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Experimental Intensive Care Medicine Laboratory expICMlab

The expICMlab is located at the Medical School of the University of Crete. Our research focuses on mechanisms of acute lung injury (ALI) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). We use mouse models of ALI and VILI to study the immune responses associated with lung injury. The lab is located at the Medical School at Voutes, room 8A4. Our equipment includes surgical microscope, 4 rodent ventilators, pneumotachs for airway pressure, flow and volume monitoring, invasive blood pressure monitoring devices, and infusion pumps. During the experimental procedures mice are sedated, ventilated and monitored like patients in the ICU. All in vitro studies are performed in collaboration with the Tsatsanis Lab at the Medical School.

Contacts
Katerina Vaporidi 2810394729 vaporidi@med.uoc.gr
Eumorfia Kondili 2810392585 konde@med.uoc.gr
Dimitris Georgopoulos 2810392636 georgop@med.uoc.gr

Graduate Students
Vergadi Eleni   vergadi@yahoo.gr
Theodorakis Manolis   emm.theodorakis@gmail.com
Kaniaris Vagelis   kaniaris1@hotmail.com

    Current Projects
  • The role of microRNAs in VILI
  • The role of macrophage phenotype in ALI
  • The role of obesity in ALI and VILI
  • The role of respiratory rate in VILI
  • The role of kinase TPL2 in VILI

    Funding
  • General Secretary for Research and Technology (GGET) - program Aristia II
  • University of Crete Research Committee grants
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Research Award
  • Greek Society of Intensive Care Medicine Research Award

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