Vasilis Kotsikoris is a Molecular Biologist. He received his first degree (BSc) in Medical Biochemistry from Brunel University (UK), his Masters (MSc) in Medical Genetics from Glasgow University (UK) and his PhD in Molecular Biology from Cardiff University (UK). He has undertaken a number of postdoctoral studies in various Universities and Institutes (Rostock University, EMBL, IVE-ITE, University of Patras and Athens University). He has also worked in the private sector as an Office Manager. Dr Kotsikoris is the Deputy Director of the National Infrastructure on Synthetic Biology OMIC-Engine.