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Event Title: Annual Public Lecture - ENGiTalk Series - Why tumors are hard to treat: Novel bioengineering approaches to improve cancer therapy.
Date: 30/05/2024
Time: 18:30
Venue: University of Cyprus, Assembly Hall (Old Campus), Kallipoleos 75, Nicosia, 1678
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Description: The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Cyprus, as part of the celebrations for its 20th anniversary since the enrollment of its first students, inaugurates an annual series of public lectures, as part of the ENGiTalk series and cordially invites you to the first public lecture entitled:
“Why tumors are hard to treat? Novel bioengineering approaches to improve cancer therapy”.
Keynote Speaker – Awarded ERC Advanced Grant 2024 by the European Research Council
Dr. Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos, -Associate Professor and Head of Cancer Biophysics Lab, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cyprus.
Welcome address: Professor Marina Neophytou, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cyprus
Opening address: Professor Tasos Christofides, Rector, University of Cyprus
Speaker’s short resume: Dr. Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos is the first researcher in Cyprus and among the few in Europe to secure all three highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) grants: Starting, Consolidator, and Advanced Grant. Last month, he successfully obtained Cyprus' first ERC Advanced Grant in 11 years, securing €2.5 million in funding for his project titled "Overcoming Mechanically Induced Resistance to Chemo-Immunotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer" (“MechanoResistance”), which is dedicated to enhancing pancreatic cancer treatment. Over the past decade, he has secured over €10 million in research funding from esteemed entities such as the European Commission and the European Research Council. He has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Y.C. Fung Early Career Award by the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as the best young researcher in Bioengineering in USA (2016), the Most Cited Paper Award (2014) and the Best Paper Award (2019) by the USA Biomedical Engineering Society, and recently the UNESCO - Equatorial Guinea International Award for Research in the Life Sciences (2024). His efforts towards research commercialization have resulted in the recent acquisition of three patents and a license agreement with Materia Therapeutics (NV, USA).
Contact Info: Faculty of Engineering
Telephone Number: 22894058
Email: [email protected]
RSVP required: Yes
Number of seats available: 278
Last day to submit reservation: 28/05/2024
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