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    Biography

    Savvas Christoforidis is a member of BRI-FORTH, where he maintains his own research laboratory. He graduated with a degree Chemistry from the University of Thessaloniki in 1990 (Degree with Suma cum Laude), got his PhD in Biological Chemistry in the University of Ioannina in 1996 and then moved to EMBL/Heidelberg for Post-doctoral studies in the field of Cell and Molecular Biology in the group of Marino Zerial. Since 2001 he is appointed in the University of Ioannina, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry. In 2002 he received the EMBO Young Investigator award. He has participated in 15 successful grant applications, in 5 of which he was the scientific responsible. He has previous experience in European grant funding since he has received a Marie Curie Individual Return grant (2000-2001) and his lab participated in two European Integrated Projects (participant in “Endotrack”, 2006-2010 – Contract No LSHG-CT-2006-019050, and work package leader in “Pulmotension”, 2006-2010 – Contract No LSHM-CT-2006-018725). His work has been published in high impact Journals, such as Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Cell, Journal of Cell Biology, PLoS Biology, EMBO Journal, Journal of Cell Science and has received over 2600 citations. His lab is studying the interplay between endocytosis, exocytosis and signalling in vascular remodelling.