Panagiota Kontou is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Thessaly, Greece (UTH). She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics (University of Central Greece), a MSc in Bioinformatics (University of Athens) and a Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics in 2016, (Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, UTH). She received two State Scholarships for post-doctoral research. Her research interests include Meta-analysis, Genetic epidemiology, Gene Expression data analysis, Graph Theory, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. She has published in 35 peer reviewed journals, in proceedings of 48 international and national conferences. She participated in 9 research projects, authored 3 chapters in collective volumes and co-authored a scientific book.