Katerina Katsani holds a Chemistry degree and a Μaster degree from the Dept of Chemistry of the Aristroteleion University in Thessaloniki. She did her PhD in London (CRUK, former ICRF) and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands from where she obtained her PhD in 2002. During her PhD, she studied chromatin regulators in Drosophila. She then moved to Institut Curie in Paris as a Human Frontiers (HFSPO) post doctoral fellow where she worked on live imaging of nuclear pore complexes. Her main research interests focus on the characterization of the Drosophila nuclear pore complexes, and the investigation of the role of nuclear pore proteins in cell physiology using imaging and proteomic approaches. Since 2007 she has joined the Dept of Molecular Biology & Genetics in the Democritus University of Thrace and she is Assistant Professor.