PapadopoulosHead of the Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens, Greece
Associate Professor of Allergy and Pediatric Allergy, Medical University of Athens

M.D. Degree: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Postdoctoral research fellow: Hellenic Anticancer Institute, ‘Agios Savas’ Hospital University

Research Interests:
• Infections and Allergy
• Coordinator of the EU-funded project Predicta
• Food allergy
• Participation in the EU-funded projects FAST and iFAAM

Nikos Papadopoulos is Associate Professor of Allergy and Pediatric Allergy, Head of the Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. In the Department’s outpatient clinic and specialized units, he, together with his co-workers, cares for more than 5000 children with allergic diseases yearly, and trains medical students, resident pediatricians and allergists. In the research laboratory, his main focus is the role of infections in asthma, as well as, food allergy and other aspects of allergic diseases, with extensive collaborations in the context of EU Projects, such as EARIP, iFAAM, FAST and PreDicta. Dr. Papadopoulos has published more than 200 papers (h-index: 40), has received several international awards and is invited to speak at international scientific meetings some 30 times a year. Moreover, he has served in committees of EAACI, GA2LEN, WAO, EFA and ARIA. He is currently the President of EAACI.

Selected publications:

  1. NG Papadopoulos, PJ Bates, PG Bardin, A Papi, SH Leir, DJ Fraenkel, J Meyer, PM Lackie, G Sanderson, ST Holgate, SL Johnston. Rhinoviruses infect the lower airways. Journal of Infectious Diseases.181: 6  1875-1884;2000. PMID: 10837165
  2. NG Papadopoulos, M Moustaki, M Tsolia, A Bossios, E Astra, A Prezerakou, D Gourgiotis, D Kafetzis. Assosiation of rhinovirus infection with increased disease severity in acute bronchiolitis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 165:9 1285 – 1289; 2002. PMID: 11991880
  3. NG Papadopoulos, LA Stanciu, A Papi, ST Holgate, SL Johnston. A defective type 1 response to rhinovirus in atopic asthma. Thorax. 57: 4 328-332; 2002. PMID: 11923551
  4. S Psarras, E Volonaki, CL Skevaki, M Xatzipsalti, A Bossios, H Pratsinis, S Tsigkos, D Gourgiotis, AG Constantopoulos, A Papapetropoulos, P Saxoni-Papageorgiou, NG Papadopoulos. Vascular endothelial growth factor-mediated induction of angiogenesis by human rhinoviruses. Journal of Allergy and Clinical I mmunology. 117: 2 291-297;2006. PMID: 16461129
  5. P Xepapadaki, NG Papadopoulos, A Bossios, E Manoussakis, T Manousakas, P Saxoni-Papageorgiou. Duration of postviral airway hyperresponsiveness in children with asthma: effect of atopy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 116: 2 299-304;2005. PMID: 16083783
  6. NG Papadopoulos, I Christodoulou, G Rohde, I Agache, C Almqvist, A Bruno, S Bonini, L Bont, Apostolos Bossios, J Bousquet, F Braido, Guy Brusselle, GW Canonica, KH Carlsen, P Chanez, WJ Fokkens, M Garcia-Garcia, M Gjomarkaj, T Haahtela, ST Holgate, SL Johnston, G Konstantinou, M Kowalski, A Lewandowska-Polak, K Lødrup‐Carlsen, Marjukka Mäkelä, I Malkusova, J Mullol, A Nieto, Esben Eller, C Ozdemir, P Panzner, T Popov, S Psarras, E Roumpedaki, M Rukhadze, A Stipic-Markovic, A Todo Bom, E Toskala, P Van Cauwenberge, C Van Drunen, JB Watelet, M Xatzipsalti, P Xepapadaki, T Zuberbier. Viruses and bacteria in acute asthma exacerbations – A GA2LEN-DARE systematic review. Allergy. 66: 4 458-468;2011. PMID: 21087215

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