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Scientific Personnel

Sotirios Sotirios Kotsovilis, PhD
Staff Research Scientist B'

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Brief Bio

Dr. Sotirios Kotsovilis is a Staff Research Scientist focused on Scientific Writing.
He completed his undergraduate studies in Dentistry (Sch. Dentistry, Univ. Athens, 2001). He received an MSc in Oral Biology (Sch. Dentistry, Univ. Athens, 2003), a post-graduate diploma in the clinical specialty of Periodontology (Sch. Dentistry, Univ. Athens, 2006) and a PhD in Medicine (Medical Sch., Univ. Athens, 2010). He worked on the discovery of members of the syndecan family of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in the gingiva of patients with chronic periodontitis in collaboration with BRFAA (Charonis Lab; Clinical, Experimental Surgery, & Translational Research Center). During the period 2010-2015, he completed his post-doctoral studies in BRFAA under the supervision of Dr. Evangelos Andreakos (Andreakos Lab; Clinical, Experimental Surgery, & Translational Research Center) by performing a characterization of the apolipoprotein E-deficient mouse model, which currently is the most widely used animal model of atherosclerosis.
He has published approximately 40 articles in international and Greek peer-reviewed journals and books. He has attended more than 250 international and Greek congresses, workshops and seminars, participating in several oral and poster presentations. As a reviewer, he has reviewed articles for 7 peer-reviewed journals, as well as books.
In his current position as a Staff Research Scientist, Dr. Kotsovilis will support investigation conducted in BRFAA from the aspect of Scientific Writing. His vision is to reinforce the promotion of the research work of BRFAA in Greece and abroad.

Selected Publications

Kotsovilis S, Andreakos E. Therapeutic human monoclonal antibodies in inflammatory diseases. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1060: 37-59.

Varela A, Kotsovilis S, Salagianni M, Andreakos V, Davos CH. Gender and age differences on cardiac and vascular function of ApoE-/- mice. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2013; 14 (Suppl.): ii203-ii204.

Papagiannaki K, Kotsovilis S, Antoniou C, Dimitrakopoulou A, Arsenis G, Routsias JG, Tseleni-Kotsovili A, Tsakris A. The efficacy of narrow-band ultraviolet B phototherapy in the treatment of patients with active chronic plaque psoriasis and its effect on peripheral blood levels of various T-lymphocyte subpopulations: a clinical and flow cytometric immunophenotypical study. Eur J Dermatol. 2013; 23(1): 99-100.

Κωτσοβίλης Σ. Βασική Έρευνα των περιοδοντικών νοσημάτων: ανασκόπηση των πρόσφατων εξελίξεων. Ελληνικά Στοματολογικά Χρονικά 2013; 57: 163-194.

S. Kotsovilis, S. Tseleni-Balafouta, I. Fourmousis, D. Nikolidakis, A. Charonis, A. Tsakris, J.A. Vrotsos: Syndecans: a novel family expressed in gingival tissues of chronic periodontitis patients. J. Clin. Periodontol. 2012; 39 (Suppl. 13): 78

Markou N, Pepelassi E, Kotsovilis S, Vrotsos I, Vavouraki H, Stamatakis HC. The use of platelet-rich plasma combined with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft in the treatment of periodontal endosseous defects: a report of two clinical cases. J Am Dent Assoc. 2010; 141(8): 967-978.

Kotsovilis S, Tseleni-Balafouta S, Charonis A, Fourmousis I, Nikolidakis D, Vrotsos JA. Syndecan-1 immunohistochemical expression in gingival tissues of chronic periodontitis patients correlated with various putative factors. J Periodontal Res. 2010; 45(4): 520-531.

Kotsovilis S, Markou N, Pepelassi E, Nikolidakis D. The adjunctive use of platelet-rich plasma in the therapy of periodontal intraosseous defects: a systematic review. J Periodontal Res. 2010; 45(3): 428-443.

Kotsovilis S, Fourmousis I, Karoussis IK, Bamia C. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of implant length on the survival of rough-surface dental implants. J Periodontol. 2009; 80(11): 1700-1718.

Kotsovilis S, Karoussis IK, Trianti M, Fourmousis I. Therapy of peri-implantitis: a systematic review. J Clin Periodontol. 2008; 35(7): 621-629.

Karoussis IK, Kotsovilis S, Fourmousis I. A comprehensive and critical review of dental implant prognosis in periodontally compromised partially edentulous patients. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2007; 18(6): 669-679.

Kotsovilis S, Karoussis IK, Fourmousis I. A comprehensive and critical review of dental implant placement in diabetic animals and patients. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2006; 17(5): 587-599.


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