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Fotis C. Kafatos

Division of Cell & Molecular Biology
South Kensington Campus, SAF
London, SW7 2AZ
UK

f.kafatos[at]imperial.ac.uk

I am one of the PIs in the Kafatos/Christophides Lab at Imperial College, London and Honorary President of the European Research Council as well as Member of its Scientific Council.


Wikipedia Entry
Watch an interview video of me (interviewer: George Dimopoulos, PhD hosted at the JHSPH)
Imperial faculty webpage and Contact Details

Research Interests

Education

1965 PhD, Biology Harvard University, USA.
1962 MA, Biology Harvard University, USA.
1961 AB, Zoology (High Honours) Cornell University, USA.
Primary and secondary education in Crete

Academic Appointments

2007 - present Adjunct Professor of Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
2005 - present Professor, Chair of Immunogenomics, Imperial College, London, UK.
1993 - 2005 Director General, and group leader at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.
1982 - 1993 Founder and Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
1982 - present Professor of Biology (part-time), University of Crete, Greece, (on leave).
1972 - 1982 Professor of Biology (part-time), University of Athens, Greece.
1978 - 1981 Chair, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Harvard University, USA.
1969 - 1994 Professor of Biology, Harvard University, USA.
1965 - 1969 Assistant Professor of Biology, Harvard University, USA.
1965 Instructor of Biology, Harvard University, USA.

Honours

President of the European Research Council and Chairman of its Scientific Council, 2007 - 2011
Fondation Louis Jeantet – 25th Anniversary Special Prize, 2008
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2007
Uni-Heidelberg Grosse Universitats Medal, 2005
Medal of Honour, City of Heraklion, Crete, 2004
“Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse”, awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2004
Medal “Taxiarchis of Phoenix”, awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic, for contributions to Science, Culture and Society, 2003
Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, 2003
Member, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 2003
Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences, 2002
Honorary Medal for Distinction in Biology, Academy of Athens, 2000
Honorary Professor, University of Heidelberg, Germany 2000
G.J. Mendel Honorary Gold Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 1995
Member, Academia Europaea, 1991
Member, National Academy of Science, USA, 1982
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1980

Honorary Doctorates
  • Agricultural University of Athens 1992
  • University Thessaloniki 1994
  • Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg 2002
  • University of Thrace 2004
  • Cyprus University of Technology 2008

Board Memberships (partial list)

2004 – present
Sanger Institute, Hinxton (UK), Scientific Advisory Board
2004 – 2007
International Risk Governance Council (Geneva), Scientific and Technical Council
2004 – present
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas Carlos III (Spain), Scientific Advisory Board
2003 – present
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle), Scientific Board of “Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative”
2003 – present
Hellenic Pasteur Institute (Athens), Scientific Committee
2002 – present
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (Singapore), International Scientific Advisory Board
2002 – present
Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Chair of the Institutional Advisory Board
2002 – 2003
European Intergovernmental Research Organisation Forum (EIROforum), Chair
2002
International Review Panel on Development of Biotechnology in Finland (Chair)
2001 – present
University of Geneva School of Medicine, External Scientific Advisory Board
2000 – present
Institut Pasteur (Paris), External Scientific and Strategic Committee
2000 – present
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Bergen), Scientific Advisory Committee
1998 – 2002
Fondation des Treilles, Scientific Committee
1998 – 2001
Conseil National de la Science, France
1997 – 2002
Fondation Bettencourt Schueller (Paris), Scientific Committee
1995 – present
Max-Planck Institut (Göttingen), Member and Chair of the Fachbeirat
1995 – 2004
Fondation Louis Jeantet de Mèdicine (Geneva), Science Committee
1995 – 2000
Wellcome CRC Institute (Cambridge), International Advisory Board
1994 – present
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Crete), Chair of International Scientific Advisory Board
1994 – 1999
National Science Advisory Board of Greece (Athens)
1991 – 1998
WHO/TDR (Geneva), Steering Committee on Biological Control of Vectors, Molecular Entomology
1991 – 1994
International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (Nairobi), Governing Board/Programme Committee
1988 – 1990
European Molecular Biology Organisation Council
1987 – 1994
Committee for the European Development of Science and Technology – CODEST (European Commission)
1976 – 1993
University of Crete and Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas Governing Board (overlapping periods)

Publications (partial list)

2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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