Aidinis Vassilis

Mr. Vassilis Aidinis is Researcher at Alexander Fleming, Biomedical Sciences Research Center.

 

 


Education and Degrees
1982-1987:
Undergraduate student at the Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patra, Hellas. Diploma (BSc) in Biology.

1988-1994:
Graduate student at the Center of Biological Research and Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Hellas. PhD Diploma in Molecular Biology. Biology Department, University of Athens, Athens, Hellas.

1994-1996:
Research Associate, in the context of the 23-months mandatory military service, at the laboratory of Surgical Pathology, Naval Hospital of Athens.

1996-1999:
Post Doctoral Research Associate at Mount Sinai Medical School, University of New York, NYC, USA

1999-2000:
Post Doctoral Research Associate at Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.

Research activities
1986-1987:
Diploma thesis on “Heat shock proteins of Drosophila melanogaster, Ceratitis capitata and Aspergillus nidulans. A comparison”. University of Patras, Biology Department, Laboratory of Genetics, Cell Biology and Differentiation.

1987:
Visiting scientist at the Laboratory of Genetic Biochemistry at the Necker Hospital, Paris. Work on the desegregation of the human chromosome 21, using RFLPs.

1988-1994:
Ph.D. thesis work at the National Hellenic Research Foundation on “Immunochemical identification and characterization of a novel nuclear RNP”.

1991:
Visiting scientist at the Laboratory of Biochemistry, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Recipient of an EMBO short-term fellowship. Work on the cloning of a novel RNP protein.

1994-1996:
Research Associate, in the context of the 23-months mandatory military service, at the laboratory of Surgical Pathology, Naval Hospital of Athens. Work on identification of possible prognostic and/or diagnostic markers of Breast Cancer using RT-PCR and immunocytochemistry.

1996-1999:
Research Associate at the Ruttenberg Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York City, USA. Work on the biochemistry of V(D)J recombination.

1999-2000:
Research Associate at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece. Work on the Discovery of novel genes and/or pathways in the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis, using animal models, Differential Display PCR and DNA microarrays.

2000:
Visiting Scientist at the laboratory of TAGC, INSERM/CNRS, University of Marseille at Luminy, France. Wet lab training on nylon DNA microarrays.

2000:
Appointed (12/12/2000) as Researcher grade C (eq. Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Immunology, Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Al. fleming”, Vari/Athens, Greece.

2001:
Visiting Scientist at the laboratory of Genome Science, Genomic Exploration Research Group, RIKEN, Yokohama/Japan. Wet lab training on glass cDNA microarrays.

2002-2003:
Visiting scientist, recipient of an EMBO short term fellowship, at the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, Unινersity of Uppsala, Sweden. Wet lab training on glass cDNA microarrays.Work on the expression profiling of an animal model of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

2006:
Appointed as Researcher grade B (eq. Associate Professor) at the Institute of Immunology, Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Al. fleming”, Vari/Athens, Greece.

Academic activities
V. Aidinis is a regular invited lecturer in various Academic Institutions in Greece, mainly in the context of post graduate programs.

He is a reviewer in a number of various scientific journals, including the prestigious Faculty of 1000, as well an evaluator of national grant proposals.

Other activities
V. Aidinis is a co-founder of Biomedcode Hellas, a Fleming spin-off for preclinical evaluation studies and novel drug development and he has applied for two patents. He pioneered the use of DNA microarrays and related bioinformatic tools and set up the first expression profiling service unit and in Greece. He has supervised the creation of a number of websites and mouse databases, in the context of various international collaborations aiming to promote mouse database functionalities and interoperability.

Contact Details:

Address

Institute of Immunology
BSRC "Al. Fleming"
24, Al. Fleming Str.
166 72 Vari, Greece

Telephone +30 210 9654382
Fax +30 210 9654210
E-mail v.aidinis@fleming.gr
Website http://www.fleming.gr