Research Profile for Spiliopoulou Iris

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Spiliopoulou I.
Research Activity
Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms.
We are investigating the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms among bacterial pathogens such as staphylococci and enterococci, by Molecular Biology methods. Additionally we are performing epidemiological typing by the application of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis, multiplex PCRs, and hybridizations with specific DNA probes, for staphylococci of hospital origin. Staphylococcus aureus strains are analyzed for their toxin gene profiles by conventional PCR and real-time PCR.
Research Infrastructure
Iris Spiliopoulou, M.D., PhD; Assoc. Professor of Microbiology
Research Activities
Πρόγραμμα Κ. Καραθεοδωρή, Β116: Mελέτη της παρουσίας των γονιδίων παραγωγής τοξινών σε στελέχη S. aureus

1.Chini V, E Petinaki, A Foka, S Paratiras, G Dimitracopoulos and I Spiliopoulou: Spread of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates carrying Panton-Valentin leukocidin genes during a three-year period in Greece. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2006; 12: 29-34.
2.Chini V, G Dimitracopoulos and I Spiliopoulou: Occurrence of the enterotoxin gene cluster and the toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 gene among clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is related to clonal type and agr group. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2006; 44:1881-1883.
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