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Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis, Member of the Advisory Committee of H.F.R.I., elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Date: December 1, 2020

Nektarios Tavernarakis, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete, was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This significant distinction comes as recognition of the scientific quality and the highly competitive research conducted at FORTH and the University of Crete. According to the Constitution of the prestigious AAAS, Fellowship is bestowed to scientists who have scientifically or socially distinguished themselves by efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications. Nominations for AAAS Fellows are evaluated for election by the Council of the Association. Nektarios Tavernarakis was honored for his distinguished contributions to the fields of ageing, neuroscience, mitochondrial biology, cell death and neurodegeneration.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science aims to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of society. Its Fellows are leading scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their seminal contributions across disciplines, from pioneering research and technology, teaching and mentoring, to administration in academia, industry and government, as well as, excellence in science dissemination. AAAS publishes six respected peer-reviewed journals, including Science, a premier global science weekly journal, which publishes the very best in research across all sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world.

Nektarios Tavernarakis is the first scientist from Greece to be elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the field of Biological Sciences. The official welcome ceremony for Prof. Tavernarakis will be held in February 2021. For more information, please see:

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To read the short CV of Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis please click here