George M. Spyrou

Biomedical Research Foundation, Greece


George M. Spyrou received his B.S. degree on physics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Afterwards he received M.S. degree in medical physics from University of Patras where he completed also his Ph.D. degree in medical physics, working on algorithms and simulations applied on medical issues, especially on breast cancer imaging. Spyrou received also an M.S. degree in bioinformatics from the Department of Biology in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 1994, he has joined as Research Associate the Medical Imaging Research Group of HEPA (High Energy Physics and Applications) Lab in the Physics Department of University of Athens, working in the project of the small animal PET (Positron Emission Tomography) prototype design and construction. Since 1998, Spyrou collaborates with the Informatics Laboratory of the Academy of Athens in the research project "Ippokratis-mst" applying medical image analysis techniques and developing decision support systems for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The developed prototype had been selected from General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece as a major achievement among others to participate in the 2005 Exhibition Week of Science and Technology organized by the Greek Ministry of Development. Since 2001, Spyrou is working as Research Scientist in medical physics and informatics in the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Also, he has been assigned as the Head of the Department of Informatics and New Technologies in the Foundation. The main aim of Spyrou is the application of his knowledge and skills in physics, mathematics, and informatics to medically and biologically relevant issues, mainly on the "mining" of the information either in direct medical data (e.g., medical images) or in genomes and proteomes relevant to medical problems.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2011

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