Academic Degrees

  November 2005 – May 2009:

Ph.D in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Department of Structural and Computational Biology.
Heidelberg, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany.
(PhD awarded jointly with the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Thesis: Visualization and Data Integration techniques in Systems Biology
Supervised by Dr. Reinhard Schneider

  September 2004November 2005: M.Res in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Master of Research (MRes) - (Distinction)
University of Leeds, School of Biochemistry and Microbiology, UK.
Dissertation: A parallel algorithm for microarray data clustering, based on social networks.
Supervised by Prof. David Westhead  
   September 2000 – June 2004: B.Sc in Computer Science
National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece.
School of Informatics and Telecommunications.
Dissertation: Computational Geometry in Molecular Biology
Supervised by Prof. Ioannis Emiris

Additional certificates

September 2015 - January 2016: Genomic Data Science Specialization
Coursera certified 8-module online certificate
offered by the J
ohns Hopkins University

5 March 2012: Cytoscape introduction and Cytoscape plugin development
Cytoscape Development Team
EMBL-Heidelberg, Germany


Foreign Languages

 Greek (Native)

 English (Fluent)

 German (Advanced)

Technical Skills

Proficient or familiar with a vast array of programming languages, concepts and technologies, including:

  • Java, Perl, C, C++, OpenGL, Python, Ruby, Java3D, Processing, MPI
  • PHP, CGI, HTML, XML, Servlets, SQL, JDBC, Javascript, D3
  • Windows, UNIX, MacOS, Android
  • R, Bioconductor, Matlab
  • Hadoop, Spark, Hive
  • Hardware & network fundamentals

Bioinformatics Skills

Proficient with a vast array of programming techniques and software related to:

  • Sequence Analysis 
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Expression Analysis
  • Biological Data Visualization 
  • Biological Databases 
  • Data Integration
  • Clustering Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Text Mining
  • Biological Network Analysis
  • Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Comparative Genomics