Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Assistant Professor of Biology
In our laboratory, we study the evolution and functional differentiation of protein families. In particular, we are using theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate:
Klein J, A Sato, N Nikolaidis. Mhc, TSP, and the origin of species. Annu Rev Genet 2007 41:281-304.
Kourtidis A, E Drosopoulou, N Nikolaidis, V Hatzis, C Chintiroglou, ZG Scouras. Analysis and characterization of the cytoplasmichsp70 genes in the Mediterranean mussel. J Mol Evol 2006 62:446-59.
Nikolaidis N, I Makalowska, D Chalkia, W Makaloski, J Klein, M Nei. Origin and evolution of the chicken leukocyte receptor complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2005 102:4057-62.
Nikolaidis N, J Klein, M Nei. Origin and evolution of the Ig-like domains present in mammalian leukocyte receptors: insights from chicken, frog, and fish homologues. Immunogenetics 2005 57:151-7.
Klein J, N Nikolaidis. The descent of the antibody-based immune system by gradual evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2005 102:169-74.
Nikolaidis N and M Nei. Concerted and non-concerted evolution of the Hsp70 gene superfamily in two sibling species of nematodes. Mol Biol Evol 2004 21:498-505.
Nikolaidis N and ZG Scouras. A PCR application for free-living nematodes (Rhabditida) discrimination. Mol Ecol Notes 2002 2:248-249.
Konstantopoulou Ι, N Nikolaidis, ZG Scouras. The hsp70 locus of Drosophila auraria (montium subgroup) is single and contains copies in a conserved arrangement. Chromosoma 1998 107:577-586.