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Achilleas Gravanis
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutic Medicine
The School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
Diploma of Pharmacy 1975-1980 University of Athens, Greece School of Pharmacy
PhD in Pharmacology 1980-1983 University Pierre Marie Curie, Paris, France
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2001 Medical School University of Crete Professor of Pharmacology,
2002 -2008 Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Heraklion Director
2010 Collaborating Researcher, IESL-Foundation of Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
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(2016) Selective and differential interactions of BNN27, a novel C17-spiroepoxy steroid derivative, with TrkA receptors, regulating neuronal survival and differentiation. Pediaditakis I, Efstathopoulos P, Prousis KC, Zervou M, Arévalo JC, Alexaki VI, Nikoletopoulou V, Karagianni E, Potamitis C, Tavernarakis N, Chavakis T, Margioris AN, Venihaki M, Calogeropoulou T, Charalampopoulos I, Gravanis A Neuropharmacology 11:266-282.
2016 Oct MicroNeurotrophins Improve Survival in Motor Neuron-Astrocyte Co-Cultures but Do Not Improve Disease Phenotypes in a Mutant SOD1 Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.. Glajch KE, Ferraiuolo L, Mueller KA, Stopford MJ, Prabhkar V, Gravanis A, Shaw PJ, Sadri-Vakili G PLoS One. 7;11(10):e0164103.
Nov (2015). Fingolimod induces neurogenesis in adult mouse hippocampus and improves contextual fear memory. Efstathopoulos P, Kourgiantaki A, Karali K, Sidiropoulou K, Margioris AN, Gravanis A, Charalampopoulos I. Transl Psychiatry. 24;5:e685.
(2015).  Application of multispectral imaging detects areas with neuronal myelin loss, without tissue labeling. Vazgiouraki E, Papadakis V, Efstathopoulos P, Lazaridis I, Charalampopoulos I, Fotakis C, Gravanis A. Microscopy 65:109-118.
(2015). Data in support on the shape  of Schwann cells and sympathetic neurons onto microconically structured silicon surfaces. Simitzi C, Efstathopoulos P, Kourgiantaki A, Ranella A, Charalampopoulos I, Fotakis C, Αthanassakis Ι, Stratakis E, Gravanis A. Data Brief 31;4:636-40. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.07.030.
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