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Maria Maridaki

Scientific discipline
Exercise Physiology

-Women and exercise
-Growth, Development, and Exercise
-Exercise,  Fitness, and Health

Research interests
-Exercise Physiology in special populations (sex & age differences, chronic diseases)
-Skeletal muscle physiology
-Heritability of athletic performance 

-Bachelor in Sport Science, NKUA, Greece (1979)
-Postgraduate studies in Sport Science, Liverpool University, UK (1986)
-PhD in Exercise Physiology, NKUA, Greece (1998)

Indicative Publications

  1. Chryssanthopoulos C, Ziaras C, Zacharogiannis E, Travlos AK, Paradisis GP, Lambropoulos I, Tsolakis C, Zeglis F, Maridaki M. (2015). Variability of performance during a 60-min running race. J Sports Sci., 33(19):2051-60.
  2. Sakkas GK, Giannaki CD, Karatzaferi C, Maridaki M, Koutedakis Y, Hadjigeorgiou GM, Stefanidis I. (2015). Current trends in the management of uremic restless legs syndrome: a systematic review on aspects related to quality of life, cardiovascular mortality and survival. Sleep Med Rev., 21:39-49.
  3. Philippou A, Maridaki M, Pneumaticos S, Koutsilieris M. (2014). The complexity of the IGF1 gene splicing, posttranslational modification and bioactivity. Mol Med., 7;20:202-14.
  4. Bogdanis GC, Stavrinou P, Fatouros IG, Philippou A, Chatzinikolaou A, Draganidis D, Ermidis G, Maridaki M. (2013). Short-term high-intensity interval exercise training attenuates oxidative stress responses and improves antioxidant status in healthy humans. Food Chem Toxicol., 61:171-7.
  5. Giannaki CD, Hadjigeorgiou GM, Karatzaferi C, Maridaki MD, Koutedakis Y, Founta P, Tsianas N, Stefanidis I, Sakkas GK. (2013). A single-blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of 6 months of progressive aerobic exercise training in patients with uraemic restless legs syndrome. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013, 28(11):2834-40.
  6. Pafili ZK, Bogdanis GC, Tsetsonis NV, Maridaki M. (2009). Postprandial lipemia 16 and 40 hours after low-volume eccentric resistance exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc., 41(2):375-82.
  7. Philippou A, Papageorgiou E, Bogdanis G, Halapas A, Sourla A, Maridaki M, Pissimissis N, Koutsilieris M. (2009). Expression of IGF-1 isoforms after exercise-induced muscle damage in humans: characterization of the MGF E peptide actions in vitro. In Vivo, 23(4):567-75.
  8. Bogdanis GC, Papaspyrou A, Theos A, Maridaki M. (2007). Influence of resistive load on power output and fatigue during intermittent sprint cycling exercise in children. Eur J Appl Physiol., 101(3):313-20.
  9. Maridaki M. (2006). Heritability of neuromuscular performance and anaerobic power in preadolescent and adolescent girls. J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 47 (3): 291-299.
  10. Philippou A., G.C. Bogdanis, A.M. Nevill and M. Maridaki (2004). Changes in the angle-force curve of human elbow flexors following eccentric and isometric exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 93(1-2): 237-244.