George Sakellaris, Ph.D. has served in the past as Research Director at the National Greek Research Foundation in Athens , while he has spent periods as a visiting scientist at NIZO (Netherlands) Charles University (Czech Republic) and Qatar Foundation (Qatar). Dr. George Sakellaris is a member of the BIOEAST foresight team and a member of BIOEAST Advisory Council. Dr. Sakellaris is a Leader of the BIOEAST Thematic Working Groups Education Education. He is a current member in multiple international Committees, among them the International Council of Biotechnology (ICBA) – board member, the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), the Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI), the EU-US task force on Biotechnology. Since the FP3, he has participated in more than 20 EU Research projects, either as a partner or a coordinator, while he is a regular evaluator of EC Research Proposals since 1998 to now. He is the author of more than 60 papers, and he has been an invited lecturer in more than 200 conferences worldwide.