Haralampos (Babis) Hatzikirou


It was a sunny morning of 1978’s spring when a tremendous thing came to Earth... me! This little guy (hmm...not really) was born in Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. Soon after, we changed a couple of cities and i landed to my second hometown, Serres, where i spent my school years. Finishing the school in 1996, Thessaloniki was ready to accept me for my university studies in the Mathematics department Aristotle University of Thessaloniki . In 2001, after five incredible years, I left Greece to enroll in the program of Industrial Mathematics (Technomathematik) in TU Kaiserslautern. I stayed for 1,5 year, and the road brought to the amazing capital of Germany, Berlin. There i spent almost one year doing my master thesis at the ITB under the supervision Prof. H. Herzel.  Finally, in 2004, i received a Marie Curie scholarship to accomplish my PhD thesis in the IMC group of A. Deutsch, in ZIH at TU Dresden. In 2009, Europe was fed up with me and i found myself playing the cowboy in Texas, with my ranch at UT at Houston with the group of V. Cristini. Next year (2010), in an attempt to find Bugs Bunny, i found myself in Albuquerque at University of New Mexico. While searching I ended up again in Germany (2011), and in particular in Brunswick, at the Helmholtz Institute for Infection Research collaborating with M. Meyer-Hermann.

My Odyssey

-’I only know that i know nothing.’

Socrates (469 B.C.-399 B.C.)


Helmholtz Centre for Infection Researsch

Inhoffenstraße 7

38124 Braunschweig

Email: hatzikirou@gmail.com

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