Nektarios Tavernarakis#

Nektarios Tavernarakis
Membership Number:3709
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GREECE

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013-present Director General of IMBB-FORTH, Greece
  • 2010-present Professor, University of Crete Medical School
  • 2008-present Research Director (Professor), IMBB-FORTH, Greece
  • 2004-2008 Chief Researcher (Associate Professor), IMBB-FORTH, Greece
  • 2001-2004 Executive Researcher (Assistant Professor), IMBB-FORTH, Greece
  • 1999-2001 Research Associate, Rutgers University, USA
  • 1995-1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • BioImaging & non linear microscopy
  • Cell death
  • Sensory transduction & integration
  • Necrosis
  • Protein metabolism & homeostasis
  • Ageing
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Stress response mechanisms
  • Autophagy

Honours and Awards
  • 2012: Academic Excellence Prize, Empeirikeion Foundation, Greece
  • 2012: Science Excellence award, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Greece
  • 2010: Elected Excellence Professor, Medical School, University of Crete
  • 2009: Elected EMBO Member (European Molecular Biology Organization)
  • 2009: ERC Advanced Investigator Grant award (European Research Council)
  • 2008: Appointed External Senior Research Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Freiburg University, Germany
  • 2007: Research Excellence award, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  • 2007: Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • 2006: Appointed Member, Faculty of 1000 (Biology/Medicine; section on Cellular Death & Stress Responses)
  • 2005: Academic Prize in Medicine and Biology, Bodossaki Foundation, Greece
  • 2002: EMBO Young Investigator award (European Molecular Biology Organization)
  • 1996-2000: Long term postdoctoral fellowship, International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO)
  • 1996: Long term postdoctoral fellowship, State of New Jersey, Commission on Cancer Research fellow, USA
  • 1996: Academic achievement award, Post-Graduate Research Grand Program, Hellenic University Club of New York, USA
  • 1995: Ph.D. Excellence award, University of Crete, Greece
  • 1989: Dean's List and First Rank University Graduation Honours award, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1987-1989: Dean's List and Outstanding Annual Performance award, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1985: Excellence Prize, National Mathematics contest, Greek Mathematical Society

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