Athanasios G. Papavassiliou, MD, PhD

Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Dr. Athanasios G. Papavassiliou is Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Department of Biological Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.

He received his M.D. from the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1984) and his Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies from Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (1989).

He had postdoctoral training at the Department of Microbiology, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University and at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany (1989-1991), where he also served as staff scientist (1991-1996).

He has published 360 original research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals (PubMed; 2016 JCR mean impact factor: 6 / h-index: 56 / 11200 citations). He serves/has served as Editorial Board member or Editor in 36 peer-reviewed biomedical journals and reviewer in a number of biomedical journals.

His research interests include the study of signal transduction to transcription factors in cell differentiation and tumorigenesis.

Terms of Appointment: Feb 2015- Jan 2017; Feb 2017- Jan 2019; Feb 2019- Jan 2021