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Nico Ioannidis was born in Serres in 1963. He graduated from the department of Chemistry of University of Ioannina in 1985; he pursued postgraduate studies at King’s College London, UK, where he was awarded his M.Sc degree in General Biochemistry in 1986 and his Ph.D degree in Biochemistry in 1991, both from the department of Biochemistry. During the following 2 years he was employed as a Research Associate by the Division of Biomolecular Sciences of the same College, where he studied a microbial haemoglobin using UV-Vis and EPR spectroscopy. Following his service at the Greek Army as a conscript, he was employed as a Collaborating Researcher (at grade D) at the EPR laboratory of IMS at “Demokritos” for the years 1995 to 1999, where he studied various aspects of the photocatalytic splitting of water by the manganese cluster of Photosystem II. He continued on the same motif working as a research associate at the same lab until 2007, where from March onwards that year he was associated with the EPR lab of the now Institute of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience on a more permanent footing (IDAX). His main scientific interests lie in the study of bioinorganic catalytic centres which give rise to phenomena such as charge separation, electron/proton transfer, water splitting etc. He has 39 publications in peer reviewed journals, 925 citations and h index 19 (as of March 2015, from Google Scholar).