Fotis Kafatos



Age: 77


Summary: Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the U.S. and Europe and became founding president of the European Research Council, who was known for his research on malaria and for sequencing the genome of the mosquito that transmits the disease, who was a professor at Harvard University during 1969 to 1994, where he also was chairman of the Cellular & Developmental Biology Department and at Imperial College in London since 2005, who had been an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health since 2007.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: April 16, 1940


Died: November 18, 2017


Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece