Apostolos Zaravinos, PhD

Apostolos is an Assistant Professor of Cancer Genetics in the Department of Life Sciences at the European University Cyprus. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from the Department of Biology of the University of Crete (2004) and his Ph.D. in Medicine (Cancer Genetics and Viral Oncology) from the Medical School of the same University (2008). He worked as Research Scientist at the Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine at King’s College Hospital (2009-2010) and performed postdoctoral research in Cancer Genetics at the Molecular Medicine Research Center of the University of Cyprus (2011-2013). He completed his postdoctoral training in Immunogenetics and Cancer Genetics at the Department of Laboratory Medicine of the Karolinska Institute (2013-2015). He holds two Specialisations, one in “Systems Biology” from the Systems Biology Center at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai (2015) and another in “Genomic Data Science” from the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (2018). Apostolos’ research focuses on the advance understanding of carcinogenesis through the investigation of interactions between genes and the analysis of Big Data in Genomics. At present, his research focuses on the examination of the immune landscape of colorectal cancer using next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches, and on the understanding of how this relates to different aspects of the tumor’s biology. Apostolos has worked as a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in scientific journals and as Associate Faculty Member of the F1000Prime (2013-2015). He is the recipient of the Science Award (2017) from the Youth Board of Cyprus, and the first Young Investigator Award from the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre (2017). He is also member of the EACR, FEBS, the Swedish Society for Biochemistry and the ECCO. He has authored >70 original research articles, 10 review articles, and 4 book chapters (h-index, 24; >1670 citations according to Scopus).

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