Fotis Kafatos#

Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:465
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Fotis Kafatos passed away November 18, 2017.

Positions Held
  • 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

Fields of Scholarship
  • Insect Biology
  • Natural history
  • Defence mechanisms of arthropods
  • Developmental biology
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Genomics
  • Malaria
  • Anopheles/Plasmodium interactions
  • Insect innate immunity
  • Mosquito and comparative genomics
  • Vector-based control of malaria

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

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