Degree: PhD
Year: 1998
Institution: University of Heidelberg ZMBH
Discipline: Molecular Cell Biology

Degree: B.S.
Year: 1984
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Discipline: Chemistry

Dimitris Liakopoulos

Department of Medicine

Contact Information

Tel.: +30-26510 07767
e-mail: Personal/Dept/Lab URL/:

Research topics (related to the Institute)

  1. Asymmetric cell divisions and spindle positioning.
  2. SUMOylation control of mitotic spindle organization

Research summary

  • Dr Liakopoulos’ lab studies actin-microtubule-linking complexes that mediate spindle positioning during asymmetric cell divisions. The lab also investigates regulation of spindle organization by the ubiquitin family protein SUMO.

Professional background

4.2015 - presentAssistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UoI
10.2013 - presentSenior Group Leader, CNRS-UMR 5237, Montpellier
10.2000 - 10.2013Independent Group Leader, BZH, University of Heidelberg
8.2005 - 10.2005Post-doc, Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich
10.2000 - 7.2005Postdoctoral Fellow (EMBO, Roche, Novartis), Institute of Biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich