Prof. Panagiotis Vlamos
Head of the Department of Informatics, Ionian University
Director of BiHELab, Ionian University
Professor Panagiotis Vlamos is the Head of the Department of Informatics and the Director of the Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory (BiHeLab) at the Ionian University. He completed his undergraduate studies BSc in Mathematics at the University of Athens and obtained his PhD degree in Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the recipient of numerous awards and he has authored more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings as well as 16 educational books. The topics of his papers are Mathematical Modelling, Applied and Discrete Mathematics as well as Bioinformatics.
His main research interest is to help bridge the translational gap from data to models and from models to drug discovery and personalized therapy by developing quantitative deterministic approaches to biological and clinical problems by utilizing high-performance computing. He is the founder of the series of the World Congresses GeNeDis (“Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research”), organized every two years starting from 2014. He also founded the Master’s Program “Bioinformatics & Neuroinformatics” and is the editor of the Handbook of Computational Neurodegeneration that will be published by Springer International Publishing. In addition, Prof. Vlamos is co-chair of the Hellenic Initiative Against Alzheimer’s (HIAAD). HIAAD is a joint collaboration between Greek researchers from Johns Hopkins University, USA and scientists from BiHELab who combine their knowledge and expertise in order to cope with the “epidemic” of Alzheimer’s and related disorders in Greece.