Short CV of Lab Director Grigoris Amoutzias

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Research Positions

January 2014 – present: Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics in Genomics, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece.

July 2010 – December 2013: Lecturer of Bioinformatics in Genomics, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece.

February 2010 – June 2010: Postdoctoral researcher at the Systems Biology group of Prof. Stephen G. Oliver, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.

February 2008 – January 2010: EMBO long term fellow at the Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Group of Prof. Yves Van de Peer, Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent & VIB, Gent, Belgium.

July 2007 – January 2008: Postdoctoral researcher at the Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Group of Prof. Yves Van de Peer , Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent & VIB, Gent, Belgium.

April 2007 – July 2007: Visiting scientist at the Bioinformatics group of Prof. Christos Ouzounis, Institute of Agrobiotechnology, INA, EKETA, Thessaloniki, Greece.

October 2005 - March 2007: First assistant at the Bioinformatics group of Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Faculty of Medicine and Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

September 2004 – September 2005: Research Assistant at the Bioinformatics group of Prof. David Robertson, Department of Bioinformatics, Faculty of Life Sciences, the University of Manchester, UK.

March 2004 – September 2004: EPSRC and CASE (AstraZeneca) funded PhD research project in text mining, at the Pathways group of Dr David De Graaf, in the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC, Macclessfield, UK and Waltham, MA, USA.


Education

2001-2005: PhD in Bioinformatics, Manchester University, UK. Supervisors: Prof Stephen G. Oliver, Prof Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Dr David Robertson.

2000-2001: MRes in Bioinformatics (with Distinction), Leeds University, UK.

1998-1999: Exchange student with Socrates programme, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK.

1994-1999: Bsc in Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


Awards-Scholarships

2008 – 2010: EMBO long term fellowship.

2005: Best published PhD research of the year 2004 in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. £1200 prize.
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/press/title,47250,en.htm

2001-2004: EPSRC studentship for PhD studies.

2001-2004: Astrazeneca CASE studentship for PhD studies.

2004: Travel funding to attend the Gordon Conference on Molecular Evolution. Ventura, CA, USA.


Teaching Duties


Undergraduate courses:

1st semester Informatics Course.

4th semester Bioinformatics Course.

8th semester Introduction to Programming Course (together with Dr. Papadopoulos).


Postgraduate courses:

1st semester Bioinformatics in Applications of Molecular Biology- Genetics - Diagnostic Biomarkers MSc course (together with Dr. Papadopoulos - Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology).

1st semester Computational Toxicology, in Toxicology MSc course (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology).

1st semester Bioinformatics in Bio-Enterprising MSc course (Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology – National Institute of Research, Athens).


Training Schools:

Tutor/Trainer in the Training School “Basic bioinformatics analysis for NGS data from small RNA libraries“, held in Thessaloniki, 13 – 15 April 2016.

Also prepared the IT infrastructure of virtual Linux machines and their necessary bioinformatics software for NGS analysis in the Okeanos Greek academic computer cloud.