Dr Eirini Meimaridou

Dr Eirini Meimaridou is a Reader in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease for the School of Human Sciences.

Long-haired female academic Dr Eirini Meimaridou smiles to the camera.

Dr Eirini Meimaridou

Eirini Meimaridou graduated from UMIST, the University of Manchester with a degree in Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology. During her undergraduate and master's degree (MPhil, UMIST) she developed an interest in the cellular mechanisms involved in human diseases. Her postgraduate studies in London focused on the effect of oxidative stress in the development of kidney stones and she was awarded a PhD from University College of London.

Dr Meimaridou then worked in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, studying the role of proteins involved in insulin pathway in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2007, she joined the Centre for Endocrinology at Queen Mary University of London and her research interests focused on oxidative stress and endocrine diseases such as obesity and glucocorticoid deficiency.

Dr Meimaridou holds memberships with the British Endocrine, American Endocrine Society and the Society for Free Radical Research.

 

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Research interests:

Eirini’s research interests lie in endocrinology and specifically in adrenal redox homeostasis. Adrenal gland provides the link between the disciplines of endocrinology, immunology/inflammation, neuroscience and metabolism. It is the most highly vascularised organ and has the highest content in antioxidants in the human body. Therefore, it is important to understand how redox imbalance impacts on adrenal function and how these pathophysiological perturbations are linked to metabolic syndrome diseases.

  • Meimaridou E1, Goldsworthy M, Chortis V, Fragouli E, Foster PA, Arlt W, Cox R, Metherell LA. Journal for Endocrinology 2018 Jan; 236 (1): 13-28.

  • Rathi Prasad, Irene Hadjidemetriou, Avinaash Maharaj, Eirini Meimaridou, Paul van Veldhoven, Federica Buonocore, Moin Saleem, Jenny Hurcombe, Eliana Barbagelata, Ignacio Bergadá, Hamilton Cassinelli, Urmi Das, GOSgene, Ruth Krone, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, Erkan Sari, Ediz Yesilkaya, Helen L Storr, Maria Clemente, Monica Fernandez-Cancio, Nuria Camats, Nanik Ram, John C Achermann, Leonardo Guasti, Debora Braslavsky, Tulay Guran, L.A. Metherell. J Clin Invest  2017 Mar 1;127(3):942-953

  • Eirini Meimaridou, Julia Kowalczyk, Louise A Metherell.  eLS, published Online: 15 OCT 2014.

  • Prasad R, Kowalczyk JC, Meimaridou E, StorrHL, Metherell LA. J Endocrinol. 2014 Jun;221(3): R63-73

  • Yates R, Katugampola H, Cavlan D, Cogger K, Meimaridou E, Hughes C, Metherell L, Guasti L, King P. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2013; 106:239-312

  • Josep Agulleiro M, Cortés R, Fernández-Durán B, Navarro S, Guillot R, Meimaridou E, Clark AJ, Cerdá-Reverter JM. Mol Endocrinol. 2013 Nov;27(11):1934-45.

  • Meimaridou E, Hughes CR, Kowalczyk J, Chan LF, Clark AJ, Metherell LA. Endocr Dev. 2013 Feb 1; 24:57-66.

  • Meimaridou E, Hughes CR, Kowalczyk J, Guasti L, Paul Chapple J, King PJ, Chan L, Clark AJ, Metherell LA. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Dec 29

  • E.Meimaridou, J. Kowalczyk, L. Guasti, C.R. Hughes, F.Wagner, P. Frommolt, P. Nürnberg, N.P. Mann, R. Banerjee, H.N. Saka, J.P.Chapple, P.J.King, A.J.L.Clark, L.A.Metherell. Nature Genetics. 2012: May 27; 44(7):740-2.

  • Hughes CR, Guasti L, Meimaridou E, Chuang CH, Schimenti JC, King PJ, Costigan C, Clark AJ, Metherell LA. J Clin Invest. 2012; 122(3):814-20.

  • 11. Meimaridou E, Gooljar SB, Ramnarace N, Anthonypillai L, Clark AJ, Chapple JP. Mol Endocrinol. 2011 Sep; 25(9): 1650-60.

  • 12. Hirsch A, Meimaridou E, Fernandez-Cancio M, Pandey AV, Clemente M, Audi L, Clark AJ, Flück CE. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jan; 96(1): E65-72.

  • 13. Li F. Chan, Tom R. Webb, Teng-Teng Chung, Eirini Meimaridou, Sadani N. Cooray, Leonardo Guasti, J. Paul Chapple, Michaela Egertova, Maurice R. Elphick, Michael E. Cheetham, Louise A Metherell, Adrian J.L Clark.  PNAS. 2009 April; 106: 6146-6151.

  • 14. Meimaridou E, Gooljar SB, Chapple JP.  J Mol Endocrinol. 2009 Jan; 42(1): 1-9.

  • Hooper C.,Meimaridou E., Tavassoli M., Melino G., Lovestone S., Killick R. Neurosci Lett. 2007 May 11; 418(1): 34-7.

  • Cole AR, Noble W, van Aalten L, Plattner F, Meimaridou R, Hogan D, Taylor M, LaFrancois J, Gunn-Moore F, Verkhratsky A, Oddo S, LaFerla F, Giese KP, Dineley KT, Duff K, Richardson JC, Yan SD, Hanger DP, Allan SM, Sutherland C.  J Neurochem. 2007 Nov; 103(3): 1132-44.

  • 17. E. Meimaridou, Jacobson J, Seddon AM, Noronha-Dutra AA, Robertson WG, JS Hothersall. Free Radic Biol Med. 2005 Jun 15; 38(12): 1553-64.

  • 18. E. Meimaridou, W. Robertson, JS Hothersall. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2006 Oct; 291(4): F731-40.

Email: e.meimaridou@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 4151

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