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Fotis C. Kafatos

Division of Cell & Molecular Biology
South Kensington Campus, SAF
London, SW7 2AZ
UK

f.kafatos[at]imperial.ac.uk

I am one of the PIs in the Kafatos/Christophides Lab at Imperial College, London and Honorary President of the European Research Council as well as Member of its Scientific Council.


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Imperial faculty webpage and Contact Details

Research Interests

Education

1965 PhD, Biology Harvard University, USA.
1962 MA, Biology Harvard University, USA.
1961 AB, Zoology (High Honours) Cornell University, USA.
Primary and secondary education in Crete

Academic Appointments

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.

Honours

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

Honorary Doctorates
  • Agricultural University of Athens 1992
  • University Thessaloniki 1994
  • Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg 2002
  • University of Thrace 2004
  • Cyprus University of Technology 2008

Board Memberships (partial list)

2004 – present
Sanger Institute, Hinxton (UK), Scientific Advisory Board
2004 – 2007
International Risk Governance Council (Geneva), Scientific and Technical Council
2004 – present
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas Carlos III (Spain), Scientific Advisory Board
2003 – present
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle), Scientific Board of “Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative”
2003 – present
Hellenic Pasteur Institute (Athens), Scientific Committee
2002 – present
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (Singapore), International Scientific Advisory Board
2002 – present
Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Chair of the Institutional Advisory Board
2002 – 2003
European Intergovernmental Research Organisation Forum (EIROforum), Chair
2002
International Review Panel on Development of Biotechnology in Finland (Chair)
2001 – present
University of Geneva School of Medicine, External Scientific Advisory Board
2000 – present
Institut Pasteur (Paris), External Scientific and Strategic Committee
2000 – present
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Bergen), Scientific Advisory Committee
1998 – 2002
Fondation des Treilles, Scientific Committee
1998 – 2001
Conseil National de la Science, France
1997 – 2002
Fondation Bettencourt Schueller (Paris), Scientific Committee
1995 – present
Max-Planck Institut (Göttingen), Member and Chair of the Fachbeirat
1995 – 2004
Fondation Louis Jeantet de Mèdicine (Geneva), Science Committee
1995 – 2000
Wellcome CRC Institute (Cambridge), International Advisory Board
1994 – present
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Crete), Chair of International Scientific Advisory Board
1994 – 1999
National Science Advisory Board of Greece (Athens)
1991 – 1998
WHO/TDR (Geneva), Steering Committee on Biological Control of Vectors, Molecular Entomology
1991 – 1994
International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (Nairobi), Governing Board/Programme Committee
1988 – 1990
European Molecular Biology Organisation Council
1987 – 1994
Committee for the European Development of Science and Technology – CODEST (European Commission)
1976 – 1993
University of Crete and Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas Governing Board (overlapping periods)

Publications (partial list)

2009

  1. Lawson D, Arensburger P, Atkinson P, Besansky NJ, Bruggner RV, Butler R, Campbell KS, Christophides GK, Christley S, Dialynas E, Hammond M, Hill CA, Konopinski N, Lobo NF, MacCallum RM, Madey G, Megy K, Meyer J, Redmond S, Severson DW, Stinson EO, Topalis P, Birney E, Gelbart WM, Kafatos FC, Louis C, and Collins FH. . pmid:19028744. PubMed HubMed [2009ref1]

2008

  1. Pinto SB, Kafatos FC, and Michel K. . pmid:18005239. PubMed HubMed [2008ref1]
  2. Mendes AM, Schlegelmilch T, Cohuet A, Awono-Ambene P, De Iorio M, Fontenille D, Morlais I, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC, and Vlachou D. . pmid:18483558. PubMed HubMed [2008ref2]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2007

  1. Lawson D, Arensburger P, Atkinson P, Besansky NJ, Bruggner RV, Butler R, Campbell KS, Christophides GK, Christley S, Dialynas E, Emmert D, Hammond M, Hill CA, Kennedy RC, Lobo NF, MacCallum MR, Madey G, Megy K, Redmond S, Russo S, Severson DW, Stinson EO, Topalis P, Zdobnov EM, Birney E, Gelbart WM, Kafatos FC, Louis C, and Collins FH. . pmid:17145709. PubMed HubMed [2007ref1]
  2. Thompson J, Fernandez-Reyes D, Sharling L, Moore SG, Eling WM, Kyes SA, Newbold CI, Kafatos FC, Janse CJ, and Waters AP. . pmid:17253978. PubMed HubMed [2007ref2]
  3. Waterhouse RM, Kriventseva EV, Meister S, Xi Z, Alvarez KS, Bartholomay LC, Barillas-Mury C, Bian G, Blandin S, Christensen BM, Dong Y, Jiang H, Kanost MR, Koutsos AC, Levashina EA, Li J, Ligoxygakis P, Maccallum RM, Mayhew GF, Mendes A, Michel K, Osta MA, Paskewitz S, Shin SW, Vlachou D, Wang L, Wei W, Zheng L, Zou Z, Severson DW, Raikhel AS, Kafatos FC, Dimopoulos G, Zdobnov EM, and Christophides GK. . pmid:17588928. PubMed HubMed [2007ref3]
  4. Koutsos AC, Blass C, Meister S, Schmidt S, MacCallum RM, Soares MB, Collins FH, Benes V, Zdobnov E, Kafatos FC, and Christophides GK. . pmid:17563388. PubMed HubMed [2007ref4]
  5. Pindyurin AV, Moorman C, de Wit E, Belyakin SN, Belyaeva ES, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC, van Steensel B, and Zhimulev IF. . pmid:17606990. PubMed HubMed [2007ref5]
  6. Schnitger AK, Kafatos FC, and Osta MA. . pmid:17537726. PubMed HubMed [2007ref6]
  7. Ecker A, Pinto SB, Baker KW, Kafatos FC, and Sinden RE. . pmid:17367780. PubMed HubMed [2007ref7]
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2006

  1. Volz J, Müller HM, Zdanowicz A, Kafatos FC, and Osta MA. . pmid:16922859. PubMed HubMed [2006ref1]
  2. Vlachou D, Schlegelmilch T, Runn E, Mendes A, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16793259. PubMed HubMed [2006ref2]
  3. Lycett GJ, McLaughlin LA, Ranson H, Hemingway J, Kafatos FC, Loukeris TG, and Paine MJ. . pmid:16756551. PubMed HubMed [2006ref3]
  4. Moita LF, Vriend G, Mahairaki V, Louis C, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16551542. PubMed HubMed [2006ref4]
  5. Michel K, Suwanchaichinda C, Morlais I, Lambrechts L, Cohuet A, Awono-Ambene PH, Simard F, Fontenille D, Kanost MR, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:17065316. PubMed HubMed [2006ref5]
  6. Cohuet A, Osta MA, Morlais I, Awono-Ambene PH, Michel K, Simard F, Christophides GK, Fontenille D, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:17099691. PubMed HubMed [2006ref6]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2005

  1. Abraham EG, Pinto SB, Ghosh A, Vanlandingham DL, Budd A, Higgs S, Kafatos FC, Jacobs-Lorena M, and Michel K. . pmid:16260729. PubMed HubMed [2005ref1]
  2. Volz J, Osta MA, Kafatos FC, and Müller HM. . pmid:16188883. PubMed HubMed [2005ref2]
  3. Vontas J, Blass C, Koutsos AC, David JP, Kafatos FC, Louis C, Hemingway J, Christophides GK, and Ranson H. . pmid:16164607. PubMed HubMed [2005ref3]
  4. Sim C, Hong YS, Vanlandingham DL, Harker BW, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC, Higgs S, and Collins FH. . pmid:16164603. PubMed HubMed [2005ref4]
  5. Michel K, Budd A, Pinto S, Gibson TJ, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16113656. PubMed HubMed [2005ref5]
  6. Meister S, Kanzok SM, Zheng XL, Luna C, Li TR, Hoa NT, Clayton JR, White KP, Kafatos FC, Christophides GK, and Zheng L. . pmid:16076953. PubMed HubMed [2005ref6]
  7. Moita LF, Wang-Sattler R, Michel K, Zimmermann T, Blandin S, Levashina EA, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16039580. PubMed HubMed [2005ref7]
  8. Vlachou D, Schlegelmilch T, Christophides GK, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16005290. PubMed HubMed [2005ref8]
  9. Vlachou D and Kafatos FC. . pmid:15996894. PubMed HubMed [2005ref9]
  10. Belyakin SN, Christophides GK, Alekseyenko AA, Kriventseva EV, Belyaeva ES, Nanayev RA, Makunin IV, Kafatos FC, and Zhimulev IF. . pmid:15928082. PubMed HubMed [2005ref10]
  11. Xu X, Dong Y, Abraham EG, Kocan A, Srinivasan P, Ghosh AK, Sinden RE, Ribeiro JM, Jacobs-Lorena M, Kafatos FC, and Dimopoulos G. . pmid:15907562. PubMed HubMed [2005ref11]
  12. Kriventseva EV, Koutsos AC, Blass C, Kafatos FC, Christophides GK, and Zdobnov EM. . pmid:15899967. PubMed HubMed [2005ref12]
  13. Michel K and Kafatos FC. . pmid:15894185. PubMed HubMed [2005ref13]
  14. Hill CA, Kafatos FC, Stansfield SK, and Collins FH. . pmid:15703759. PubMed HubMed [2005ref14]
  15. Danielli A, Barillas-Mury C, Kumar S, Kafatos FC, and Loukeris TG. . pmid:15659062. PubMed HubMed [2005ref15]
  16. Hall N, Karras M, Raine JD, Carlton JM, Kooij TW, Berriman M, Florens L, Janssen CS, Pain A, Christophides GK, James K, Rutherford K, Harris B, Harris D, Churcher C, Quail MA, Ormond D, Doggett J, Trueman HE, Mendoza J, Bidwell SL, Rajandream MA, Carucci DJ, Yates JR 3rd, Kafatos FC, Janse CJ, Barrell B, Turner CM, Waters AP, and Sinden RE. . pmid:15637271. PubMed HubMed [2005ref16]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2004

2003

2002

  1. Cantera R, Lüer K, Rusten TE, Barrio R, Kafatos FC, and Technau GM. . pmid:12421699. PubMed HubMed [2002ref1]
  2. Niaré O, Markianos K, Volz J, Oduol F, Touré A, Bagayoko M, Sangaré D, Traoré SF, Wang R, Blass C, Dolo G, Bouaré M, Kafatos FC, Kruglyak L, Touré YT, and Vernick KD. . pmid:12364806. PubMed HubMed [2002ref2]
  3. Christophides GK, Zdobnov E, Barillas-Mury C, Birney E, Blandin S, Blass C, Brey PT, Collins FH, Danielli A, Dimopoulos G, Hetru C, Hoa NT, Hoffmann JA, Kanzok SM, Letunic I, Levashina EA, Loukeris TG, Lycett G, Meister S, Michel K, Moita LF, Müller HM, Osta MA, Paskewitz SM, Reichhart JM, Rzhetsky A, Troxler L, Vernick KD, Vlachou D, Volz J, von Mering C, Xu J, Zheng L, Bork P, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:12364793. PubMed HubMed [2002ref3]
  4. Zdobnov EM, von Mering C, Letunic I, Torrents D, Suyama M, Copley RR, Christophides GK, Thomasova D, Holt RA, Subramanian GM, Mueller HM, Dimopoulos G, Law JH, Wells MA, Birney E, Charlab R, Halpern AL, Kokoza E, Kraft CL, Lai Z, Lewis S, Louis C, Barillas-Mury C, Nusskern D, Rubin GM, Salzberg SL, Sutton GG, Topalis P, Wides R, Wincker P, Yandell M, Collins FH, Ribeiro J, Gelbart WM, Kafatos FC, and Bork P. . pmid:12364792. PubMed HubMed [2002ref4]
  5. Holt RA, Subramanian GM, Halpern A, Sutton GG, Charlab R, Nusskern DR, Wincker P, Clark AG, Ribeiro JM, Wides R, Salzberg SL, Loftus B, Yandell M, Majoros WH, Rusch DB, Lai Z, Kraft CL, Abril JF, Anthouard V, Arensburger P, Atkinson PW, Baden H, de Berardinis V, Baldwin D, Benes V, Biedler J, Blass C, Bolanos R, Boscus D, Barnstead M, Cai S, Center A, Chaturverdi K, Christophides GK, Chrystal MA, Clamp M, Cravchik A, Curwen V, Dana A, Delcher A, Dew I, Evans CA, Flanigan M, Grundschober-Freimoser A, Friedli L, Gu Z, Guan P, Guigo R, Hillenmeyer ME, Hladun SL, Hogan JR, Hong YS, Hoover J, Jaillon O, Ke Z, Kodira C, Kokoza E, Koutsos A, Letunic I, Levitsky A, Liang Y, Lin JJ, Lobo NF, Lopez JR, Malek JA, McIntosh TC, Meister S, Miller J, Mobarry C, Mongin E, Murphy SD, O'Brochta DA, Pfannkoch C, Qi R, Regier MA, Remington K, Shao H, Sharakhova MV, Sitter CD, Shetty J, Smith TJ, Strong R, Sun J, Thomasova D, Ton LQ, Topalis P, Tu Z, Unger MF, Walenz B, Wang A, Wang J, Wang M, Wang X, Woodford KJ, Wortman JR, Wu M, Yao A, Zdobnov EM, Zhang H, Zhao Q, Zhao S, Zhu SC, Zhimulev I, Coluzzi M, della Torre A, Roth CW, Louis C, Kalush F, Mural RJ, Myers EW, Adams MD, Smith HO, Broder S, Gardner MJ, Fraser CM, Birney E, Bork P, Brey PT, Venter JC, Weissenbach J, Kafatos FC, Collins FH, and Hoffman SL. . pmid:12364791. PubMed HubMed [2002ref5]
  6. Alphey L, Beard CB, Billingsley P, Coetzee M, Crisanti A, Curtis C, Eggleston P, Godfray C, Hemingway J, Jacobs-Lorena M, James AA, Kafatos FC, Mukwaya LG, Paton M, Powell JR, Schneider W, Scott TW, Sina B, Sinden R, Sinkins S, Spielman A, Touré Y, and Collins FH. . pmid:12364786. PubMed HubMed [2002ref6]
  7. Bagni C, Bray S, Gogos JA, Kafatos FC, and Hsu T. . pmid:12204268. PubMed HubMed [2002ref7]
  8. Blandin S, Moita LF, Köcher T, Wilm M, Kafatos FC, and Levashina EA. . pmid:12189180. PubMed HubMed [2002ref8]
  9. Rusten TE, Cantera R, Kafatos FC, and Barrio R. . pmid:12117808. PubMed HubMed [2002ref9]
  10. Kafatos FC. . pmid:12079311. PubMed HubMed [2002ref10]
  11. Dimopoulos G, Christophides GK, Meister S, Schultz J, White KP, Barillas-Mury C, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:12077297. PubMed HubMed [2002ref11]
  12. Thomasova D, Ton LQ, Copley RR, Zdobnov EM, Wang X, Hong YS, Sim C, Bork P, Kafatos FC, and Collins FH. . pmid:12060762. PubMed HubMed [2002ref12]
  13. Dimopoulos G, Kafatos FC, Waters AP, and Sinden RE. . pmid:12058645. PubMed HubMed [2002ref13]
  14. Lycett GJ and Kafatos FC. . pmid:12024196. PubMed HubMed [2002ref14]
  15. Zhang D, Dimopoulos G, Wolf A, Miñana B, Kafatos FC, and Winzerling JJ. . pmid:11891134. PubMed HubMed [2002ref15]
  16. Merrill CE, Riesgo-Escovar J, Pitts RJ, Kafatos FC, Carlson JR, and Zwiebel LJ. . pmid:11792843. PubMed HubMed [2002ref16]
  17. Bolshakov VN, Topalis P, Blass C, Kokoza E, della Torre A, Kafatos FC, and Louis C. . pmid:11779831. PubMed HubMed [2002ref17]
  18. Peter A, Schöttler P, Werner M, Beinert N, Dowe G, Burkert P, Mourkioti F, Dentzer L, He Y, Deak P, Benos PV, Gatt MK, Murphy L, Harris D, Barrell B, Ferraz C, Vidal S, Brun C, Demaille J, Cadieu E, Dreano S, Gloux S, Lelaure V, Mottier S, Galibert F, Borkova D, Miñana B, Kafatos FC, Bolshakov S, Sidén-Kiamos I, Papagiannakis G, Spanos L, Louis C, Madueño E, de Pablos B, Modolell J, Bucheton A, Callister D, Campbell L, Henderson NS, McMillan PJ, Salles C, Tait E, Valenti P, Saunders RD, Billaud A, Pachter L, Klapper R, Janning W, Glover DM, Ashburner M, Bellen HJ, Jäckle H, and Schäfer U. . pmid:11751581. PubMed HubMed [2002ref18]
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2001

  1. Vizioli J, Bulet P, Hoffmann JA, Kafatos FC, Müller HM, and Dimopoulos G. . pmid:11606751. PubMed HubMed [2001ref1]
  2. Wang R, Zheng L, Touré YT, Dandekar T, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:11553812. PubMed HubMed [2001ref2]
  3. Kafatos FC. . pmid:11470138. PubMed HubMed [2001ref3]
  4. Benos PV, Gatt MK, Murphy L, Harris D, Barrell B, Ferraz C, Vidal S, Brun C, Demaille J, Cadieu E, Dreano S, Gloux S, Lelaure V, Mottier S, Galibert F, Borkova D, Miñana B, Kafatos FC, Bolshakov S, Sidén-Kiamos I, Papagiannakis G, Spanos L, Louis C, Madueño E, de Pablos B, Modolell J, Peter A, Schöttler P, Werner M, Mourkioti F, Beinert N, Dowe G, Schäfer U, Jäckle H, Bucheton A, Callister D, Campbell L, Henderson NS, McMillan PJ, Salles C, Tait E, Valenti P, Saunders RD, Billaud A, Pachter L, Glover DM, and Ashburner M. . pmid:11337470. PubMed HubMed [2001ref4]
  5. Dobens LL, Martín-Blanco E, Martínez-Arias A, Kafatos FC, and Raftery LA. . pmid:11311164. PubMed HubMed [2001ref5]
  6. Levashina EA, Moita LF, Blandin S, Vriend G, Lagueux M, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:11257225. PubMed HubMed [2001ref6]
  7. Gomulski LM, Pitts RJ, Costa S, Saccone G, Torti C, Polito LC, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR, Kafatos FC, and Zwiebel LJ. . pmid:11238408. PubMed HubMed [2001ref7]
  8. Rusten TE, Cantera R, Urban J, Technau G, Kafatos FC, and Barrio R. . pmid:11171396. PubMed HubMed [2001ref8]
  9. Dimopoulos G, Müller HM, Levashina EA, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:11154922. PubMed HubMed [2001ref9]
  10. Giannoni F, Müller HM, Vizioli J, Catteruccia F, Kafatos FC, and Crisanti A. . pmid:11016929. PubMed HubMed [2001ref10]
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2000

  1. Han YS, Thompson J, Kafatos FC, and Barillas-Mury C. . pmid:11080150. PubMed HubMed [2000ref1]
  2. Catteruccia F, Nolan T, Loukeris TG, Blass C, Savakis C, Kafatos FC, and Crisanti A. . pmid:10879538. PubMed HubMed [2000ref2]
  3. Danielli A, Loukeris TG, Lagueux M, Müller HM, Richman A, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:10860981. PubMed HubMed [2000ref3]
  4. Dimopoulos G, Casavant TL, Chang S, Scheetz T, Roberts C, Donohue M, Schultz J, Benes V, Bork P, Ansorge W, Soares MB, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:10841561. PubMed HubMed [2000ref4]
  5. Benos PV, Gatt MK, Ashburner M, Murphy L, Harris D, Barrell B, Ferraz C, Vidal S, Brun C, Demailles J, Cadieu E, Dreano S, Gloux S, Lelaure V, Mottier S, Galibert F, Borkova D, Minana B, Kafatos FC, Louis C, Sidén-Kiamos I, Bolshakov S, Papagiannakis G, Spanos L, Cox S, Madueño E, de Pablos B, Modolell J, Peter A, Schöttler P, Werner M, Mourkioti F, Beinert N, Dowe G, Schäfer U, Jäckle H, Bucheton A, Callister DM, Campbell LA, Darlamitsou A, Henderson NS, McMillan PJ, Salles C, Tait EA, Valenti P, Saunder RD, and Glover DM. . pmid:10731137. PubMed HubMed [2000ref5]
  6. Kafatos FC. . pmid:10722387. PubMed HubMed [2000ref6]
  7. Hill F, Benes V, Thomasova D, Stewart AF, Kafatos FC, and Ansorge W. . pmid:10708525. PubMed HubMed [2000ref7]
  8. Catteruccia F, Nolan T, Blass C, Muller HM, Crisanti A, Kafatos FC, and Loukeris TG. . pmid:10681436. PubMed HubMed [2000ref8]
  9. Vizioli J, Bulet P, Charlet M, Lowenberger C, Blass C, Müller HM, Dimopoulos G, Hoffmann J, Kafatos FC, and Richman A. . pmid:10672074. PubMed HubMed [2000ref9]
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