Program Lecturers and Research Collaborators

Program Coordination Committee
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George KOLLIAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School) - Director

Professor of Experimental Physiology – Member of the Academy of Athens
Department of Physiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Associate Researcher – Group Leader
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

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Dimitrios BOUMPAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Professor of Medicine
Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Affiliated Investigator – Group Leader
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA)

Michael KOUTSILIERIS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Professor of Experimental Physiology
Department of Physiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Course Coordinators - Lecturers

● Module MOD-1: "Introduction to basic laboratory and clinical research methodology"

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George KOLLIAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Professor of Experimental Physiology – Member of the Academy of Athens
Department of Physiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Associate Researcher – Group Leader
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module MOD-2: "Molecular and cellular mechanisms in chronic inflammation and infectious diseases"

​​Dimitris KONTOYIANNIS (BSRC Alexander Fleming, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Assistant Professor​
Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Associate Researcher – Group Leader 
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

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​​Athanasios TZIOUFAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)
Professor of Rheumatology and Immunology
Director of the Clinic and Laboratory of the Pathophysiology Department
Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

● Module MOD-3: "Molecular and cellular mechanisms in cancer"

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George PANAYOTOU (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Acting Director & Chairman of the Board of BSRC "Alexander Fleming"
Researcher A' – Professor level – Group Leader
Molecular Analysis of Signal Transduction Pathways Group

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module MOD-4: "Molecular and cellular mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases"

Efthimios SKOULAKIS (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Deputy Director of the Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research of BSRC "Alexander Fleming"
Researcher A' – Professor level – Group Leader
Neuronal function and dysfunction Group

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module MCT-1: "Fundamental principles in bioinformatics, computational biology and biostatistics"

Christoforos NIKOLAOU (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Researcher B' – Associate Professor level – Group Leader
Computational Genomics Group (CG^2)

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module MCT-2: "Precision medicine: methods, trends and challenges"

Despina SANOUDOU (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Affiliated Investigator – Group Leader
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA)

Dimitrios BOUMPAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Professor of Medicine
Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Affiliated Investigator – Group Leader
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA)

● Module MCT-3: "Biological therapies and Drug development process"

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George KOLLIAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Professor of Experimental Physiology – Member of the Academy of Athens
Department of Physiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Associate Researcher – Group Leader
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module MCT-4: "Cutting-edge technologies in molecular biology and genetics"

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​​Vasso KOSTOUROU (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Researcher Β' – Associate Professor level
Group Leader

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

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​​Pantelis HATZIS (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Researcher Β' – Associate Professor level
Group Leader

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module BI: "Bio-Innovation - Basic principles of entrepreneurship and innovation / Intellectual property and exploitation of results"

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Michalis STANGOS (MSCOMM and Industry Disruptors-Game Changers)

Innovator and Entrepreneur
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSCOMM AE 

Founder of Industry Disruptors - Game Changers (ID-GC)
Managing Director at Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)

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George KOLLIAS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School)

Professor of Experimental Physiology – Member of the Academy of Athens
Department of Physiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Associate Researcher – Group Leader
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Module TRFS: "Transferable Skills"

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Alexandra BOUTLA (BSRC Alexander Fleming - pMedGR, NKUA, Medical School)

Project Manager
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

Center of New Biotechnologies and Precision Medicine | pMedGR
Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Piyi PAPADAKI (BSRC Alexander Fleming - pMedGR, NKUA, Medical School)

Project Manager - Innovation and Tech Transfer Officer
Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

Center of New Biotechnologies and Precision Medicine | pMedGR
Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

● Journal Club: "Group discussions on pioneering scientific literature"

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Panagiota KAFASLA (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Researcher C' – assistant Professor level
Group Leader

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

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Vasiliki KOLIARAKI (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Researcher C' – Assistant Professor level
Group Leader

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

● Programming (optional module)

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Georgios PAVLOPOULOS (BSRC Alexander Fleming)

Researcher B'  Associate Professor level – Head of Bioinformatics

Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”

Center of New Biotechnologies & Precision Medicine | pMedGR

Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Lecturers: Drs. Fotis BALTOUMAS, Evangelos KARATZAS, and Yorgos SOFIANATOS

Research Associates at Biomedical Sciences Research Center (BSRC) “Alexander Fleming”