Dr Konstantinos Hatzikotoulas | Postdoctoral Fellow

Hatzikotoulas, Konstantinos

Konstantinos is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Analytical Genomics of Complex Traits group. His principal role at the Sanger Institute is to carry out large scale association studies of complex diseases/traits.

I graduated with a degree in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1999). I received my M.Sc. degree in Exercise Physiology from Inter University Graduate Program of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2002. In 2008 I received my Ph.D. degree in Neuromuscular Control from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2012, I am a postdoctoral fellow in Analytical Genomics of Complex Traits group of Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, led by Dr. Eleftheria Zeggini. My research interests are on underlying the genetic etiology of common diseases& with a particular focus on musculoskeletal phenotypes and isolated populations.


  • The African Genome Variation Project shapes medical genetics in Africa.

    Gurdasani D, Carstensen T, Tekola-Ayele F, Pagani L, Tachmazidou I et al.

    Nature 2015;517;7534;327-32

  • Genetic characterization of Greek population isolates reveals strong genetic drift at missense and trait-associated variants.

    Panoutsopoulou K, Hatzikotoulas K, Xifara DK, Colonna V, Farmaki AE et al.

    Nature communications 2014;5;5345

  • Using population isolates in genetic association studies.

    Hatzikotoulas K, Gilly A and Zeggini E

    Briefings in functional genomics 2014;13;5;371-7

  • A rare functional cardioprotective APOC3 variant has risen in frequency in distinct population isolates.

    Tachmazidou I, Dedoussis G, Southam L, Farmaki AE, Ritchie GR et al.

    Nature communications 2013;4;2872

  • Central and peripheral fatigability in boys and men during maximal contraction.

    Hatzikotoulas K, Patikas D, Ratel S, Bassa E and Kotzamanidis C

    Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2014;46;7;1326-33

Career/Research Highlights

Hatzikotoulas, Konstantinos