Antonios Stamatakis was born in 1971; he obtained his PhD in Biology (Neurobiology-Physiology) from Crete University, Greece, in 2000. He is currently Associate Professor of Biology of Behaviour in the University of Athens, Greece. He is among the very few faculty members in Greece doing research in Behavioural Neuroscience and teaching Neuroscience at the undergraduate and graduate level. His scientific interests are in the field of the biological base of behaviour (using rodents as experimental animals), including mechanisms of learning and memory, maternal behaviour, sex differences in stress responses, epigenetic effects of early life experiences on neonatal and adult brain structure and function. He has employed a variety of experimental approaches ranging from behavioural testing to neurochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. He has published 46 full articles and 2 review articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has been the Principal Investigator in 5 Scientific Projects sponsored by the University of Athens, he has participated in 7 Scientific Projects sponsored by the Hellenic Ministry of Development and is now participating in a Horizon 2020 consortium. He has co-organized the 41st Meeting of EBBS in 2009 in Rhodes, Greece, he was the local organizer of the 10th ISN Advanced School of Neurochemistry “Molecular basis of higher cognitive functions” in 2011 in Delphi, Greece, he co-organized the ISN School in cooperation with FENS on Local protein synthesis in axons and dendrites, in 2013 in Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, and he was co-organizer of meetings of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015. He has been member of EDAB and has co-organized public out-reach activities for the Brain Awareness Week. He is member of the “Advanced School Sub-Committee” of the International Society for Neurochemistry. He has served as member of the Governing Council of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience from 2007 until 2013, as Secretary General from 2013 until 2015 and since 2015 as President of this Society. He has been Secretary General of the Executive Committee of EBBS from 2014 until now.
Antonis Stamatakis, Greece