The aim of my research is to investigate electrophysiological, brain structural and cognitive endophenotypes of psychosis and the associations between them. I am interested in exploring the mechanisms by which biological markers and genetic variants influence the susceptibility of developing psychosis.
- CNVcatalog: A database of published association results examining copy number variants and their effect on clinical phenotypes
- I am working on influences of CNV burden and Polygenic Risk Scores on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in two samples comprising data of cases with psychosis, unaffected relatives and healthy controls.
- In the past, I have worked on cognitive endophenotypes of both psychosis and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- I have been involved in the translation and statistical validation of two scales assessing spirituality and religiosity in a nationwide Greek sample.
- I have also investigated brain lateralization and nicotine dependence in schizotypal personality disorder
- Blakey, R., Ranlund, S., Zartaloudi, E., … Bramon, E. (2018). Associations between psychosis endophenotypes across brain functional, structural, and cognitive domains. Psychological Medicine, 48(8), 1325–1340.
- Calafato, M. S., Thgesen, J. H., Ranlund, S., … Bramon, E. (2018). Use of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder polygenic risk scores to identify psychotic disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(3), 535–541.
- Zartaloudi, E., & Polemikou, A. (2019). Functional hemispheric asymmetry and nicotine dependency as variables mediating neurobiological vulnerability to schizotypy in a non-clinical population of college students. Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 165–172.