Dr Konstantinos Gkikas

  • Research Associate (Medicine)
  • Demonstrator (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)

Biography

Dr Gkikas is a postdoctoral nutrition researcher and clinical dietitian with a PhD from the University of Glasgow in clinical nutrition and a strong interest in the interaction between diet, the gut microbiome and the host immune system in gastrointestinal diseases. Dr Gkikas had over 5 years of experience in leading and coordinating human clinical trials with a wide array of analytical, laboratory, and transferrable skills. He is passionate about science communication, public engagement and bridging the gap between academia and industry.

He is a registered state dietitian in Greece, an accredited Nutritionist (AfN) in the UK, member of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), European Society of paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and an alumni of the European Nutrition leadership Platform (ENLP).

Research interests

Dr Gkikas is an early career researcher with a strong interest in the role of diet in the management of gastrointestinal conditions. He is currently leading the iPENS trial, a multicentre, randomised controlled trial in children with Crohn’s Disease. The aim of this trial is to explore dietary triggers of gut inflammation and their interaction with the gut microbiome and immune host signatures. During his PhD, he explored the role of diet in different phases of onset, management, and exacerbation of Crohn’s disease.

For a complete list of publications, please refer to his ORCID profile.

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020
Number of items: 12.

2024

Gkikas, K. , Svolos, V., White, B. and Gerasimidis, K. (2024) An update on dietary therapies in paediatric Crohn’s disease. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 27(3), pp. 304-312. (doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000001024) (PMID:38456807)

Jatkowska, A. et al. (2024) Dose-dependent effects of enteral nutrition on the faecal microbiota and short chain fatty acids. Clinical Nutrition, (doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2024.04.010) (In Press)

Nichols, B. et al. (2024) Gut metabolome and microbiota signatures predict response to treatment with exclusive enteral nutrition in a prospective study in children with active Crohn’s disease. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, (doi: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.12.027) (In Press)

Gerasimidis, K. et al. (2024) Precision nutrition in pediatric IBD: a position paper from the ESPGHAN special interest group for basic science and translational research, the IBD Porto group, and allied health professionals. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 78(2), pp. 428-445. (doi: 10.1002/jpn3.12096) (PMID:38374554)

Gkikas, K. , Svolos, V., Hansen, R., Russell, R. K. and Gerasimidis, K. (2024) Take-home messages from 20 years progress in dietary therapy of inflammatory bowel disease. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 79(6), pp. 476-484. (doi: 10.1159/000535007) (PMID:37944498)

2023

Jatkowska, A. et al. (2023) Development and validation of the Glasgow Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Index of Compliance. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 17(9), pp. 1426-1435. (doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjad063) (PMID:37004165) (PMCID:PMC10588781)

Gkikas, K. , Wan, M., Svolos, V., Nichols, B., Hansen, R., Russell, R. K. and Gerasimidis, K. (2023) YouTube as a source of information for food, diet-related items, and advisory comments for the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, (doi: 10.1093/ibd/izad076) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Gerasimidis, K. , Gkikas, K. , Stewart, C., Neelis, E. and Svolos, V. (2022) Microbiome and paediatric gut diseases. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 107(9), pp. 784-789. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-320875) (PMID:34716173)

Mckirdy, S., Russell, R. K., Svolos, V., Gkikas, K. , Logan, M. , Hansen, R. and Gerasimidis, K. (2022) The impact of compliance during exclusive enteral nutrition on faecal calprotectin in children with Crohn’s disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 74(6), pp. 801-804. (doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003425) (PMID:35192573)

2021

Gkikas, K. et al. (2021) Dietary triggers of gut inflammation following exclusive enteral nutrition in children with Crohn’s disease: a pilot study. BMC Gastroenterology, 21, 454. (doi: 10.1186/s12876-021-02029-4) (PMID:34861829)

2020

Gkikas, K. , Gerasimidis, K. , Milling, S. , Ijaz, U. Z. , Hansen, R. and Russell, R. (2020) Dietary strategies for maintenance of clinical remission in inflammatory bowel diseases: Are we there yet? Nutrients, 12(7), 2018. (doi: 10.3390/nu12072018) (PMID:32645980) (PMCID:PMC7400838)

Logan, M. et al. (2020) Analysis of 61 exclusive enteral nutrition formulas used in management of active Crohn's disease - new insights into dietary disease triggers. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 51(10), pp. 935-947. (doi: 10.1111/apt.15695) (PMID:32249975)

This list was generated on Wed Apr 17 06:54:52 2024 BST.
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Number of items: 12.

Articles

Gkikas, K. , Svolos, V., White, B. and Gerasimidis, K. (2024) An update on dietary therapies in paediatric Crohn’s disease. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 27(3), pp. 304-312. (doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000001024) (PMID:38456807)

Jatkowska, A. et al. (2024) Dose-dependent effects of enteral nutrition on the faecal microbiota and short chain fatty acids. Clinical Nutrition, (doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2024.04.010) (In Press)

Nichols, B. et al. (2024) Gut metabolome and microbiota signatures predict response to treatment with exclusive enteral nutrition in a prospective study in children with active Crohn’s disease. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, (doi: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.12.027) (In Press)

Gerasimidis, K. et al. (2024) Precision nutrition in pediatric IBD: a position paper from the ESPGHAN special interest group for basic science and translational research, the IBD Porto group, and allied health professionals. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 78(2), pp. 428-445. (doi: 10.1002/jpn3.12096) (PMID:38374554)

Gkikas, K. , Svolos, V., Hansen, R., Russell, R. K. and Gerasimidis, K. (2024) Take-home messages from 20 years progress in dietary therapy of inflammatory bowel disease. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 79(6), pp. 476-484. (doi: 10.1159/000535007) (PMID:37944498)

Jatkowska, A. et al. (2023) Development and validation of the Glasgow Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Index of Compliance. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 17(9), pp. 1426-1435. (doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjad063) (PMID:37004165) (PMCID:PMC10588781)

Gkikas, K. , Wan, M., Svolos, V., Nichols, B., Hansen, R., Russell, R. K. and Gerasimidis, K. (2023) YouTube as a source of information for food, diet-related items, and advisory comments for the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, (doi: 10.1093/ibd/izad076) (Early Online Publication)

Gerasimidis, K. , Gkikas, K. , Stewart, C., Neelis, E. and Svolos, V. (2022) Microbiome and paediatric gut diseases. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 107(9), pp. 784-789. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-320875) (PMID:34716173)

Mckirdy, S., Russell, R. K., Svolos, V., Gkikas, K. , Logan, M. , Hansen, R. and Gerasimidis, K. (2022) The impact of compliance during exclusive enteral nutrition on faecal calprotectin in children with Crohn’s disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 74(6), pp. 801-804. (doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003425) (PMID:35192573)

Gkikas, K. et al. (2021) Dietary triggers of gut inflammation following exclusive enteral nutrition in children with Crohn’s disease: a pilot study. BMC Gastroenterology, 21, 454. (doi: 10.1186/s12876-021-02029-4) (PMID:34861829)

Gkikas, K. , Gerasimidis, K. , Milling, S. , Ijaz, U. Z. , Hansen, R. and Russell, R. (2020) Dietary strategies for maintenance of clinical remission in inflammatory bowel diseases: Are we there yet? Nutrients, 12(7), 2018. (doi: 10.3390/nu12072018) (PMID:32645980) (PMCID:PMC7400838)

Logan, M. et al. (2020) Analysis of 61 exclusive enteral nutrition formulas used in management of active Crohn's disease - new insights into dietary disease triggers. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 51(10), pp. 935-947. (doi: 10.1111/apt.15695) (PMID:32249975)

This list was generated on Wed Apr 17 06:54:52 2024 BST.

Supervision

Dr Gkikas has supervised 5 MSc students (MSc Human NUtrition) and 4 BSc intercalated medical students.

Teaching

Dr Gkikas has delivered journal club and data handling teaching sessions to MSc human nutrition students.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2018: Top academic achievement (MSc) (Yakult UK)
  • 2020: Best poster presentation (BSPGHAN)
  • 2021: Young Investigator Award (ESPGHAN)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2022: Faculty member of Special interest group in Basic and Translational Research, ESPGHAN

Selected international presentations

  • 2023: 55th Annual ESPGHAN conference (Vienna)