• Research Group

     

    Professor Evangelia Charmandari

    MD, MSc, PhD, MRCP(UK), CCST(UK)
    Professor of Pediatrics – Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School
    First Department of Pediatrics, ‘Aghia Sophia’ Children’s Hospital

     

  • Research Team

    Professor Evangelia Charmandari’s research team members are the following:

     

    • Postdoctoral Scientists:
      • Christina Raftopoulou, BSc, PhD
        (PhD 2006, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): June 2019 – Present
        Research Topic: Determination of leukocyte telomere length in overweight and obese children and adolescents
         
    • PhD Students:
      • Athanasia Tragomalou, MD
        (MD 2016, University of Patras Medical School): July 2017 – Present
        Research Topic: Non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents with metabolic syndrome
         
      • Sofia-Iliada Karabatsou, MD
         (MD 2011, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): March 2016 - Present
        Research Topic: The role of Irisin and Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) in the pathogenesis of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence
         
      • Sofia Genitsaridi, MD 
        (MD 2012, University of Patras Medical School): July 2015 - Present
        Research Topic: The effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary, personalized intervention program in the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence
         
      • Christos Giannios, MD
        (MD 2007, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School): September 2012 – Present
        Research Topic: The effect of vitamin D in the management of cardiometabolic risk factors in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity

     

     

    • Postgraduate Students:
      • Karinou Aikaterini 
        (2017, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University): September 2019 – Present
        Research Topic: Dietary habits of overweight and obese children attending an outpatient clinic for the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence.
        MSc “General Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties: Clinical Practice and Research”
         
      • Kittili Maria
        (2013, Comenius University Medical School, Slovakia): September 2019 – Present
        Research Topic: Mental health in overweight and obese children
        MSc “General Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties: Clinical Practice and Research”
         
      • Noikokirakis Georgios (2004, Libre De Bruxelles University Medical School, Belgium): September 2019 – Today
        Research Topic: Growth Hormone deficiency in children and adolescents with hemoglobinopathies (β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease): Systemic review and metanalysis
        Sc “General Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties: Clinical Practice and Research”
         
      • Palioura Alexia
        (2014, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): September 2019 - Present
        Research Topic: Clinical and laboratory findings and prognosis in children with mastocytosis
        MSc “General Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties: Clinical Practice and Research”
         
      • Chaniotis Stavros(2017, G.D ’Annuzio University Medical School, Italy): September 2019 – Present
        Research Topic: Effect of rGH administration on the glycemic profile of pediatric patients with idiopathic short stature due to GH insufficiency or deficiency in relation to the treatment time
        MSc “General Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties: Clinical Practice and Research”
         
      • Kosti Evangelia 
        (2012, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): September 2017 – Present
        Research Topic: The effectiveness of a personalized diet and exercise program in improving body composition in overweight and obese childrenMSc" Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Sveroni Konstantina 
        (2015, University of Ioannina Medical School): September 2017 - Present
        Research Topic: Thyroid function in obese children and adolescents
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research" 
         
      • Kalliora Vassiliki - Maria 
        (2012, University of Crete Medical School): November 2018 – Present
        Research Topic: Etiology, evaluation and treatment of short stature in children and adolescents
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"

     

     

    Previous members of her Research Team have been the following:
     

    • Postdoctoral Scientists:
      • Agaristi Lambrokostopoulou, BSc, PhD
        (PhD 2010, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden): December 2012 - December 2015
        Research Topic: Investigation of the in vivo role of Gas5 in transgenic mouse models
         
      • Nikolas Nikolaidis, MD, PhD
        (PhD 2013, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): September 2013 - August 2015
        Research Topic: Investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying the genomic actions of glucocorticoids
         
      • Elli Kyratzi, BSc, MSc, PhD
        (PhD 2011, Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): December 2012 - March 2015
        Research Topic: Investigation of the in vivo role of hGRβ in transgenic mouse models
         
      • Eleni Koniari, PhD
        (PhD 2009, Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): September 2013 - November 2015
        Research Topic: Investigation of the role of mutations in the KCNJ5, ATP1A1 and ATP2B3 genes in Primary Hyperaldosteronism

     

    • PhD Students:
      • Evangelia Kolia, BSc, MS
        (BSc 1979, University of Alberta, Canada): March 2011 - December 2017 Research Topic: The effect of vitamin D or Ω-3 fatty acid administration in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
         
      • Ioanna Farakla, MD
        (MD 2009, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): January 2012 - June 2017
        Research Topic: The effect of honey in glucose and insulin concentrations in obese prepubertal children
         
      • Nikolas Nikolaidis, MD 
        (MD 2007, University of Patras Medical School): January 2010 - September 2013
        Research Topic: Cell Biology of glucocorticoid signal transduction: In vitro studies

     

    • Postgraduate Students:
      • Gerothanasi Nikolina 
        (2016, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School): May 2017 - 2019
        Research Topic: The effect of statins on the clinical and laboratory findings of patients with familial hypercholsterolemia after 2-23 years of follow-up
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research" 
         
      • Vlachou Zoi
        (2016, Department of Nursing, Athens University of Applied Sciences): May 2017 - 2018
        Research Topic: Psychological evaluation of children and adolescents with obesity
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Panagiotopoulou Konstantina 
        (1989, Department of Nursing, Athens University of Applied Sciences): May 2017 – 2018
        Research Topic: Quality of life of children with Hemophilia
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Christaki Maria 
        (2003, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): December 2016 - 2018
        Research Topic: Metabolic complications in obese children and adolescents in Greece
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Dimitropoulos Ioannis 
        (2010, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School): March 2017 - 2018
        Research Topic: The effect of growth hormone treatment in children with idiopathic short stature: Systematic review and meta-analysis
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Eleni Golfinopoulou, BSc 
        (BSc 2004, Department of Medical Laboratories, Athens University of Applied Sciences): September 2014 - November 2018
        Research Topic: Molecular analysis of the NR3C1 gene in overweight and obese children and adolescents
        MSc "Molecular and Applied Physiology"
         
      • Evangelia Palatsidi, MD 
        (MD 2014, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): September 2015 - September 2017
        Research Topic: Investigation of gene deletions of GH1, POU1F1 (PIT1), PROP1, GHRHR, LHX3, LHX4, HESX1 genes with the MLPA method in patients with Multiple Pituitary Deficiency
        MSc "Molecular and Applied Physiology"
         
      • Markezina Sigala, BSc 
        (BSc 2014, Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens): September 2015 - October 2018
        Research Topic: Mechanisms of action of glucocorticoids
         
      • Moscow Christina 
        (1999, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): December 2016 - December 2017
        Research Topic: The effect of vitamin D replacement therapy on metabolic abnormalities in overweight and obese children and adolescents
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Karakosta Evangelia 
        (2007, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School): December 2016 - December 2017
        Research Topic: Metabolic disorders in overweight and obese children in Greece
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Ioannou Maria 
        (2014, Department of Nursing, University of Applied Sciences of Central Greece): December 2016 - December 2017
        Research Topic: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in overweight and obese children and adolescents
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Oiconomou Sofia
        (1994, Department of Nursing, Patras University of Applied Sciences): December 2016 - December 2017
        Research Topic: Prevalence of precocious and early puberty in overweight and obese children
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Genitsaridi Sofia-Maria, MD
        (2012, University of Patras Medical School of the): April 2016 - July 2017
        Research Topic: The role of nutrition and exercise in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence
        MSc "Clinical Pediatrics and Nursing - Research"
         
      • Alketa Stefa, BSc
        (BSc 2013, Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): September 2014 - September 2016
        Research Topic: The effect of endometrial stress and prematurity on leukocyte telomere length of neonates
         
      • Terpsichori Frangouli, BSc 
        (BSc 2011, Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): September 2012 - September 2013
        Research Topic: Investigation of the role of non-coding RNA Gas5 in eating disorders
         
      • Galata Zoi, BSc 
        (BSc 2007, Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): September 2008 - September 2009
        Research Topic: Plasma proteomic analysis in obese and normal-weight children
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