Evangelia Panagiotou

MD, MSc, PhD
Eye surgeon Consultant in Ophthalmic Genetics

Evangelia Panagiotou

MD, MSc, PhD
Eye surgeon Consultant in Ophthalmic Genetics

She was born in Athens and graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at 1st University Ophthalmology Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AHEPA Hospital).

Fellow in Ophthalmogenetics and Electrophysiology of vision in University Ophthalmology Department of Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium).


Academic titles

MD – Medical School Degree (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

MSc – Master in Medical Research Methodology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

MSc – Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

PhD – Doctorate in Ophthalmology (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)


Scholarships and Awards

BBSRC Scholarship (MSc with Distinction in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis, 2012-2013)

Marie-Curie Research Fellowship (Initial Training Network: “EyeTN – Beyond the Genome; training the next generation of ophthalmic researchers”, 7th Framework Program, European Commission, 2013-2018)

Travel grant (Joint Meeting of the UK Eye Genetics Group & the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, Leeds, UK, 2017)

Oral presentation award (50th Panhellenic Ophthalmological Conference, 2017)

Research Award (54th Panhellenic Ophthalmological Conference, 2021)

Case Presentation Award (17th Congress of the Hellenic Vitreoretinal Society, 2022)

Travel Grant (7th Eye Genetics course, European Society of Human Genetics, Bertinoro, Italy, 2022)


Research – Publications

Organization and conduct of the “Study of the genetic basis of hereditary retinal diseases in Greece” in collaboration with the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB, Switzerland)

Published scientific articles in international scientific journals

Participation in chapter writing in scientific books


Member of scientific societies

European Retinal Disease Consortium (ERDC)

International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR)

European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)

UK Eye Genetics Group (UKEGG)

Hellenic Vitreous-Retina Society (GVRS)

Ophthalmological Society of Northern Greece (OEBE)

The scientific team