Dr Christos Zervas is Principal Investigator (Assist. Professor Level) at the Centre of Basic Research of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA). He obtained his PhD in University of Patras and trained as a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Cambridge (UK) at the Gurdon Institute. His group is taking advantage of the genetic tractable organism Drosophila to uncover the functions of conserved proteins that are key mediators of cell-matrix adhesion in tissue morphogenesis. Currently, he is exploring the molecular mechanisms underlining the mechanotransduction functions of the integrin adhesome.