Dr Danai Bagkou Dimakou BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Danai Dimakou

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Clinical Immunology Service
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Bagkou Dimakou is a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in reproductive immunology. Her research focuses on the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells in recurrent pregnancy loss.

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  • PhD in Immunology in Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, 2022
  • MSc in Immunology in Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, 2018
  • BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, University of Essex, 2017


Dr Bagkou Dimakou qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Essex in 2017 and went on to earn her MSc in Immunology in Immunology and Immunotherapy degree from the University of Birmingham in 2018.

She completed her PhD in 2022, investigating peripheral immune responses in women with recurrent pregnancy loss, with the support of the Tommy’s charity.

She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Clinical Immunology Service. Her research interests are focussed around the immune mechanisms underlying pregnancy loss, as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research.


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Recent publications


Bagkou Dimakou, D, Tamblyn, J, Justin, C, Coomarasamy, A & Richter, A 2022, 'Diagnosis and management of idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL): Current immune testing and immunomodulatory treatment practice in the United Kingdom', Journal of reproductive immunology, vol. 153, 103662, pp. 103662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2022.103662

Khan, O, Gour, S, Lim Choi Keung, SN, Morris, N, Shields, R, Quenby, S, Dimakou, DB, Pickering, O, Tamblyn, J, Devall, A, Coomarasamy, A, Thornton, DK, Perry, A & Arvanitis, TN 2022, 'Electronic patient reported outcomes for miscarriage research in Tommy's Net', Studies in health technology and informatics, vol. 295, pp. 458-461. https://doi.org/10.3233/shti220764

Dimakou, DB, Lissauer, D, Tamblyn, J, Coomarasamy, A & Richter, A 2022, 'Understanding human immunity in idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss.', European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, pp. 17-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.12.024

Liaskou, E, Patel, S, Webb, G, Bagkou Dimakou, D, Akiror, S, Krishna, M, Mells, GF, Jones, D, Bowman, S, Barone, F, Fisher, B & Hirschfield, G 2018, 'Increased sensitivity of Treg cells from patients with PBC to low dose IL-12 drives their differentiation into IFN-γ secreting cells', Journal of Autoimmunity, vol. 94, pp. 143-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaut.2018.07.020

Other contribution

Bosnaki, E & Dimakou, DB 2022, Όσα δεν γνωρίζουν οι γυναίκες για τις αποβολές.. <https://ampa.lifo.gr/mitrotita/danai-mpagkoy-osa-den-gnorizoyn-oi-gynaikes-gia-tis-apovoles/>