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Dr Georgios Efthimiou

Post Nominals BSc(Hons) MSc MSc PhD SFHEA FIBMS MRSB CBiol
Biography Georgios finished his BSc (Hons) in Microbiology (Medical) and his PhD in Molecular Applied Microbiology at the University of Surrey (UK), with two brief breaks in between for completing his professional training year at Janssen Pharmaceutica (Belgium) and an MSc course in Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses, at Imperial College London (UK). He started his postdoctoral career with a 14-month research project at the University of Surrey, studying the gene expression regulation of antibiotic production by Streptomyces coelicolor, by use of ChIP-on-chip technology and DNA microarrays. He then moved to Yale School of Medicine (USA) for studying the effect of intestinal microflora on the development of Type 1 diabetes in experimental mice. Finally, he worked for 3 years as a Postdoctoral Associate at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), studying the gene expression profiles of biofilm-forming bacteria on a variety of food products, by use of DNA microarrays. His research interests are: Natural antimicrobials, Biofilms, Probiotics, Microbial Communities and Food Safety. His specialties include: Molecular Microbiology, Genomics, Gene Expression, Fermentation Technology, Microbial Metabolism. Georgios also worked for 4 years as teaching fellow at Akmi Metropolitan College (Greece) and the University of Strathclyde (UK) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Research Interests Microbial biofilms; Gut microbiome; Microbial products; Microbial communities; Probiotics; Natural antimicrobials.
Teaching and Learning 400867 Biochemistry (module leader)
601146 Reviews in Human Biology (module leader)
300081 Cellular and Molecular Basis of Biology
400479 Skills for Biomedical and Forensic Scientists
500707 Biological Basis of Disease
500702 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
500684 Molecular Genetics and Proteomics
551328 Crime Scene to Court Room 1
500704 Professional & Research Skills for Biomedical Scientists & Human Biologists
601117 Medical Microbiology
601454 Independent Research Projects

Postgraduate:
701043 Current Topics in Biomedical Science
701042 Biomedical Sciences Research Projects
701046 Infection and Immunity
701047 Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences
ResearcherID H-5474-2017
Scopus Author ID 56450900700