Decoding Immune Regulatory Networks In Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

Research in our lab is focused on illuminating the mechanisms of function of Regulatory T cells and Dendritic Cells in autoimmune diseases and cancer. Utilising mouse and human samples as model organisms our goal is to translate our findings in targeted therapies and biomarker discovery to facilitate the management of autoimmunity and cancer.

How we work

We are a team of highly motivated and intrinsically curious scientists seeking to answer fundamental questions of immune regulation in cancer immunology and autoimmunity.

ALISSAFI THEMIS

Group Leader
Assistant Professor Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2021
BRFAA Group Leader since 2020.
Investigator - Assistant Professor Level, IMBB-FORTH 2020.
Post Doctoral Research Associate: Laboratory of Immune Regulation and Tolerance, BRFAA 2013-2019.
Post Doctoral Research Associate: Laboratory of Autoimmunity and Inflammation.
IMBB and Medical School, University of Crete 2010-2013.
Post Docrtoral Research Fellow: Laboratory of Immune Regulationm University Hospital Gent, Belgium 2008-2010.
PhD: Laboratory of Cellular Immunology, BRFAA 2010.
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The research interests of our group are focused on delineating the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing the function of immune regulatory networks... Read More...

Funding

Our research has been recently funded by the European Research Council (RegSign ERC STG2020) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (AUTOREG 2nd PostDoc Grant).

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR RESEARCH

We are a team of highly motivated and intrinsically curious scientists seeking to answer fundamental questions of immune regulation in cancer immunology and autoimmunity.

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens

Nikos Papaioannou
Post Doctoral Researcher

Medical School - Kapodistrian University of Athens

Lena Palli
Ph.D Student

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens

Georgia Kontogianni
Post Doctoral Researcher

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens

Athina Boumpas
Ph.D Student

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens.

Peggy Melissa
Lab Technician

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens.

Dimitra Kerdidani
Post Doctoral Researcher

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens

Dimitra Spyropoulou
M.Sc. student

Biomedical research Foundation Academy of Athens

Vasiliki Glinou
M.Sc. student