George Theophilides

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Postal addressUniversity Campus
Office phone2310998261
Mobile phone00306979537370
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
Research interestsAssessing the effects of pesticides on honeybees
 Honeybee neurophysiolgy
 Testing natural products against Varroa
 Neurotoxic effects of pesticides on honey bee
 Cardiotoxic effects of pesticides on honeybee heart
PublicationsC Papaefthimiou, A Papachristoforou, G Theophilidis (2013) Biphasic responses of the honeybee heart to nanomolar concentrations of amitraz Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology .Vol. 107 pp 132-137

A Papachristoforou, A Kagiava, C Papaefthimiou, A Termentzi, N Fokialakis, A - L Skaltsounis, Max Watkins, G Arnold, G Theophilidis (2012) The Bite of the Honeybee: 2-Heptanone Secreted from Honeybee Mandibles during a Bite Acts as a Local Anaesthetic in Insects and Mammals PLOS ONE 7: 10. e47432 September

C Papaefthimiou, G Theophilidis (2011) Octopamine—A single modulator with double action on the heart of two insect species (Apis mellifera macedonica and Bactrocera oleae): Acceleration vs. inhibition Journal of Insect Physiology 57: 2. 316-325 February

A Papachristoforou, C Papaefthimiou, G Zafeiridou, V Goundy, M Watkins, G Theophilidis (2011) Monitoring the gravitational reflex of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor: a novel bioassay for assessing toxic effects of acaricides Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 101: 2. 109-117 October

R Bal, S Erdogan, G Theophilidis, G Baydas, M Naziroglu (2010) Assessing the effects of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid in the cholinergic synapses of the stellate cells of the mouse cochlear nucleus using whole-cell patch-clamp recording Neurotoxicology 31: 1. 113-120

G Frantzios, K Paptsiki, B Sidiropoulou, I Lazaridis, G Theophilidis2, P Mavragani-Tsipidou (2008) Evaluation of insecticidal and genotoxic effects of imidacloprid and acetochlor in Drosophila melanogaster Journal of Applied Entomology 132: 7,. 583 - 590

Alexandros Papachristoforou, Agnès Rortais, Georgia Zafeiridou, George Theophilidis, Lionel Garnery, Andreas Thrasyvoulou, Gérard Arnold (2007) Smothered to death: hornets asphyxiated by honeybees. Current biology : CB 17: 18. R795-R796 Sep

G Zafeiridou, G Theophilidis (2006) A simple method for monitoring the respiratory rhythm in intact insects and assessing the neurotoxicity of insecticides Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 86: 3. 211-217 November

Georgia Zafeiridou, George Theophilidis (2004) The action of the insecticide imidacloprid on the respiratory rhythm of an insect: the beetle Tenebrio molitor. Neuroscience letters 365: 3. 205-209 Jul

F HATJINA, A GREGORC, C PAPAEFTHIMIOU, N PAPPAS, S ZACHARIOUDAKIS, A THRASYVOULOU, G THEOPHILIDIS (2004) Difference in morphology of prothoracic and propodeal spiracles in three strains of Apis mellifera: possible relation to resistance against Acarapis woodi. J Journal of Apicultural Research 43: 3. 105–113

Chrisovalantis Papaefthimiou, Georgia Zafeiridou, Aglaia Topoglidi, George Chaleplis, Stella Zografou, George Theophilidis (2003) Triazines facilitate neurotransmitter release of synaptic terminals located in hearts of frog (Rana ridibunda) and honeybee (Apis mellifera) and in the ventral nerve cord of a beetle (Tenebrio molitor). Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP 135C: 3. 315-330 Jul

C Papaefthimiou, V Pavlidou, A Gregorc, G Theophilidis (2002) The action of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid on the isolated heart of insect and amphibia Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 11: 2. 127-140

C Papaefthmiou, G Theophilidis (2001) An in vitro method for recording the electrical activity of the isolated heart of the adult Drosophila melanogaster. In vitro cellular & developmental biology. Animal 37: 7. 445-449 Jul/Aug

C Papaefthimiou, G Theophilidis (2000) The cardiotoxic action of the pyrethroid insecticide deltamethrin, the azole fungicide prochloraz and their synergy on the isolated heart of the bee Apis mellifera macedonica . Pesticides Biochemistry and Physiology 69: 77-91