Maria Albani

Professor of Physiology, Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Telephone: +30 2310.999.326
Email: albani(@)med.auth.gr
Website: http://physiology.med.auth.gr/user/3/bio

Biography

Dr Maria Albani is Director of the Laboratory of Physiology at the Medical School (AUTh) and Director of the Graduate Program of the Medical School, as well as member of the committee for the Graduate studies of the AUTh.
Maria Albani received her B.Sc. in Biology (1977) and in Medicine (1990) from the AUTh. In 1978 she had a short postgraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 1979 she was appointed as a research assistant at the Medical School of AUTH. In 1982 she joined Professor Gerta Vrbovas group in the Center for Neurosciences at University College London, where she stayed for 2 years, as a research assistant. In 1984 she was appointed research assistant at the Faculty of Biology in the University of Konstanz in Germany for 3 months. In 1985 she received her Ph.D. from the Medical School at AUTH and later in 1987 she was appointed as a lecturer in the department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Medical School, AUTh; positions held within this department include: Assistant Professor (1991), Associate Professor (1999) and Professor (2007). During her academic life she made several collaborations and research visits to University College London, Charring Cross Hospital-Imperial College Healthcare NHS, Universita degli Studi di Siena, Universiteit Maastricht, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, at Winnipeg.
She is interested in Neurophysiology, and mainly in nerve-muscle interactions during development, reinnervation and neuroprotection. She is member of editorial board and reviewer in international journals. She has organized several national and international conferences, and chaired in several round tables. She is holding several administrative positions in the Medical School of the AUTH.

Alexandros Garyfallos

Professor in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Telephone: +30.2310.999.900
Email: garyalex(@)auth.gr

 

Concise curriculum vitae

Dr Alexandros Garyfallos is a Professor in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology and Chairman of the 4th Department of Internal Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) at Hippokration General Hospital. He graduated from the Medical School of AUTh in 1981 and he got his PhD in November 1985 from the same Medical School. In March 1990 he was elected as lecturer and in July 2008 as Professor in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology in AUTh. From January 1994 up to November 1994 he has worked as a Research Fellow at the Rheumatology Unit of Guy’s Hospital in London.

Dr Alexandros Garyfallos is a representative of the Medical Department at the Senate of AUTH and for the last 15 years he has been a member of the Special Training Committee, designing the future policy of the Medical School. He has also been a member of the Postgraduate Committee teaching in the Postgraduate Programme, since it started in 2002. He has been a member of more than twelve special committees of the Medical Department and he is one of the coordinators of an Interdepartmental Training Programme in Rheumatology across Greece.

He has supervised or acted as a member of the Examination Committees in 22 Doctoral Dissertations and in 19 Master Theses. In June of 2011 he was elected as Vice President and in July of 2013 as President of the Medical Department of AUTh.

Dimitrios G. Goulis

Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Telephone: +30 2310.693131
Email: dimitrios.goulis(@)otenet.gr
Website: http://dimitriosgoulis.org

Biography

Dr. Dimitrios G. Goulis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed his basic medical training (M.D.) in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1990 and received his Ph.D. degree from the same University in 2000. Having a scholarship from the European Union, he worked for four years (1996 – 2000) as clinical research fellow at St. Mary and Hammersmith Hospitals, London, UK, acquiring the specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. During his studies in the UK, he worked with professors Desmond Johnston, Stephen Franks and Michael de Swiet in the fields of metabolism, reproductive endocrinology and metabolic complications of pregnancy, respectively. Following his return to Greece in 2000, he has been working in the field of Andrology in collaboration with professor John Papadimas. In 2004, he was appointed lecturer, in 2009 assistant professor (non-tenure), in 2013 assistant professor (tenure), in 2015 associate professor and in 2019 Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology in the First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (head: professor Basil C. Tarlatzis).
Dr. Goulis has published more than 150 full papers in peer-review international journals and 140 in Greek journals. He was an invited speaker in more than 250 Greek and international congresses and seminars. He has been a reviewer in 30 international medical journals and associate editor of Human Reproduction, Andrology, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Hormones and Anir. He is currently president of the Hellenic Society of Andrology (2013 – 2017) and general secretary of the executive council of the European Academy of Andrology (2014 – 2018). Main research interests include male infertility and endocrine complications of pregnancy (gestational diabetes, thyroid disease, vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy).

Apostolos Tsapas

Professor of Medicine, MD PhD MSc(Oxon)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Telephone: +30 2310.992937
Email: atsapas(@)auth.gr

Website: Clinical Research & Evidence-Based Medicine Unit, Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Website: Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Biography

Dr. Apostolos Tsapas is Professor of Medicine at Aristotle University Thessaloniki, and head of the Diabetes Centre, Second Medical Department at Ippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also lead investigator at the Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit at Aristotle University (cebm.med.auth.gr), and senior research fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK.
Dr. Tsapas earned his MD and PhD degrees from the Aristotle University Thessaloniki. He also earned an MSc degree in evidence-based healthcare from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) at the University of Oxford. Dr. Tsapas completed a fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) in UK. In 2011 he worked for six months as visiting scientist in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.
Dr. Tsapas has been involved in the development of the Hellenic diabetes guidelines, and the joined American Diabetes Association (ADA) and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2012 and 2015 position statements on the management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes. He has also co-authored more than 60 full text papers in peer reviewed journals with over 2500 citations, including several systematic reviews and meta-analyses on a broad range of therapeutic and diagnostic interventions in diabetes in high impact journals. His main research interests include knowledge synthesis (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), evidence-based practice, and clinical decision making in medicine and diabetes.

Anna-Bettina Haidich

Associate Professor in Hygiene-Medical Statistics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Telephone: +30 2310 999143
Email: haidich(@)auth.gr

Biography

Dr. Bettina Haidich was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1974. She graduated from the Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics in 1996 and received her MSc degree in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK in 1997. During 1998-1999, she has worked as a biostatistician at the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research of the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. from the Medical School of the University of Ioannina in 2003 under the supervision of Professor John P.A. Ioannidis. In 2011, she was appointed lecturer and in 2013 assistant professor (non-tenure) and in 2018 associate professor in Medical Statistics – Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She teaches Medical Statistics and Epidemiology to undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in relevant seminars / workshops.

Dr. Haidich has written a book in medical statistics and published 71 papers in international journals with more than 1000 references. She was an invited speaker in more than 30 Greek and international congresses and seminars. She has been a reviewer in 10 international medical journals and member of the Editorial Board of two international journals and the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group. Her research interests include epidemiology, medical statistics, with emphasis in the methodology of reporting safety in clinical trials and meta-analyses.

Andreas L. Symeonidis

Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

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Telephone: +30 23109 94344
Email: asymeon(@)eng.auth.gr
Website: http://users.auth.gr/symeonid

Biography

Dr. Andreas L. Symeonidis is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Chief Research Officer at Cyclopt.com. His research interests include Software engineering processes, Model-driven engineering, Software quality and Software analytics, Middleware Robotics and Knowledge extraction from big data repositories. Dr. Symeonidis’ work has been published in over 150 papers, book chapters, and conference publications. He is co-author of the books “Agent Intelligence through Data Mining” (Springer publishing), “Mining Software Engineering Data for Software Reuse” (Springer publishing) and “Practical Machine Learning in R” (Leanpub publishing). He is currently coordinating more than 10 contract R&D projects, while serving occasionally as a R&D project evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission and the Greek state. More at: http://users.auth.gr/symeonid

 

 

Efstratios K. Kosmidis

Assistant Professor in Physiology, Department of Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Contact details
Telephone: +30 23109 99240
Email: kosmidef(@)med.auth.gr

Biography

Dr. Efstratios K. Kosmidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1975. He graduated from the Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1998 and received his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from the Pierre et Marie University, France in 2002. He was Postdoctoral Fellow and later on Research Associate in the Yale Medical School, New Haven, USA from 2002 to 2006. He conducted research in the field of optical neural recordings working with Professor Lawrence B. Cohen. During the summer months the laboratory was transferred and continued research activities to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, USA. He then worked as a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Animal Physiology in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In 2011, he was appointed lecturer and in 2014 assistant professor (non-tenure) in Physiology in the Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He teaches Physiology with an emphasis in Neurophysiology to undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in relevant seminars / workshops.

Dr. Kosmidis has written a book in computational neuroscience (French) and published 23 papers in international journals with more than 350 references. He was an invited speaker in more than 60 Greek and international congresses and seminars. He has served as grant referee for the National Science Foundation in the United States of America and is an active reviewer for several international journals in physiology and computational biology. In 2015, he chaired the FENS-Featured Regional Meeting in Neurosciences in Thessaloniki. His research interests include systems biology, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology and optical recordings.