Current Committee

2013 – 2014

Kimon ZagkourisPresident: Kimon Zagkouris

I am an Astrophysics DPhil student currently in my 4th (and hopefully last!) year of studies. I love almost anything related to science and technology, especially science fiction literature and movies. I hope to meet many of you in one of our events and get a chance to know you.


Treasurer: Alexander Breton

892148_10151679472352997_344553837_oSecretary: Ioannis Choupas

I am a life-long history addict with a MA in Medieval History. In 2011, I started a PhD in early Medieval History because I always liked barbarians and I wanted to tell their stories. I lately got a job with the Bodleian Libraries, which led me to also enjoy the company of people who haven’t been dead for the last 1000 years. When I am not in a library, you can find me behind the drums of One Wing Left, an indie-rock, Oxford-based band, often gigging in various venues in town.

OUGSSocial Secretary: Ivi Antoniadou

In 2010 I completed the MSc in Pharmacology in Oxford and since then I am studying towards a DPhil in the fascinating field of hallucinogenic drugs; this is why usually see me smiling. I am interested in science, literature and philosophy and most of all getting to know people and hearing their stories. Do contact me if you have any ideas about organising events, talks or other acitivities that can trigger Greek Society members to meet and mingle.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASports Representative: Evagelia Kouyioumoutzi

I received my PhD in Biology in 2010 from the Department of Plant Sciences here in Oxford and since then moved to work with the BBSRC. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in Greek Dancing and Theatre, have ideas & suggestions for Greek Movie Screens, are looking for Sports Buddies!!!


Publicity Officer & Web Master: Konstantinos Papoutsis

Hello, I have been the secretary last year and I am keeping the website this year and it’s been a great pleasure to be involved and contribute to the society…In terms of science, I am a 4th year DPhil student working on Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the JR Hospital! I also hold a bachelor from Polytechneio!.. As we rely on you to improve and keep up to date..if you have any comments, ideas or even spotted an error on the website let us now!

AchSenior Member: Dr Achillefs Kapanidis

Professor of Biological Physics and Fellow of St Cross College
Rm 222b, Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics
Oxford OX1 3PU

After completing a degree in Chemistry at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, I have obtained a doctorate in Biological Chemistry at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA). After hold research scientist positions in single-molecule biophysics at Berkeley and UCLA, I started a research group at Oxford Physics in 2005. My group (“Gene Machines”) uses ultrasensitive microscopy to study biological machinery involved in gene expression, maintenance, and regulation. Our main tool is single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, a technique that measures nanometre distances and molecular interactions in real time. Our work is multidisciplinary, combining optics, spectroscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, computation, molecular modelling, and signal processing.I have been serving as the senior member of the Greek Society since January 2013.