Photo Dr. Zoi Litou

zlitoubiol.uoa.gr

EDUCATION

2002 - 2009: Faculty of Biology, University of Athens, PhD in Bioinformatics, entitled "Topology Prediction of Membrane Proteins".
(Supervisor: Prof. S.J. Hamodrakas)

1998 - 2001: BSc (Hons) in Cell and Molecular Biology, Essex University. [Final Year Project: Investigating the functional diversity within arsenic resistant bacteria in arsenic contaminated soils]


RESEARCH INTERESTS
Currently working on computational analysis of membrane proteins focusing on the automated recognition and classification of single-spanning membrane proteins, CWPs and GPCRs.

PUBLICATIONS Search in
Nastou, K.C., Tsaousis, G.N., Kremizas, K.E., Litou, Z.I., Hamodrakas, S.J. (2014) The Human Plasma Membrane Peripherome: Visualization and Analysis of Interactions. BioMed Research International, vol. 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/397145 [Abstract] [PDF]

Fimereli, D.K., Tsirigos, K.D., Litou, Z.I., Liakopoulos, T.D., Bagos, P.G., Hamodrakas, S.J. (2012) CW-PRED: A HMM-based method for the classification of cell wall-anchored proteins of Gram-positive bacteria. Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science,Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7297/2012, p. 285-290. [PDF]

Litou, Z.I., Bagos, P.G., Tsirigos, K.D., Liakopoulos, Th.D., Hamodrakas, S.J. (2008) Prediction of Cell Wall sorting signals in Gram-positive bacteria with a Hidden Markov Model: application to complete genomes. JBCB, 6(2):387-401. [Abstract] [PDF]

Ahram, M., Litou, Z.I., Fang, R., Al-Tawallbeh, G. (2007) Estimation of membrane proteins in the human proteome. In Silico Biol., 6; 0036.[Abstract] [PDF]

Petsalaki, E.I., Bagos, P.G., Litou, Z.I., Hamodrakas, S.J. (2006) PredSL: A Tool for the N-terminal Sequence-based Prediction of Protein Subcellular Localization. Geno. Prot. Bioinfo. 4(1): 48-55. [Abstract] [PDF]

Petsalaki, E.I., Pantelis G. Bagos, P.G., Litou, Z.I. Hamodrakas, S.J. (2005) N-terminal sequence-based prediction of subcellular. BMC Bioinformatics, 6 (Suppl 3), S11.[Abstract] [PDF]

Papasaikas, P.K., Bagos, P.G., Litou, Z.I., Promponas V.J. and Hamodrakas, S.J. (2004) PRED-GPCR: GPCR recognition and family classification server. Nucleic Acids Res, 32, W380-382. [Abstract] [PDF]

Pashou, E.E., Litou, Z.I., Liakopoulos, Th.D. and Hamodrakas, S.J. (2004) waveTM: Wavelet-based transmembrane segment prediction. In Silico Biol.4, 0012. [HTML]

Papasaikas P.K., Bagos P.G., Litou Z.I, Hamodrakas S.J. (2003) A novel method for GPCR recognition and family classification from sequence alone using signatures derived from profile hidden Markov models. SAR QSAR Environ Res., 14, 413-20. [Abstract] [PDF]