Nektarios TavernarakisInstitute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece F1000 Faculty Member (since 18 July 2006)
Nektarios Tavernarakis is a Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the Medical School of the University of Crete and heads the Caenorhabditis elegans molecular genetics group at the Institute of Molecular and Biology and Biotechnology, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
He earned his PhD degree at the University of Crete, studying gene expression regulation in yeast, and received training in C. elegans genetics and molecular biology at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
He is the recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator grant award, a European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Young Investigator award, an International Human Frontier in Science Program Organization (HFSPO) long-term award, the Bodossaki Foundation Scientific Prize for Medicine and Biology, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research award, and is member of EMBO.
In addition to necrosis/neurodegeneration and ageing, his research focuses on sensory transduction and signal integration by the nervous system.
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