Dr. Spyros Karakitsios (University of Thessaloniki, GR) was awarded the €100,000 LRI Innovative Science award, one of Europe’s largest research grants for early career scientists. The award ceremony of Cefic’s 19th Annual Long-Range Initiative (LRI) Workshop took place in Brussels on 15 November 2017.
Dr. Spyros Karakitsios is an environmental health scientist, with training in physics (B.Sc.), environmental and computational chemistry (M.Sc.) and applied biology (PhD) of the University of Ioannina, with an overall 12 years of experience in risk assessment modelling and 9 years of experience in advanced human exposure science and biologically-based models for human risk assessment. At the moment he is a Senior Scientist at the Environmental Engineering Laboratory of Prof. Sarigiannis and he is currently teaching Environmental Chemistry in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Computational Biology in the Institute of Advanced Studies in Pavia. He was involved in the frame of the projects HEIMTSA, 2-FUN, HEREPLUS, TAGS, INTERA, INTEGRA, CROMELIFE+, CHERRIE and the ongoing projects HEALS, BLUEHEALTH, HBM4EU, ERNCIP, PEC, GRIN and NEUROSOME.