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Spyridon S. Kynigopoulos

Spyridon S. Kynigopoulos

Postgraduate Student
+49 (0)69 7976 0858
spyroskinigopoulos [at]
Friedrichsheim Hospital gGmbH
Marienburgstr. 2
60528 Frankfurt/Main
“When the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?”
(Victor Hugo)



Research Focus

During his undergraduate studies, Spyro’s curiosity about the mechanisms cells use to migrate, divide, and differentiate grew and he realized that scientific research was the key to understanding these processes.  In his studies developmental biology was one of his favorite subjects and he was impressed by the ability of some organisms to regenerate lost body parts.  

When he learned about the research being done at FIRM at the University of Frankfurt he saw this as a good opportunity, through research, to learn about cell behavior, development and regeneration.

His research at FIRM focuses on investigating the effects of electrical stimulation on cell differentiation and cell fate during mammal regeneration.


2016 – present MSc - Clinical and Surgical Anatomy
Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH),
School of Health Sciences Department of Medicine,
Alexandroupoli, Greece.
2011 – 2016 B.S. - Molecular Biology and Genetics
Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH),
School of Health Sciences Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 
Alexandroupoli, Greece.
2009 – 2011 B.S. - Medical Laboratory Sciences Technological Education Institute of Larissa,
Public Institution of higher education,
School of Health Professions, Larissa, Greece.



Publications & Presentations


  • Athanasios Karapetsas, Antonis Giannakakis, Denarda Dangaj, Evripidis Lanitis, Spyridon Kynigopoulos, Maria Lambropoulou, Janos L. Tanyi, Alex Galanis, Stylianos Kakolyris, Gregorios Trypsianis, George Coukos, and Raphael Sandaltzopoulos (2015). Over-expression of GPC6 and TMEM132D in early stage ovarian cancer correlates with CD8+ T-lymphocyte infiltration and increased patient survival, BioMed Research International, Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
  • Maria Lambropoulou, Deftereou Theodora-Eleftheria, Sryridon Kynigopoulos, Anargyros Patsias, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Athanasia Kotini, Alexiadis Georgios, Tsaroucha Alexandra, Christina Nikolaidou, Anastasia Kiziridou, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Ekaterini Chatzaki (2016). Co-expression of Galectin-3 and CRIP-1 in endometrial cancer: prognostic value and patient survival, Medical Oncology – Springer.

Selected Presentations

  • Immunohistochemical study of Galectin-3 protein expression in acute chorioamnionitis, 9th Panhellenic Conference Hellenic Society of maternal- fetal medicine (2016), Nafplio - Greece.
  • Protective effects of honey – derived extracts against UV – induced oxidative damage in human keratinocytes and a reconstituted skin model , 38th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Society for Biological Sciences (2016), Kavala - Greece. 66th Congress of  Hellenic  Society  of  Biochemistry  and  Molecular Biology (2015), Athens – Greece.
  • Expression and prognostic value of GAL-3 in endometrial carcinoma, 27th European Congress of Pathology, Serbia – Belgrade. Published: Virchows Archiv (2015) 467 (Suppl 1):S1-139 (IF – 2014: 2.65).
  • Molecular evaluation of programmed cell death markers in normal and pathological placentas in the third trimester of fetal development, 3rd Young Scientist Forum of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015), Athens- Greece.
  • Molecular identification of cell types involved in iron metabolism during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of  fetal development, 65th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015), Thessaloniki – Greece.
  • Immunohistochemical study of CD99 and CD55 proteins in the thymus gland of anencephalic fetuses, 14th Panhellenic Congress of Pathology (2014), Athens – Greece. (Received honorary distinction)


Experience & Interests


In 2014 - 2015, Spyros Kynigopoulos took part in research projects "Specialization in Liver, Biliary Ducts and Pancreas Surgery". His main responsibilities were fixation, paraffin embedding, sectioning (microtome), staining with A&E and special stains, Immonochistochemical method and TUNEL assay.  Also, during this time he did internships at several laboratories, where he gained valuable practical knowledge and experience in histopathology and molecular techniques.


2011 – 2014 Laboratory of Histology and Embryology at the Democritus University of Thrace,
School of Health Sciences,
Department of Medicine, Alexandroupoli, Greece.
2008 Rotation in the laboratories of Virology –
Microbiology, Hematology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Histopathology and Genetics,
General University Hospital of Larissa, Greece.

Other Interests

Literature, Theater, Travel, Charity and volunteer work.