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Welcome to my personal web page. My name is Efstratios Stratikos and I am an associate professor of biochemistry and Director of the Laboratory of Biochemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and also an adjunct researcher and group leader at the National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos. My main research interests revolve around understanding complex biological systems at the molecular and atomic level. In my laboratory we study the structure and function of protein biomolecules in an effort to understand their role, as well as the role of their disease-causing variants (such as rare mutations or single nucleotide polymorphisms), in the pathogenesis, predisposition and diagnosis of human disease. We furthermore aim to validate and complement existing genetic or clinical association studies by providing mechanism-based insight that can establish the diagnostic and prognostic value of protein biomarkers for human diseases. We are also involved in rational-drug design efforts focused on the protein molecules we are currently investigating. We guide and support these efforts by providing structural and mechanistic insight as well as developing and performing customised in vitro and cell-based assays. Please use the menu to explore current projects in the lab.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Biochemistry
estratikos [at] chem.uoa.gr