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Nikolaos

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH
Veria, Macedonia, Greece - 4 November 1964

NATIONALITY
Greek Married

MD, PhD, Neurology department
Identity Number AB 675908
Medical Licence Number 841/25-1-1991
Issuing State Perfecture of Serres, Greece

ADDRESS
Home 15 Mousson str, Panorama, 55236, Thessaloniki, Greece
Work B' Dept of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital, 1 Stilp Kyriakidi str. 54636, Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone: +30 2310994665
Fax: +30 2310994689
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web site: www.neuroimmunology.gr

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 neuromuscular 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 Prof. 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

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 students 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, Prion diseases, Experimental scrapie Principle investigator in 3 multicenter MS clinical trials and projects

LANGUAGES
1. Greek
2. English
3. French
4. Hebrew
5. German

PUBLICATIONS
Over 90 peer reviewed articles in journals and over 2000 Cited Citation Index

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