If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


I did my BSc in Biochemistry & Genetics (1994-1997) and my PhD (1997-2001) in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds. I then worked as a post-doctoral research fellow firstly at the Cancer research UK Clinical centre, St James's Hospital in Leeds (2001-2005) and then at the Jack Birch Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Department of Biology, University of York (2005-2008).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Studying the signalling cues that regulate cell survival versus death using appropriate epithelial cell models
  • Understanding the cellular responses to death (apoptosis) signals triggered by members of the TNF Receptor protein family
  • Exploring the underlying cell signalling mechanisms of a) chemotherapy-induced hair loss (alopecia) and b) defective wound healing

Research Degree Supervision

Click Here to see all postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Nikolaos Georgopoulos 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Cell biology
  • Cancer Research
  • Immunology
  • Epithelial tissues
  • Cell death
  • Tissue engineering
  • Skin

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Nikolaos Georgopoulos is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 9 Similar Profiles
CD40 Ligand Medicine & Life Sciences
Alopecia Medicine & Life Sciences
Aquaporins Medicine & Life Sciences
Apoptosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Reactive Oxygen Species Medicine & Life Sciences
Aquaporin 3 Medicine & Life Sciences
Drug Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2008 2019

Open Access
Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Peptides and Proteins
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Reactive Oxygen Species
CD40 Ligand
7 Citations (Scopus)

A Clinical and Biological Guide for Understanding Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia and Its Prevention

Dunnill, C., Al Tameemi, W., Collett, A., Haslam, I. & Georgopoulos, N., Jan 2018, In : Oncologist. 23, 1, p. 84-96 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Drug Therapy
Hair Follicle

Expression, Localisation and Potential Significance of Aquaporins in Benign and Malignant Human Prostate Tissue

Bründl, J., Wallinger, S., Breyer, J., Weber, F., Evert, M., Georgopoulos, N. T., Rosenhammer, B., Burger, M., Otto, W. & Rubenwolf, P., 3 Sep 2018, In : BMC Urology. 18, 1, 75.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Prostatic Neoplasms
Cell Line
Prostatic Hyperplasia
6 Citations (Scopus)

A redox state-dictated signalling pathway deciphers the malignant cell specificity of CD40-mediated apoptosis

Dunnill, C. J., Ibraheem, K., Mohamed, A., Southgate, J. & Georgopoulos, N. T., 2017, In : Oncogene. 36, p. 2515-2528 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
CD40 Ligand
TNF Receptor-Associated Factor 3

Preclinical anti-cancer activity and multiple mechanisms of action of a cationic silver complex bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands

Allison, S. J., Sadiq, M., Baronou, E., Cooper, P. A., Dunnill, C., Georgopoulos, N. T., Latif, A., Shepherd, S., Shnyder, S. D., Stratford, I. J., Wheelhouse, R. T., Willans, C. E. & Phillips, R. M., 10 Sep 2017, In : Cancer Letters. 403, p. 98-107 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Press / Media

National award for major scientific study of wound care dressings

Karen Ousey & Nikolaos Georgopoulos


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment