Curriculum Vitae

Ioannis Christodoulou, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

National Hellenic Research Foundation
Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology
48 Vasileos Konstantinou Ave. / 28A Archelaou Str. (TAK-EIE lab),
116 35 Athens, Greece
Tel. / Fax: (+30) 210 7299140
e-mail: ichristo

Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou received his undergraduate education in Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London, England in 1999. After completing his Masters degree in Immunology at Imperial College, University of London, he started his doctorate studies in Tissue Engineering (Medical Biotechnology) and was awarded a PhD degree from the School of Medicine of the same university in 2004. During the period 2004-2006 he worked as post-doctoral research scientist on human embryonic stem cells at the Division of Gene Function and Development of the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) in Scotland. In 2007, following his military service, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate in clinical immunology for 3 years at the University of Athens Medical School, Greece. Since 2010 Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou has joined the Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (IBRB-NHRF) as a post-doctoral research fellow leading a project in applied human stem cell research.


  1. Niespodziana K, Napora K, Focke-Tejkl M, Keller W, Niederberger V, Tsolia M, Christodoulou I, Papadopoulos NG, Valenta R (2011). Misdirected antibody responses against a N-terminal epitope on human rhinovirus VP1 as explanation for recurrent RV infections. J Immunology, accepted for publication
  2. Papadopoulos NG, Christodoulou I, Gernot R (2010). Viruses and bacteria in acute asthma exacerbations - A GA2LEN-DARE systematic review. Állergy 66: 458-468.
  3. Stripeli F, Sakkou Z, Papadopoulos N, Georgiou V, Gratsia P, Christodoulou I, Tsolia M (2010). Performance of rapid influenza testing in hospitalized children. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29 (6): 683-8.
  4. Skevaki CL, Christodoulou É, Spyridaki I, Tiniakou I, Georgiou V, Xepapadaki P, Kafetzis DA, Papadopoulos NG (2009). Budesonide and formoterol inhibit inflammatory mediator production by bronchial epithelial cells infected with rhinovirus. Clin Exp Allergy, 39 (11): 1700-1710.
  5. Maggina P, Christodoulou I, Papaevangelou V, Tsolia M, Papadopoulos NG (2009). Dendritic cells in viral bronchiolitis (Review). Expert Rev Clin Immunol 5 (3): 271-282.
  6. Spyridaki I, Christodoulou I, de Beer L, Hovland V, Kurowski M, Olszewska-Ziober A, Carlsen K-H, Lodrup-Carlsen K, van Drunen C, Kowalski M., Molenkamp R, Papadopoulos NG (2009). Comparison of nasal sampling methods for the detection of viral pathogens by RT-PCR - a GA˛LEN project. J Virol Meth 156: 102-106.
  7. Papadopoulos NG, Kouloufakou-Gratsia KM, Christodoulou I (2008). Viral agents involved in wheezing and asthma in children (Review). Kor J Asthma Allergy & Clin Immun 28 (1): 1-9
  8. Di Domenico A, Christodoulou I, Pellls S, McWhir J & Thomson AJ (2008). Sequential targeting and correction of the hprt locus in human embryonic stem cells by homologous recombination and recombinase mediated cassette exchange. Cloning Stem Cells 10 (2): 217-30.
  9. Tremoleda JL, Forsyth NR, Khan N, Christodoulou I, Wojtacha D, Tye B, Collishaw S, Sottille V, Thomson AJ, Simpson H, Noble B & McWhir J (2008). Bone tissue formation from human embryonic stem cells in vivo. Cloning Stem Cells 10 (1): 119-32.
  10. Christodoulou I, Buttery LDK, Tai G, Hench LL, Polak JM (2006). Characterization of human fetal osteoblasts by microarray analysis following stimulation with 58S bioactive gel-glass ionic dissolution products. J Biomed Mater Res: Part B Appl Biomater, 77 (2):431-46.
  11. Tai G, Christodoulou I, Bishop AE, Polak JM (2005). Use of green fluorescent fusion protein to track activation of the transcription factor osterix during early osteoblast differentiation. Biochem Bioph Res Comm, 333: 1116-1122.
  12. Christodoulou I, Buttery LDK, Saravanapavan P, Tai G, Hench LL & Polak JM (2005). Dose- and time-dependent effect of bioactive gel-glass ionic dissolution products on human fetal osteoblastic cell-specific gene expression. J Biomed Mater Res: Part B Appl Biomater,, 74B:529-537
  13. Bielby RC, Christodoulou I, Pryce RS, Radford W, Hench LL & Polak JM (2004). Time- and concentration-dependent effects of dissolution products of 58S sol-gel bioactive glass on proliferation and differentiation of murine and human osteoblasts. Tissue Eng 10: 1018-1026.
  14. Tai G, Polak JM, Bishop AE, Christodoulou I & Buttery LDK (2004). Differentiation of osteoblasts from mouse embryonic stem cells by overexpression of the transcriptional activator osterix. Tissue Eng 10: 1456-1466.


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