Takis Athanasopoulos received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Patras, Greece, and his Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences from the University of London, UK. He has recently joined the BE Department (September 2011), School of Applied Sciences (SAS), University of Wolverhampton (UoW), as a lecturer in molecular biotechnology. For the last 5 years, before joining UoW, he has been a Member of the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) (http://www.cavd.org)—an international network of scientists and experts dedicated to designing a variety of novel HIV vaccine candidates and advancing the most promising ones to clinical trials. Moreover, he has worked previously as a research staff scientist/PDRA at the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) (http://www.rhul.ac.uk). He has also worked on collaborative projects with scientists and clinicians at the Royal Free Hospital, UCL, and Imperial College London (ICL), and he has been previously funded by the State Scholarship Foundation SF/IKY (Greece), Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (UK), and most recently by the CAVD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). He has developed critical expertise on various vector systems’ technologies through conducting, collaborating, and managing a number of diverse research projects.
Biography Updated on 31 May 2012