George Belibasakis, Stockholm


Professor Georgios Belibasakis studied Dentistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, attained a PhD in Oral Microbiology at Umeå University, and an MSc in Periodontology at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He also completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice of QMUL and became Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) UK. He worked as Research Associate (post-doctoral fellow) at King’s College London and then appointed as Lecturer in Oral Biology at QMUL (2005-2009). In 2009 he joined the Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich where he attained his Habilitation (Docentur) in 2012 and his first professorship in Oral Microbiology and Immunology in 2014. During that time he served as Head of Section of Oral Microbiology and Immunology (2011-2016). In 2016 he joined Karolinska Institutet as Professor of Clinical Oral Infection Biology and was appointed Head of the Division of Oral Diseases at the Department of Dental Medicine, which includes the disciplines of Cariology, Endodontics, Periodontology and Oral Health/Dental Hygiene. Since 2022 he is Head of Research at the Department of Dental Medicine. He is Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Oral Health, Oral Infections and Microbes Section, Associate Editor for Archives of Oral Biology, and Editorial Board member of several Journals. He has served in several national and international panels for evaluations of academic Institutions and appointments, as well as research funding councils. He currently serves as the IADR Group Program Chair for the Periodontal Research Group.