Dr Christos Louis


Nationality: Greek

Present positions

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Biology, University of Crete
  • Associate Director, University of Crete Graduate Programme on Bioethics

Areas of professional activity

  • Genomics of Anopheles gambiae; Molecular analysis of vector-parasite interactions
  • Bioinformatics of Disease vectors; Development of databases and ontologies

Key publications

  • Lawson, D., et al. (2009) VectorBase: a data resource for invertebrate vector genomics. (2009) VectorBase: A home for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens. Nucleic acids research, 37, D583-7. [PubMed 17145709]
  • Dialynas, E., Topalis, P., Vontas, J. and Louis, C. (2009) MIRO and IRbase: IT tools for the epidemiological monitoring of insecticide resistance in mosquito disease vectors. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 3(6): e465. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000465. [PubMed 19547750]
  • David, J.P., Strode, C., Vontas, J., Nikou, D., Vaughan, A., Pignatelli, P.M., Louis, C., Hemingway, J. and Ranson, H. (2005). The Anopheles gambiae detoxification chip: a new highly specific microarray to study metabolic based insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA 102, 4080-4084. [PubMed 15753317]
  • Kotsyfakis, M., Ehret-Sabatier, L., Siden-Kiamos, I., Mendoza, J., Sinden, R.E. and Louis, C. (2005). Plasmodium berghei ookinetes bind to Anopheles gambiae and Drosophila melanogaster annexins. Molecular microbiology.; 57, 171-179. [PubMed 15948958]
  • Holt, R.A., Subramanian, G.M., Halpern, A., Sutton, G.G., Charlab, R., Ribeiro, D.M.C., Wides, R., Salzberg, S.L., Loftus, B., Yandell, M., Majoros, W.H., D.B., Rusch, Lai, Z., Kraft, C.L., et al. (2002) The Genome Sequence of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae; Science 298, 129-149. [PubMed 12364791]

Other information

  • Member of European Molecular Biology Organization