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Dr Athanasios Papakyriakou BSc, MSc, DPhil

Marie Curie Research Fellow in Structural Biology

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Dr Athanasios (Thanos) Papakyriakou is Marie Curie Research Fellow within the groups of Dr Joern Werner and Prof Tim Elliott. Their proposed research entitled “DynOMIS: Dynamic Origins of MHC class I Selector function” aims to elucidate the antigen selection mechanisms of the adaptive immune system at the molecular level, by integrating experimental investigations of the structure and dynamics of peptide-bound MHC-I over a large range of timescales with state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulations and free energy calculations.

Career history

2014–2016: Senior Research Fellow, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
2012–2014: Research Fellow, University of California San Diego, US.
2008–2012: Research Fellow, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece.
2006–2008: Adjunct Lecturer, University of Ioannina and University of Patras, Greece.
2001 & 2003: PhD Scholar CERM, University of Florence, Italy.

Academic qualifications

2004: PhD. University of Athens, Greece.
2001: MSc. University of Athens, Greece.
1999: BSc Chemistry. University of Athens, Greece.

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Research interests

Computational study of protein structure and dynamics.

Computer-aided drug design for kinases and zinc metalloproteases.


Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research groups

Institute for Life Sciences, Interdisciplinary Centre for NMR

Dr Athanasios Papakyriakou
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Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
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