Michalis Fragkos

Science 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 a part-time professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He 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 thalassemia. He taught genomic instability and molecular virology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 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. His research interests are focused in the study of genomic instability and the molecular pathways that lead to carcinogenesis.