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Current information Retired Crete, Greece E-mail Nationality: GreekEMBL information Senior Scientific Manager Director General Directors Research From 1993 to 2005 Biography Hide biographyBiography: Fotis C. Kafatos was born in Crete, Greece, where he received his primary and secondary education. He graduated from Cornell University (1961) with a bachelor?s degree with high honours and went on to earn masters and doctorate degrees (1965) in biology from Harvard. There he joined the faculty in 1965 and was a full Professor from 1969 to 1994. In parallel, he served part-time as Professor of Biology at the University of Athens from 1972 to 1982, Founder and Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at the Research Centre of Crete and Professor of Biology at the University of Crete from 1982 to 1993 (since then on leave). From 1993 till April 2005, Professor Kafatos was Director-General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). In June 2005, he joined Imperial College London as Professor of Immunogenomics.