George Kassiotis

George Kassiotis

Qualifications and history

  • 2000 PhD in Immunology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece
  • 2000 Post-doctoral Fellow, Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research (MRC NIMR), London, UK
  • 2005 Programme Leader Track, MRC NIMR, London, UK
  • 2011 Programme Leader, MRC NIMR, London, UK
  • 2015 Senior group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

George Kassiotis is currently a Senior Group Leader and head of the laboratory of Retroviral Immunology at the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK. He is also a Professor of Retrovirology, at the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK, and recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, UK. His doctoral studies, with Lesley Probert and George Kollias at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece, focused on transgenic mouse models for human neuroimmunological diseases.

He carried out postdoctoral studies with Brigitta Stockinger at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London, UK, on T cell homeostasis and immunological memory. His laboratory's current work concentrates on innate and adaptive immune responses to endogenous and exogenous retroviruses.