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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Sylvia Agathou

Sylvia Agathou

Supervisor - Dr Ragnihildur Karadottir

Axon-Glial Interaction in the Ageing and Diseased brain


2012-presentPhD Neuroscience

University of Cambridge, UK


2010-2011: MSc in Neuroscience

University College London (UCL), UK


2009: Erasmus Exchange Program, Department of Biology (BMC),

University of Uppsala (UU), Sweden



2006-2010: University degree in Biomolecular Sciences & Biotechnology

University of Crete (UOC), Greece

Subject groups/Research projects


Departments and Institutes

Brain Repair Centre:

Research Interests

My main research interests surround the interaction between oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) and neuronal axons in both physiological and neurodegenerative conditions. More specifically, I am interested in studying the effects of neurodegeneration-related protein aggregation on neuronal and OPC trafficking pathways as well as their effect on axon-glia interaction and myelination in human stem cells.



  • ips cells
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Myelination