Kyriaki Sidiropoulou is an Assistant Professor of Neurophysiology at the Dept of Biology, University of Crete and collaborating researcher at IMBB-FORTH. She teaches Animal physiology and Neurobiology to undergraduate biology students and neurophysiology to graduate students. She is the head of the Neurophysiology and Behaviour Laboratory (www.sidiropouloulab.com). Her research team investigates the cellular mechanisms of cognitive functions, in particular, working memory and long-term memory, in wild-type animals as well as in animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. The long-term goal of the Neurophysiology and Behaviour Laboratory is to identify behavioural or electrophysiological measures that can predict the emergence of neuropsychiatric disorders and to develop preventive therapeutic approaches.