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Dimitris Skliros

Dimitrios Georgios Skliros obtained his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens in 2018. After serving his one-year army duty, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Agricultural University of Athens. His main research interest is Microbial Biotechnology, with a focus on bacteriophages and their biotechnological use. He has also received special training in Next-generation sequencing technologies in the frame of European research projects. He has over 20 peer-review publications and has received a government fund to establish a private brand, for consulting services in Geotechnology and Biotechnology (brand name Novagiotech). His main goal is to bridge the gap between the private sector and academia in Europe for innovative solutions in modern needs, while at the same time he keeps building a strong academic record.

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Laemmli Buffer: What Is It for Anyway?

By Dimitris Skliros | November 8, 2021

Laemmli buffer is used almost every day by life since researchers. But what do all those components actually do? Find out in this handy article

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Next Generation Sequencing: Academia vs Industry

By Dimitris Skliros | November 12, 2020

A quick-fire interview with someone working in a private NGS hub on how they got there and what they do – for anyone considering a move from academia to the private sector.

Nodulation: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Nodulation: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

By Dimitris Skliros | January 16, 2020

Plants are incredibly organisms. Not only do they provide atmospheric oxygen, but, in the case of legumes, they can transform atmospheric nitrogen gas to ammonia, which can then be consumed by humans. How does this happen, you ask? It’s all thanks to bacteria and the process of nodulation. Deep Breaths Nitrogen is an incredibly important…

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De Novo DNA Sequencing and the Special k-mer

By Dimitris Skliros | February 6, 2018

The technology for DNA sequencing was developed back in 1977 thanks to Frederick Sanger. It took a bit longer before it was possible to sequence a complete genome. This is because we needed an appropriate mathematical model and massive computational power to assemble millions or billions of small reads to a larger complete genome. Today’s…

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The Importance of Metabolomics Research

By Dimitris Skliros | December 20, 2016

Metabolomics may sound like a fictional character in the famous comic series “Asterix”, but it is very important in understanding systems biology and in clinical research against various diseases. Metabolomics is the last piece of a puzzle of omics applications following genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics. It allows us to ask “What has happened and what…

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The Art of Bridging the Gap between Scientists and the Public

By Dimitris Skliros | October 26, 2016

Communicating your science to a lay audience is different than giving a talk to other scientists. An urban legend says that when Michael Faraday verified the relationship between electricity and magnetism, he was asked to present his evidence to the prime minister of England. So, he had his coils arranged and he just moved a…

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Phagebiotics: Part 1

By Dimitris Skliros | October 13, 2016

The enemy of my enemy is my friend –Ancient Sanskrit proverb Luna, 20 July 1969. Neil Armstrong set his foot in another world for the first and only time in human history. But this is not a story about space exploration; it is a story about the vehicle they used to do it—the Lunar Module…

BLAST OFF! The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool Explained

BLAST OFF! The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool Explained

By Dimitris Skliros | July 9, 2016

BLAST is the most popular bioinformatics online tool. But in order to properly use it, you have to understand that is not just a search query against a database but something far more complicated, and the information you get back far more…precious!

Learn-omics! What is that “Omics” I keep Stumbling Upon?

Learn-omics! What is that “Omics” I keep Stumbling Upon?

By Dimitris Skliros | July 9, 2016

Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics – words that in 2015 sound very familiar even to a freshman in any biology field. Although most have heard those words before, I keep encountering students or even post-graduates who find it difficult to explain what they are. So, to make things easier here is a peek behind the curtains…

To boil? Or be boiled? Saving Time With Colony PCR

To boil? Or be boiled? Saving Time With Colony PCR

By Dimitris Skliros | June 4, 2015

Applying molecular techniques to unicellar organisms leads to many questions… Did my electroporation work? Is my vector inside my competent cell? Do I have contamination in my liquid culture? Is this the correct bacterial strain the neighboring lab promised me it is? Did the guy from the other side of the world send me the…

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