Athanasios Tsagkadouras

The time however has arrived when biology must, like the other sciences, make a fresh start in a purely speculative direction, free from all entanglement with medical or any other art.

Auguste Comte

I like to think of synthetic biology as liquid alchemy, only instead of transmuting precious metals, your’re synthesizing new biological functionality inside very small channels. It’s called microfluidics.

– Neri Oxman

October 3, 1993

Born in a rural area in Kozani, Greece. Raised in a small, beautiful village named Eani.

October 8, 2012

Started my BSc studies in Biomedical Sciences at the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, Greece (IHU).

June 15, 2015

Conducted my first research internship abroad at the Institute Pasteur in Paris, for 6 months, hosted by the lab of Dr. Sven van Teeffelen and co-supervised by Dr. Efthimia Lioliou.

February 1, 2016

Research visit, for 6 months, at the lab of Dr. Kenn Gerdes, University of Copenhagen-Biocenter
( former BASP Center ).

June 9, 2017

Awarded the competitive Kupcinet-Getz International Science School Scholarship, summing up to the amount of 1000€ (7500 DKK). I was a member for three months at the lab of Dr. Ilana Kolodking-Gal, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

September 3, 2018

Start of my MSc studies in Engineering in Biotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark. Here - till December of 2019 - I have worked as a student research assistant at the Group of "Gut, Microbes and Health", under the supervision of Prof. Egon Bech Hansen.

April 20, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak I am honing my science writing skills having articles of mine getting published in Greek news portals, while I am looking for my next industry-based biotech student job.

Acquiring valuable job qualifications and being part of a company that can help me thrive as a future scientist, is what I am yearning for.

SynBio and Microbiome are the two scientific realms, that I am mostly passionate about, and combined can revolutionize the world we live in.

A quote from the American Ralf Waldo Emerson says that "Science does not know its debt to imagination", and that is what I am good at, bringing ideas through rational - and many times intentionally irrational - contemplation.