George Diallinas, Professor    

Welcome to our site

We would like to welcome you to the web site of the Aspergillus Genetics and Molecular Biology Unit of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Our Unit belongs to the Microbiology Laboratory at the Department of Botany of the Faculty of Biology. We are located at the 1st floor (Microbiology Corridor) of the Biology Building at the Athens University Campus at Zografou, Attica. The Department is relatively well equipped with major facilities for studies on plant and microbial genetics, biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology.

Research interests

Our group is primarily interested in several aspects concerning the expression, function, cell biology and evolution of transport proteins. Our model organism of choice is the non-pathogenic, filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans, a classic model genetic system, since the 1950's. Since the 90's, several Aspergillus nidulans transporters specific for purine, pyrimidine, nucleoside or amino acid transport have been cloned and studied in respect to their transcriptional, post-translational and cellular control of expression.