University of Crete, Clinical Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Greece
George Sourvinos, PhD, Professor of Clinical Virology, received his BSc degree in Biology from Athens University, Greece and his PhD degree from the University of Crete, Greece. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical Research Council Virology Unit, Glasgow and the Welcome Trust Center for Cell Biology, Edinburgh, UK. He became a faculty member at the Medical School, University of Crete, Greece in 2004 and since 2013 he is the Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory of the University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete. His research is focusing the virus-host interactions in the context of viral lytic and latent infections studying in vivo models and human tissue specimens and their potential as molecular biomarkers. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles. He is a Council Member of the European Society for Clinical Virology, member in numerous grant committees while he is also member at the Editorial Boards of several Virology journals.
Prof George Sourvinos research interests include the pathogenesis of herpes virus type-1 (HSV-1), human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), tumor virus, human oncogenesis and viral biomarkers.