G. Kollias, Prof., Ph.D
Member of the Academy of Athens
Professor, Medical School, Kapodistrian University of Athens
President and Scientific Director of BSRC ‘Al.Felming’
George Kollias (PhD 1987) is Member of the Academy of Athens (since 2014), Professor of Physiology (Medical School, UoA), and President and Director of BSRC “Alexander Fleming” (2002-2010 & 2016-present)]. His lab has pioneered genetic approaches to study the function of cytokine signalling in animal models of human diseases and is renowned for proof of principle preclinical studies that led to the development of anti-TNF therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and for advancing knowledge on molecular and cellular mechanisms driving chronic inflammation and autoimmunity (e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, endotoxic shock and systemic lupus). His work has received over 34.500 citations and an h-index of 83 (Google Scholar). GK is Member of the Biosciences Steering Group of the European Academies Science Advisory Panel (EASAC) since 2014 and Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) since 2000. In 2014, he was awarded the Carol-Nachman Award for Rheumatology and in 2015 he received the first Galien Scientific Research Award at the Prix Galien Greece. GK has supervised 22 PhD students and 25 postdocs. His lab has participated in numerous research and training actions, including 3 Marie Curie Networks and 5 National training grants. GK is Director of the International Graduate Program in “Molecular Biomedicine” at the Medical School, UoA and the BSRC Fleming and teaches as guest lecturer in graduate seminars in many Greek and foreign Universities.