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Konstantinos  Palikaras

Konstantinos Palikaras


Ph.D, the University of Crete

Current Position

Postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, at the Foundation for Research and Technology
Member of Genetics Society of America (GSA)


  1. Palikaras, K., Lionaki, E. and Tavernarakis, N. (2015). Coordination of mitophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis during ageing in C. elegans. Nature 521(7553): 525-528.
  2. Schiavi, A., Maglioni, S., Palikaras, K., Shaik, A., Strappazzon, F., Brinkmann, V., Torgovnick, A., Castelein, N., De Henau, S., Braeckman, B. P., Cecconi, F., Tavernarakis, N. and Ventura, N. (2015). Iron-Starvation-Induced Mitophagy Mediates Lifespan Extension upon Mitochondrial Stress in C. elegans. Curr Biol 25(14): 1810-1822.
  3. Palikaras, K., Lionaki, E. and Tavernarakis, N. (2015). Coupling mitogenesis and mitophagy for longevity. Autophagy 11(8): 1428-1430.
  4. Palikaras, K., Lionaki, E. and Tavernarakis, N. (2015). Balancing mitochondrial biogenesis and mitophagy to maintain energy metabolism homeostasis. Cell Death Differ 22(9): 1399-1401.
Protocols by Konstantinos Palikaras
  1. Intracellular Assessment of ATP Levels in Caenorhabditis elegans
  2. Measuring Oxygen Consumption Rate in Caenorhabditis elegans
  3. In vivo Mitophagy Monitoring in Caenorhabditis elegans to Determine Mitochondrial Homeostasis