Past Bodossaki Excellence Award laureates:
Professor Ioannis Iliopoulos. Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Director of the Theoretical Physics Laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens and Member of the French Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award in recognition of the significance of his entire contribution to the science of Physics, which has played a decisive role in shaping the Field Theory of Elementary Particle Physics. Year of award: 2002.
Professor Kyriakos Nicolaou. Professor of Chemistry at the University of California. Director of the Department of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute, where he is Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical Biology. He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution to the synthesis of the most complex natural products used to combat many diseases, such as cancer, microbial infections and cardiovascular diseases. Year of award: 2004.
Professor Athanassios Fokas. Professor of Nonlinear Mathematical Science at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award for his contribution in solving problems in Non-linear Differential Equations with Partial Derivatives, as well as in applying these methods in many different areas of science. Year of award: 2006.
Professor Demetrios Christodoulou. Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zürich). He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award for his important contribution to the Theory of General Relativity and Gravity. Year of award: 2006.
Professor Evangelos Moudrianakis. Professor of the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University and Professor of the Department of Biophysics at the same University. He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award for his ground-breaking study of chromatin structure, the crystallographic solution of the protein core of the nucleosome and the discovery of the histonic fold, and for the synthesis of the first atomic imaging of the three-dimensional structure of the nucleosome. Year of award: 2009.
Professor Charalambos Moutsopoulos. Professor at the School Medicine of the University of Athens. He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award for his important contribution to the understanding of the pathogenesis of autoimmune systemic rheumatic diseases and for his innovative contribution to the progress in elucidating the etiopathology of Sjögren’s syndrome. Year of award: 2011.
Professor George Chrousos. Professor at the School Medicine of the University of Athens. He was awarded the Bodossaki Excellence Award for his important research achievements in Neuroendocrinology, which include pioneering studies on the pathophysiology of stress and of the mechanisms that regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, with emphasis on the signalling function of the glucocorticoids receptor in normal and pathological conditions. Year of award: 2011.