V. Aidinis, Ph.D
Researcher, Division of Immunology, BSRC ‘Al. Fleming’
Dr. Aidinis received his BSc in Biology from the University of Patras and his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Athens. He held two post-doctoral appointments at the DHR Cancer Center of Mount Sinai’s School of Medicine & Howard Hughes Medical Institute in New York, and the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Hellenic Pasteur Institute in Athens. In 2001 he appointed as a Researcher at BSRC Fleming, where he continues his research endeavors focusing on the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases using various functional genomics and translational approaches. In this context, he pioneered, in Greece, high throughput expression profiling (mRNAs/microarrays and more recently lipids/MS/MS), has created two biobanks and has supervised the creation of several mouse databases, in the context of various international collaborations aiming to promote mouse database functionalities and interoperability. Most notably, research from his lab on the role of autotaxin in pathophysiology provided the scientific proof of principle for ongoing clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. His work is getting published in well-respected peer-reviewed journals (>6000 citations), having trained 7 PhD, 9 MSc and 6 BSc students. He has attracted ~4M€ in competitive funding and has applied for two patents. He acts as a reviewer for >38 scientific journals, including Faculty of 1000, as well as for numerous international funding agencies. Dr Aidinis is a co-founder of the Scientific Society for Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs, as well as of Biomedcode Hellas SA.