Laboratory of Human and Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Patras

Organized by:
Laboratory of Human and Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Patras

Participating Organizations:

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience (HSfN)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High school students (9-12)
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Middle school students (6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Online and in-person events took place at Patras, other towns near Patras and Amorgos Island.

The events include
• Talks by Professor M. Margarity related to the structure and the functions of the brain (The basics of how our brain works, Brain Foods, How to protect our brain, etc.)
• Talks by assistant Professor I. Kazanis related to glia and neuro stems cells
• Exhibition of behavioral test in mice by Atsopardi Korina (MSc of Biology and PhD student of the department of Pharmacy of the University of Patras)
• Laboratory tour (on-person/ online)
• Workshops: Neuro cells and brain handmade constructions made of plaster, paper, wood, stones, etc.
• Collaboration with all teachers and the director of the school
In total, the events include hosting and/or visits to 9 schools during and around the BAW 2022. The following Schools have participated in these events:

1. 2nd General Lyceum of Preveza, Epirus,
2. 3rd Junior High School of Preveza, Epirus,
3. Model General Lyceum of Patras, Peloponnese,
4. Junior High School of Methoni, Peloponnese,
5. 2nd General Lyceum of Pyrgos, Ileia, Epirus, Peloponnese
6. 2nd Primary School of Amaliada , Amaliada, Ileia, Peloponnese,
7. Primary School of Aigialis and Tholoaria, Amorgos island,
8. Experimental elementary school of the University of Patras,
9. Special Vocational Education and Training Laboratories, Pyrgos, Ileias,

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails and Social Media


What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Adults' Fact Sheets
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
  • Brain Break Activities Grades K-12

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Event Photos

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Neuron in the Big Blue – Biology Dept. of Univ. of Patras/ Amorgos Island

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Blooming Brain – Biology Dept. of Univ. of Patras/ Special Vocational Education and Training Laboratories Pyrgos (SVETL Pyrgos)

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Little brain artists (T-shirts, cookies & Neuron) – Biology Dept. of Univ. of Patras/ Methoni/ SVETL Pyrgos

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Exhibition at Laboratory of Human and Animal Physiology – Biology Dept. of Univ. of Patras/ Preveza

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OnLine Presentations – M.Margarity, I.Kazanis, K.Atsopardi /Biology Dept. of Univ. of Patras

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Margarity Marigoula

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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