Eleni Liapi was born in Greece in 1990. She obtained her Biology Diploma from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece and her M.Sc degree in Forensic Science from the Biomedical Centre of Uppsala University, Sweden.
For her Diploma thesis, she studied the effects of oxidative and osmotic stress on the viability of H9c2 cardiac myoblasts. For her M.Sc thesis she investigated the mRNA expression in human post-mortem skin wounds in the context of forensic wound age estimation, under supervision of Dr. Gomes and Prof. Dr. Schneider at the Institut für Rechtsmedizin, in Cologne (Germany). During this project, she also wrote an article for the 26th Conference of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (Liapi et al., 2015).
She has also completed two 6-month internships at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden focusing on the sequence determination of long non-coding RNAs. First one, on GLI1 antisense in cancer under supervision of Prof. Dr. Zaphiropoulos, where she contributed to the publication of Villegas et al., 2014 and the second one on RNA LOC105372576 in human keratinocytes under supervision of MD, Dr. Xu Landén with regard to skin wound healing.
She joined the group of Dr. Blanche Schroen in June 2016 aiming to contribute towards the identification of non-coding RNA regulatory mechanisms in heart failure.