Giannis Group

The Group of Professor Giannis


International Symposium Chemical Biology of Disease

The meeting aims to bring together chemists, structural biologists and scientists with an interest in pharmacology and biomedicine in a small and interactive format to share results and future work plans. In addition to plenary talks there will also be a poster session. All presentations will be in English.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Peter Seeberger, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflaechenforschung, Germany
  • Roderich Süssmuth, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Stefan Raunser, Max_Planck Institut for Molecular Physiology, Germany
  • Doron Shabat, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Ashraf Brik, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Christian Hedberg, Umea University, Sweden
  • Athanassios Giannis, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Luisa De Cola, Université de Strasbourg,, France
  • Joachim Mittendorf, Bayer AG, Pharmaceutica ls, Germany
  • Andreas Marx, Universität Konstanz,
  • Konstanz, Germany
  • Emmanuel Mikros, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Michael Kokkinidis, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece
  • John Vontas, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece
  • Dionisios Vourloumis, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
  • Emanuel Pitsinos, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
  • Manolis Fousteris, University of Patras, Greece

Organizing Committee: Peter Seeberger, Athanassios Giannis, Inga Siden-Kiamos, and Sifis Papamatheakis

Travel support A limited number of competitive travel grants will be awarded to young
investigators from Greek institutions.

For more information: contact Sifis Papamatheakis (papamath(at) or Inga
Siden-Kiamos (inga(at)

Registration and abstract submission deadline: 18 July, 2017
Payment deadline: 1 August 2017

Info for Registration


Medication Emergency Aid Greece

Imagine you were a child coming from Greece in Athens that got struck by a car and needed urgent medical help. Imagine your mother like three other million Greeks is no longer in possession of health insurance as she cannot afford the insurance policy. At this point calling for the ambulance would be like gambling as a majority of the infrastructure is shut down due to financial reasons. Still, even if the mother with the child managed to get in a hospital, even to its loudest cries of pain the child would have to bear with waiting times up to twelve hours and would only then be treated if the mother could pay in advance the necessary operation fees in cash.

Under these circumstances people die in Greece every day, while the Troika and the current government haggle over the further billions of Euros that should be allowed to flow in the country only if its people suffer further austerity measures. However, even if Alexis Tsipras could put through the Troika’s extortion in the parliament, the citizens would get nothing close to the suggested eighty billion Euros. This sum would only be granted to balance the interests of the Greek debt. Not a single Euro would be invested in infrastructure or health services. These policies can only be described as barbaric as they call for victims, humans being sacrificed.

Account of donations:
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Actual balance (22.09.2015): 240.000 €

last modified: 18.05.2017


Prof. Dr. A. Giannis
Fakulty for Chemistry und Mineralogy
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Johannisallee 29

Phone: +49(0)341 97 36 581
Fax: +49 (0)341 97 36 599

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