Dr Panagiotis Alexiou

Dr Panagiotis Alexiou

Dr Panagiotis Alexiou

ERA Chair

Room 412
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
Dr. Panagiotis Alexiou is currently holding the position of ERA Chair, Bioinformatics for Genomics at the University of Malta. Dr. Alexiou has built a career marked by significant academic and research contributions.

Dr. Alexiou's academic background is based on genetics and bioinformatics. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Genetics with Industrial Placement from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. This was followed by a Master's degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Bioinformatics from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His doctoral studies, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, were conducted in collaboration with research at BSRC Alexander Fleming in Athens, focusing on key areas of bioinformatics targeted to small RNA Biology.

Dr. Alexiou's professional journey began with a postdoctoral research stint at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. His work during this period involved the analysis of high throughput sequencing biological data using bioinformatics methods, leading to several scientific publications in the field of RNA Binding Protein biogenesis and function.

Subsequently, Dr. Alexiou joined the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC-MU) in Brno, Czechia. In this institution, he held dual roles as Junior Research Group Leader and Head of the Bioinformatics Core Facility. His responsibilities entailed leading a research group in machine learning applications for genomics and overseeing the operations of the Bioinformatics Core Facility, which included educational and consulting services as well as biological data analysis.

Throughout his career, Dr. Alexiou has been actively involved in research, with a significant number of publications in the field of genomics and bioinformatics. His work often explores the intersection of machine learning and genomic analysis, contributing valuable insights into functional regulatory elements and genomic patterns. In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Alexiou is also a committed educator, having taught courses related to biology, bioinformatics, and synthetic biology. His role in academia extends to supervising postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, and master's students, playing a key role in mentoring the next generation of scientists in his field.
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • RNA Biology
  • Genomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Small RNA Biology