CURRICULUM VITAE

Athanasia Spandidos

Nationality: Greek/Canadian

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Work Experience:

Oct 2015 - today

Faculty Member, at Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Greenwich, Athens, Greece.

Oct 2009 - today

Deputy Editor at Spandidos Publications (International Journal of Oncology, Oncology Reports, International Journal of Molecular Medicine, Molecular Medicine Reports, Oncology Letters, Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, Molecular and Clinical Oncology, Biomedical Reports).

Apr 2010 - Sep 2018

Research Collaborator at 1st Department of Pathology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Oct 2009 - Mar 2010: Collaboration with the 1st Department of Pathology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2013

Visiting the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A., working in the research laboratory of Professor B. Seed.

Jan 2004 - Sep 2009

Research Associate Position (Postdoctoral Fellowship) in the Department of Molecular Biology and in the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
Supervisor: Professor B. Seed.
Research Projects: Development of the PrimerBank database, elucidation of the function of the Deltex ubiquitin ligases in the immune system.
Funded by the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2003

Research Associate Position (Postdoctoral Fellowship) in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England, U.K.
Supervisor: Professor T. H. Rabbitts.
Research Projects: Membrane-bound polysome isolation, identification of Lmo2 target genes using DNA microarray expression profiling.
Funded by a Medical Research Council Fellowship.

Education:

Oct 1998 - Dec 2001

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Cambridge) working in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England, U.K.
Supervisor: Professor T. H. Rabbitts.
Thesis Title: Proteomic methods applied to renal cell carcinomas.
Funded by a Medical Research Council Studentship and a Cambridge European Trust Bursary.
University of Cambridge College: Lucy Cavendish.
Graduation date: 20 th of July 2002.

End of Jul 1998 - End of Sep 1998

Summer Student Position in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England, U.K.
Supervisor: Professor T. H. Rabbitts.
Funded by a Medical Research Council Studentship.

Oct 1994 - Jul 1998

First Class Honours B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Graduation date: 14th of July 1998.

 

Work experience during undergraduate degree:

Beginning of Jun 1995 - End of Jul 1995

Summer Student Position in the Department of Molecular Oncology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, U.K.
Supervisor: Professor J. Neal.

Beginning of Jun 1996 - End of Sep 1996

Summer Student Position in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry,
Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England, U.K.
Supervisor: Professor T. H. Rabbitts.
Funded by a Medical Research Council Studentship.

Beginning of Jun 1997 - End of Sep 1997

Summer Student Position in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry,
Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England, U.K.
Supervisor: Professor T. H. Rabbitts.
Funded by a Medical Research Council Studentship.

 

Teaching Experience:
Teaching

2012 - today

Guest Professor, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

2010 - 2014

Visiting Professor, University Of Catania, Catania, Italy.

2011 - 2018

Teaching at the postgraduate course ‘Neoplastic disease in humans: modern clinicopathological and research approaches’ of 1st Department of Pathology, Medical School, NKUA, Athens, Greece.

2007 - 2009

Supervisor of 3 undergraduate Harvard University students during Postdoctoral Fellowship in the research laboratory of Professor B. Seed, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A

Oct 2001 - Jun 2002

Supervisor for the Natural Sciences Tripos, Part 1B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology course, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, U.K.

 

Additional Invited University Lectures/Presentations:

2016 May 04

at the Biology of Cancer Laboratory, University of Tarapaca, Arica, Chile

2015 Jun 06

at the Department of the Environment, Security, Territory, Food and Health Sciences, Occupational Medicine Section, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

2014 Oct 24

at the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

2014 Mar 28

at the Department of Biochemical Sciences, 'Sapienza' University of Rome and Institute Pasteur, Rome, Italy.

2012 Nov 1

at FUTCM, Fuzhou, China.

2011 Oct

at Shandong University, Jinan, China.

2011 Sep 29

at Department of Physiology, Medical School, NKUA, Athens, Greece. Lecture in Departmental Postgraduate Programme.

2011 Jun

at Institute of Microbiology and Department of Immunology and Gnotobiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Presentations at International Conferences:

2015 Mar 25

at 7th International qPCR and NGS Symposium: Advanced Molecular Diagnostics for Biomarker Discovery, 23-27 March 2015, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany. Talk.

2014 Nov 9

at 2014 Annual Conference of Fujian Academy of Integrative Medicine, Research Institute Inaugural Conference of Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, 8-10 November 2014, Fuzhou, Fujian, China. Talk.

2014 Oct 10

19th World Congress on Advances in Oncology and 17th International Symposium of Molecular Medicine, 9-11 October 2014, Athens, Greece. Talk.

2013 Feb 4

at SPSAS - Sao Paulo School of Advanced Sciences, Advances in Molecular Oncology: Translating Molecular Biology into Clinical Treatment, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Talk.

2011 Dec

at DISCUSS Meeting: Bridging Stem Cells to Signal Transduction and Disease, 5-8 December, Dresden, Germany. Poster presentation.

2011 Oct

at 2011 Annual Conference of Fujian Academy of Integrative Medicine, Research Institute Inaugural Conference of Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, 28-30 October 2011, Fuzhou, Fujian, China. Talk.

2010 Oct

at 15th Congress on Advances in Oncology and 13th Symposium in Molecular Medicine, Loutraki, Greece. Talk.

2001 Dec

at Genes and Cancer Conference 2001, Warwick, England, U.K. for the presentation of 'Sub-proteome Differential Display'. Poster Prize awarded for this presentation.

 

Prizes and Fellowships:

Oct 1998 - Sep 2001

Bursary from the Cambridge University European Trust.

Jul 2000

Appointment to Fellow of the Cambridge European Society.

Dec 2001

Poster Prize in the Genes and Cancer Conference 2001, Warwick, England for the presentation of 'Sub-proteome Differential Display'.

 

 

Membership in Academic Societies:

Member of European Association for Cancer Research

Member of American Association for Cancer Research

 

 

Publications (link to Google Scholar Citations):

 

1. Wang X, Spandidos A, Wang H, Seed B. PrimerBank: a PCR primer database for quantitative gene expression analysis, 2012 update. Nucleic Acids Research, 40 (Database issue): D1144-9.

 

2. A. Spandidos, X. Wang, H. Wang, B. Seed. PrimerBank: a resource of human and mouse PCR primer pairs for gene expression detection and quantification. Nucleic Acids Research, 38 (Database issue): D792-799, 2010.

 

3. A. Spandidos, X. Wang, H. Wang, S. Dragnev, T. Thurber, B. Seed. A comprehensive collection of experimentally validated primers for Polymerase Chain Reaction quantitation of murine transcript abundance. BMC Genomics, 9:633, 2008.

 

4. A. Spandidos and T. H. Rabbitts. Sub-proteome Differential Display: Single Gel Comparison by 2-D Electrophoresis and Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Molecular Biology, 318: 21-31, 2002.

 

5. T. H. Rabbitts, A. Appert, G. Chung, E. C. Collins, L. Drynan, A. Forster, M. N. Lobato, M. P. McCormack, R. Pannell, A. Spandidos, M. R. Stocks, T. Tanaka, E. Tse. Mouse Models of Human Chromosomal Translocations and Approaches to Cancer Therapy. Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases, 27 (1): 249-259, 2001.