Dr. Eleftherios Kavroulakis

Dr. Elfeterios Kavroulakis (eleftherios.kavroulakis “at” uni-marburg.de)

I am a post-doc working in the PACT project (SFB/TRR 135, A3) which investigates how we create predictions about the sensory consequences of our actions and how that influences our behavior. My first degree is in Biology and after that I received my Master degree ‘Brain and Mind’ from the Medical school in Heraklion, Crete. In March 2018, I received my PhD in Clinical Neuroimaging from the Medical school, University of Heraklion, Crete. Other research interests include Resting State Networks alterations in different clinical populations.


E. Kavroulakis, P. Simos, G. Kalaitzakis, T. Maris, D. Karageorgou, I. Zaganas, S. Panagiotakis, M Basta, A Vgontzas, E. Papadaki. Myelin content changes in probable Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment: Associations with age and severity of neuropsychiatric impairment, J Magn Reson Imaging, 2017 Aug 31, doi: 10.1002/jmri.25849.

Papadaki E*, Kavroulakis E*, Kalaitzakis G, Karageorgou D, Makrakis D, Maris TG, Simos PG. Age-related deep white matter changes in myelin and water content: A T2 relaxometry study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Nov;50(5):1393-1404. doi: 10.1002/jmri.26707. *contributed equally.

P. Simos, E. Kavroulakis, , T. Maris, E. Papadaki, T. Boursianis, G. Kalaitzakis, E. Savaki. Neural foundations of goal directed overt and covert actions. NeuroImage 2017 May 15;152:482-496.

E. Kavroulakis, P. Simos, S. Papadopoulou, S. Dimitriou, D. Karageorgou, A. Vakis, E. Papadaki. Cerebral Perfusion disturbances in traumatic brain injury: A preliminary study about direct and indirect effects on memory and psychoemotional outcome. Hellenic Journal of Radiology 2016 October, vol 1: 11-26.

E Papadaki, A. Fanouriakis*, E. Kavroulakis*, D. Karageorgou, P. Sidiropoulos, G. Bertias, P. Simos, D.T. Boumpas. Neuropsychiatric lupus or not? Cerebral hypoperfusion by perfusion-weighted MRI in normal appearing white matter in primary neuropsychiatric lupus erythematosus. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2017 December 19, doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212285. *contributed equally.

E Papadaki, A. Fanouriakis, E. Kavroulakis, D. Karageorgou, P. Sidiropoulos, G. Bertias, P. Simos, D.T. Boumpas. “Response to eLetter Wallace”. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Jan 23. pii: annrheumdis-2018-212949. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-212949.

GI Kalaitzakis, E Papadaki, E Kavroulakis, T Boursianis, K Marias, T.G Maris. Optimising T2 relaxation measurements on MS patients utilising a multi-component tissue mimicking phantom and different fitting algorithms in T2 calculations. Hellenic Journal οf Radiology 2019, vol 4 (2).

E Papadaki, E Kavroulakis, G. Bertias, A. Fanouriakis, D. Karageorgou, P. Sidiropoulos, E.Papastefanakis, D.T. Boumpas, P. Simos. Regional cerebral perfusion correlates with anxiety in neuropsychiatric SLE: Evidence for a mechanism distinct from depression. Lupus 2019, accepted.

N. J. Simos, E. Kavroulakis, E. Papadaki, G. C. Manikis, G. Bertsias, K. Marias. Machine Learning Classification of Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients Using Resting-State fMRI Functional Connectivity. IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST) 2019.