Athanassios Tsakris

September 19, 2022

Athanassios Tsakris
Vice-Rector of Administrative Affairs, Professor of the Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences; Director of the University Laboratory of Microbiology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Athanassios Tsakris graduated as an MD from the Medical School of University of Athens, Greece. He received his PhD degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and is a Fellow in Medical Microbiology and Virology at the Royal College of Pathologists, London (FRCPath). Athanassios Tsakris is Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology at the Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. Since 2019, he has also been acting as vice-rector at the University of Athens. He was member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) in EU for 4 years. His major interests include surveillance of multidrug-resistant pathogens, development of diagnostic methods, infection control activities and investigation of microbial outbreaks. He is an evaluator of grant applications for several organizations worldwide. Prof Tsakris is an author of more than 400 peer-reviewed research articles. He also serves as senior editor or editor of several major microbiology/infectious diseases journals.

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