Dimitra K. Toubanaki
  • Post-Doc, Hellenic Pasteur Institute
Research focus
  • Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology
Personal information


PhD, University of Patras, Greece, 2008

Lab information

E. Karagouni Lab

Research focus

biosensors, biomarkers, immunology


• Toubanaki, D. K., Margaroni, M., Prapas, A. and Karagouni, E. (2020). Development of a Nanoparticle-based Lateral Flow Strip Biosensor for Visual Detection of Whole Nervous Necrosis Virus Particles. Sci Rep 10(1): 6529.
• Agallou, M., Pantazi, E., Tsiftsaki, E., Toubanaki, D. K., Gaitanaki, C., Smirlis, D. and Karagouni, E. (2018). Induction of protective cellular immune responses against experimental visceral leishmaniasis mediated by dendritic cells pulsed with the N-terminal domain of Leishmania infantum elongation factor-2 and CpG oligodeoxynucleotides. Mol Immunol 103: 7-20.
• Toubanaki, D. K. and Karagouni, E. (2018). Towards a Dual Lateral Flow Nanobiosensor for Simultaneous Detection of Virus Genotype-Specific PCR Products. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry 2018: 7691014.
• Toubanaki, D. K. and Karagouni, E. (2017). Genotype-specific real-time PCR combined with high-resolution melting analysis for rapid identification of red-spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus. Arch Virol 162(8): 2315-2328.
• Agallou, M., Margaroni, M., Athanasiou, E., Toubanaki, D. K., Kontonikola, K., Karidi, K., Kammona, O., Kiparissides, C. and Karagouni, E. (2017). Identification of BALB/c Immune Markers Correlated with a Partial Protection to Leishmania infantum after Vaccination with a Rationally Designed Multi-epitope Cysteine Protease A Peptide-Based Nanovaccine. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(1): e0005311.
• Sklavounos, A., Pefkianakis, E., Toubanaki, D., Calokerinos, A. and Vougioukalakis, G. (2016). A novel squaraine for cost-effective, quick, and highly-sensitive Hg and thiols determination and pH sensing. ChemPlusChem 81: 913-916.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Athanasiou, E. and Karagouni, E. (2016). Gold nanoparticle-based lateral flow biosensor for rapid visual detection of Leishmania-specific DNA amplification products. Journal of Microbiological Methods 127: 51-58.
• Toubanaki, D. and Karagouni, E. (2016). Oligonucleotide-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles for Application on Lateral Flow Biosensors: Evaluation and Optimization of Low pH and Salt-Aging Conjugation Methods. Analytical Letters 49.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Margaroni, M. and Karagouni, E. (2016). Dual Enhancement with a Nanoparticle-Based Lateral Flow Biosensor for the Determination of DNA. Analytical Letters 49(7): 1040-1055.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Margaroni, M. and Karagouni, E. (2015). Development of a novel allelespecific PCR method for rapid assessment of Nervous Necrosis Virus genotypes. Current Microbiology, 2015, 71:529-539.
• Pefkianakis, E. K., Theodossiou, T. A., Toubanaki, D. K., Karagouni, E., Falaras, P., Papadopoulos, K. and Vougioukalakis, G. C. (2015). A Family of Potent Ru(II) Photosensitizers with Enhanced DNA Intercalation: Bimodal Photokillers. Photochemistry and Photobiology 91(5): 1191-1202.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Margaroni, M. and Karagouni, E. (2015). Nanoparticle-based lateral flow biosensor for visual detection of fish nervous necrosis virus amplification products. Molecular and Cellular Probes 29(3): 158-166.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Christopoulos, T. K., Ioannou, P. C. and Flordellis, C. S. (2009). Identification of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms by the Oligonucleotide Ligation Reaction: A DNA Biosensor for Simultaneous Visual Detection of Both Alleles. Analytical Chemistry 81(1): 218-224.
• Toubanaki, D., Christopoulos, T., Ioannou, P. and Gravanis, A. (2009). Visual genotyping of SNPs of drug-metabolizing enzymes by tetra-primer PCR coupled with a dry-reagent DNA biosensor. Pharmacogenomics 10: 495-504.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Christopoulos, T. K., Ioannou, P. C. and Flordellis, C. S. (2009). High-throughput chemiluminometric genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms of histamine, serotonin, and adrenergic receptor genes. Analytical Biochemistry 385(1): 34-41.
• Toubanaki, D. K., Christopoulos, T. K., Ioannou, P. C. and Gravanis, A. (2008). Dry-reagent disposable biosensor for visual genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms by oligonucleotide ligation reaction: application to pharmacogenetic analysis. Hum Mutat 29(8): 1071-1078.
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