Professor George Paxinos named among pioneer Greeks in medicine and science

Professor George Paxinos from the University of New South Wales in Sydney has been named among 63 Greeks who are pioneers in the fields of clinical medicine and biomedical research.

Professor Paxinos received the prestigious award as part of the ‘Initiative 1821-2021,’ which is run by ARISTEiA (Institute for the Advancement of Research & Education in Arts, Sciences & Technology).

Professor Paxinos attended the award ceremony in Greece this week along with distinguished scientists, Charalambos Moutsopoulos and Andreas Tzakis, who were also named on the list.

During the ceremony, the Vice President of ARISTEiA, Konstantinos Drosatos, said the selection of the 63 Greek scientists by the scientific council of research was not only based on bibliographical criteria.

Paxinos speaking at the event. Photo: /

“[The] work was judged positively for its originality, for its leadership in international scientific actions, for its global impact on medicine and research, but also for its timelessness,” Mr Drosatos said.

Also named among the list, which was narrowed down from 120 distinguished scientists, were: Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourlas, Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca, Menelas Pangalos, and the inventor of the pap smear test, Georgios Papanikolaou.


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