Stavros Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Stavros J.Baloyannis is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Postgraduate training (a) in Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, (b) in Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) in Neurootology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway, Harvard University, (d) in Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, (e) in Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. He has done research on blood brain barrier in dementias and demyelinating diseases, mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, dendritic pathology in dementias, pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. His special interests are: Neuroethics, Neurolinguistics, Philosophy of Neurosciences, Application of mathematics in Neurosciences, Neurology and the Art. He is a member of 60 scientific societies in Greece and abroad. He is a honorary member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. President of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in chronic neurological diseases. President of the Orthodox Medical Association for Health and medical education in Africa. Visiting professor in Tufts University, Democretian University, Thrace, Aristotelian University, School of Theology, Aristotelian University, School of Philosophy. He is an author of 28 textbooks on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 723 peer-reviewed papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. He organized 26 national and international congresses (Constantinople, Vienna, Alexandria, Odessa, Catania and Marseille). He participated in 612 international congresses on Neurology and Neuropathology. In 2014 he published a collection of poems and a second one in 2016. He is Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University (1992-2011). Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a director of Research Institute for Alzheimer’s disease and ageing.

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The mitochondrion is a unique and ubiquitous organelle that contains its own genome, encoding essential proteins that are major components of the respiratory chain and energy production system. Mitochondria play a dominant role in the life and function of eukaryotic cells including neurons and glia, as their survival and activity depend upon mitochondrial energy production and supply. Besides energy production, mitochondria also play a vital role in calcium homeostasis and may induce apoptosis by excitotoxicity. Mitochondrial dysfunction is related to common neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Friedreich's ataxia, Huntington's disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. An efficient treatment of mitochondrial dysfunction would open new horizons in the therapeutic perspectives of a substantial number of inflammatory and degenerative neurological disorders.

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