Prof. Panagiotis Karanis
Prof. Panagiotis Karanis
Qinghai University, China

Prof. Panagiotis Karanis obtained his PhD in Parasitology from Bonn University. Following post-doctoral research activities in Germany, Greece, Australia, Japan, Kanada, Thailand and China he has been working in the field of medical, epidemiological and molecular Parasitology taken into account both the pathogen and the disease.

He completed his habilitation at Bonn Medical School in Germany and got professorships in Japanese, German and Chinese Universities Universities (National Research for Protozoan Diseases at the Obihiro University/Japan, Cologne Medical School/Germany/ and Qinghai University/China). He has an outstanding academic background, excellent publication record with almost 100 original peer review articles in journals related to Parasitology and Tropical Diseases and he has significant teaching experiences in the fields of Medical Parasitology, Tropical Diseases and Anatomy. He has authored a couple of book chapters. 

His worldwide research activities focused in the control of water-borne and vector-borne parasitic diseases including the development of diagnostic assays useful for basic and clinical platforms in the field of biomedicine. He was the main speaker of the Nobel-Days-Lecture during the Nobel-Days-Festivities at the Örebro University in Sweden in December 10th, 2012, focused on Malaria vaccine development. 

Prof. Karanis is an influential and most prominent Greek Parasitologist, having had fundamental role in triggering the interest of the German, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese governments for research contributions on water-borne parasitic diseases and their control in many countries. He founded in 2000 the German-Greek Academy for Biomedicine and he is looking forward to make the best use of existing skills and experiences; to provide worldwide opportunities for further responsibility and professional development on diagnostic assays for next generation biosensors and bio-detection techniques to control pathogens and most important infectious diseases.