Vasilios K. Kimiskidis

Associate Professor of Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Telephone: +30 2310 99 4667
Email: kimiskid(@)med.auth.gr

Biography

Vasilios K. Kimiskidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained his MD and Ph D at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he also completed his Neurology Residency. He performed his post-graduate studies in Epileptology and Clinical Neurophysiology as a fellow at the University of Oxford. He is currently Assistant Professor of Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology and in charge of the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests are in the fields of epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology (with particular emphasis on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and neuroimmunology. He has authored 60 manuscripts and has extensively lectured on these subject areas as an invited speaker in national and international events.

Georgios Tzimagiorgis

Associate Professor,  Lab. of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

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Tel.: (+30) 2310 999122
Mobile: (+30) 6944696258
e-mail: tzimagio@med.auth.gr

Biography

Georgios Tzimagiorgis was born in Elassona, Greece. He obtained his B. Sc. in Biology, from the Department of Biology School of Sciences (1985) and his Medical Doctor Degree from Medical School (2012), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. His PhD in Molecular Biology was obtained from the Department of Biology (1992), School of Sciences, University of Crete, Greece. He then worked initially as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1992-1996), and then as a Senior Research Scientist at Max-Planck Institute for Neurobiology (1996-1997), Martinsried, Department of Neurochemistry, F. R. of Germany. Medical Doctor Degree, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After returning to Greece to fulfil his military service, he joined the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry and worked as a senior research fellow scientist (1998-2001). Dr. Georgios Tzimagiorgis is currently an Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry (2014), in Laboratory of the Biological Chemistry, Medical Department, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He has a significant experience in the field of molecular biology with a particular interest in gene expression and regulation, genetic/epigenetic analysis, microarray based technology SNP and gene expression analysis). The last 10 years his research interests are focused in elucidating the genetic and epigenetics changes underlying lung carcinogenesis and in the development and characterization of new genetic/epigenetic markers for early cancer diagnosis.

Athanasios Chatzisotiriou

Associate Professor in Physiology, Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Telephone: +30 2310.999693
Email: achatzisot(@)med.auth.gr

Biography

Dr Chatzisotiriou was born in Thessaloniki. He completed his basic medical training (M.D.) in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1995, receiving an award by the Hellenic State Institute of Scholarships for all academic years. His PhD thesis was performed in the Laboratory of Physiology of the Medical School in the same university, with the experimental study of the Effect of spinal cord transection on the lower motoneurons, completed and defended in 2003.
He completed his residency in neurosurgery in the neurosurgical department of AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki in 2005. He was then trained in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery (treatment of epilepsy, movement disorders, pain etc.) in the Neurosurgical Department of the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland from 2005-2007, initially as an Assistant and later as a Chef de Clinique Adjoint.
Since 2007, he is involved in teaching Physiology and Neurophysiology in undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In November 2009, he was elected Lecturer in the Department of Physiology of the Medical School of Aristotle University and was appointed in this position in January 2012. Recently he was elected Assistant Professor (non-tenure).
His research interests include the study of spinal cord injuries and the neuromuscular interactions following peripheral nerve injury.

Eudoxia G. Chatzivassiliou

Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Telephone: +30.2310.999.105
Email: eudoxiah@auth.gr

Biography

Dr Hatzivassiliou was born in Thessaloniki, she is married with two kids. She has graduated from the Biology Department of School of Sciences of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the grade Excellent 9/10. She obtained a Master’s degree in Biology from University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a Ph.D. degree from Boston University Medical School, Biochemistry dept. She trained as postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Infectious Disease Dept, where she first started working with herpesviruses and more specifically with molecular mechanisms of EBV-mediated oncogenesis.  In January 1999 she succeeded in obtaining a three year career development award and technology transfer to Greece and joined the Biology Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In November 2009 she was elected lecturer at the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she was appointed in January 2012. In April 2014 she was promoted to assistant professor. She continued her research on molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis and she characterized protein interactions which mediate the activation of nuclear factor kappa B. Some of these proteins maybe targets for novel therapeutic approaches.

Elisavet Georgiou

Assistant Professor of Medical Biochemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

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Telephone: +30 2310 999171
email: elgeorgiou@auth.gr

Biography

Elisavet Georgiou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She obtained her MD at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Early during her studies she showed an interest in molecular mechanisms of disease and later, during the PhD studies, more specifically in epigenetics. Following her residency in Haematology, she worked as a post- doc researcher in the Centre for Hematology, Imperial College London, with special interest in epigenetic modifications in inherited GPI deficiency and other red blood cell disorders, with the support of the Foundation of the Greek Haematology Society. After working as a consultant in the Haematology Department in ‘Papageorgiou’ Hospital, Thessaloniki, she moved to the Department of Biological Chemistry in the Medical School of Aristotle University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Medical Biochemistry and her research interests lie in the field of epigenetic control of gene expression in human disease (neoplastic and non-neoplastic).

Nikolaos A. Papanikolaou

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

Contact details: Telephone: +302310999003
Email: papnik@auth.gr

Biography

Dr. Nikos Papanikolaou was born and raised in Aliakmon, Kozani where he completed elementary and high school. He obtained his BS in Chemistry/Biology from Manhattan College in New York, USA, his MS and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in New York Medical College in New York. He was a Molecular Biologist at American Cyanamid Company (later Pfizer) for 3 years after which he did his post-doctoral studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Columbia University’s Institute for Cancer Genetics and the Department of Pathology. He was awarded the prestigious Kirschtein National Research Service Award and continued as non-tenured faculty at the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University. He then moved to Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York where he was Group Leader and Bioanalyst. He returned as faculty member to the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he remains until today. Dr. Papanikolaou was awarded a prestigious Hopkins-Libra fellowship to study protein methylation using proteomics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and continues to serve as visiting Professor at the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University and at the Institute for Genetic Medicine. Dr. Papanikolaou’s interests lie in oncogenic mechanisms by zinc-finger proteins, protein post-translational modifications and the role of protein-protein interactions in cancer, stress and neurodegenerative diseases. His technical expertise includes protein chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics and analysis of protein structure-function.

Stergios A. Polyzos

Stergios A. Polyzos, MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology-Research Methodology,                  First Laboratory of Pharmacology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Telephone:+30 2310.999.316
Email: spolyzos(@)auth.gr

Biography

Stergios A. Polyzos received his B.Sc. in Medicine (1996) from the Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), and in Pedagogical and Teaching (2002) from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (SELETE) of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his M.Sc. (Medical Research Technology; 2004) and his Ph.D (2012) from the Faculty of Medicine of AUTh. He completed his specialization in Endocrinology at Endocrine Clinic of Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki (2008) and, since then, he has been working as Endocrinologist at Thessaloniki.

He worked as Research Assistant at Faculty of Medicine of AUTh (2008-2014 and 2016-2017) and as Research Scholar at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA; 2014). He currently works as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology–Medical Research Methodology at the First Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, AUTh, Greece.

He has contributed to pre-graduate education of the Faculty of Medicine (AUTh) in “Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism” (2007-2013), “Pharmacology” (since 2016) and “Clinical Pharmacology” (2016-2017). He has also contributed to post-graduate education of four Masters (M.Sc.): “Medical Research Technology” (Faculty of Medicine, AUTh, since 2011), “Medical Research Methodology” (Faculty of Medicine, AUTh, since 2016), “Clinical and Industrial Pharmacology” (Faculty of Medicine, AUTh, 2016-2017) and “Research in Female Reproduction” (Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, since 2018).

Stergios A. Polyzos has published over 300 full-length articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals. He currently serves as Associate Editor in “Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental”, as Associate Editor in “Hormones” and as Reviewer in more than 70 international medical journals. He also served as Academic Editor in “Medicine” (2014-2016) and as Guest Editor of six Special Issues in the journals: “Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental”, “Current Medicinal Chemistry” and “Minerva Endocrinologica”.