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The laboratory of E. Andreakos is part of the Center for Immunology and Transplantation of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. It is receiving funding through competitive calls from the Hellenic Ministry of Education, the European Union, charities and industry. Its research is centered around the impact of innate immunity on the adaptive immune response with special emphasis on the modulation of dendritic cell function, the regulation of T cell polarization, and their role in chronic inflammatory disease.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • The function of the type III interferon system and the TLR7 pathway in the development and persistence of respiratory allergies (rhinitis and asthma).
  • The involvement of innate immune mechanisms in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and the development of vulnerable atherosclerotic lesions.
  • The development and/or evaluation of novel carrier technologies for the effective delivery of small molecules and oligonucleotides to immune cells and inflammatory sites in vivo.

The overall aim of the division is translational, aiming at identifying critical rate-limiting steps involved in inflammatory disease pathogenesis and developing innovative new strategies for therapeutic intervention.

More information about the laboratory’s activities:
http://www.immunology-brfaa.gr/