Dr. Vassilis Koutkias, our dearest colleague, primary initiator and coordinator of the MyPal project, passed away on December 14, 2019.
At the Institute of Applied Biosciences – Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (INAB-CERTH), we had the chance to watch Vassilis grow on his own merit professionally and academically from a Postdoctoral Researcher to Junior Researcher and eventually to Senior Researcher. Vassilis spared no effort in setting the solid foundations of his newly established eHealth Lab at INAB-CERTH, ensuring funding from numerous competitive European and national research projects. His achievements are even more remarkable considering that, at the same time, he was fighting heroically against gastric cancer.
As his close colleagues, the least we can do to honor his memory is to continue giving our best to bring MyPal to a successful completion.