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     Date Submitted:27-05-2015
     Last Modified:27-05-2015 (10:25)
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     Current job:ESA's Research MD at Concordia Station, Antarctica
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsMedical Doctor with clinical practice and space medicine research experience in extreme environments (Antarctica). Enjoys working in multi-cultural environments, extensive interdisciplinary experience.

    Medical Doctor, MSc Space Studies

    Born on 22/05/1987 in Athens, Greece

    Nationality: Greek



    Master’s degree in Space Studies, International Space University, France (2013).

    Medical Doctor (6 academic years),Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2012).



    Medical and Research experience: One year of conducting broad-spectrum Biomedical Research on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the space analogue Concordia Station in Antarctica (2014).


    Clinical medical traineeship as part of obligatory military service in Greece (current - 2015) and earlier in the Regional Health Center of Tyrnavos, Larissa, Greece (2010).


    Other Practice Abroad (selected references):

    Three-month Internship at the Space Medicine Office of the European Astronaut Centre, ESA, Cologne, Germany, summer 2013.

    Student Exchange (IFMSA): 1 month of clinical practice in Endocrinology, UANL University, Monterrey, Mexico, July 2011.

    Student Exchange (IFMSA): 1 month of clinical practice in General Surgery, PUCCAMP University, Campinas, Brazil, August 2010.



    Languages spoken (other than native Greek):

    ·         English– Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge, 2002 and IELTS Academic Module, grade 8.0, 2012.

    ·         German– B2 certificate, Goethe Institut, 2012.

    ·         French(B1 level).

    ·         Italian(beginner).

    Computer use:

    Python: Verified Coursera online Certificate for successfully completing the Introductory Interactive Programming course on Python, Rice University, 2014.

    IT Skills: International Diploma (MS Word, MS Excel, Internet),Uni. of Cambridge, 2009.


    Lifelong learning                                                                 

    Attended or presented material at twelve (12) scientific conferences, 2005-2014 (incl. IAA Humans In Space 2013, IAC 2013 and ASMA 2014, Detailed list available).

    ALS, Advanced Life Support seminar, European Resuscitation Council, 2012.

    Research and selected Publications

    ·         “Developing the medical and psychological Astronaut Selection Criteria for future human missions to Mars”, ESA, presented in AsMA 2014, San Diego.

    ·         “Reversible Figures Experiment”, Control study for the ESA Neuroscience experiment on the ISS, presented in Humans In Space, Cologne, 2013.

    ·         Potential relation of the Metabolic Syndrome to students’ eating, drinking & social habits (Nutritional Medicine, 120 test subjects), 2009.

    ·         Potential addiction of students to computers and internet use (Psychiatry, 200 Test Subjects), 2010.

    ·         “Mars-X: Human Exploration of Mars from Martian orbit”, 2013, a Team Project of the International Space University, proposed by NASA. Contributed as Project Manager, responsible for human Space Physiology research.



    Major Interests:

    Ø  Long-distance running: Paris Marathon, 2013; also reportedly the first person to complete a Marathon in Dome C, Antarctica, 2014 (-30˚C, 3233m altitude).

    Ø  Scuba diving: PADI Open Water diver certificate, 2012.

    Ø  Outreach activities:Representing Greece at the Space Generation Advisory Council.



    ·         Selection for the ESA MD Concordia post after competing at European level, 2013.

    ·         ESA Scholarship offer for MSc. of Space Studies at ISU, Strasbourg, 2012.

    ·         Official MENSA test result of 135(99%), 2012.



    o   Prof. Gilles Clement, ISU, CNES chair, Space Physiology research.

    o   Dr. Basil Tarlatzis, Dean of AUTh Department of Medicine.

    o   Dr. Konstantinos Fokas, Professor of Psychiatry, AUTh Department of Medicine.

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