George Kollias Biomedical Sciences Research Centre (B.S.R.C.) “Alexander Fleming”, Greece
1 protocol

Vasiliki Koliaraki
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Centre (B.S.R.C.) “Alexander Fleming”, Greece
Research focus
  • Cancer biology
  • 1 Author merit
  • 1 Reviewer merit


Ph.D in Biology, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Hellenic Pasteur Institute, 2009

Current position

Researcher C, Department of Immunology, Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”, Vari, Greece


  1. Koliaraki, V., Pasparakis, M. and Kollias, G. (2015). IKKbeta in intestinal mesenchymal cells promotes initiation of colitis-associated cancer. J Exp Med 212(13): 2235-2251.

  2. Roulis, M., Nikolaou, C., Kotsaki, E., Kaffe, E., Karagianni, N., Koliaraki, V., Salpea, K., Ragoussis, J., Aidinis, V., Martini, E., Becker, C., Herschman, H. R., Vetrano, S., Danese, S. and Kollias, G. (2014). Intestinal myofibroblast-specific Tpl2-Cox-2-PGE2 pathway links innate sensing to epithelial homeostasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(43): E4658-4667.

  3. Koliaraki, V., Roulis, M. and Kollias, G. (2012). Tpl2 regulates intestinal myofibroblast HGF release to suppress colitis-associated tumorigenesis. J Clin Invest 122(11): 4231-4242.

  4. Koliaraki, V. and Kollias, G. (2011). A new role for myeloid HO-1 in the innate to adaptive crosstalk and immune homeostasis. Adv Exp Med Biol 780: 101-111.

  5. Skevaki, C. L., Koliaraki, V., Papadopoulos, N. G., Tsakris, A. and Pararas, M. V. (2011). Global research productivity in allergy. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 21(2): 156-158.

  6. Lioupis, C., Barbatis, C., Drougou, A., Koliaraki, V., Mamalaki, A., Klonaris, C., Georgopoulos, S., Andrikopoulos, V. and Bastounis, E. (2011). Association of haptoglobin genotype and common cardiovascular risk factors with the amount of iron in atherosclerotic carotid plaques. Atherosclerosis 216(1): 131-138.

  7. Tsochatzis, E., Papatheodoridis, G. V., Koliaraki, V., Hadziyannis, E., Kafiri, G., Manesis, E. K., Mamalaki, A. and Archimandritis, A. J. (2010). Serum hepcidin levels are related to the severity of liver histological lesions in chronic hepatitis C. J Viral Hepat 17(11): 800-806.

  8. Kroot, J. J., Kemna, E. H., Bansal, S. S., Busbridge, M., Campostrini, N., Girelli, D., Hider, R. C., Koliaraki, V., Mamalaki, A., Olbina, G., Tomosugi, N., Tselepis, C., Ward, D. G., Ganz, T., Hendriks, J. C. and Swinkels, D. W. (2009). Results of the first international round robin for the quantification of urinary and plasma hepcidin assays: need for standardization. Haematologica 94(12): 1748-1752. 

  9. Koliaraki, V., Marinou, M., Vassilakopoulos, T. P., Vavourakis, E., Tsochatzis, E., Pangalis, G. A., Papatheodoridis, G., Stamoulakatou, A., Swinkels, D. W., Papanikolaou, G. and Mamalaki, A. (2009). A novel immunological assay for hepcidin quantification in human serum. PLoS One 4(2): e4581.

  10. Koliaraki, V., Marinou, M., Samiotaki, M., Panayotou, G., Pantopoulos, K. and Mamalaki, A. (2008). Iron regulatory and bactericidal properties of human recombinant hepcidin expressed in Pichia pastoris. Biochimie 90(5): 726-735.

  11. Poulopoulou, C., Davaki, P., Koliaraki, V., Kolovou, D., Markakis, I. and Vassilopoulos, D. (2005). Reduced expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 2mRNA in T cells of ALS patients. Ann Neurol 58(6): 946-949.

  12. Kouyanou, S., Santos, C., Koliaraki, V. and Ballesta, J. P. (2003). Protein BmP0 from the silkworm Bombyx mori can be assembled and is functional in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae ribosomal stalk in the absence of the acidic P1 and P2 proteins. Gene 314: 173-179.

1 Protocol published
Isolation of Intestinal Mesenchymal Cells from Adult Mice
Authors:  Vasiliki Koliaraki and George Kollias, date: 09/20/2016, view: 2391, Q&A: 0
During the last 20 years intestinal mesenchymal cells (IMCs) have emerged as an important cell type that plays a central role in intestinal development and homeostasis, by providing both structural support and growth regulatory elements. IMCs also ...