• The EMBO Workshop Membrane transporters as essential elements of cellular function and homeostasis

    [23 – 27 August 2022 | Chania, Greece] we organized was finalized with great success! Top sceicne and great fun!


    • We welcome Jason Gkikokai (undergrdaute student) as a new member of the lab

    • Two interesting articles from our group concerning subcellular cargo trafficking via Golgi-bypass and on how genetics show how elevator transporters work-see our 2022 publication list! Well-done Sofia, Mariangela, Georgia, Jim and Yiannis!

    • Mariangela gets her PhD and goes British (Dr Christos Pliotas, University of Leeds) with BBSR:Research Grant ("Dissecting the physiological role of MscS-like mechanosensitive channels in a model filamentous fungus"). Bravo guys.
    • Our lab is very happy to announce that  Dr. Alex Pittis got the 2nd highest score (98.8%) in the ELIDEK National grants to be hosted, as an independent Research Associate,  in our lab, to carry put his original research on the Evolution and  Assembly of Neuronal Machinery (3/3/22)...Welcome Alex!
    • It is offical, we got an ELIDEK grant for 3 years! The group will be joined by very nice guys..8/10/2021

    • Congratulations to Anezia (Anzie) who presented her PhD thesis today. Well done doctoresa! (23 March 2021). We are getting fewer inthe lab..but this will be corrected soon!

    • Congratulations to Gogo (Georgia Papadaki) who just presented her PhD thesis. Well done doctoresa! (7/1/2021)

    • The lab is very happy to receive excellent news early in 2021! "Fondation Sante" awarded (again) a research grant to go on studying cargo membrane trafficking and Anezia's article  "Context-dependent cryptic roles of specific residues in substrate selectivity of the UapA purine transporter" will soon be published in Journal of Molecular Biology (5/1/2021)

    • Congratulation to our brilliant PhD young lady Sophia, whowas awarded a 2-year PhD scholarship from the University fo Athens.(2/11/2020)

    • EMBO will finance with 38,000 euro our Workshop entitled "Membrane transporters as essential elements of cellular function and homeostasis" which will take place next September (2021) in Chania, Crete. Great news since some of to the top scientist working on transporters will be there!. For details communicate with us in (28/10/2020)

    • Congratulations to Sofia! (29/9/2020) "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is pleased to inform you that you are awarded a fellowship under the "FY2020 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Short-term)" program, by which you will conduct research in Japan under the guidance of your host researcher."

    • The lab welcomes 6 new undergraduates for next year (2020-22) Xenia Georgiou, Georgia Sagia, Dimitris Dimakis, Giannis Pyrris, George Broytzakis, Bill (Vassilis) Koudounis

    • Work led by Sofia Dimou has been accepted for publication in EMBO R!! Congratulation to Sofia, but also to Mariangela, Sotiris, Olga and Vangelis who paricipated in this work.

    • Great news! Gogo (Georgia Papadaki) got an EMBO short term fellowship to go to Dr. Nick Sgourakis lab in Santa Cruz California ( to perform sophisticated structural apparches (EPR, NMR, rosetta ab inition predictions, etc) to study how the cytoplasmic tails of transporters  affect function and gating from a distance. Gongratulations Gogo!

    • EMBO Travel Grant awarded to Sofia Dimou (for the EMBO meeting on Unconventional secretion in Assisi)
    • Congratulations to Sofia Dimou for her work and final presentaiton of her MSc thesis..and extremely happy she is joining our group as a PhD student starting September 2019. Welcome Sofia..again!!
    • Extension of "Fondation Sante" Research grant extension welcomed!

    • EMBO fellowship awarded to George Diallinas for a short-term visit to the lab of Prof. Riccardo Percudani in Parma University for studying the co-evolution of transporters and relative metabolic pathways (November 2018 - February
    • The PI of the lab, George Dialilnas, was elected EMBO member on the 14th of May 2018.

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