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Hire Dr. Maria Simitsopoulou
Greece
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Microbiologist, Molecular biologist / Expert in microbial biofilms/ Biology content writer with 10+ years of experience

Profile Summary
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Work Experience

Senior investigator

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, 3rd Department of Pediatrics, Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

January 2001 - Present

Associate researcher

Dept. of Biochemistry, School of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

January 1998 - January 2000

Post doctoral position

Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

January 1997 - January 1999

Associate researcher

Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dept. of Dairy Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

January 1996 - January 1997

Associate researcher

Laboratory of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

January 1994 - January 1995

Post-doctoral position

Dept of Molecular Biology , University of Amsterdam, Holland

January 1991 - January 1992

Education

MSc, PhD

Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

January 1988 - January 1991

Certifications
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Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Roilides, E., Simitsopoulou, M.(2017). Immune responses to Mucorales growth forms: Do we know everything? . Virulence. 8. (8). p. 1489-1491.
(2015). How biofilms evade host defenses . Microbiology Spectrum. 3. (3).
Tratselas, A., Simitsopoulou, M., Giannakopoulou, A., Dori, I., Saoulidis, S., Kollios, K., Papaioannidou, P., Pournaras, S., Roilides, E.(2014). Effect of ceftriaxone on the outcome of murine pyelonephritis caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli . Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 58. (12). p. 7102-7111.
Simitsopoulou, M., Kyrpitzi, D., Velegraki, A., Simitsopoulou, M., Kyrpitzi, D., Velegraki, A., Walsh, T.J., Roilides, E.(2014). Caspofungin at catheter lock concentrations eradicates mature biofilms of Candida lusitaniae and Candida guilliermondii . Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 58. (8). p. 4953-4956.
Katragkou, A., Chatzimoschou, A., Simitsopoulou, M., Georgiadou, E., Roilides, E.(2011). Additive antifungal activity of anidulafungin and human neutrophils against Candida parapsilosis biofilms . Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 66. (3). p. 588-591.
Chatzimoschou, A., Katragkou, A., Simitsopoulou, M., Antachopoulos, C., Georgiadou, E., Walsh, T.J., Roilides, E.(2011). Activities of triazole-echinocandin combinations against Candida species in biofilms and as planktonic cells . Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 55. (5). p. 1968-1974.
Simitsopoulou, M., Roilides, E., Walsh, T.J.(2011). Immunomodulatory properties of antifungal agents on phagocytic cells . Immunological Investigations. 40. (7-8). p. 809-824.
Simitsopoulou, M., Georgiadou, E., Walsh, T.J., Roilides, E.(2010). Cunninghamella bertholletiae exhibits increased resistance to human neutrophils with or without antifungal agents as compared to Rhizopus spp . Medical Mycology. 48. (5). p. 720-724.
Roilides, E., Simitsopoulou, M.(2010). Local innate host response and filamentous fungi in patients with cystic fibrosis . Medical Mycology. 48. (O1).
Simitsopoulou, M., Roilides, E., Likartsis, C., Ioannidis, J., Orfanou, A., Paliogianni, F., Walsh, T.J.(2007). Expression of immunomodulatory genes in human monocytes induced by voriconazole in the presence of Aspergillus fumigatus . Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 51. (3). p. 1048-1054.
Winn, R.M., Gil-Lamaignere, C., Roilides, E., Simitsopoulou, M., Winn, R.M., Gil-Lamaignere, C., Roilides, E., Simitsopoulou, M., Lyman, C.A., Maloukou, A., et al.(2005). Effects of interleukin-15 on antifungal responses of human polymorphonuclear leukocytes against Fusarium spp. and Scedosporium spp . Cytokine. 31. (1). p. 1-8.
Simitsopoulou, M., Vafopoulou, A., Choli-Papadopoulou, T., Alichanidis, E.(1997). Purification and partial characterization of a tripeptidase from Pediococcus pentosaceus K9.2 . Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 63. (12). p. 4872-4876.
Kyriazopoulou, V., Bondis, J., Frantzidou, F., Athanasiadis, A., Diza, E., Simitsopoulou, M., Souliou, E.(1996). Prenatal diagnosis of fetal cytomegalovirus infection in seropositive pregnant women . European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 69. (2). p. 91-95.
BOOK
(2016). Biofilms and antifungal susceptibility testing . Methods in Molecular Biology. 1356. p. 183-197.
(2007). Evaluation of Molecular Responses and Antifungal Activity of Phagocytes to Opportunistic Fungi . Medical Mycology: Cellular and Molecular Techniques. p. 43-68.