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Dr Christos Gkogkas

We are interested in regulation of protein synthesis in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr Christos Gkogkas

Chancellor's Fellow

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 1 George Square
  • Edinburgh EH8 9XD

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Personal profile

  • 2013 - present: Chancellor’s Fellow, Centre for Integrative Physiology and The Patrick Wild Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2009 - 2013: Post-doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry Department, Laboratory of Professor Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University, Canada
  • 2005 - 2009: PhD, Centre For Neuroscience Research, Laboratory of Dr. Paul Skehel, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 1999 - 2004: BSc in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece

Research Theme


We study the role of dysregulated protein synthesis in neuropsychiatric/neurodevelopmental disorders.

Using biochemical, electrophysiological and behavioural analysis in rodents and in vitro, we wish to examine translational control as a key tenet in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric/neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and Intellectual Disability (ID).

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