Dr Panagiotis BALIAKAS

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Dr Panagiotis BALIAKAS
Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University
Department of Clinical Genetics, Uppsala University Hopsital
Address: Clinical Genetics, Uppsala University Hospital
SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Email: Panosbal1977@hotmail.com
Tel:    +46 (0)702455367

Current research interests

My current research interest is focused mainly on germline syndromes that predispose to cancer. I am specifically interested on the pathogenesis of myeloid neoplasms in adults that carry germline pathogenetic variants in genes associated with increased risk for development of hematological malignancies. 

Clinical Expertise related to EuNet-INNOCHRON

  • Clinical Haematology 
  • Clinical Genetics

Laboratory Epertise related to EuNet-INNOCHRON

  • Classical cytogenetic analysis
  • FISH
  • Real-time PCR
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS)-panels-whole-exome sequencing (WES)

Recent publications related to Eunet-INNOCHRON

  • Baliakas P, Tesi B, Wartiovaara-Kautto U, Stray-Pedersen A, Friis LS, Dybedal I, Hovland R, Jahnukainen K, Raaschou-Jensen K, Ljungman P, Rustad CF, Lautrup CK, Kilpivaara O, Kittang AO, Grønbæk K, Cammenga J, Hellström-Lindberg E, Andersen MK. Nordic guidelines for germline predisposition to myeloid neoplasms in adults: Recommendations for genetic diagnosis, clinical management and follow-up. HemaSphere, 2019;00:00. 
  • Luo X, Feurstein S, Mohan S, Porter CC, Jackson SA, Keel S, Chicka M, Brown AL, Kesserwan C, Agarwal A, Luo M, Li Z, Ross JE, Baliakas P, Pineda-Alvarez D, DiNardo CD, Bertuch AA, Mehta N, Vulliamy T, Wang Y, Nichols KE, Malcovati L, Walsh MF, Rawlings LH, McWeeney SK, Soulier J, Raimbault A, Routbort MJ, Zhang L, Ryan G, Speck NA, Plon SE, Wu D, Godley LA. ClinGen Myeloid Malignancy Variant Curation Expert Panel recommendations for germline RUNX1 variants. Blood Adv. 2019 Oct 22;3(20):2962-2979. 
  • Norberg A, Rosén A, Raaschou-Jensen K, Kjeldsen L, Moilanen JS, Paulsson-Karlsson Y, Baliakas P, Lohi O, Ahmed A, Kittang AO, Larsson P, Roos G, Degerman S, Hultdin M. Novel variants in Nordic patients referred for genetic testing of telomere-related disorders. Eur J Hum Genet. 2018 Jun;26(6):858-867.