Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Research Associate







246Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Exploring the frontiers of molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics defines my research journey. My work is dedicated to unravelling the complexities of infectious diseases, with a particular emphasis on areas such as Kawasaki Disease, febrile infections, COVID-19, and beyond.  

As a Research Associate at Imperial College London’s School of Medicine, I am deeply involved in proteomic and metagenomic research. My work contributes to a comprehensive understanding of various diseases at the molecular level. I held an EMBO Fellowship at VIB, University of Ghent, Belgium. During this tenure, I led a team and developed innovative methods for pathogen identification in patient samples. I have also been an active participant in several research projects, including DIAMONDS, PERFORM, and EUCLIDS, where I have made contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases.

Beyond my research, I am passionate about education and have a track record of mentoring and supervising students across various academic levels. I have also actively engaged in public outreach and community service, promoting science education and global health initiatives.

With a strong grounding in research and a commitment to education, aspirations include expanding knowledge in molecular biology and infectious diseases while nurturing the future of scientific inquiry and inspiring the next generation of researchers.



Jackson H, Menikou S, Hamilton MS, et al., 2023, Using a multi-platform approach to identify a blood-based host protein signature for distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections in febrile children, The Lancet: Digital Health, ISSN:2589-7500

Morfopoulou S, Buddle S, Torres Montaguth OE, et al., 2023, Genomic investigations of unexplained acute hepatitis in children, Nature, Vol:617, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:564-573

Tan CD, van der Walle EEPL, Vermont CL, et al., 2022, Guideline adherence in febrile children below 3 months visiting European Emergency Departments: an observational multicenter study, European Journal of Pediatrics, Vol:181, ISSN:0340-6199, Pages:4199-4209

Hoggart C, Shimizu C, Galassini R, et al., 2021, Identification of novel locus associated with coronary artery aneurysms and validation of loci for susceptibility to Kawasaki disease, European Journal of Human Genetics, Vol:29, ISSN:1018-4813, Pages:1734-1744

Jackson H, Menikou S, Hamilton M, et al., 2021, Kawasaki Disease patient stratification and pathway analysis based on host transcriptomic and proteomic profiles, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol:11, ISSN:1422-0067, Pages:1-24

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