Kafatos:Koutsos, Anastasios

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Anastasios (Tasos) Koutsos

Saddly, I am no longer a member of the Kafatos/Christophides Lab at Imperial College, London. I stayed at the lab during my doctoral studies from October 2002 until May 2007. This page contains research interests and publication information concerning that period. I am currently working as a Journal Development Editor / Senior Assistant Editor for the BMC-series journals of BioMed Central. Please feel free to look at my LinkedIn profile for more information.

Research Interests

My research interests were directed towards functional genomics in the mosquito, malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. My work in the lab included the following :

  • Functional characterisation of LRIM1 in Anopheles gambiae.
  • Microarray transcriptomic analyses in the mosquito, malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae.
  • The initial phase of building AnoEST, a database of expressed sequences of Anopheles gambiae



  1. Cohuet A, Krishnakumar S, Simard F, Morlais I, Koutsos A, Fontenille D, Mindrinos M, and Kafatos FC. SNP discovery and molecular evolution in Anopheles gambiae, with special emphasis on innate immune system. BMC Genomics. 2008 May 19;9:227. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-9-227 | PubMed ID:18489733 | HubMed [Cohuet2008]
  2. Waterhouse RM, Kriventseva EV, Meister S, Xi Z, Alvarez KS, Bartholomay LC, Barillas-Mury C, Bian G, Blandin S, Christensen BM, Dong Y, Jiang H, Kanost MR, Koutsos AC, Levashina EA, Li J, Ligoxygakis P, Maccallum RM, Mayhew GF, Mendes A, Michel K, Osta MA, Paskewitz S, Shin SW, Vlachou D, Wang L, Wei W, Zheng L, Zou Z, Severson DW, Raikhel AS, Kafatos FC, Dimopoulos G, Zdobnov EM, and Christophides GK. Evolutionary dynamics of immune-related genes and pathways in disease-vector mosquitoes. Science. 2007 Jun 22;316(5832):1738-43. DOI:10.1126/science.1139862 | PubMed ID:17588928 | HubMed [Waterhouse2007]
  3. Koutsos AC, Blass C, Meister S, Schmidt S, MacCallum RM, Soares MB, Collins FH, Benes V, Zdobnov E, Kafatos FC, and Christophides GK. Life cycle transcriptome of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae and comparison with the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 3;104(27):11304-9. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0703988104 | PubMed ID:17563388 | HubMed [Koutsos2007]
  4. Topalis P, Koutsos A, Dialynas E, Kiamos C, Hope LK, Strode C, Hemingway J, and Louis C. AnoBase: a genetic and biological database of anophelines. Insect Mol Biol. 2005 Dec;14(6):591-7. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2583.2005.00596.x | PubMed ID:16313559 | HubMed [Topalis2005]
  5. Vontas J, Blass C, Koutsos AC, David JP, Kafatos FC, Louis C, Hemingway J, Christophides GK, and Ranson H. Gene expression in insecticide resistant and susceptible Anopheles gambiae strains constitutively or after insecticide exposure. Insect Mol Biol. 2005 Oct;14(5):509-21. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2583.2005.00582.x | PubMed ID:16164607 | HubMed [Vontas2005]
  6. Kriventseva EV, Koutsos AC, Blass C, Kafatos FC, Christophides GK, and Zdobnov EM. AnoEST: toward A. gambiae functional genomics. Genome Res. 2005 Jun;15(6):893-9. DOI:10.1101/gr.3756405 | PubMed ID:15899967 | HubMed [Kriventseva2005]
  7. Meister S, Koutsos AC, and Christophides GK. The Plasmodium parasite--a 'new' challenge for insect innate immunity. Int J Parasitol. 2004 Dec;34(13-14):1473-82. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpara.2004.10.004 | PubMed ID:15582524 | HubMed [Meister2004]
  8. Holt RA, Subramanian GM, Halpern A, Sutton GG, Charlab R, Nusskern DR, Wincker P, Clark AG, Ribeiro JM, Wides R, Salzberg SL, Loftus B, Yandell M, Majoros WH, Rusch DB, Lai Z, Kraft CL, Abril JF, Anthouard V, Arensburger P, Atkinson PW, Baden H, de Berardinis V, Baldwin D, Benes V, Biedler J, Blass C, Bolanos R, Boscus D, Barnstead M, Cai S, Center A, Chaturverdi K, Christophides GK, Chrystal MA, Clamp M, Cravchik A, Curwen V, Dana A, Delcher A, Dew I, Evans CA, Flanigan M, Grundschober-Freimoser A, Friedli L, Gu Z, Guan P, Guigo R, Hillenmeyer ME, Hladun SL, Hogan JR, Hong YS, Hoover J, Jaillon O, Ke Z, Kodira C, Kokoza E, Koutsos A, Letunic I, Levitsky A, Liang Y, Lin JJ, Lobo NF, Lopez JR, Malek JA, McIntosh TC, Meister S, Miller J, Mobarry C, Mongin E, Murphy SD, O'Brochta DA, Pfannkoch C, Qi R, Regier MA, Remington K, Shao H, Sharakhova MV, Sitter CD, Shetty J, Smith TJ, Strong R, Sun J, Thomasova D, Ton LQ, Topalis P, Tu Z, Unger MF, Walenz B, Wang A, Wang J, Wang M, Wang X, Woodford KJ, Wortman JR, Wu M, Yao A, Zdobnov EM, Zhang H, Zhao Q, Zhao S, Zhu SC, Zhimulev I, Coluzzi M, della Torre A, Roth CW, Louis C, Kalush F, Mural RJ, Myers EW, Adams MD, Smith HO, Broder S, Gardner MJ, Fraser CM, Birney E, Bork P, Brey PT, Venter JC, Weissenbach J, Kafatos FC, Collins FH, and Hoffman SL. The genome sequence of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Science. 2002 Oct 4;298(5591):129-49. DOI:10.1126/science.1076181 | PubMed ID:12364791 | HubMed [Holt2002]

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