Anna Mitraki received her BSc in Chemistry, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1981; PhD Biochemistry, Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 1986 (work on enzyme folding, assembly and aggregation with Professor Jeannine Yon-Kahn). She was a Post-doctoral associate (1987-1991) and then Research Scientist (1991-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. (work on folding and assembly of fibrous phage proteins with Professor Jonathan King). Research scientist at the Institut de Biologie Structurale in Grenoble, France (French National Research Center) from 1995 to 2004. Habilitation, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, in 2003, for work on structure, folding and assembly of beta-structured fibrous proteins and their self-assembling peptides. Since September 2004, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece. Affiliated Research Scientist with the Institute for Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH. Academic Editor, PLoS ONE (2009-2014, www.plosone.org). Since September 2014, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece.
Current research areas and interests include:
– the proteins as biomaterials; bioinspired materials;
– engineering and design of fibrous biomaterials;
– self-assembling peptides;
– protein folding and assembly;
– protein engineering and production.