George T. Tsangaris
George T. Tsangaris was born in Chios, Greece. He holds a degree in chemistry at 1983 from the Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the same university in 1991. From 1991 to 1993 he was Postdoctoral Fellow of French Government at INSERM U200, Paris, France, with research interests in molecular biology, molecular immunology, and immunotoxicology. He stayed in INSERM U200 as Researcher up to 1994. From 1994, he returned to Greece and joined the University Research Institute of Genetic and Malignant Diseases (University of Athens, Greece) as Principal Investigator, responsible for the project Molecular Study of Childhood Cancer. In parallel, as Research Fellow he joined the Hematology Unit, First Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. In 2002 he joined the Roche Centre for Medical Genomics, Basel, Swiss, for sabbatical studies in proteomics, and from 2003 the Proteomics Research Unit of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens as a Professor Level Research Scientist. Dr. Tsangaris recent work is contributed to the extensive application of proteomics in human pathology with special interest of the following: a) the study of human reproduction and specially the identification of biomarkers for the noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of pregnancy complications, b) the molecular study of cancer with special interest the childhood brain tumors, and c) neuroproteomics. He has published more than 60 research and review papers in international journals and he is the owner of 5 Greek and 2 European patents related to biomarkers for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis. He is Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Institute of Anticancer Research, Founded Member and President of the Hellenic Proteomics Society, Founded Member of the European Proteomics Association, Founded Member and Local Representative of the European Preventive Predictive and Personalized Medicine Association.
Biography Updated on 9 June 2012