Greek Australian Steve Krilis elected member of the Academy of Athens

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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.

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