The Academy of Athens has awarded for the year 2023, the “Elizabeth F. Fotinelli – Ioannou D. Critikos Prize”. Thematic: Multiple Sclerosis” of the First Class of Sciences, to the Director of the 2nd Neurological Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Professor Nikolaos Grigoriadis, for his research and general work in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

Professor Nikolaos Grigoriadis graduated from the Department of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki . He completed his PhD thesis and completed his specialization in Neurology at the same University. He specialized in Neuroimmunology and Central Nervous System Immunopathology at Hadassah University in Jerusalem and at the Brain Research Institute in Vienna. He is Professor of Neurology at the Medical Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Director of the 2nd University Neurological Clinic of the AHEPA Hospital of Thessaloniki. The Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology are part of the same clinic, for which he has been scientifically responsible for about 20 years.

Professor Grigoriadis is a member of many international scientific committees, founding member and Secretary of the Hellenic Academy of Neuroimmunology and President of the Hellenic Neurological Society, Scientific Officer for the National Flagship Action “Precision Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases”. He is a reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals in the international literature and a principal investigator in numerous multicentre clinical studies and research projects. He has published more than 300 scientific papers in international journals and has received distinctions and awards for his scientific work from Greek and foreign universities and scientific institutions.

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