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Sof Andrikopoulos

Nh&Mrc Principal Research Fellow
Medicine - Austin Health
Insulin secretion
glucose toxicity
islet beta cell dysfunction
animal models
lipotoxicity
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
mice
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A/Prof

Sof Andrikopoulos

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Diabetes
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A/Prof

Sof Andrikopoulos

 

Sof Andrikopoulos is a NH&MRC Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor and Head of the Islet Biology and Metabolism Research Group at the University of Melbourne, Department ofMedicine (Austin Health) which investigates the genetic susceptibility of islet dysfunction using animal models of diabetes. This research has led to the hypothesis that increased insulin secretorydemand may be a mechanism that contributes to diabetes and that strategies that promote metabolic deceleration may be beneficial.

This has clinical implications since a common class ofdrug used to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes causes increased insulin secretion and in fact may be detrimental in the long term. A/Professor Andrikopoulos has had grant support from the NH&MRC since 2000, isEditor-In-Chief of the Journal of Endocrinology/Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, and was on the editorial board of Journal of Nutrition, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology and the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, onthe JDRF/Australia Islet Transplantation Program Advisory Committee, has served on NH&MRC Grant Review Panels and the NH&MRC Academy and regularly reviews manuscripts for leading journals in the field including Diabetesand Diabetologia. A/Professor Andrikopoulos is the current President of the Australian Diabetes Society. A/Professor Andrikopoulos was awarded a NH&MRC Award for Research Excellence in 2008 and a Diabetes Australia ResearchTrust Millennium Award in 2010.

Projects

Displaying the 55 most recent projects by Sof Andrikopoulos.

55

Projects

Project Types


33

Research Grant


20

Research Contracts


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 156 most recent scholarly works by Sof Andrikopoulos.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2011

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


1

Award

Credentials

Positions


Nh&Mrc Principal Research Fellow

Medicine - Austin Health

Full Member

American Diabetes Association

Full Member

European Association for the Study of Diabetes

Full Member

Australian Diabetes Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne