Dr Zisis Kozlakidis is a virologist, Chair of the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases (BBMRI.uk); President of the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and Faculty at the Cass Business School, City University teaching on Medical Leadership and Innovation. Zisis completed a PhD in Microbiology at Imperial College London followed by substantial working experience in the design of viral diagnostics. His expertise in viral diagnostics was acknowledged by being elected a Turnberg Fellow (2014), UK Academy of Medical Sciences and Fellow of the Linnean Society (2015), Royal Academy of Sciences.
Zisis has significant expertise in the archival preservation of viral species and biobanking. He is currently the President of ISBER and has provided operating feasibility advice on such facilities in a number of different countries including Germany, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
His current work overseen by the Department of Health at UCL involves the development and integration of next generation genomics in routine healthcare, and their associated financial impact(s) establishing their sustainability and long-term success. His contribution in the financial modelling of new healthcare operating models was recognized by the awarding of an Executive MBA degree by Cass Business School, City University (2015).