Head of the ENNI Lab

Posistion

Professor of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

B’ Dept of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital

Head of the MS Centre and the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology.

Studies and Academic Career

  • 6/1989 Graduation (MD degree) from Aristotle University, Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece 6/1989-9/1989: Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, UK (Prof G. Vrbova)

  • 9/1991-5/1995 PhD thesis, in Neurophysiology/ Neurobiology, entitled: “The effect of neuromusclular activity on lower motoneurone development” in the Laboratory of Experimental Physiology and the B’ Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (under the supervision of Prs I. Milonas, M. Albani, O Guiba-Tziampiri).

  • PhD degree: 15/1996 (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki)

  • 1991-1996 Specialization in clinical Neurology at the B’ Department of Neurology,
    Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • 8/1996 Boards in Neurology, in Greece

  • 1/1997-2/1997 Visitor scientist in the Department of Neurology and Laboratory of Neuroimmunology, Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 5/1998 Lecturer in Neurology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

  • 6/1999-10/1999 Post Doc fellow in the Department of Neurology and Laboratory of Neuroimmunology, Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel ( Supervisors: Prof O. Abramsky, Prof D. Karussis).

  • 7/2000-12/2000 Post-Doc Fellow in the Department of Neurology and Laboratory of Neuroimmunology, Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel ( Supervisors: Prof O. Abramsky, Prof D. Karussis).

  • 8/2003 Three-weeks course in interferon beta neutralizing antibodies detection, interferon bioavailability, anti-MOG and anti-MBP assays in the Department of Neurology, University of Innsbruck, Austria (Prof F. Diesenhamer).

  • 1/2004 Visiting Professor in Neurology in: Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 11/2005 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Aristotle University

  • 9/2006 – 3/2007 Sabatical in Neuroimmunology, in the Brain Research Institute, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Prof. H./ Lassmann)

  • 2011 Assoc. Professor of Neurology, Aristotle University

  • 2016 Professor of Neurology

Professional activities

  • 2001-today Head of the multi-disciplinary Multiple sclerosis Clinic and centre of the B’ Dept of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki.

  • 1998-today Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology in the department of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki. (Including 3 Senior Researchers, 2 technicians and 5 PhD students, 3 master student and 2 postdoctoral students).

  • 1998-today Member of the South-East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry

  • 1998-today Member of the scientific committee of the Greek Society for Multiple Sclerosis

  • 2005-today Member of the scientific committee of the European School of Neuroimmunology

  • 2006-today Member of the subcommittee of ENS for Multiple Sclerosis Ad hoc reviewer in 4 international journals (have reviewed 10 papers upon request) : European journal of Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Lancet Neurology

  • 2008-today Member of the ECTRIMS committee

  • 2012: Secretary of the Hellenic Academy for Neuroimmunology (www.helani.gr)

Prizes

1994-1996 First prize in 2 Congresses of the Greek Medical Association and one in a Congress of the Military Medical Corp Congress for best presentations

Grants

  • 2001 Greek Secretary of Research and Technology Grant on “Neural Stem cell transplantation in EAE”

  • 2003 European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Education Grant – Pythagoras on: “Bone Marrow Stromal cell transplantation in EAE”

  • 2004 European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Education Grant – Pythagoras on: “Bone Marrow Stromal cell transplantation in experimental brain ischemia”

  • 2010 European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Education Grant – “Heracletus” on: “Epigenetic changes in Neural Precursor Cells”

  • 2011 Greece – France research grant on “Synaptic changes in transplanted neural precursor cells in EAE”

Fields of interest
Neuroimmunology; Multiple sclerosis; experimental models of autoimmune diseases (EAE etc); Autoimmunity; Neuroprotection, Experimental Stroke, Immunomodulatory treatments, MS clinical trials and projects.

Languages
Greek, English, French, Hebrew, German

Publications
Over 13 peer reviewed articles in peer reviewed journals

Contact details:

Grigoriadis Nikolaos

B’ Department of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital,

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki, Macedonia, GREECE

TEL ++30 2310994674
FAX ++30 2310994689
email: grigoria@med.auth.gr

Senior Researchers

Position: Technologist of Medical Laboratories

B’ Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Education: BSc Technologist of Medical Laboratories, MSc

Speciality in: Experimental Neuropathology, Immunohistochemistry, Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence on paraffin and cryostat sections and in cell caltures

Contact details: Touloumi Olga,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology

AHEPA University Hospital

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

Τel.: +30 2310994674

Fax: +30 2310994689

e-mail: toulolga@auth.gr

Position:

Education: MD, PhD

Speciality in: Experimental Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology, Cell cultures

Contact details: Polyzoidou Elena,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital, 1 Stilp Kyriakidi str.,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

TEL ++30 2310994674
FAX ++30 2310994689
email: elpolyz@auth.gr

Position: Biologist-Researcher Faculty of B’ Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Education: BSc Biology, MSc Molecular Neuroscience, PhD

Speciality in: Experimental Neurology, Molecular Neurobiology, Neuroimmunology, Cell cultures, Neurobiochemistry

Contact details: Roza Lagoudaki,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki, Macedonia, GREECE

TEL ++30 2310994674
FAX ++30 2310994689
email: rlagoud@auth.gr

Technicians

Position: Technologist of Medical Laboratories

Education: BSc

Speciality in: Histochemistry, Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, Paraffin and cryostat sectioning

Contact details: Nousiopoulou Evangelia,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki, Macedonia, GREECE

Tel.: +30 2310993229
Fax: +30 2310994689
e-mail: evanousio@hotmail.com

Administrative

Position: Administrative Employee

Education: High School

Speciality in: Administrative and economical support

Contact details: Mystridis Dimitris,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str.,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

TEL: +30 2310994685, -4674

Fax: +30 2310994689

e-mail: dmistridis@yahoo.com

PostDoc Students

Position: Neurologist, Post-doctoral Researcher

Education: MD, M.Sc., Ph.D

Speciality in: Experimental Neuroimmunology – Experimental Model of Multiple Sclerosis (Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis), immunhistochemistry, FACS analysis, cell culture techniques, RT PCR. Clinical Immunology – FACS analysis. Biostatistics.

Contact details: Marina Boziki

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital, 1 Stilp Kyriakidi str.,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

TEL ++30 2310994674
FAX ++30 2310994689
email: m_bosiki@yahoo.gr

Position: PostDoctoral Researcher

Education: Biochemist/Biotechnologist, MSc, PhD

Speciality in: PCR, SSCP, genotyping of different mouse strains, In Situ Hybridization (ISH), nissl and X-GAL staining, sulfo-NHS-Biotin labeling, cloning plasmids, chronic EAE induction, NPCs transplantation, animal clinical evaluation, tissue fixation and collection, histochemical stainings, confocal and electron microscopy, neuropathology evaluation (inflammation and demyelination) of CNS, statistical analysis, IMARIS 3D image processing.

Contact details: Paschalis Theotokis,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology

AHEPA University Hospital

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

Τel.: +30 2310994665, +30 6982304414
Fax: +30 2310994689
e-mail: ptheotokis@gmail.com

         https://gr.linkedin.com/in/paschalistheotokis

PhD Students

Position: PhD student in Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology

Education: BSc Biology, MSc

Speciality in: Western Blot Analysis, Immunohistochemistry, Immunocytochemistry, PCR, Real Time PCR, Neural Precursor Cell cultures, Elisa, Animal handling.

Study coordinator in clinical trials, phase II, III, IV.

Contact details: Evangelia Kesidou,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology

AHEPA University Hospital

1 Stilp Kyriakidi str

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

Τel.: +30 2310994665
Fax: +30 2310994689
e-mail: bioevangelia@yahoo.gr

Position: PhD student in Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology

Education:  BSc Biology, MSc

Speciality in: Western Blot Analysis, Training in Immunohistochemistry, Real Time PCR, neural precursor cell cultures

Contact details: Delivanoglou Nikoleta,

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital, 1 Stilp Kyriakidi str.,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki,

Macedonia, GREECE

TEL ++30 2310994674
FAX ++30 2310994689
email: ndelivan@gmail.com

Master Students (MSc)

Undergraduate Students

Bank of CSF and serum samples

Position: Technologist in Bank of CSF and serum samples

Education: BSc Technologist of Medical Laboratories

Contact details: Stavridou Eleni

B’ Department of Neurology,

Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology,

AHEPA University Hospital, 1 Stilp Kyriakidi str.,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

GR 54636 Thessaloniki, Macedonia, GREECE

TEL: +30 2310993221

Fax: +30 2310994689