Nikos Papakonstantinou is a post-doctoral fellow of the State Scholarships Foundation, IKY-Greece, conducting his research at the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB-CERTH). His current research projects cover the main epigenetic mechanisms in hematopoietic malignancies, both DNA methylation and histone modifications, but also the interplay between the epigenetic mechanisms and the tumor microenvirnoment. The field of epigenetics is his main scientific interest. After graduating as a molecular biologist-geneticist in 2007 from Democritus University of Thrace, he conducted his phd thesis supervised by Dr. Kostas Stamatopoulos, a leading expert in immunogenetics and lymphomas. He was familiarized with lymphoma biology and more specifically with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), while he also gained experience in a series of molecular biology techniques. During his thesis, he studied the role of microRNAs and DNA methylation in CLL pathogenesis. His training during his PhD thesis in the Second Medical Department in the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany for 1.5 year, and his postdoctoral research in the University of Uppsala from 2015-2016, supervised by Dr. Richard Rosenquist gave him the opportunity to interact with experts in the field of both genetics and epigenetics and also apply high throughput technologies and specifically NGS (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq) and DNA methylation arrays.
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