Stavros Taraviras is Professor at the Department of Physiology at the Medical School, University of Patras, Greece. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and postdoctoral research appointments at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and the MRC/National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK. His research work has been funded by over 12 national and international competitive research grants as a coordinator or PI, while he have participated in more than 10 national and international grants as a collaborating researcher. Funding agencies that have supported my research include Association for International Cancer Research, Leukaemia Research Foundation, EU NEST-STREP, EU REGPOT, Foundation Santé, etc.
Member of the Editorial Board of the: European Journal of Molecular Biology, Frontiers in Biosciences, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and Stem Cell Discovery.
Main organiser or co-organiser in more than 10 international and national symposia and practical courses.
Supervisor of 7 PhD Theses (5 completed), 12 MSc Theses and 8 Undergraduate Diploma Theses
Member in over 17 PhD Examination Committees and over 17 MSc Examination Committees
Postgraduate teaching: First and Second year teaching in 3 Postgraduate Programs organized by the Medical School, University of Patras: “Applications of Basic Medical Sciences”, “Clinical Specializations” and “Life Sciences Informatics”. Co-ordinator of the postgraduate courses: “Modern themes of Biomedical Research”, “Contemporary issues of Biology Research”
Pregraduate teaching: Second and third year of Medical School students: subject “Pharmacology”, “Physiology”, “Neuroscience”, “Physiology and Biology of stem cells-applications in Regenerative Medicine”.
Participation in the translation to Greek of Genes VIII (Lewin) Essential Developmental Biology (Slack), The Cell: a molecular approach (Cooper).