My Appointment:

Assistant Professor
2017-now
Genetics Laboratory
Head of Viral Genetics Group
Department of Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Athens



My Affiliations:


Assosiate Researcher
2015-now
Multidimensional Data Analysis and Knowledge Management Laboratory
Computer Engineering and Informatics Department
School of Engineering, University of Patras


Adjunct Investigator
2017-now
Bioinformatics Group
Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Department of Informatics
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK


Affiliated Researcher
2015-now
Lab of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Genetics and Structural Bioinformatics Team
Division of Clinical, Experimental Surgery, & Translational Research
Biomedical Research Foundation of the ACADEMY OF ATHENS




Past Positions:

Researcher in Medical Informatics
2008-2016
Multidimensional Data Analysis & Knowledge Management Laboratory
Computer Engineering and Informatics Department
School of Engineering, University of Patras

Research Fellow
2011-2014
Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics
Division of Basic Research
Biomedical Research Foundation of the ACADEMY OF ATHENS

Research Fellow, Researcher 'D'
2016-2010
Institute of Biology
NCSR 'Demokritos'



Editorial work:

Editor-in-chief - Journal of Molecular Biochemistry
Editor of Genetics - Insights in Genetics and Genomics
Editor of Genetics - Journal of Genetics and DNA Research



Fellowships:

2016 - today: Visiting Research Fellow King's College, London, UK
2016 - today: Fellow of the Genetics Society, UK -- FGS(UK)
2016 - today: Member of the Royal Society of Biology, UK -- MRSB(UK)
2016 - today: Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK -- MRSC(UK)
2016 - today: Fellow of the British Geriatrics Society, UK -- MBGS(UK)



Education:

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy
2003 – 2006
Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University, UK
Computer-aided drug design and biological evaluation of novel anti-viral agents
Medicinal Chemistry Group
Departmental Full Time Scholarship



MPhil, Master of Philosophy
2002 – 2003
Computer-aided drug design & synthesis of novel anti-viral agents
Medicinal Chemistry Group
Departmental Full Time Scholarship



MSc, Master of Science
2001 – 2002
Chemistry School, Cardiff University, UK.
MSc in Molecular modelling & quantum mechanics
Modelling protein-ligand interactions, docking and design of inhibitor compounds
EPSRC Full Time Scholarship



BSc, (Honors’ Degree) Biology with Biochemistry
1998 – 2001
Department of Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Overall grade: 7,62
A study of the effect of cell immobilisation in adipocyte viability by LDH assay




Awards:

2016
Editorial Award
Elsevier
Award from the journal "Gene" for editorial/reviewing contribution. Award issued by Elsevier.
Award: Editorial - Reviewing Award

2016
Research Award
1st award of basic research in endocrinology
Awarded first place in the 43rd Hellenic conference of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.
Title of study: A novel mutation of the hGR gene causing Chrousos syndrome

2015
Editorial Award
Elsevier
Golden award from the journal "Molecular Graphics and Modelling" for editorial/reviewing contribution. Award issued by Elsevier.
Award: Editorial - Reviewing Award

2008
Post-Doctoral Scholarship
NCSR Demokritos, GR
Full time Post-Doctoral Scholarship in the Protein Structure and Molecular Modelling Group.
Duration: 24months

2006
Post-Doctoral Scholarship
NCSR Demokritos, GR
Full time Post-Doctoral Scholarship in the X-ray Crystallography and Theoretical Modelling Group.
Duration: 24months

2005
Lecture Award
Cardiff University, UK
Winner of the annual Lecture Award at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University.

2004
ISAR Travel Award
Cardiff University, UK
International student award, 18th ICAR of the Antiviral Society, Barcelona, Spain.

2003
PhD Scholarship
Cardiff University, UK
Departmental Scholarship towards the completion of my Masters of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy.
Duration: 36 months.

2003
PhD Scholarship
Cardiff University, UK
Full time EPSRC Scholarship towards the completion of my Masters in Science (MSc).
Duration: 12 months