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Prof. Alexander Haliassos obtained his MD diploma and his thesis (PhD) at the school of Medicine, National University of Athens, Greece. He pursued his scientific education at the Faculty of Medicine, Claude Bernard University, Lyon I (FR) where he gained a thesis (DEA) on electronics applied in the medical field, and one in human genetics and completed his curriculum in France as post-doctoral fellow (1987- 1991) at the “Institute of Molecular Biology” of Paris-Descartes University (FR).

He is registered as European Clinical Chemist (EurClinChem, now EurSpLM) since 2003. At the national level, Prof. Haliassos has held a number of professional representative roles in Greece including GSCC-CB Executive Board member and General Secretary from 1996 until 2016. He is actually the president of the GSCC-CB. He represents Greece at EQALM, and he is a three times elected member of HellasLab Executive Board, the Greek section of EuroLab.

At the international level, Prof. Alexander Haliassos is the leading Editor of the website www.labtestsonline.gr. He is the IFCC National Representative of Greece since 2005. In 2014, he was appointed as Chair of the IFCC-Task Force on Proficiency Testing (TF-PT), a multidisciplinary effort of IFCC in the analysis and the exploration of the Proficiency Testing and External Quality Control issues. For several years now, he intensified its engagements with the IFCC conferences and congresses acting as the Greek leader for the organization of the 10th IFCC-General Conference, Corfu in 2010, as Member of the EuroMedLab Paris 2015 Congress Organizing Committee (COC) and as the President of the EuroMedLab Athens 2017 congress.

Prof. Alexander Haliassos published more than 45 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals cited 989 times, made more than 100 oral presentations in international congresses, participated in 140 posters in international meetings and chaired one international and two national congresses and several seminars on laboratory medicine subjects.