Helen Papadaki

Professor of Haematology
University of Crete

Helen Papadakis is a Professor of Haematology at the University of Crete (UoC) School of Medicine; She is Head of the Department of Haematology, Autologous Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit and the Public Cord Blood Bank at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, and Head of the Haemopoiesis Research Laboratory, UoC. Dr. Papadaki received her medical degree from the University of Athens with honours and her PhD from the UoC. She has been trained in Internal Medicine and Haematology at the UoC and has been post-Doc researcher (EMBO fellowship) in Saint George’s Medical School, London, UK, visiting scientist at the Institute for Cancer Studies, Birmingham, UK and visiting physician at the Department of Haematology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Dr Papadaki has been appointed Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs of the UoC (2013-2015) and has been elected as European Haematology Association (EHA) Board Member (2016 – 2020).Dr Papadaki’s main field of interest is Neutropenia, MDS and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). Her research is focused on the role of immune mechanisms in the suppression of granulopoiesis/haemopoiesis, the implication of MSCs in the pathophysiology of BM failure and the use of MSCs in regenerative medicine. She is the co-chair of the EHA Scientific Working Group (SWG) on Granulocyte and Constitutional Marrow Failure Syndromes and Principal Investigator of the EuNet-INNOCHRON COST Action. Dr Papadaki has more than 170 publications in PubMed and more than 5000 citations in GoogleScholar.