Log In

Jean Papavassiliou


Jean Papavassiliou, Greek microbiologist.


Papavassiliou, Jean was born on December 23, 1923 in Agrinion, Greece. Son of Theodore and Maria (Koy) P. Doctor of Medicine University Athens, 1948.


Master of Public Health, Athens School Hygiene, 1952. Staff, Institut Pasteur de Lille, France, 1953-1954, Statens Sermninstitut, Copenhagen, 1954, Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, London, 1955, Institut für Milchhygiene, Kiel, 1955-1956. Lecturer department microbiology University Athens, 1956-1960, associate professor, 1960-1964, chairman department microbiology Faculty of Medicine, from 1964, dean faculty of medicine, 1976-1977, interim professor history of medicine, 1972-1980.

Secretary-general International Congress of Tropical Medicine, 1973-1980. President Central Health Council, Ministry of Health, Greece, Athens, 1981-1985. Chief delegate of Greece World Health Organization Meetings, since 1983.

Lecturer in field; participant numerous international congresses on microbiology/immunology.


Doctor of Medicine University Athens, 1948. Chief del; Contributor articles to professional journals.


  • Author: Textbook of Medical Microbiology 5 vols., 1966-1980. Textbook of History of Medicine, 1979. Immunology, 1970

  • (with A. Tsotsos) Taxonomy and Classification of Viruses, 1975.

    A Textbook of Hygiene for Greek High Schools, 1968, second edition, 1977. A Textbook of Parasitology for Greek High Schools, 1979. Textbook of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, 1983.

    Progresses in Biology and Christian Faith, 1984. Contributor articles to professional journals. Decorated Chevalier de L'Ordre de la Sante Publique.

    Greece Government research fellow, 1953-1956. Belgium Government fellow, 1957. West Germany Government fellow, 1958.

    Swiss Government fellow, 1960, 61.


Member Greek Society Microbiology (president since 1968), Union Medicale Balkanique (vice president Greek section 1975-1981, president 1981-1984), American Society Microbiology, Society General Microbiology, Society Applied Bacteriology Great British, French Society Microbiology, Swiss Society Microbiology, German Society Microbiology and Hygiene, International Society Biological Standardisation, Greek Society Immunology (president 1971-1974, 78-82), Balkan Society Medicine, Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Public Health Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, others. Club: Diners.


Theodore M.D.

Maria (Koy) P. M.D.