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Academic Biography

Dr Vasileios Panagiotis Lenis is a lecturer of Computational Biology (Bioinformatics) in the School of Health & Life Sciences at Teesside University.

Dr Lenis obtained his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Applied Informatics, respectfully. His PhD studies were focused on Comparative Genomics and the investigation of highly conserved regions among vertebrate genomes as stable evolutionary anchors.

Before recently joined in TEES, he worked as a bioinformatics training officer and as a research fellow at Aberystwyth University and the University of Plymouth.

Summary of Research Interests

Dr Lenis’ research interest lies in a wide range of fields in biological and biomedical sciences, from comparative genomics and evolutionary studies to neuroscience research and personalised medicine.

He is mainly focused on the study of the molecular mechanism of neuropsychological disorders and brain tumors. His aim is the understanding of the molecular origins of the diseases and the development of novel methods for the diagnosis and the prognosis, as the design of more targeted treatment strategies. It involves methods originated from systems biology, NGS and “omics” technologies, large multi-dimensional data integration and interpretation, and clinical informatics.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Students who are interested to join our research group are welcome to contact Dr Lenis (e-mail: V.Lenis@tees.ac.uk). 

PhD, Postdoctoral fellows or research associate positions will be advertised according to the availability.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Dr Lenis teaching philosophy is the generation of an opportunity to inspire and empower, comprised by a combination of course instruction and student mentorship. He aims at fostering the acquisition of base of concepts and learning skills to facilitate a person to engage in further learning and independent thinking. His strong interest in teaching arises from the possibility to aid in the development of students’ life and bring forward their potentials by challenging them intellectually and eliciting their personal interests.

Dr Lenis is currently the module leader of the "Data Analytics" in M.Sc in Bioinformatics, and module tutor in several other modules including the “Genomics and Bioinformatics”, “Programming skills”, “Analytical Techniques”, "Advanced Bioinformatics”, “Core skills in Food science”, “Core skills in Forensic and Scene  science”. He is also regularly organizing and delivering workshops related to bioinformatics and data analysis in several Universities across the UK and other European countries.

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Research Output

Comparative genomic analysis of six Glossina genomes, vectors of African trypanosomes

Attardo, G. M., Abd-Alla, A. M. M., Acosta-Serrano, A., Allen, J. E., Bateta, R., Benoit, J. B., Bourtzis, K., Caers, J., Caljon, G., Christensen, M. B., Farrow, D. W., Friedrich, M., Hua-Van, A., Jennings, E. C., Larkin, D. M., Lawson, D., Lehane, M. J., Lenis, V. P., Lowy-Gallego, E., Macharia, R. W. & 34 others, Malacrida, A. R., Marco, H. G., Masiga, D., Maslen, G. L., Matetovici, I., Meisel, R. P., Meki, I., Michalkova, V., Miller, W. J., Minx, P., Mireji, P. O., Ometto, L., Parker, A. G., Rio, R., Rose, C., Rosendale, A. J., Rota-Stabelli, O., Savini, G., Schoofs, L., Scolari, F., Swain, M. T., Takáč, P., Tomlinson, C., Tsiamis, G., Van Den Abbeele, J., Vigneron, A., Wang, J., Warren, W. C., Waterhouse, R. M., Weirauch, M. T., Weiss, B. L., Wilson, R. K., Zhao, X. & Aksoy, S., 2 Sep 2019, In : Genome Biology. 20, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • G-Anchor: a novel approach for whole-genome comparative mapping utilizing evolutionary conserved DNA sequences

    Lenis, V. P. E., Swain, M. & Larkin, D. M., 3 Apr 2018, In : GigaScience. 7, 5

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    Upgrading short-read animal genome assemblies to chromosome level using comparative genomics and a universal probe set

    Damas, J., O'Connor, R., Farré, M., Lenis, V. P. L., Martell, H. J., Mandawala, A., Fowler, K., Joseph, S., Swain, M. T., Griffin, D. K. & Larkin, D. M., 2017, In : Genome Research.

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    Duplication of the mitochondrial control region is associated with increased longevity in birds

    Skujina, I., McMahon, R., Lenis, V. E., Gkoutos, G. V. & Hegarty, M., 11 Aug 2016, In : Aging. 8, 8, p. 1781-1789

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