BEER TALKS: Dr. Petros Karagiannis: The threats, the epidemiological team, Famagusta & the hotel in Protaras (VIDEO-INTERVIEW)
Professor of Molecular Virology at the Medical School of the University of Nicosia and member of the Epidemiological Team, Dr. Petros Karagiannis at Beer Talks.
Professor of Molecular Virology at the Medical School of the University of Nicosia and member of the Epidemiological Team, Dr. Petros Karagiannis on Beer Talks displayed in Famagusta.News and Marinos Pavlikkas. He talks about the pandemic, the threats he received from social media, the difficulty of deciding the first lockdown, life in England, the hotel in Protaras, his family and his beloved city of Famagusta.
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Ο Dr. Petros Karagiannis is a professor at the Medical School of the University of Nicosia, since 2012. He is one of the scientists who in the last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic that appeared in Cyprus, is often called by the media as an expert to explain the situation, sometimes advising citizens , explaining and repeating answers to questions asked about this virus, with a smile and positive energy. He has been a teacher since 1987.
Ο Petros Karagiannis was born in Famagusta in July 1951. After graduating from the 1st Famagusta High School for Boys, he went to Liverpool to study and lived in the United Kingdom for 43 full years. He has worked as a professor at very important Universities and his CV lists 222 publications in scientific journals and books and hundreds of lectures and presentations. He is also a European editor of the magazine "Viral Hepatitis" since 2003.
He is married and has three children. His "home" is in Protaras, but due to work in the capital he stays every day in his apartment in Nicosia and at the weekend he enjoys the family warmth. He is a philatelist, and when he does not have to prepare for a lecture, he spends time renewing his collection and taking care of it. Gardening is another of his hobbies which also helps him to relax from his stressful week.
He holds a degree, B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology, from the University of Liverpool (1976), and also holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Liverpool (1980). Thesis title: Growth and nutritional requirements of Chlamydia trachomatis in tissue culture.
He is a Reader in Molecular Virology at Imperial College London Medical School, based in St. Mary's Hospital (1987-2012), was a consultant on Molecular Biology at the Institute of Virology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1990). He is a Consultant in Molecular Biology at the Molecular Biology Laboratory of Hippocrates General Hospital, Athens (1992-2010). He was the coordinator of an international study on the use of radioisotopes in diagnostic laboratories. Participating countries: China, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Russia, Uruguay and Argentina. The study was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna (1999-2002). He is a Consultant of the biotechnology company, MicroScience 2000-07, member of the External Scientific Committee of the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, in Cyprus, member of the Scientific Evaluation Committee of the above Institute (2008 and 2012), while he was also a member of a number of course evaluation committees. offered by colleges and private universities in Cyprus, prior to accreditation (six times so far). He is a reviewer of books for reputable journals such as: Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Journal of General Virolology, Journal of Medical Virology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Viral Hepatitis, Gastroenterology, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Journal of Virological Methods, Journal of Infection, Liver et al., Applicant evaluator of the Wellcome Trust or Medical Research Council for Funding (MRC) (one per year), European editor of the journal Viral Hepatitis, 2003 to date and Former member of its editorial board World Journal of Gastroenterolgy and Journal of Hepatology.
He is also a founding member of a spin-out company (RioTech Pharmaceuticals), was a member of the committee of the Association of Cypriot Scientists in the United Kingdom for ten years, while he chaired the Association for two years, was president of the Hellenic Medical Society (two years) and a member of the Executive Commission for many years. He was also a member of the Secretariat of the Cyprus Federation for 6 years, of the Hellenic Cultural Center for 4 years, and of the activities committee of the Hellenic Center in London (1 year). Remarkable position as a patron of the Leukemia Society UK, supporting fundraising events and mobile clinics to attract bone marrow donors. He was the organizer and presenter of medical programs, once a month, broadcast by London Greek Radio. In addition, he was former Vice President of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association. Finally, he was President of the Famagusta Association of Great Britain.
In 2009 he was awarded an excellence by Imperial College in teaching. He is a member of the Scientific Organizations Association of General Microbiology UK (1978), American Society of Microbiology (2003), Fellow of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (FIMLS) (1980), Member of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath) (1990), Fellow of the Royal of Pathologists (FRCPath) (1998), member of the Hellenic Society for the Study of the Liver (1991) and member of the Hellenic Medical Society of Great Britain (1986)
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