Athanasios G. Papavassiliou, MD, PhD

Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Dr. Athanasios G. Papavassiliou is Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Athens Medical School, 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 300 original research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals (2013 JCR mean impact factor: 6 / h-index: 45 / >7500 citations). He serves as Editorial Board member or Editor in 35 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.