Being Vangelis Simeonidis

My life has not been nearly as exciting as that. I was born in Greece, in the northern city of Thessaloniki, and lived there for the first 25 years of my life. I studied Chemical Engineering, and then moved to London for a Master and PhD. And for the last 4 years, I have been living and working in Manchester. I once wrote on my old website that “I am a chemical engineer, currently masquerading as a Systems Biologist!”. I guess as the years have gone by, the “masquerade” has become more and more interwoven with my actual identity. So yes, I am a systems biologist, and this webpage (not a “blog”, oh please God, anything but a blog) will be about systems biology as much as anything else that makes me tick.
Once upon a time, I started a website to let people know of my existence on this planet, share my thoughts, talk about my interests, and, also, because I thought it would be the best way to learn everything there is to know about the Internet and HTML. Yeah, I know, I know. These days, it sounds funny to me too. Well, I’ve moved on since then, and today I am starting Page V, my humble attempt to inform the general public of my presence in this world, communicate my ideas, discuss the things I like or dislike, and also because, as my friend Natalie pointed out recently over at PhD Fodder, I thought it would be a great way to learn all there is to know about Web 2.0 technologies…
OK, it seems I have not moved on as much as I thought…
Anyway, I digress. Today is kind of a big day for me, as it marks my 35th year on Earth. As a special gift to myself (and to you, my one reader!), I decided to finally jump on the Blogger bandwagon and see where it takes me. So welcome. I hope you enjoy the ride.
Come to think of it, I hope I enjoy it too!

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