Alkinoos Athanasiou is a board-certified neurosurgeon, individual member of European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) the Eurospine, the AOSpine and the Hellenic Neurosurgical Society (ENXE), as well as of other neuroscientific societies (SAN, FENS, IBRO etc.). Furthermore he currently is the treasurer and a member of board of directors of Hellenic Society for Biomedical Technology (ELEVIT). Alkinoos is currently employed as a Neurosurgeon in private practice and a Research Associate at the Lab of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, AUTH. Moreover he is among Associated Scientific Staff at School of Health Sciences, Frederick University Cyprus . He finished his neurosurgical training at the 1st Department of Neurosurgery, "AHEPA" University General Hospital of AUTH, in Thessaloniki, Greece and took the board examination in Neurosurgery on December 2016. He holds clinical experience since 2008 as a scientific associate and resident in clinical departments during his neurosurgical residency training with emphasis on neurotrauma and spine operations. Having completed an MD in 2008 and an MSc in Medical Informatics in 2012 from School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), he is currently completing his PhD thesis on neuronal circuits of the brain after spinal cord injury, he has published many scientific papers in several fields of Neurosurgery and Computational Neuroscience and has presented his work in many medical and scientific congresses, both international and local. Moreover, he has also been involved in peer-reviewer activities in prominent international journals and conferences, in teaching of several pre-graduate and post-graduate lessons in School of Medicine or lectures during his neurosurgical training and he has participated in organization and technical committees of international scientific congresses. He speaks Greek (native language), English (mastery) and French (working proficiency).