Nikolaos Grigoriadis graduated from the Medical Department of the Hellenic Military Academy in 1989 and commenced his residency at the B’ Neurological Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH.). He obtained his PhD from A.U.TH. in 1995 with his thesis that was entitled “The effect of neuromuscular activity on lower motoneurone development” (Director: Professor O. Gkiba-Tziampiri) and his specialization in clinical Neurology in 1996 (Director: Professor K. Konstas).
He then became a visiting master’s student of the Dept. of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at the University College of London U.K. (Director: Prof. G. Vrbova) (27/7-15/9/1989).
He completed his PostDoc as a fellow of the Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem,Israel (Director: Proffesor O. Abramsky) (May-October 1999 and May-October 2000).
He furthered his training with a three week course on interferon beta neutralizing antibodies detection, interferon bioavailability, anti-MOG and anti-MBP assays in the Department of Neurology, University of Innsbruck.
He completed a weekly educational programme with workshops on the localization of neutralizing antibodies against interferone b (MxA assay) that took place at the Biogen Idec laboratories, in Duhram, NC, USA from the 2nd - 6th of February 2006.
He also took two sabbaticals in Neuroimmunology from September 2006 until the 23rd of March 2007 and from the 10th – 31st of July 2009 at the Brain Research Institute, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Professor H. Lassmann).
He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Medical School of the A.U.TH., since February 2005 and a visiting Professor of Neurology at the Hadassah University of Jerusalem in Israel since the 6th of January 2005. He is also Head of the multi-disciplinary Multiple sclerosis Clinic and centre of the B’ Dept of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki and Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Neurology and Neuroimmunology in the department of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki. Finally he is one of the founding members of the Hellenic Academy of Neuroimmunology and the Executive Board’s Secretary for two consecutive terms.
He is member of a number of European and International Boards for Multiple Sclerosis and reviewer in over 30 scientific journals. He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has over 3000 citations.
His scientific interests are Multiple Sclerosis, Animal models for Multiple Sclerosis, cell therapies, neuroprotection.