Professor Athanasios Tsaftaris Honored by Sheffield University



Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding in the Aristotle Univeristy of Thessaloniki, Mr. Athanasios Tsaftaris was presented with the Honorary Doctor of Science Degree of the British Sheffield University for his remarkable contribution to the international scientific community and his unique research achievements as a plant geneticist.

During a ceremony, which took place at the Thessaloniki Concert hall on December 17, Professor Keith Burnett presented the Greek professor with the title noting that the Greek Professor has greatly contributed “in understanding the phenomena of life”.

Tsaftaris has held the post of Director of the Institute of Agrobiotechnology at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas in Thessaloniki since 2001. He has received national recognition with his appointment as a Commander of the Order of the Phoenix for outstanding services to science in 2004.


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