University of Crete, Greece

Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN-UoC)


Faculty of Medicine
School of Health Sciences
University of Crete


Director: Kyriaki (Kiki) Thermos - Professor of Pharmacology
Co-Director: Panayiotis D. Mitsias, MD, PhD - Professor of Neurology


Contact person:
Prof. Kyriaki(Kiki) Thermos, Ph.D


The School of Medicine of the University of Crete runs a Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN) in collaboration with neuroscientists from different Universities and Research Institutes in Greece and abroad.

The GPN focuses on Cellular/Molecular, Systems, Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences and in the Development of the Nervous System. It aims to provide students with a strong training in neuroscience and prepare them for a career in neuroscience teaching and research.  It leads to a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience after a four semester cycle of study consisting of courses and research laboratory rotations.

In the first semester, students attend three obligatory courses, two core courses in molecular/cellular and systems neuroscience, as well as a course in methods used to study the nervous system. In the second and third semesters the students take elective courses and three two month laboratory rotations, while the fourth semester is dedicated to a research diploma thesis. During their studies, students participate in a series of seminars offered by the program, and the Department of Basic Science of the School of Medicine, as well as special seminars on bioethics, ethics in human and animal research, scientific writing and ethics in scientific writing.