Michalis FragkosScience and Mathematics
BSc in Genetics, University of Wales; MSc in Human Molecular Genetics, Imperial College; PhD in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, University of Crete
Dr. Fragkos is an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Mathematics. He has a 1st class BSc degree with Honors in Genetics (University of Wales) and an MSc with distinction in Human Molecular Genetics (Imperial college, London). Dr. Fragkos completed his PhD at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in Crete, in collaboration with the University of Washington, where he worked on gene therapy of beta-thalassemia. He taught genomic instability and molecular virology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, where he revealed a new role for histone H2AX in the cell-cycle arrest induced by replication stalling, using Adeno-Associated Virus as a tool. He then moved to France and worked as a researcher in the National Center for Scientific Research. His studies showed that non-coding RNAs have a role in DNA replication and that the micro RNA pathway prevents genomic instability induced by inhibition of DNA replication. Dr. Fragkos has published his work in several high-impact factor journals, including a first-author publication in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews. His research interests are focused in the study of genomic instability, induced by DNA replication stalling, and the molecular pathways that contribute to carcinogenesis.