Dr Charalampos Attipa

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology


Charalampos qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2010 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, having also completed a Wellcome Trust research internship at Cambridge University UK. Following 3 years in small animal general practice and completing an internship at Bristol University, Charalampos moved to the Royal Veterinary College for his residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

After becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and an RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Charalampos was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to study the role of neutrophils and neutrophils extracellular traps (NETs) in pediatric cerebral malaria in Malawi using -omics approaches in clinical samples, ex-vivo cell models and mouse models.

Since April 2023 he has been a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University. In addition to his clinical role, Charalampos will also contribute to the teaching of our undergraduate veterinary medicine students and residents while focusing on his research activities.




Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Charalampos has a particular interest in how neutrophil extracellualr traps (NETs) and abnormal granulopoiesis affect immune responses in chronic infections. He has a keen interest in developing collaborative research projects on natural occurring canine and feline diseases that can then be translated to humans and benefit veterinary medicine.

He also has ongoing research projects in Malawi focusing on malaria and zoonotic infections. More recently he has been leading a research project on an  outbreak of feline infectious peritonitis cause by a coronavirus.


Past research interests


Affiliated research centres

  • Affiliate Researcher (School of Infection & Immunity), University of Glasgow
  • Honorary Lecturer in Pathology, College of Medicine, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi