Nicholas obtained his first degree on Biology at the University of Athens, studying for his final year thesis with Prof Hamodrakas on a new multiple sequence alignment algorithm. Being charmed by this computational work, he naturally decided to abandon Biology for Physics and computational Biology, and obtained a PhD on biological crystallography at the (then) Astbury Department of Biophysics (UK) with Prof Simon Phillips. Coming back to Greece, and following a year-long tour of duty, he spent six lovely years as a postdoc with Prof Mike Kokkinidis at Crete writing code, avoiding the wet lab, and occasionally solving a structure. In 2003 —and after a short visit to beautiful Ioannina— he decided to take-up Einstein's advice and got a (mostly) teaching job at the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics at Alexandroupolis, where he still serves as an Associate Professor. He has authored ~45 research articles in journals of the Science Citation Index, with most of them revolving around structural biology, crystallography and computational biology.