Gerasimos Bakelas


Gerasimos Bakelas
Technical Assistant

Address: Ipitou 17b, Athens 105 57, Greece
Phone: 00 30 210 647 0056

Gerasimos is a senior student at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Faculty of Technological Applications- Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has been a team member at the “George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB” of the Hellenic Cancer Society since May 2016 when he started his internship.

Over the course of the past year he has gained experience and familiarity with the respiratory maneuvers used for Lung Function testing and technical operations of the LAB. He currently assists in technical demands of the Lab, and more recently for the Tack-SHS research study. He has also taken initiative by assisting in administrative and logistical operations of the day-to-day functions of the LAB.

His previous experience includes being a paramedic for the National Greek Football team and the professional Football League from 2012 to 2014. When not in the LAB, he enjoys playing basketball in his local community league.


The SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative, established in 2009 for tobacco prevention with an emphasis in the school community, does not in any capacity, hold any obligation or relation to any funders, institutions, persons, or initiatives with similar names and/or scope. Does not have any financial, ideological, social relationship or collaboration with any industry related to the manufacturing, production, distribution or promotion of tobacco and/or other novel tobacco products.

The SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative is fully funded by the Behrakis Foundation Boston MA and is supported by the NGO Hellenic Cancer Society and the Educational Institution, The American College of Greece.

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