Nikos Papadopoulos joined the University of Manchester in early 2014. He is also Professor of Allergy and Pediatric Allergy at the University of Athens, and immediate Past President of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI, www.eaaci.org). His main research focus is the role of infections in respiratory (asthma, rhinitis), as well as food allergy, with extensive collaborations in the context of EU Projects, such as EARIP, iFAAM, FAST and PreDicta. He has published more than 200 papers (h-index: >40), has received a number of international awards and is invited to speak at international scientific meetings some 30 times a year. He has served in committees of EAACI, GA2LEN, WAO, EFA and ARIA.