I come from beautiful Greece. Born and raised in Gerakas, Athens, I always feel nostalgic when I visit my village Figaleia and the nearby temple of Apollo Epicurius in Peloponnese.
I’m a molecular biologist (BSc, Democritus University of Thrace) once trained as an experimentalist (yeast times…) and who has since then been interested in bioinformatics and computational genomics (MSc and PhD in Bioinformatics, University of Athens & NCSR “Demokritos”).
I currently work as a Senior Data Scientist at AstraZeneca’s Oncology R&D Team in Cambridge with the aim to find better drugs for oncology patients. Prior to that, I was a Data Scientist for Genomics England helping to deliver the 100K Genomes project and helping to build the infrastructure for the Genomic Medicine Service in the NHS.
During the later times of my academic life, I spent two years as an MRC Postdoctoral (and now visiting) scientist at Boris Lenhard’s group at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences & Imperial College London working on a largely enigmatic class of genomic elements called Conserved Non-coding Elements (CNEs). I am also a visiting scientist at the NCSR Demokritos where I participate in the BioASQ project.
My work spans various fields including medicine (rare diseases and cancer), experimental biology, machine Learning, N-gram graphs, computational genomics, algorithm development in computational biology and next generation sequencing, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Nucleic Acids Research, Genome Research, Bioinformatics.
A copy of my current CV can be found here: CV
- I will be presenting about Knowledge Graphs for Drug Discovery at the BioDataWorldCongress
- Our work on Knowledge Graph-based Recommendation Framework Identifies Novel Drivers of Resistance in EGFR mutant Non-small Cell Lung Cancer is out on Biorxiv. We present a RecSys framework built on top of a heterogeneous knowledge graph to rerank CRISPR hits with the aim to elucidate resistance mechanisms arising when treating NSCLC
My Erdős number is at most 3 via Costas S. Iliopoulos → David E. Daykin → Paul Erdős.