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The Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) is one of the major Institutes for Biomedical research in Greece. The BRFAA Proteomics Research Unit is equipped with multiple state-of the art proteomics technologies to be employed in iMODE-CKD, including systems for two-dimensional electrophoresis, liquid chromatography (HPLC, FPLC), preparative protein electrophoresis, spot pickers for automated spot excision, matrix assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MALDI-TOF/TOF) with imaging MS capabilities etc.
Antonia Vlahou, Ph.D is group leader and co-Director of the Proteomics Research Unit, BRFAA. She received her BS from School of Biology, University of Athens, Greece and holds a Ph.D on cell biology from Baylor College of Medicine Houston USA. She has more than 10years experience on clinical proteomics and has played leading role in the development of standardized approaches in biomarker discovery. Among her distinctions is the Pfizer Scholar in Urology award and her role as the Chair of the Management Committee of the European Kidney and Urine Proteomics COST Action (www.eurokup.org; 2008-2012). Dr Vlahou has also been partner in the FP7 DECanBIO (2008-2012) and is currently partner in Marie Curie IAPP ProtoClin, and EID BCMolMed, and FP7 NEURINOX. She serves as the coordinator of the iMODE-CKD program and will be the main supervisor of ESR2 and ESR3.
Jerome (Makis) Zoidakis (PhD) is a research associate at the proteomics laboratory of BRFAA. He studied Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Liege (Belgium) focusing on psychrophilic enzyme structure and function. He conducted research at UCLA as a PhD student studying the stability and catalytic properties of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase and other metaloenzymes. He received numerous awards for his research and teaching accomplishments. He revised completely the training (books, program, evaluations) for teaching assistants of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and wrote a report on graduate education at the request of the American Chemical Society.
Since 2008 he is a member of the proteomics laboratory of the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens. His research interests are biomarker discovery for Bladder and Cervical cancers and he has published research and review papers on these topics. He is actively involved in teaching proteomics classes at the graduate level and is a member of HUPO.
In the context of iMode-CKD, he will be the second supervisor of Magdalena Krochmal (ESR2) and Szymon Filip (ESR3) and will mentor other ESRs who will do a secondment at the proteomics laboratory of BRFAA