Anastasios Melis, University of California Berkeley, USA

Anastasios MelisAnastasios Melis is a senior Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious International Plant Biology Journal Planta.  He received his BSc degree in Biology at the University of Athens, Greece, and the Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biophysics from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. He further received postdoctoral training under the auspices of the European Molecular Biology Organization at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands, and under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University, prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley.