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Doctoral Candidate
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apostolos [teleia] lydakis [papaki] aegean [teleia] gr
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An inquiring systems thinker with a global mindset and a desire to actively engage in leveraging systemic change towards a sustainable future.

In his academic course he has formed an interdisciplinary profile, as he holds a BSc degree in Informatics from the University of Piraeus (2004), a MScEng degree in Bioinformatics from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden (2007), and a MSc degree in Molecular Genetics from University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine in Canada (2009).

He has gained professional experience in the private sector in various commercial roles and levels, and in different companies from small and medium enterprises to multinationals.

Research Interests

  • Systemic Design
  • Service Design
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Systems Thinking in addressing complex human-centered challenges
  • Social Innovation Design
  • Systemic Theory and Self-organisation



Creation of an Interdisciplinary Framework for the Systemic Design of Sustainable Service-Design Interventions to Complex Problems


Doctoral Committee

  • Jenny Darzentas (supervisor)
  • Argyris Arnellos (member)
  • Thomas Spyrou (member)


  • (2009) MSc Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada 
    MSc Thesis: “Machine learning assessment of membrane protein interactions”
  • (2007) MScEng Bioinformatics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    MScEng Thesis: “Genome wide survey of rare codons in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: orthologous conservation and implications in mRNA structure and protein folding”
  • (2004) BSc Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece
    BSc Thesis: “Supply chain networks management using systemic methodologies”
  • (1998) Apolyterion, Lycée Léonin de Néa Smyrni, Greece
  • Lydakis, A.E., Darzentas, J., Darzentas, J.S. (2020), “Systems Thinking in Food Security Research”. In Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD9) 2020 Symposium. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, October 9-17, 2020

  • Kittanakom S, Chuk M, Wong V, Snyder J, Edmonds D, Lydakis A, Zhang Z, Auerbach D, Stagljar I. (2009), “Analysis of Membrane Protein Complexes Using the Split-Ubiquitin Membrane Yeast Two-Hybrid System”, Methods in Molecular Biology vol. 548(): 247-71, Yeast Functional Genomics and Proteomics – Methods and Protocols, © Humana Press (Clifton, N.J., USA), July 2009 

  • Assimakopoulos N., Lydakis, A.E. (2003), “The use of Systemic Methodologies in Workflow Management Systems”, 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences,  Systems Applications in Business and Industry – Special Integration Group, July 2003 – Crete, Greece