Chris Kosmidis

Chris Kosmidis


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2014-2018: Consultant in Infectious Diseases, National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester
2013-2014: Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge
2012-2013: Registrar in Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infection Unit, St George's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
2010-2012: Consultant in Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece
2008-2010: Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
2006-2007: Internal Medicine Consultant, Thriassio General Hospital, Eleusis, Greece
2001-2006: Resident in Internal Medicine, Laikon General Hospital, University of Athens, Greece


Education – qualifications 

1996: MD. Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Hungary
2006: PhD. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
2006: GMC, Full with Specialist Registration
2006: Specialist in Internal Medicine (Greece)
2007: European Diploma in Internal Medicine
2010: Specialist in Infectious Diseases (Greece)


Research: Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine

Clinical: Hon. Consultant, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Research interests

  • Point of care tests in the diagnosis of Aspergillosis

Better and more timely diagnosis of chronic and allergic aspergillosis is needed. We have been awarded an MRC research grant to explore the use of point of care tests, in blood and respiratory secretions, for the diagnosis of aspergillosis. 

More details here:

  • Interferon gamma immunotherapy in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis

Patients with chronic aspergillosis are treated with long term antifungals, and a substantial proportion of patients fail therapy through resistance development. The azoles are the only available oral class of drugs and novel treatments are needed. Immunotherapy with interferon gamma may offer a promising alternative.

  • Patient reported outcome measures as a tool to assess response to treatment in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Pathogenesis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis


Undergraduate teaching:

  • QEPEP tutor
  • APEP tutor
  • Academic Advisor for Year 1 and 2
  • MSc in Immunology tutor
  • MSc in Microbiology tutor



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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