PROFESSOR MS VENETIKOU
MSc* (Ath)(Hon), MD** (Ath), DipEndo*** (Hons) (Lond), PhD*** (Lond),
-Dr (Med)**** (Hons) Athens University Medical School,
-Professor of Pathophysiology and Nosology (Medicine),
-Subspecialty Reproductive Medicine/Sexual Medicine
*MSc (History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of
Athens and National Polytechnic School), EKPA and EMP
**MD (Ptychion Iatrikes, University of Athens, Medical School), EKPA
***DipEndo (Postgraduate Diploma Biochemistry, Clinical Endocrinology,
RPMS, Imperial, London, UK)
***PhD (Medicine, Neuroendocrinology, University of London, RPMS,
Imperial, London, UK)
****Dr (Med) Pituitary Pharmacology, Athens University Medical School),
Rector of TEI of Athens
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Current Employment :
-Professor of Pathophysiology and Nosology
(Medicine), Department of Medical Laboratories (TIE), School of Health and Caring Professions (SEYP), Highest Educational
Technological Institute of Athens (ATEI), Agiou Spyridonos, 12220, Aigaleo,
-Professor in the Master Program of “Stress Management
and Health Promotion”, Biomedical
Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, 4 Soranou Ephessiou Street, 11527,
Athens (collaboration of the Athens Medical School and the Biomedical Research
Foundation, Academy of Athens)
-Professor in the Master Program of “Research in
University of Athens, Medical School, Areteaion
Hospital, Vassilissis Sophias Street, Athens, Greece, (collaboration of the
Athens Medical School and the Department of Midwifery, Highest Educational
Technological Institute of Athens (ATEI)
-Scientific Director and Professor in the Master
program of Technology in the Diagnosis, Department of Medical Laboratories, School of Health and Caring Professions (SEYP), Highest
Educational Technological Institute of Athens (ATEI), Agiou Spyridonos, 12220,
Aigaleo, Athens, Greece.
Previous Recent Employments
Scientific and Medical Director of the Athens
Medical Sex Institute (ISIA),
Longstanding Clinical and Research Collaborator
in the Endocrine Department of Alexandra Hospital Vassilissis Sophias Street,
Also in the past Clinical and Research
Collaborator in t the Diabetic Department of the University Clinic in Internal
Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Mikras Asias Street, Athens, Greece.
Postgraduate Studies and Clinical Experience (in
Postgraduate research and clinical studies:
in the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS),
Department of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital (currently Imperial) London UK [Endocrinology],
Guy¢s and St Thomas¢, Greenwich, Lewisham, and London Hospitals (Whitechapel)
(rotations), London-UK [Clinical Adult Psychiatry].
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I finished the Greco-French School of Ursulines (honours) (Ecole
Greco-Francaise des Ursulines, Athens, Psychico, Greece) Apolytirion (Hons)
UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDIES
I succeeded the entry exams in the Medical School of the National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA), and I graduated in 1982 with
graduation mark, “Very Good”.
-PTYCHIO IATRIKES (MEDICAL DEGREE) (Ðôõ÷ßï ÉáôñéêÞò), National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Very Good, 27/4/1982.
-Diploma in Endocrinology (Biochemistry) (Honours),
University of London, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, (Éïýëéïò 1986) (Distinction). "Studies
on novel hypothalamic peptides".
-PhD Medicine - Neuroendocrinology, Senate House, University of London (18/3/1992). "7Â2 - In vivo and in vitro studies on a new pituitary
I studied the action of a new hypophysial protein applying many original
techniques in the classical and the paracrine pituitary function.
SPECIALITY OF ENDOCRINOLOGY: after exams, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, (11/3/1993).
Medical Doctorate Thesis (Honours) National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Clinico-laboratory Sector
(Endocrinology, Pathophysiology, in collaboration with the department of
Pathology and Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Prof Dr Koutselinis, (12/7/1994), (Honours) “Investigations of the action of two novel
dopaminergic drugs, CV205-502 êáé CQP201-403 in the secretion of prolactin and growth hormone” (today they are
used successfully as carbenolones and are applied in the therapeutic practice
by the endocrinologists worldwide with very good results.
Master Degree (MSc) in the History and
Philosophy of Sciences and Technology. This is a multidisciplinary master program that is offered from the
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) and the National
Metsovian Highest Polytechnic School (EMP) of Athens, the Faculty of Methodology,
History and Theory of Sciences (EKPA), the Faculty of Humanities, Social
Sciences and Justice (EKPA) and the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Natural
Sciences (Physics) (EMP). The master
thesis was entitled “The Laboratories of
Clinical Chemistry in Pasteur¢s time”. The Master degree was awarded in
July 2013, with Honours.
Also another master degree in Basic and Applied
Cognitive Science finished recently.
Permission Íï 5586 for the practice of the Medical Job in Greece awarded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 17 Aristotelous street, Athens, Greece (1982).
Full registration No 3041947 as a Medical Practitioner with the General
Medical Council, 44 Hallam Street, London W1N 6AE, UK (1985).
Permission Íï 3492 for the practice of the Specialty in
Endocrinology from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 17 Aristotelous street, Athens, Greece (1993).
APPLICATIONS OF MY RESEARCH WORK
1) Development of a new and
original method for separation and study of pituitary cell cultures with
surface fluorescence. Application of
this technique in the investigation of normal and adenomatous pituitary
tissue. Ability to study pituitary cell
subpopulations, paracrine function and other combinations with the method of
flow cytometry. The method was used by
other international laboratories and was received by enthousiasm by the
international scientific community.
2) Discovery of the role of
galanin in the control of pituitary secretion and its effect in pancreatic
function. Especially, study in its
effect in the control of prolactin and growth hormone secretion.
3) Discovery of the effect of
neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the secretion of pituitary adenomas.
4) Many original observations for
the physiological role of the pituitary protein 7B2 in vitro and in vivo in
healthy volunteers and in patients with different diseases. The role of this pituitary and
paneuroendocrine protein is important since it is indispensable for the
synthesis of the proconvertases¢ system and since transgenic animals which lack
7B2 develop a syndrome which is indistinguishable from Cushing¢s disease.
5) Initial evaluation and
application (with the support of Sandoz), of two potent dopaminergic drugs
(carbenolones) in the treatment of pituitary disorders. Contribution in their already wide use.
6) Study in a wide scale of the
psychosexual function of a big sample of the Greek and non-Greek population of
7) Many scientific observations in male and female sexuality and
reproduction (pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, pharmaceutical and
psychotherapeutic intervention (Athens Medical sex Institute, ISIA).
8) Many clinical and research
observations in the techniques and pharmaceutical treatment of subfertility in
men and women (collaborations with undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD
candidates, colleagues, IVF centers and Gynaecological University Clinics).
9) Research approach to Assisted Reproduction in its contemporary
dimension for both male and female population.
10) Many historical research studies on Endocrinological, Laboratory,
Reproductive, Sexual and Psychiatric subjects (under prepraration)
ÄÉÅÈÍÅÉÓ ÄÇÌÏÓÉÅÕÓÅÉÓ (40)
1. Bauer FE, Ginsberg L, Venetikou MS, McKay DJ,
Burrin JM and Bloom SR: Growth Hormone release in man induced by galanin, a new
hypothalamic peptide. Lancet II, 1986, 192‑195.
2. Bauer FE, Ginsberg L, Venetikou
MS, Adrian TE and Bloom SR. Galanin
a possible diabetogenic peptide.
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1986, 96 : 157-161.
3. Bauer FE, Venetikou MS, MacKay D, Ginsberg L, Burrin JM, and Bloom SR (1986). Galanin - a novel modulator of pituitary and pancreatic hormone-secretion
in man. Regulatory
4. Bauer FE, Venetikou MS, Ginsberg L, Burrin JM, and
Bloom SR (1986). Galanin
infusion in man - metabolic, pancreatic and pituitary actions of a novel
gastrointestinal peptide. Z gastroenterol., 24:486-486.
FE, Ginsberg L, Venetikou MS, Adrian TE and Bloom SR (1986):
Pharmacokinetics of galanin in man and its effect on glucose homeostasis. Gut,
1986, 27, A 606-A606.
6. Woods CA, Adams EF, Venetikou
MS, Lacoumenta S and Burrin JM : Neuropeptide Y : effects on pituitary
tumours. Journal of Endocrinology , 1987, 112 (Suppl), 151- 152.
7. Adams EF, Venetikou
MS, Woods CA, Lacoumenta S and Burrin JM: Neuropeptide Y directly inhibits
growth hormone secretion by human pituitary somatotropic tumours. Acta
Endocrinologica (Copenh), 1987, 115: 149‑154.
8. Venetikou MS,
Burrin JM, Woods CA, Yeo TH, Brownell J and Adams EF: Effects of two novel
dopaminergic drugs CV 205‑502 and CQP 201‑403 on prolactin and growth hormone
secretion by human pituitary tumours. Acta Endocrinologica (Copenh), 1987, 116
9. Venetikou MS,
Burrin JM, Woods CA, Yeo TH and Adams EF: The novel dopaminergic drugs CV
205-502 and CQP 201-403 suppress prolactin and growth hormone in the normal and
tumorous pituitary. Journal of Endocrinology, 1987, (Suppl) 112:150.
10. Venetikou MS,
Lacoumenta S, Burrin JM, Ghatei MA and Bloom SR : Differential in vitro release
of vasopressin and 7B2 by cholinergic and osmotic stimulation. Regulatory Peptides, 1987, 18, 360-360.
11. Venetikou MS,
Ghatei MA, Burrin JM, Latif S and Bloom
SR: 7B2, a new protein secreted by human functionless pituitary tumours. Acta Endocrinologica (Copenh), 1988,
12. Venetikou MS,
Ghatei MA, Burrin JM, Latif S and Bloom SR: 7B2 and its secretion by human
pituitary tumours. Clinical Science, 1987, 73 (Suppl 17): 158, 1p-58p.
13. Íikou GC, Vyssoulis GP, Venetikou MS, Karga HI, Karoutsos KA and
Toutouzas PK: Digoxin‑like substance(s) interfere(s) with serum estimations of
the drug in cirrhotic patients. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 1989, 11:
14. Wynick D, Venetikou MS,
Critchley R, Burrin JM and Bloom SR: Flow cytometric analysis of functional
anterior pituitary cells. Journal of Endocrinology 1990, 126:261‑268.
15. Wynick D, Critchley R, Venetikou
MS, Burrin JM and Bloom SR: Purification of functional lactotrophhs and
somatotrophs from female rats using fluorescence activated cell sorting.
Journal of Endocrinology 1990, 126: 269‑274.
16. Venetikou MS,
Lacoumenta S, Ghatei MA, Burrin JM and Bloom SR : Comparative studies of
vasopressin and 7B2 from isolated hypothalami. Regulatory peptides 1990, 29:
17. MS Venetikou
: Flow cytometric analysis of the
anterior pituitary cells-purification of functional lactotrophs and
somatotrophs using the fluorescence-activated cell sorter. Bio-Medical Bulletin of Hellenic Diaspora
1992, 2, 3: 3-4.
18. Bauer EF, Ginsberg L, Venetikou
MS, Adrian TE and Bloom SR: Galanin infusion in man: pharmacokinetics and
its effect on glucose metabolism.
Gastroenterology,90 (5), 1340-1340, 1988.
19. Fessatidis J, Thomas DL,
Shore DF, Goodland F, Drow E, Venetikou MS and Bloom SR : Assessment of neurological injury during
profound hypothermia. An experimental
study in vertebrates. European Journal
of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1993, 7 : 465 – 473.
20. Fessatidis J, Thomas DL,
Shore DF, Goodland F, Drow E, Venetikou MS and Bloom SR : Assessment of
neurological injury during profound hypothermia. An experimental biochemical and endocrinological study. Perfusion, 1993, 8 : 159-167
21. ÌS Venetikou, JM Burrin, MA Ghatei and SR Bloom : ACTH and
7B2 release by AtT – 20 cells in vitro : effect of CRF, VIP, AVP, and SRIF
during perifusion and static culture. FEBS Journal 2008, 275, suppl 1, p
22. MS Venetikou, T Lampou, D Gizani: Hyperprolactinaemia in hypothalamic – pituitary
disease and drug – induced in patients with erectile dysfunction. Andrologia, 2008, 40 : 240 – 244.
23`. MS Venetikou, MA Ghatei, JM Burrin, SR Bloom: Plasma levels of the neurohypophysial
protein 7B2 during the physiological menstrual cycle and the menopause. Review of Clinical Pharmacology and
Pharmacokinetics - International Edition, 2008, 22 (2 Suppl), pp 375 - 381.
24. MS Venetikou and
EF Adams : The clinical relevance of bromocriptine. Review of Clinical
Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics– International Edition, 2009, 23 (2),
25. MS Venetikou, A Vassiliadou, EPoliti : Students¢
perception of couples¢ need for psychological help after diagnosis of
infertility and suggestion of IVF treatment.
Journal of Science and Technology (eJST), 2009, PP 67-73.
26. H Patista, D Chaniotis,
FChaniotis, M Livadara, MS Venetikou, Z Vardaki: Self respect, body mass index,
stress and physical activity. Research
in a student population. Journal of Science
and Technology (eJST), on line, 6, óåë 103-116, 2011.
27. MS Venetikou, L Meleagros, MA Ghatei, SR Bloom : Changes in
7B2 plasma levels in a sample of patients with chronic renal failure – what
happens to neuropeptides in renal dysfunction?
WebmedCentral ENDOCRINOLOGY 2012;3(3):WMC003139, on line puplication.
28. MS Venetikou : A neuroendocrine protein still under
investigation for its hormonal role. WebmedCentral
ENDOCRINOLOGY 2012; (11) : WMC003847. (high scored
review>7.5 in 10)
29. MS Venetikou, T
Lampou, D Gizani : The diagnostic three-ream approach to the male patient with sexual dysfunction for evaluation of the organic
versus psychogenic erectile disorder, emphasis given to investigate the
percentage of vascular, neurologic, endocrine and psychogenic involvement of
the organic pathology. WebmedCentral ENDOCRINOLOGY
2012; (11): WMC003848.
30. MS Venetikou, T
Lampou, D Gizani :
MS Venetikou: Oestrogens and mental health. Review of
Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics– International Edition, 2012,(30),
32. MS Venetikou:
Andrological DNA indices and techniques of study. Review of
Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, 30 (3), 2012.
33. MS Venetikou and EF Adams : Bromocriptine: from the in vitro
experiments to the clinical data.
WebmedCentral PHARMACOLOGY 2013; 4 (2) WMC004010.
Venetikou: Flow cytometry in Endocrinology. Journal of Science and Technology, eJST, 1, 8, 56-62, 2013.
35. MS Venetikou, L Meleagros, MA Ghatei, SR
Bloom : Levels of 7B2 in patients with liver disease, comparisons
with other hormones and neuropeptides.
Oncology Letters, 6 (2), 499-506, 2013.
36. I Kalaitzidou I,
Konstadinidis K, MS Venetikou, Artemiadis, Darviri C, Chroussos G:
Stress in erectile dysfunction. A pilot
study. Andrologia, Article first published online: 3 JUL 2013 | DOI:
37¢. D WYNICK, R CRITCHLEY, M VENETIKOU, S BLOOM Flow cytometric analysis and sorting of live
anterior pituitary cells. Regulatory Peptides - REGUL PEPTIDES 01/1989; 26(1):89-89.
Also as Supplemetal International publications
37. K. BENETATOU, M. S. VENETIKOU, G. VITZILEOS, T. LAMBOU, N.
VAIDAKIS, C. DARVIRI, and G. CHROUSSOS
The effect of marriage in sex attitudes and
stress levels in the population. Journal
of Andrology, suppl, 2010.
39. M. S. VENETIKOU, K. BENETATOU, K. ALOUMANIS, G. VITZILEOS,
K. DELITHODORIS, L. PAPAGIANNOPOULOU, T. LAMBOU
and D GIZANI.
Hormonal, vascular and psychological variables
in diabetics with erectile dysfunction.
Journal of Andrology, suppl, 2010.
S. VENETIKOU, K. BENETATOU G. VITZILEOS, L. PAPAGIANNOPOULOU, T. LAMBOU, N.
VAIDAKIS, C. DARVIRI and G. P. CHROUSSOS.
Aging and male sexuality: a general population survey. Journal of Andrology, suppl, 2010.
G. VITZILEOS, K. DELITHODORIS, M. S. VENETIKOU, K. BENETATOU, L.
PAPAGIANOPOULOU, K ALOUMANIS and T LAMBOU.
Attitudes to sperm donation in the Greek
population. Journal of Andrology, suppl,
There ae 20 more greek publications and over 100 presentations in
scientific national and international meetings.
ON LINE E-CLASS (e-learning) (e-education)
Electronic notes for the students on Physiology, Pharmacology,
Pathophysiology and Internal Medicine (Nosology) for the needs of the
Departments of Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Heath
Also electronic notes for the postgraduate students of the relevant
Prepared, Human Physiology, Pharmacology,
Internal Medicine, Endocrine Disorders in Internal Medicine, Neurophysiology.
BOOKS (both in sale and for the students in Evdoxos)
1.MS Venetikou, G Iatrakis, G Karikas: Pharmakology,
G Zevelekakis (Ed), Athens, 2014.
2.MS Venetikou and G iatrakis : Internal
Medicine, G Zevelekakis (ed), Athens, 2015.
3. MS Venetikou: Human Physiology, G Zevelekakis
(ed), Athens, 2016.