Laboratory Operations Manager

Sotirios Kleidonas

BSc (DUTH), MSc (AU)

Sotirios holds a BSc from the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. After a 6-month placement at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute in Athens, he then moved on to obtain an MSc in Medical Molecular Genetics at the University of Aberdeen. It was the MSc research project that first exposed him to the fascinating field of C.elegans research, and led to him being appointed in early 2016 as a laboratory technician for Sibelius. As the company grew, he moved onto the role of Senior Laboratory Technician, and for the past year has held the position of Laboratory Operations Manager. His role involves organising all aspects of laboratory activity and workflow, together with contributing to the development of novel experiments and assays.