George Potamias

George Potamias

Principal Researcher

Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML)
Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
P.O Box 1385
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 391693
Fax: +30 2810 391601
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Dr. George Potamias is a Principal Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH (ICS-FORTH).

Research Interests

His research interests are in the broader area of Bioinformatics and Data Mining:

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Computational Medicine
  • Translational Research in Biomedicine
  • Machine Learning
  • Intelligent Decision Support
  • Information Modeling & Data Integration

Participation in Research Projects

  • GEN2PHEN: Genotype-to-Phenotype Databases: A Holistic Solution, EU–FP7-HEALTH–200754, 1/1/2008-31/12/2013, € 14.914.226 (coordinator at FORTH)
  • ACTION-Grid: International Cooperative Action in Grid Computing & Biomedical Informatics, EU–FP6–IST/SSA–224176, 1/6/2008-30/05/2010, € 999.077
  • ACGT: Advancing Clinico-Genomic Clinical Trials on Cancer: Open Grid Services for Improving Medical Knowledge Discovery, EU–FP6–IST–026996, 01/02/2006-31/01/2010, € 17.685.539
  • LOCCANDIA: Lab-On-Chip Based Protein Identification for Cancer Diagnosis, EU–FP6–IST–034202, 1/1/2006-31/12/2010, € 4.199.504
  • INFOBIOMED: Structuring European Biomedical Informatics to Support Individualized Healthcare EU-FP6-IST-507585, 01/01/2004-31/12/2006, € 4.850.000, (coordinator at ICS-FORTH)
  • SYMBIOmatics: Synergies in Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics, EU-FP6-HEALTH, 01/05/2005-30/04/2007, € 670.700
  • WS-TALK: Web Services Communicating in the Language of Their User Community, EU-FP6-COOP-CT-00602615, 01/01/2004-31/12/2006, ~ € 4.000.000
  • PROGNOCHIP: Development and Establishment of DNA Microarray Technology in Greece: Identification and Validation of Classification and Prognosis Molecular Markers for Breast Cancer, GSRT/Greece-EPAN, 01/10/2003-31/09/2006, € 587.000 (coordinator at ICS-FORTH)

Short CV

Dr. George Potamias is a Principal Researcher within the Computational Medicine Laboratory (CBML), FORTH- ICS. He received his BSc degree in Mathematics (1983), and his PhD degree in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Based Systems (1992) from the Dept. Of mathematics, University of Patras, Greece. He has been working in the field of knowledge‐based systems, machine learning and data‐mining for over 15 years, with a number of publications to his credit. He was and currently is actively involved in a number of National and EU projects: GAMES‐I & II, STAR and InterCare Health Telematics projects; MLT, FAPSY, KESO, and IRAIA ESPRIT/IST machine‐learning/data‐mining projects. In the last years, his R&D interests and activities focus on the interdisciplinary area of Bioinformatics and Computational BioMedicine and has contributed to several R&D projects including: INFOBIOMED (IST NoE), ACGT, GEN2PHEN, ENCCA FP7 projects, and eMoDiA (electronic Molecular Diagnostics Assistant), Greek funded project. He represents FORTH-ICS in the ELIXIR-GR (A distributed infrastructure for life-science information) Greek national node. He has published more than 90 papers in international journals, periodicals and conferences. 

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