Yannis Missirlis

Title: Tissue Morphogenesis and Mechanoepigenetics

Professor Yannis Missirlis graduated as Chemical Engineer from the NTUA (Athens-1969), received a M.Sc in Chemical Engineering, (Syracuse-USA, 1971) and his Ph.D. from Rice University (Houston-1973) in Biomedical Engineering.

Prof. Missirlis was Assistant /Associate Professor at McMaster University (Canada,1974-1980) before joining the University of Patras in 1981, as a full Professor, directing since then the Laboratory of Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, until his retirement (1/9/2013).

Prof. Missirlis has served as Head of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (1984-1986), Vice-Rector of the University, responsible for Personnel and Research(1986-1988), as a member of the European, and of the World Council of Biomechanics.

He has coauthored a book: “Biomaterials, A Tantalus Experience”( Helsen-Missirlis, 2011), coedited 2 books: “ Modern aspects of Protein Adsorption on Biomaterials” (Missirlis-Lemm, 1991) and “ The role of Platelets in Blood- Biomaterial Interactions” ( Missirlis-Wautier, 1993).

He has published >85 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, several chapters in books, and currently is active in the area of cell-material interactions, mechanotransduction, tissue engineering, biomechanics from nano-to macro level.

Professor Missirlis was unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the European Society of Biomechanics (by its General Assembly, in Boston, July 2014), and an Honorary Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (unanimous Council decision, April 2014).

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