Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis MD, PhD Chairman
He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in 1994, where he also completed his PhD in 1998 entitled “The in vitro activity of polyunsaturated fatty acids on Gram-negative bacteria”. He finished his training in Internal Medicine in Laikon Athens Hospital in 2001 and he was specialized in the immunology of infectious disease at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2006-2007. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine at Athens Medical School and Supervisor of the Immunology of Infectious Diseases Laboratory and Out-Patient Centre at ATTIKON University Hospital. His research interests include the pathogenesis of sepsis with emphasis on immunoparalysis, innate immunity and biological therapies in hidradenitis suppurativa, and in vitro activities and pharmacokinetic of antimicrobials and their interactions on multidrug- resistant species. He has published 332 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals, including 16 review articles. He has received 32 awards in Hellenic Congresses and seven awards at international congresses for studies on sepsis. He has more than 11,500 citations with h-index 56. He is also Guest Professor of the Center for Sepsis Control and Care of the Jena University Hospital where he worked in 2012 and 2013.