The Greeks who excelled globally in March

The Greeks who excelled globally in March

For yet another month Greeks from all over the world, managed to excel, to abolish the borders and make us proud with their achievements. The team chose 5 of them, who during March caused international sensation with the work and personality.

1.Dorothea Pinotsi


Rsearchers led by a Greek scientist, may be closer to unraveling the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease, after identifying the point at which alpha-synuclein – a protein believed to play a key role in the condition – becomes toxic to the brain. First author is Dr. Dorothea Pinotsi, of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Read more…

2. Stylianos Antonarakis


Geneticists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland and NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered new genes responsible for skin cancer, a breakthrough that could lead in personalised treatments for the patients. The research is led by a Greek scientist, professor Stylianos Antonarakis, of Geneva University. Read more…

3. George Sflomos


EPFL scientists, among them the Greek researcher, have developed an animal model for breast cancer that faithfully captures the disease. Tested on human breast tissue, this the most clinically realistic model of breast cancer to date. Read more…

4. Manolis Georgoulis


FLARECAST is a European research project, led by a Greek scientist, aiming to develop a fully automated solar-flare forecasting system with an unmatched accuracy compared to existing facilities. The FLARECAST prediction system will be one of the first fully automated forecasting systems for solar-flare prediction. Read more…

5.Chris Alahouzos


Chris Alahouzos was elected the new mayor of Tarpon Springs March 15, collecting 58.7 percent of the vote. Mr. Alahouzos was born in Greece, on the island Kalymnos and migrated to the United States with his father when he was fourteen years old. Read more…

*Greek scientists, scholars, politicians, artists, journalists, businessmen, athletes, artists, painters, policemen, photographers, actors, managers constantly emerge through investigative journalism and the invaluable help of community members. Each month, we will present 5 of the most important Greeks, considering the influence of their work and the readability of their page on