Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 9057e.giotis




Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus






Efstathios (Stathis) Giotis

Research Scientist

Dr Giotis received his DVM degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2001 and his MSc and PhD degrees in biotechnology and molecular microbiology respectively from the University of Ulster. His PhD was awarded for studies on the genomic and proteomic regulation of Alkali-Tolerance Response in Listeria monocytogenes in 2006. Since then, he worked at the Illinois State University, the Royal Veterinary College, London, and the Roslin Institute, in research projects involving mainly genomic work on MRSA in humans and animals, and Chicken Anaemia Virus respectively. In 2011, he moved to the Imperial College in London to work as a postdoctoral scientist in the lab of Dr MA Skinner and since 2013 he is the main postdoctoral scientist in the 5-year BBSRC-funded strategic LoLa project ‘Developing Rapid Responses to Emerging Virus Infections of Poultry’. His current focus is on the complexity of avian innate immunity, in particular the antiviral type I interferon system, and viral mechanisms to modulate the host responses.


Section of Virology
Faculty of Medicine
St Mary's Campus
Norfolk Place
London W2 1PG

Tel: +44 (0)20 759 49057


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Giotis ES, Ross CS, Robey RC, et al., 2017, Constitutively elevated levels of SOCS1 suppress innate responses in DF-1 immortalised chicken fibroblast cells, Scientific Reports, Vol:7, ISSN:2045-2322

Giotis ES, Robey RC, Skinner NG, et al., 2016, Chicken interferome: avian interferon-stimulated genes identified by microarray and RNA-seq of primary chick embryo fibroblasts treated with a chicken type I interferon (IFN-alpha), Veterinary Research, Vol:47, ISSN:0928-4249

Long JS, Giotis ES, Moncorgé O, et al., 2016, Species difference in ANP32A underlies influenza A virus polymerase host restriction, Nature, Vol:529, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:101-104

Giotis ES, Rothwell L, Scott A, et al., 2015, Transcriptomic Profiling of Virus-Host Cell Interactions following Chicken Anaemia Virus (CAV) Infection in an In Vivo Model., PLOS One, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:e0134866-e0134866

Ascough S, Sadeyen J-R, Giotis E, et al., 2014, Potentiating the immunogenicity of poxvirus vectors to improve the efficacy of live recombinant viral vaccines in poultry, Immunology, Vol:143, ISSN:0019-2805, Pages:66-66

Laidlaw SM, Robey R, Davies M, et al., 2013, Genetic Screen of a Mutant Poxvirus Library Identifies an Ankyrin Repeat Protein Involved in Blocking Induction of Avian Type I Interferon, Journal of Virology, Vol:87, ISSN:0022-538X, Pages:5041-5052

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