Greek Australian Steve Krilis elected member of the Academy of Athens


Professor Steve Krilis has been elected by the Academy of Athens as a Corresponding Member in the science of Medicine.

Professor Krilis is only the second Australian who has been made a member of the Academy.

The Academy of Athens is the oldest research institution in Greece and was founded in 1926 to promote the sciences, fine art and humanities.

Professor Krilis is the Director of the Department of Infectious Disease, Immunology and Sexual Health at St George Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, which he has held since 1992. He is also a Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Academy of Athens. Image via Planet of Hotels.

Professor Krilis moved to Australia from Athens, Greece as a child and graduated from the UNSW School of Medicine with Honours. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney School of Medicine.

He has published over 270 scientific papers with more than 24,000 citations. In addition to collaborative work with Australian researchers, the Professor has collaborated with international researchers from Harvard University, John Hopkins University, Tianjin University, University of Brest, Sapporo University, University of Athens, University of Sao Paolo and the Seoul National University.

Professor Krilis was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, in recognition of his “significant service to medical research in the areas of inflammation, thrombosis and allergic disease.”

Source: NextDeal.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Cypriot communities across Australia and NZ gather for 51st Annual Conference

On Friday, 24 May, the Federation of Cyprus Communities and Organizations of Australia and NZ officially inaugurated its 51st Annual Conference following a four-year...

Three generations of Pontians raise funds to preserve their ‘second home’ in Sydney

Three generations of proud Pontians supported Pontoxeniteas NSW's 'Winter Wonderland Fundraising Gala' for its 45-year-old Pontian House.

6th Annual Breakfast for Brain Cancer in Sydney: A morning of hope and progress

The White Pearl Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Breakfast for Brain Cancer in Sydney in support of The Brain Cancer Group.

Melbourne’s Greek community gathers to commemorate the Battle of Crete

Melbourne's Greek community gathered at events over the weekend to commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

International conference brings Darwin to Greece and the world

The 4th International Conference on the Hellenic Diaspora begins on May 31 at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina campus.

You May Also Like

Floreat Athena FC become NPLWA champions after defeating Perth SC

Floreat Athena FC claimed the 2020 NPLWA Men's Final Series Cup after a convincing 4-0 win against Perth SC at Dorrien Gardens on Sunday night.

Health authorities fear second wave as Greece breaks COVID-19 record with 865 cases

The number of new infections announced by Greek health authorities hit a new high on Wednesday reaching 865.

“Woman Who Changed Her Brain” impressed with Oakleigh Grammar’s ‘Arrowsmith Program’ for students with learning disabilities

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, also known as “the woman who changed her brain”, is the founder of the ‘Arrowsmith Program’, which is being integrated into schools to assist children...