Vasiliki E. Kalodimou
Director, Flow Cytometry-Research and Regenerative Medicine Department, IASO Maternity-Pediatric and Research Hospital
Vasiliki E. Kalodimou is the Director at the Flow Cytometry-Research and Regenerative Medicine Department of IASO Maternity-Pediatric and Research Hospital in Athens, Greece. Before her current appointment, Kalodimou served as a haematology research associate at General University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, and as an instructor at both the General University Hospital of Heraklion and the Ipokratios Medical-Technical Institute of Athens. Kalodimou received her bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology and her master’s degree in Human Molecular Genetics from the Imperial College University of Medicine in London, UK. She completed her PhD at the University of Medicine in Athens, Greece, with an emphasis on stem cells and factors affecting their viability and absolute numbers. Since 2006, Dr. Kalodimou has studied and working with stem cells from placenta, umbilical cord and adipose tissue, in every day practice and their applications in regenerative medicine and Flow Cytometry. Also is working in the area of human genetics & population genetics as well as cellular standards. In collaboration with the Hellenic Flow Cytometry Society, Kalodimou has developed quality control schemes for stem cell marker enumeration. The goal of her work is to find helpful new applications for flow cytometry, evaluate risk factors for stem cell infusion, and improve the clarity and accessibility of measurements by flow cytometry. Her work quantifies and ranks all risks of flow cytometry enumeration to prevent and minimize the false-positive results from different cytometer uses. She is also working to establish combinations of monoclonal antibodies for mesenchymal and adipose tissue stem cell enumeration. In addition to collaboration with state universities and pharmaceutical companies on research projects, Kalodimou frequently publishes her findings. The Greek version of her first book, Basic Principles in Flow Cytometry, was published in 2010 (in 2015 was placed as reference material in winter semester 7th at Alexandrio ATEI Thessaloniki’s-GR), while in 2013 the English version of her book was published by the American Health Organization and AABB standards - AABB Press USA. The English version of her book was placed as a medical student reference material in the library of Stanford University in 2014, while is a reference material book in BHARATHIAR University, India for post graduate diploma in molecular medicine. Also from 2016 is a Bestseller. The two books are the only books in the field about flow cytometry. Her new book: A Handbook to Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine was published this year (11th of June, 2015) by Speg.co. She is the Leader (after election) at AABB CT Subsection: CT Product Manufacturing and Testing, a member of two subsections of the AABB Cellular Therapies Section, a board member (after election) at the AABB Cellular Therapy Accreditation Program Unit for worldwide standards development and accreditation and also an AABB assessor (www.aabb.org). Her biography was included in the Marquis Who is Who of the world for the years 2014 & 2015, Marquis Who is Who in America 2016 & Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2017. She is in the editorial board and a reviewer in several scientific international journals as well as board member in scientific organizing committee’s for medical conferences.
Flow cytomerty, stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, cellular therapies, cellular standards, clinical trials, protocols and QC