Research Group of Bioinformatics in Genomics

This group is headed by Dr. G.  Amoutzias. The group carries out research into Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular Networks and Evolution, by integrating data from various sources, analysing them with bioinformatics and statistical tools and thus extracting knowledge from noisy raw data.



Dr. Grigorios Amoutzias

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Dr. Grigorios Amoutzias, Lecturer of Bioinformatics in Genomics. He has a first degree in Biology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), MRes in Bioinformatics (Leeds University, UK), PhD in Bioinformatics (The University of Manchester, UK) and was an EMBO Long-term postdoctoral fellow. His main research interests include 1) Evolution of genes, genomes and molecular networks, 2) Properties of phosphoproteomes, 3) Analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data. He is the author of 26 articles in peer reviewed journals and 2 chapters in books. He will work closely with the BIOPLANET group for the bioinformatics analysis of the genomic data for the pesticide-degrading bacteria


Recent Selected Publications

  1. Ruether, I.G.A., Dimitriou, T.G., Tsakogiannis, D., Kyriakopoulou, Z., Amoutzias, G.D., Gartzonika, C., Levidiotou-Stefanou, S., Markoulatos, P. (2014) Characterization of novel intergenogroup and intergenotype recombinant noroviruses from central Greece. Molecular and Cellular Probes (in press)
  2. Tsakogiannis, D., Kyriakopoulou, Z., Amoutzias, G., Ruether, I.G.A., Dimitriou, T.G., Panotopoulou, E., Markoulatos, P. (2013) Identification of novel E6-E7 sequence variants of human papillomavirus 16. Archives in Virology 158(4): 821-828
  3. Amoutzias GD, He Y, Lilley K, Van de Peer Y, Oliver SG. Evaluation and properties of the budding yeast phosphoproteome. Molecular Cellular Proteomics. 2012 Jun;11(6):M111.009555.
  4. Cock MJ, Sterck L, Rouzé P, Scornet D, Allen AE, Amoutzias G, et al. The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in brown algae. Nature. 2010 Jun 3;465(7298):617-21.
  5. Amoutzias GD, He Y, Gordon J, Mossialos D, Oliver SG, Van de Peer Y. Posttranslational regulation impacts the fate of duplicated genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 16;107(7):2967-71.
  6. Pinney JW, Amoutzias GD, Rattray M, Robertson DL. Reconstruction of ancestral protein interaction networks for the bZIP transcription factors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Dec 18;104(51):20449-53