Alkyoni Athanasiou-Fragkouli

Alkyoni Athanasiou-Fragkouli

I graduated from University of Brighton as a biologist and completed my Clinical Neuroscience masters here at UCL. I started working as a research technician in September 2018 and I am responsible for the Biobank of rare diseases that Professor Henry Houlden has established. My main role is to process skin biopsies from patients and controls in order to establish fibroblast lines which are then securely banked. These cell lines can be used by researchers in our department or sent to researchers from all over the world in order to investigate rare neurological diseases.   

Additionally, I have taken on the role of research assistant in “Parkinson’s Disease in Africa: Developing a Clinically Characterized DNA Resource for Genome-Wide Association (GWAS) and Other Collaborative Genetic Studies” led by Professor Henry Houlden and Dr. Mie Rizig at UCL as well as Professor Njideka Okubadejo from Lagos University.

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