynamics in C. elegans ASH sensory neuron“, PLoS ONE 13(7): e0201302. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201302, 2018.

6. Ghadami A., Gourgou E., Epureanu B.: “Rate of recovery from perturbations as a means to forecast future stability of living systems“, Scientific Reports, 8, 9271; doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27573-0, 2018.

5. Mirzakhalili E., Gourgou E., Booth V., Epureanu B.: “Synaptic Impairment and Robustness of Excitatory Neuronal Networks with Different Topologies“. Front. Neural Circuits 11:38. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2017.00038; 2017.

4. Gourgou E., Chronis N.: “Chemically induced oxidative stress affects ASH neuronal function and behavior in C. elegans”. Scientific Reports, 6, 38147; doi: 10.1038/srep38147, 2016.

3. Oliver R.C., Gourgou E., Bazopoulou D., Chronis N., Hart A.J.: “On-demand isolation and manipulation of C. elegans by in vitro maskless photopatterning’’. PLoS ONE, 11(1): e0145935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145935, 2016.

Watch here a YouTube video with some of the behavioral arenas we built for this work.

2. Gourgou E., Aggeli I-K., Beis I., Gaitanaki C.: “Hyperthermia-induced Hsp70 and MT20 transcriptional upregulation is mediated by p38-MAPK and JNKs in Mytilus galloprovincialis (Lamarck); a pro-survival response”. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213 (Pt2): 347-57, 2010.

1. Kefaloyianni E., Gourgou E., Ferle V., Kotsakis E., Gaitanaki C., Beis I.: “Acute thermal stress and various heavy metals induce tissue-specific pro- or anti-apoptotic events via the p38-MAPK signal transduction pathway in M. galloprovincialis”. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(Pt23):4427-36, 2005.

 Articles published in preprint servers

01. Gourgou E., Zhang Y., Mirzakhalili E., Epureanu B.: “Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion dynamics is affected by internally localized magnetic fields”. bioRxiv 248369; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/248369, 2018.

Selected conference presentations

C22. Cardoza S., Tse LYL, Branch E., Barton, K., Gourgou E.: “3-dimensional behavioral arenas for C. elegans”. 23rd C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, virtual, USA, 2021 *.

C21. Gourgou E. #, Goettemoeller A., Chen C., Fretz A., Hsu AL#.: “C. elegans learning strategy in T-mazes and aging-related interventions”. 23rd C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, virtual, USA, 2021 *. #: co-corresponding authors.

C20. Sakelaris B.1, Adiga K.1, Goettemoeller A.1, Chen C., Booth V., Hsu A.L.#, Gourgou E.#: “C. elegans multisensory learning in simple T-mazes, as revealed by experiments and captured by mathematical models”. Neuroscience 2019, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Chicago, IL, USA, 2019* (selected talk). 1: equal contributions; #: corresponding authors.

C19. Gourgou E., Adiga K., Goettemoeller A., Chen C., Hsu AL*.: ” Can C. elegans learn to navigate in a maze? A story of food-triggered, touch-governed spatial learning “. 22th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019*.

C18. Banerjee S., Dhiman V., Corso J., Gourgou E.: “Using Computer Vision to decipher C. elegans locomotion before and after training in T-mazes”. 22th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019*.

C17. Sakelaris B., Clayborn D., Booth V., Gourgou E.: “How do nematodes navigate in T-mazes? Mathematical models of the neuronal circuits that steer C. elegans learning and decision making”. 22th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019*.

C16. Cardoza S., Tse LYL, Barton, K., Gourgou E.: “Advancing behavioral arenas for small model organisms by 3D printing nematode growth medium”. 22th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019*.

C15. Ghadami A., Gourgou E., Epureanu B.: “Rate of Recovery from Perturbations Reflects Future Stability of Natural Populations”. ICCS 2018, 9th International Conference on Complex Systems, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2018 (selected talk) *.

C14. Gourgou E., Adiga K., Hsu AL.: “C. elegans learning and decision making in T-shaped mazes”. C. elegans Topic Meeting-CeNeuro: Neuronal Development, Synaptic Function and Behavior, Madison, WI, USA, 2018 (selected talk) *.

C13. Ghadami A., Gourgou E., Epureanu B.: “Forecasting Critical Transitions and Bifurcation Diagrams of Natural Populations”. American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Abstract: P49.00005, 2018 (selected talk).

C12. Mirzakhalili E., Epureanu B., Gourgou E.: “A mathematical model for Ca2+ dynamics in C. elegans ASH sensory neuron”. 21th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017*.

C11. Mirzakhalili E., Gourgou E., Epureanu B.: “Synaptic Deficiencies and Robustness of Excitatory Neuronal Networks”. International Conference of Mathematical Neuroscience 2017, Boulder, CO, USA, 2017*.

C10. Mirzakhalili E., Gourgou E., Epureanu B.: “Transport by a kinesin in the presence of magnetic nanoparticles”. Biophysical Society 59th Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA, Biophysical Journal, Volume 108, Issue 2, Supplement 1, p137a, 2015.

C9. Gourgou E., Mirzakhalili E., Epureanu B.: “Magnetic field effects on C. elegans locomotive behavior”. 20th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2015*.

C8. Gourgou E.1, Oliver C.R.1, Bazopoulou D., Chronis N., Hart A.J.: “Real-time behavioral study of C. elegans by dynamic in situ photopatterning of hydrogel assays”. 20th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2015*. 1equal contributions.

C7. Gourgou E., Chronis N.: “Chemically induced oxidative stress affects ASH neuronal function & C. elegans behavior”. 20th C. elegans International Meeting, Genetics Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2015*.

C6. Oliver R.C., Gourgou E., Bazopoulou D., Chronis N., Hart A.J.: “Platform for in-vitro photo-patterning of whole animal C. elegans assays and behavior control”. 18th International μTAS Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 2014*.

C5. Gourgou E., Bazopoulou D., Chronis N.: “Paraquat-induced oxidative stress affects the function of the ASH chemosensory neuron in C. elegans”. C. elegans Neurobiology, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Conference Series, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany, 2012*.

C4. Gourgou E., Meletiou A., Beis I., Gaitanaki C.: “Protection mechanisms against oxidative stress in Mytilus galloprovincialis”. 25th Congress of the newEuropean Society of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Ravenna, Italy, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 151, Number 1/Suppl. pS9, doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.05.068, 2008.

C3. Gourgou E., Beis I., Gaitanaki C.: “Transcription factors activation by hyperthermia in Mytilus galloprovincialis”. 33rd FEBS Congress & 11th IUBMB Conference, Athens, Greece, FEBS Journal, 275 (Suppl.1) p122, PP2A-24, 2008.

C2. Gourgou E., Gaitanaki C., Beis I.: “Thermal stress induces anti-apoptotic events via the p38-MAPK pathway in Mytilus galloprovincialis”. 31st FEBS Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, FEBS Journal, 273 (Suppl.1) p114, PP-141, 2006.

C1. Gourgou E., Kefaloyianni E., Gaitanaki C., Beis I.: “Heavy metals and thermal stress induce pro- and anti-apoptotic events via the p38-MAPK signal transduction pathway in Mytilus galloprovincialis”. Cell Signaling World, Signal transduction pathways as therapeutic targets, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2006*.

*Items presented at conferences that do not publish formal proceedings (majority of biology-related conferences); oral and poster presentations appear only in the abstract book.